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[BKARTS] Hélène Jolis Workshops

Titling and Contemporary Decorative Techniques

There are just a few spaces left in Hélène Jolis' incredible five-day
workshops in May and June hosted by the American Academy of Bookbinding.
Hélène Jolis is one of Europe's premier Gold Toolers and Finishers, and she
will be offering a workshop in Titling and also in Contemporary Decorative
Techniques. Don't miss this opportunity to study with one of Europe's

Titling for Fine Binding or Conservation
May 18-22, Telluride, CO
June 8-12, Ann Arbor, MI

Contemporary Decorative Techniques
Jun 15-19, Ann Arbor, MI
June 22-26, Emeryville, CA in partnership with HBC
June 29-July, Boston, MA in partnership with North Bennet Street School

Students who attended last year's workshops raved about the innovative
techniques they learned in the Contemporary Decorative Techniques class,
exploring new ways to execute inlays and onlays. Students in the Titling
class will learn titling in the French manner using brass type and type
holders with a particular concentration on the spacing of letters. Hélène is
a gifted and compassionate teacher who will leave students inspired and full
of new ideas and skills.

About Hélène Jolis
Hélène Jolis is one of Europe¹s premier book artists and teachers. She is
classically trained as a Gold Tooler and Finisher. She considers her work
modern, specializing in the execution of contemporary bookbinding decoration
for well-known designer bookbinders, and has created decorated bindings for
libraries and private collections around the world. In 1986 she was the
first woman and only the fourth person to receive the prestigious Meilleurs
Ouvriers de France (MOF) award in Gold Tooling, recognizing her as one of
France¹s best Gold Toolers. She has worked as a finishing trainer in
professional schools, private studios and for guilds of bookbinders in
France, Belgium, Sweden, Spain, Japan, Brazil, Quebec, Australia and now the
United States. Due to an injury, Hélène closed her personal studio in 1995
and began her teaching career so that she could share her wealth of
knowledge with students around the world, keeping this spectacular art
alive. She lives in Paris, France.

For more information and to register, check out our website at
www.ahhaa.org/AAB_web/AAB.html or email aab@xxxxxxxxx, or call 970-728-8649.
And check out our blog at BLOG:

Thank you.

Judy Kohin, administrative director, American Academy of Bookbinding

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