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[BKARTS] October classes at the Center for Book Arts

Greetings from the Center for Book Arts,
Fall has begun, which means our fall class schedule is in full swing.
If you have not yet checked our class offerings for the fall, let me
point out some of the classes we have coming up this month which I
think will be of interest:
Spinal Bling: The Transformative Magic of Link Stitch and Variations
Link Stitch is a wonderfully elegant sewing structure that creates
lovely lacey vines that cover the spine of the codex. Sometimes
referred to as 'French Stitch' this workshop will explore several
variations pushing link stitch to new frontiers by using a variety of
different materials. Ribbons, cords of varying weight and beads will
all be employed to create an exposed spine bindings that are beautiful
and functional. We will finish at least one, and probably more
journals using these approaches.
October 28-29, Saturday & Sunday, 10 am to 4pm           Miriam Schaer
$230 members /$245 non-members
Design Binding: Forwarding
This two-part class gives students an in-depth look at all the steps
in fine binding, up to and including covering in goatskin. Students
will make endpapers with leather joints, sew a book on tapes, trim
edges in the plough, decorate edges, sew headbands, and cover in
leather, while refining such skills as paring, corners and headcaps.
There will be discussion on the concept of design and how it relates
to and changes the physical structure and appearance of the book, i.e.
the relationship between the ideas or atmosphere of the text, and how
it should be reflected in the binding, with the use of varied
techniques. Students will come away from the class with a completed
leather bound book. This class prepares students for the second
section, to be offered in the winter 2007 session, which will allow
students to work independently on their own design project.
(Prerequisite: Bookbinding II)
Oct. 16- Dec 18, ten Monday evenings, 6 to 9 pm             Gavin
Dovey                  $450 members /$475 non-members
More Bookbinding for Artists
You've already taken "Bookbinding for Artists." You know all about the
tools and materials. You've got your models, you've got ideas, and
you're ready to go to work. Gather your words, pictures and ideas;
select your materials; come ready to design and produce an edition of
your own books and/or boxes. Basic materials  -- adhesives, bookboard
and some cloth  -- will be provided; please bring your own papers and
covering materials. 
Oct. 16 - 20, Monday through Friday, 10 am to 4pm
Barbara Mauriello           $450 members /$475 non-members
Letterpress II
Explore the world of fine printing and the poetry of William Blake by
setting a chapbook in type. We will design, set, print and bind a
pamphlet containing a collection of poems, using a decorative
typographic approach. Experience on the Vandercook Proof Press is
Oct 23-27, Monday through Friday, 10 am to 4pm Barbara Henry
$450 members/$475non-members
Type and Digital 
Time travel between the 15th and 21st centuries. An opportunity to
learn techniques and to compare results of hand-setting type and
working with computer-based polymer plates, this class allows you to
work with both methods in one class. Students will learn the
fundamentals of letterpress from both sides of the digital divide.
Design and print a short poem or paragraph of your choice in both
mediums. Type and paper provided by the Center. Student responsible
for the cost of the polymer plates. 
Oct 19-Dec 14, eight Thursday nights, Roni Gross & Barbara Henry
$400 members / $450 non-members
You can register over the phone by calling 212-481-0295 or on our
website at www.centerforbookarts.org
Sarah Nicholls
Program Manager
The Center for Book Arts
28 W. 27th St. 3rd fl.
New York, NY 10001
(212) 481-0295

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