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[BKARTS] Opening in Pam Spitzmueller workshop at Garage Annex School, Easthampton, MA

One space has opened up in Pam's workshop, Looking at the Details, here
at GAS in Easthampton, MA. This is a terrific workshop. Please contact us
if you would like to register.

You can see images that accompany the workshop description on our site:

The full workshop description follows.

Greta Sibley

Looking at the Details: Using Historical Techniques in Modern Bookwork Instructor: Pamela Spitzmueller April 28-29 (Sat.-Sun.) $200 plus $25 materials fee Limited to twelve participants.

Part of a book conservator's routine is to examine historical bindings in
order to ascertain how they were made, and of what materials.

Are they still functioning properly for reader use, or exhibition? If
not, what happened, and how can they be repaired discretely, adequately,
and reversibly?

Because the past offers so many different book structures, this is always
an exciting duty. Sometimes, despite many years of experience, Pam still
says, "WOW, I've never seen this before!"

Pam has designed a workshop in which you will explore an abundance of
examples collected for their interesting binding techniques and
materials. Pam will show slides that illustrate historical techniques,
materials, and principles.

You will make your own collection of samples of such features, but in the
interest of covering lots of ground, you will not be creating entire

We will also explore solutions that conservators sometimes use to
stabilize or rebuild old, inadequate structures. These solutions may be
useful for contemporary book art as well because they have very specific
goals such as reversibility, avoidance of adhesives, taking advantage of
what a carefully chosen material alone can offer, and so on.

No previous experience is required--just a love of techniques and materials.


Greta D. Sibley
One Cottage Street #5
Easthampton, MA 01027
413-529-0071 fax


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