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[BKARTS] Spring workshops at the Center for Book Arts


Now that spring has finally sprung here in NYC it might be time to consider
what will be the next class you register for at the Center for Book Arts.
Some possibilities coming up in the next month include: 


Single Quire Coptic Codex

Essentially a thick pamphlet with a flap and wrapping bands, these books
have many design possibilities that speak to us today. They are easy to
bind, durable, emphasize materials and structure, adapt well to different
paper weights and cover materials, and to sizes from extra small to extra
large.  We will bind a historical leather version with papyrus 'boards' and
a modern version with a handmade Cave Paper cover

Susan Mills, Instructor

April 18-19, Saturday and Sunday, 10 am to 4pm


Artists' Books and Rubberstamp Carving

Rubber stamp carving is a basic printmaking technique, similar to other
relief methods, such as woodcut and linocut, but providing greater carving
and printing ease. The softness of the rubber allows even detailed designs
to be carved without struggle. Participants will concentrate on the creation
and printing of their own stamps which will become the images in a small
accordion book.

Maddy Rosenberg, Instructor

April 25-26, Saturday and Sunday, 10 am to 4pm 


The Transferred Book: Making Books with Transfer Techniques 

In this two day intensive workshop we will cover  a variety of methods for
transferring black-and-white  and color copier images onto paper and fabric.

We will also create simple folded structures in which to house the images
and will complete one finished book, and more if time allows.

Miriam Schaer, Instructor

April 18-19, Saturday and Sunday, 10 am to 4pm 


Conservation Enclosures

Learn how to make the archival enclosure used by the Library of Congress as
an alternative to the clamshell box, a case wrapper, and a self-closing
wrapper. Discussion will center on conservation principles of archival
materials, importance of customized enclosures, recognizing problems,
prevention and other helpful hints. 

Maria G. Pisano, Instructor

April 25-26, Saturday and Sunday, 10 am- 4pm                


Layers of Ambition: Advanced compositions on the Vandercook.

This course will focus on sophisticated large scale compositions that span
the maximum printing area of each Vandercook proofing press.  Building upon
an understanding of traditional hand typesetting each participant will
venture into the incorporation of hand-carved blocks, and learn to utilize
various manners of color overlay. The class will edition a portfolio of
prints containing a piece by each member that all will receive.     

Bryan Baker, Instructor

April 20-June 22, ten Monday nights, 6 to 9 pm    Bryan Baker


Vandercook Maintenance

This workshop is an in-depth review of the parts and functions of the
Vandercook taking you beyond cranking the press and into the mechanical what
and why essential for troubleshooting. Learn all the points of maintenance,
lubrication and cleaning and become familiar with the differences between
models. Whether you use studio presses, own your own press or are thinking
of buying one, this workshop will provide excellent direction for your
future press work, so bring your questions, press photos and/or broken

Paul Moxon, Instructor

April 25-26, Saturday and Sunday, 10 am to 4pm 


You can register and find complete information about all of our studio
workshops here: http://www.centerforbookarts.org/classes/



Sarah Nicholls

Program Manager

The Center for Book Arts

28 W. 27th Street 3rd floor

New York, NY 10001




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