American Academy of Bookbinding - Fundamentals / Intermediate Fine Leather Binding

American Academy of Bookbinding (map)

 

FUNDAMENTALS / INTERMEDIATE FINE LEATHER BINDING

MAY 14 – 25 | DON GLAISTER | $1500
This is an entry-level leather binding class for the Fine Binding and Integrated Studies Programs as well as an intermediate class for continuing Fine Binding students. In this class, students will learn and develop an understanding of traditional bookbinding techniques, beginning with a laced-on, leather covered board structure. The class will introduce and further acquaint students with techniques needed in future fine binding and specialty courses at the Academy. Students will become familiar with hand sewing using a sewing frame, rounding and backing, limited edge decoration, weaving headbands, as well as leather paring and applying leather to their books.

The focus of the class will be on learning and reinforcing sound bookbinding techniques with special emphasis on working with leather. All students will complete at least one full leather book in the course. Some more experienced students may be introduced to simple design techniques such as embossing and other surface treatments if time allows. No fine binding experience is needed for beginning students. Those new to AAB who wish to take the class as an intermediate student must first send samples of their work for evaluation. This course and may be repeated as needed or desired.

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American Academy of Bookbinding - Selected Shorts: 3 Valuable Techniques in One Week

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SELECTED SHORTS: 3 VALUABLE TECHNIQUES IN ONE WEEK

MAY 28 – JUNE 1 | DON GLAISTER | $800
There are areas of bookbinding study that require years, even decades of study and practice. Thankfully, there are also techniques that can be learned relatively quickly and can be performed successfully right away. This class covers three such techniques that are essential to the education of a well rounded bookbinder.

Montage Sur Onglets is a French term that literally means mounting on tabs. Pages are glued or sewn to flexible paper structures that provide hinges. It is a technique that makes it possible to flexibly bind a book whose pages are in the form of folded signatures but are too stiff to open otherwise; are cut in single sheets of paper or other materials; or need to be removed at a later time without ruining the binding. Students will be shown and will explore variations of this technique to fit many applications. This is very versatile technique that can be used in deluxe fine binding, edition binding and conservation binding as well.

Sometimes bookbinders are requested to bind books that are not appropriate for a full leather, fine binding treatment. This can be either for reasons of time, budget or the very nature of the text. The second project of the week’s class will help to fill that niche. Students will make elegant, reinforced paper bindings for their texts from the montage sur onglet portion of the class or other books of their choosing. They will be guided through the process step by step and will be shown various valuable techniques and tricks associated with binding, especially in paper. This binding structure is relatively simple, quick and very elegant. It is highly adaptable to a variety of binding situations.

Most handmade books require protection from damage due to accidents, environmental factors and normal wear. The third project of the class will be to fill that requirement as students will build a custom fitted, archival clamshell box to fit the paper binding previously made in class. The box will be made of binders’ board and book cloth, and will be lined with protective felt. The clamshell box is often used not only for book protection, but portfolio presentation and housing collections of small objects and documents. It too is a very adaptable structure that helps to greatly broaden the scope of the binder’s expertise.

This class is open to those interested in bookmaking and binding, though some experience with binding materials, tools and processes will be helpful.

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Colorado Calligraphers Guild - Basic Foundation Hand Workshop

Colorado Calligraphers Guild - Basic Foundation Hand Workshop

Central Christain Church (map)

BASIC FOUNDATION HAND WORKSHOP

SATURDAYS, MAY 19TH AND JUNE 2ND

9:30-4:30, lunch noon-1:00

ALICIA MCKIM, INSTRUCTOR

During the Arts and Crafts movement calligrapher and typographer Edward Johnston wanted to design a contemporary calligraphic hand based on medieval manuscripts. He eventually chose the Ramsey Psalter, an English Carolingian manuscript from the 10th-century as his model. The contemporary appearance and energetic character of Foundational makes it enjoyable to write and gives this script practical and creative use today. In this workshop students will take a fresh look at the main characteristics of Foundational while exploring what gives this hand its strength and liveliness. This class is for beginning students as well as more experienced calligraphers who want to learn the Foundational hand.

