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Summer Book Arts Workshops at the Oregon College of Art and Craft



Both these workshops need some more participants to meet the minimums. If
you're in the area and interested.. .


Summer Book Arts Workshops at the Oregon College of Art and Craft
8245 SW Barnes Rd.:: Portland, OR :: 97225
Call OCAC to register: 1-800-390-0632 or (503)297-5544 ext. 130
or email Barbara Tetenbaum with questions about specific workshops
(joebeets@concentric.net)

BA 001   METAL BINDING: THE THICK AND THE THIN OF IT
Daniel Kelm
June 12-16, Monday - Friday, 9:00-4:00
Tuition: $385
lab fee: $130
The workshop begins with an introduction to a variety of metals and surface
manipulation techniques.  Examples include brass, copper, silver, lead,
iron, and aluminum, that have been patinated using chemicals and heat
treatments, debossed in an etching press, cut, drilled, incised, or
abraded. Students receive a kit to create their own set of samples. Two
bookbindings will be taught which combine materials and techniques in
innovative and interesting ways: 1. Thin Metal Over Boards  -- Thin metal
is an exciting alternative to traditional covering materials for many book
structures. In this structure, thin metal will be wrapped around a core
board and adhered to a rigid paperboard carrier. Covers will be attached to
a text block of signatures utilizing interior metal wires, and sewn on
linen tapes. Special attention is given to evaluating the appropriateness
of metal as a possible substitute for cloth, leather, or paper.   2:  Full
Metal Binding. -- Explore the requirements of combining rigid metal with
paper. Construct a multi-signature codex binding with exterior metal rods
and rigid metal covers. From this intense and playful five-day workshop you
can expect to gain the following: enough hands-on experience to give you
confidence for further exploration of metal; a set of metal samples that
have been manipulated both chemically and manually; and two exquisite,
finished bindings.

Prerequisite: good hand skills .
Location: Calligraphy studio
Maximum: 15 students

Daniel Kelm studied and taught chemistry at the University of Minnesota
during the late sixties and early seventies.  An interest in the arts and
craft integration of mind and body  prompted him to leave academics to
study specialized traditional bookbinding techniques.  In 1983 he opened
his own studio, now called The Wide Awake Garage. There he designs and
produces artist's books and interpretive fine bindings which combine
traditional and new materials in innovative book and box structures.  Later
he founded the Garage Annex School which offers a wide range of book arts
classes as well as the study of  "poetic chemistry". His work can be found
in many prominent collections which include the Houghton Library,  New York
Public Library, Bridwell Library, Ransom Humanities Research Center, Kohler
Art Library, Walker Art Center,  and the Library of Congress.


BA 002    THE VERSATILE LETTERPRESS
Ruth Lingen
June 19 -23, Monday-Friday, 9:00-4:00
Tuition: $340
lab fee:$55
This letterpress-intensive class covers a variety of versatile typesetting,
printing and editioning techniques which will be employed in the creation
of prints and/or broadsides. Many image-making techniques will be explored
including: woodcut, linoleum cut, collograph, stata-graph, multiple color
printing, interchangeable matrices and more. We will focus on the use of
text as a visual element and edition individual and optional group
projects.  Maximum: 15 students Prerequisite: some experience helpful but
novices welcome   Location: Calligraphy and Print Studios

Ruth Lingen is a printer and book artist who lives and works in New York
City. She has worked with many artists such as Jim Dine, Kiki Smith and
Chuck Close as a master printer at Pace Editions. She received her MFA in
Printmaking from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where, in 1986, she
established Poote Press. Poote Press publishes limited edition artists'
books, copies of which can be found in the Getty Museum, Harvard's Houghton
Rare Book Library, the Whitney Museum of Art, among others.

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