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Re: [BKARTS] Winter/ Spring 2008

Dear Sarah,

This is very exciting and good - have a good New Years,

Sincerely ,

Bob R 

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From: Book_Arts-L [mailto:BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Sarah
Sent: Thursday, December 20, 2007 5:16 PM
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Subject: [BKARTS] Winter/ Spring 2008

Greetings from the Center for Book Arts! 

Please join us next year for another exciting season of bookbinding,
letterpress, and related programming. Our Winter/ Spring 2008 Course
schedule is online. You can see the complete list of classes here: 

You can register online or over the phone at 212-481-0295. 

Here?s some samples of new classes being offered next year: 

NEW! Bookbinding III
Students will continue an overview of traditional binding structures using
unique and alternative materials; the limp vellum, the K118, and a ledger
binding.  Vellum is featured in each ? as an interior spine lining, or as
sewing supports or as a cover material. Historically bookbinding vellum
could be as simple as a recycled manuscript page, the text still visible.
In this spirit, students will be encouraged to examine binding unique
materials for qualities that suit a particular use and to explore
intelligent alternatives.  Fabric, paper, plastic, Tyvek, Gore-Tex, dental
floss and neoprene come to mind. 
Prerequisite: Bookbinding II
March 24-30, Monday through Friday, 10 am to 4pm               Susan Mills

NEW! The Early History of the Codex               
Students will complete four historical models in the course of a week,
including a papyrus roll with leather enclosure, a multi-board wax tablet
codex using cedar and encaustic wax, a nag hammadi codex, and a multi-quire
codex based on the Glazier codex.  Hands-on practice and demonstration will
be supported throughout the week with slides and historical binding models
from Julia?s teaching collection. 
March 3-7, Monday through Friday, 10am to 4pm      Julia Miller            

Letterpress II: Poetry Portfolio with Rachael Wetzsteon 
This is a unique opportunity for the printer with some experience on the
Vandercook Proof Press to work with a well-known contemporary poet to create
an interpretive portfolio of her work. Rachel Wetzsteon is the prize-winning
author of three poetry collections, including the recent Sakura Park, about
life and love in New York City. Her poems regularly appear in leading
magazines and journals, including The New Yorker, The Nation, and The Paris
Review. She will present a selection of her poems to the class and answer
questions; we will explore ways to interpret the work using foundry and wood
type, letterpress techniques and relief printmaking, hand-coloring and
Some experience on the Vandercook Proof Press required. 
May 12-16, Monday through Friday, 10am to 4pm Barbara Henry

NEW! Wood: From the Living Tree to the Bed of the Press                
Students will have the opportunity to cut and print from various species of
wood, both long grain (wood cut) and end grain (wood engraving). Basic
aspects of making, cutting, and printing wood blocks will be covered, Wood
will be provided, as well as an assortment of cutting tools, but students
are encouraged to bring any wood cutting tools they may have.  
June 14-15, Saturday and Sunday, 10 am to 4pm Gaylord

Sarah Nicholls
Program Manager
The Center for Book Arts
28 W. 27th Street 3rd floor
New York, NY 10001

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