Materials:

  • Speedball C2 pen nib. If you are left-handed purchase the L-2
  • Pen holder
  • 1 bottle Higgins Eternal ink (no substitutions)
  • Drafting or Artist’s tape
  • Scissors
  • 1 small wide mouth plastic container for holding water
  • 1- .5mm mechanical pencil with HB lead
  • 18” metal ruler with cork backing
  • 1 Magic Rub eraser
  • 1 pad of 14 x 17” Canson Graphics 360 pad (no substitutions)

Location:  Central Christian Church,  3690 Cherry Creek South Drive, Denver

Fee: $120 (members), $150 (non-members) 

For more information and class registration: http://www.coloradocalligraphers.com/guild-workshops/

Saturday Volunteer Days

Saturday Volunteer Days

Letterpress Depot (map)

Every Saturday in June we will be having open volunteer days! No need to rsvp – just come down! 

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Book Arts League - Type Collage Posters For Summer

 

Type Collage Posters For Summer

Saturday, June 9

Come play with wood and metal type and print fun posters celebrating the summer! Participants will learn the basics of traditional hand typesetting and also experiment with arranging type in unusual shapes, as a kind of letter collage.  We’ll be printing our posters on a Vandercook SP-15 repro press, which works well for these techniques.

Join us for a day of creative exploration in the printshop!  Each participant will go home with a few posters that you can show to your family and friends or give away as gifts.

• Time: 10am-5pm
• Location: Book Arts League at Ewing farm in Lafayette. 
• Cost: $90 for Book Arts League members, $100 for non-members.  Materials fee is $10.

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Saturday Volunteer Days

Saturday Volunteer Days

Letterpress Depot (map)

Want to get involved with the Letterpress Depot? Or just check it out?

Every Saturday in June we will be having open volunteer days! No need to rsvp – just come down! 

We have many projects ranging from cataloging and sorting type to moving bricks to gardening! Any little bit helps – even just knowing we have your support.

A volunteer coordinator will be there from 10-5. You can come down whenever you have time. We’ll fire up the grill around 1 o’clock for lunch!

No need to bring anything except your smiling face, a couple bottles of water, and if you want to grill more than basic fare.

Saturday Volunteer Days

Saturday Volunteer Days

Letterpress Depot (map)

Want to get involved with the Letterpress Depot? Or just check it out?

Every Saturday in June we will be having open volunteer days! No need to rsvp – just come down! 

We have many projects ranging from cataloging and sorting type to moving bricks to gardening! Any little bit helps – even just knowing we have your support.

A volunteer coordinator will be there from 10-5. You can come down whenever you have time. We’ll fire up the grill around 1 o’clock for lunch!

No need to bring anything except your smiling face, a couple bottles of water, and if you want to grill more than basic fare.

Waddle on by to the Retro Goose! National event hosted by the Depot!

Join us in Denver from June 21-24 while we talk about type, ink, antique presses and everything in-between at the annual Amalgamated Printers Association Wayzgoose, or printer’s get-together. This event is open to non-APA members as well as partners.

Lots of activities: happy hour Thursday, open studios Friday, swap meet Saturday followed by an auction of all kinds of amazing stuff from the late Jim Grisenti’s wonderful shop.

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Saturday Volunteer Days

Saturday Volunteer Days

Letterpress Depot (map)

Want to get involved with the Letterpress Depot? Or just check it out?

Every last Saturday of the month this spring and summer we will be having open volunteer days! No need to rsvp – just come down! 

We have many projects ranging from cataloging and sorting type to moving bricks to gardening! Any little bit helps – even just knowing we have your support.

A volunteer coordinator will be there from 10-5. You can come down whenever you have time. We’ll fire up the grill around 1 o’clock for lunch!

No need to bring anything except your smiling face, a couple bottles of water, and if you want to grill more than basic fare.

Alicia Bailey + Ravenpress Workshops - Tunnel Book

Art Students League of Denver (map)

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In this workshop, you will learn to create a tunnel or ‘peepshow’ book. Dating back to the 18th century, these playful books were originally created to mimic theatrical stages. This sculptural book structure sets a stage by creating expanding layers or scenes. The openings in each page allow the viewer to see through the entire book to the back and is a great introduction to 3-dimensional book structures. Basic materials will be provided, but students are encouraged to bring postcards, drawings, prints, photographs or other collage material that they would like to cut up and incorporate in their books. Our tunnel books will be 4 inches tall and 6 inches wide with up to six panels.

