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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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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.

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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/

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/