Book Arts League - Letterpress Offrenda Altar

 

Letterpress Offrenda Altar

With Julia Seko and Brenda Gallagher

Create an Offrenda or mini-altar to celebrate the Day of the Dead (Dia de Muertos). Pressure print marigold textures and backgrounds to include with a letterpress printed name of your loved one.

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American Academy of Bookbinding - INTRODUCTION TO BOOKBINDING, LEVEL I

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INTRODUCTION TO BOOKBINDING, LEVEL I

NOVEMBER 4 – 8, 2019 | LANG INGALLS
If you have never taken a bookbinding class before, this is the course for you. The week is devoted to the fundamental building blocks of bookbinding; it is an introduction to the binding of books into cloth and paper covers.

Starting at the very beginning, students will learn about paper grain, cutting and folding, making and sewing the signature and producing a pamphlet binding. From there they will expand to multi-signature sewing and case binding. Introduction to the essential tools of the trade will be covered. Students will learn techniques, tricks and habits that will prepare them to progress to the next level or to practice and explore on their own at home. The marvels of paper, the details of sewing, the characteristics of an attractive book cover and more are taught in this class.

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American Academy of Bookbinding - INTRODUCTION TO BOOKBINDING, LEVEL 2

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INTRODUCTION TO BOOKBINDING, LEVEL 2

NOVEMBER 11 – 15, 2019 | PETER GERATY
Students who have taken previous bookbinding classes will find an opportunity in this course to further develop their skills and to deepen their knowledge of the materials and techniques used in bookbinding. Starting with a review of the simple case binding, students will learn to make a rounded spine, sew endbands, incorporate design options such as embossed boards, and learn efficient methods for taking a book apart or making multiples. For those who are ready, the paring of leather and creating a quarter-leather binding is an option. This course will also focus on providing solutions to individual problems or areas that students specifically want to explore. It is highly recommended that students complete this introductory level prior to participation in the Fundamentals of Fine Leather Binding course.

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American Academy of Bookbinding - STAMPING & TOOL MAINTENANCE

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STAMPING & TOOL MAINTENANCE

NOVEMBER 18 – 22, 2019 | PETER GERATY
This course is an amalgamation of two very disparate, yet highly necessary, skills for the book worker. It begins with three days of demonstration and practice in the use of stamping, foils, leaf, blind stamping, jigs, over-stamping, multiple colors and more in the decoration of bindings.

Shifting gears, the students are then guided through two days detailing the appropriate maintenance and sharpening of tools. Students learn to adjust board cutters, presses and guillotines, and how to sharpen their knives and shape their own tools allowing more confidence in taking care of their equipment.

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Book Arts League - The Upside Down: A free-form letterpress workshop

 

The Upside Down:
A free-form letterpress workshop

With Brian Wood

 — {No-experience required} 



In this workshop participants will get to use antique wood and metal type to explore creative ways to letterpress print —using the type upside down!  It’ll make perfect sense once you can see the process. And you'll be hooked once you see how easy this technique is.

You’ll have the opportunity to create a series of prints using antique presses and type. We have several presses you’ll get to use, all the while creatively printing letter forms to make sayings or abstract art. There is no format or rules except letterpress + fun = the upside down of printmaking.

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Book Arts League - Mini Pencil Book with Leather Covers

 

Mini Pencil Book with Leather Covers

With Brenda Gallagher

 

Bind your very own miniature sketchbook with leather covers. This little gem holds your mini colored pencils and fits in your pocket!

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