NOTE: Advance registration required. Registration is through Art Students League of Denver. Workshop hours are 9am-2pm on July 7.

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About Ravenpress

Publisher of limited edition artists’ book works.

In 1996 I made my first limited edition bookwork – Tool Box. Although I didn’t have any training in bookbinding, I jumped right in. It was evident that my knowledge, experience and skills were not up to my vision for that first book.

I set out to gain skill with tools, materials and methods; some new to me but many familiar from years of studio work in other fields. I surmised that creating miniatures would be a good way to develop finer handskills and work through ideas quickly. So many of my early edition bookworks are miniatures.

To discover a world of collectors of the miniature was a lovely surprise – and I still cherish the connections I made through the world of the miniature limited edition artists’ books. I learned a lot from publishing miniature books in edition and I still occasionally publish titles in this genre; some of those early titles are still in print.

Ravenpress editions are small, most fewer than 25. I do not work in letterpress so these books are created with a combination of digital and hand-worked means. The digital arsenal includes laserprinting, color toner printing, occasional color inkjet printing, laser cutting and etching.

I use various printmaking techniques such as intaglio, relief printing, silkscreen, woodblock/cut, solvent transfers and monoprinting in my books. Materials range from the norms of bound books (book board, paper, cloth, leather, thread) to less typical materials such as glass, wood, ceramic and various plastics.

http://www.aliciabailey.com/ravenpress/

Book Arts League - Hand Bound Lego Book Workshop

 

Hand-Bound Lego Book!

Saturday, July 14th

Learn to bind your very own journal with Lego® plate covers. Your cover can be transformed with a new lego® design every day!

Students will learn how to fold pages into signatures, sew signatures on to Lego® cover boards and then decorate their covers with assorted Lego plates for that personal touch! No previous bookbinding experience necessary. Kids welcome!

Time: 1-4pm

Cost: $65 for Book Arts League members, $70 for non-members

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Saturday Volunteer Days

Saturday Volunteer Days

Letterpress Depot (map)

Want to get involved with the Letterpress Depot? Or just check it out?

Every last Saturday of the month this spring and summer we will be having open volunteer days! No need to rsvp – just come down! 

We have many projects ranging from cataloging and sorting type to moving bricks to gardening! Any little bit helps – even just knowing we have your support.

A volunteer coordinator will be there from 10-5. You can come down whenever you have time. We’ll fire up the grill around 1 o’clock for lunch!

No need to bring anything except your smiling face, a couple bottles of water, and if you want to grill more than basic fare.

Rocky Mountain Book & Paper Fair

Rocky Mountain Book & Paper Fair

Denver Mart (map)

The 34th Annual Rocky Mountain Book and Paper Fair

Friday, August 3 , 2018 - 2 pm - 8 pm

Saturday, August 4, 2018 - 10 am - 5 pm

Denver Mart - I-25 & 58th Avenue, Denver

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Alicia Bailey + Ravenpress Workshops - Miniature Diorama Box

Art Students League of Denver (map)

Learn to build and finish a small box filled with personal images and objects that are held in place to create a miniature diorama, protected with a fitted piece of plexiglass. After arranging and fastening selected treasures in the box, and fixing the plexiglass in place, the box will be mounted into a case with recessed label and ribbon closure. The case and box sides will be covered with book cloth. This class is suitable for all skill levels, ages 16 and older. No experience required.

NOTE: Advance registration required. Registration is through Art Students League of Denver.

Workshop hours are 6-9pm on August 14 & 21.

Register

 

About Ravenpress

Publisher of limited edition artists’ book works.

In 1996 I made my first limited edition bookwork – Tool Box. Although I didn’t have any training in bookbinding, I jumped right in. It was evident that my knowledge, experience and skills were not up to my vision for that first book.

I set out to gain skill with tools, materials and methods; some new to me but many familiar from years of studio work in other fields. I surmised that creating miniatures would be a good way to develop finer handskills and work through ideas quickly. So many of my early edition bookworks are miniatures.

To discover a world of collectors of the miniature was a lovely surprise – and I still cherish the connections I made through the world of the miniature limited edition artists’ books. I learned a lot from publishing miniature books in edition and I still occasionally publish titles in this genre; some of those early titles are still in print.

Ravenpress editions are small, most fewer than 25. I do not work in letterpress so these books are created with a combination of digital and hand-worked means. The digital arsenal includes laserprinting, color toner printing, occasional color inkjet printing, laser cutting and etching.

I use various printmaking techniques such as intaglio, relief printing, silkscreen, woodblock/cut, solvent transfers and monoprinting in my books. Materials range from the norms of bound books (book board, paper, cloth, leather, thread) to less typical materials such as glass, wood, ceramic and various plastics.

http://www.aliciabailey.com/ravenpress/

Alicia Bailey + Ravenpress Workshops - Miniature Diorama Box

Art Students League of Denver (map)

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Based on the wire-edge binding forms developed by book engineer and designer Daniel Kelm, this flexible form can be easily adapted to books with varying page, and shape sizes that can open in multiple directions. Students will create a six-panel book that can alternatively fold into a cube and a four-panel triangular shape book that can display either flat or as a pyramid.

NOTE: Advance registration required. Registration is through Art Students League of Denver.  Workshop hours are 9am-2pm on August 8.

Register

 

About Ravenpress

Publisher of limited edition artists’ book works.

In 1996 I made my first limited edition bookwork – Tool Box. Although I didn’t have any training in bookbinding, I jumped right in. It was evident that my knowledge, experience and skills were not up to my vision for that first book.

I set out to gain skill with tools, materials and methods; some new to me but many familiar from years of studio work in other fields. I surmised that creating miniatures would be a good way to develop finer handskills and work through ideas quickly. So many of my early edition bookworks are miniatures.

To discover a world of collectors of the miniature was a lovely surprise – and I still cherish the connections I made through the world of the miniature limited edition artists’ books. I learned a lot from publishing miniature books in edition and I still occasionally publish titles in this genre; some of those early titles are still in print.

Ravenpress editions are small, most fewer than 25. I do not work in letterpress so these books are created with a combination of digital and hand-worked means. The digital arsenal includes laserprinting, color toner printing, occasional color inkjet printing, laser cutting and etching.

I use various printmaking techniques such as intaglio, relief printing, silkscreen, woodblock/cut, solvent transfers and monoprinting in my books. Materials range from the norms of bound books (book board, paper, cloth, leather, thread) to less typical materials such as glass, wood, ceramic and various plastics.

http://www.aliciabailey.com/ravenpress/

23rd Annual Boreas Pass Railroad Day

23rd Annual Boreas Pass Railroad Day

The towns of Como and Breckenridge host the 23rd annual Boreas Pass Railroad Day Saturday, August 18th.

Railroad Day is a joint effort of the South Park Ranger District, South Park National Heritage Area, Como Civic Association, Breckenridge Heritage Alliance, Denver South Park and Pacific Historical Society, Como Depot and Eating House, Como Roundhouse, Letterpress Depot, South Park Rail Society and private citizens.

The event highlights the history of the Denver, South Park and Pacific Railroad, with many historic buildings available for tours in both towns.

Boreas Pass Railroad Day runs from 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.

From 4 p.m. until 6 p.m., tea and cakes will be available at the Como Eating House and the Como Civic Association will host a dinner and bingo fundraiser at 6 p.m.

Saturday Volunteer Days

Saturday Volunteer Days

Letterpress Depot (map)

Want to get involved with the Letterpress Depot? Or just check it out?

Every last Saturday of the month this spring and summer we will be having open volunteer days! No need to rsvp – just come down! 

We have many projects ranging from cataloging and sorting type to moving bricks to gardening! Any little bit helps – even just knowing we have your support.

A volunteer coordinator will be there from 10-5. You can come down whenever you have time. We’ll fire up the grill around 1 o’clock for lunch!

No need to bring anything except your smiling face, a couple bottles of water, and if you want to grill more than basic fare.