The Roycroft Suede Binding
Jun
23
9:00 am09:00

The Roycroft Suede Binding

  • North Park Community Adult Center
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One-Day Workshop by Fran Kovac
Level: All

Member-Early Enrollment: $92
Member Fee: $115
Non-Member Fee: $190
Materials Fee: $17

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FREE ARTIST LECTURE
Friday, June 23, 2017
7:30 pm
Map & Atlas Museum of La Jolla
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This simple, but elegant, binding is one of the contributions to the American Arts and Craft Movement made by the Roycrofters, and you can learn to bind your own in this one day class. The simple suede cover, over a basic stitched textblock, is finished with printed or marbled endsheets on thin interior boards, while the yapped suede edges provide a graceful note to the book. We will create two complete bindings in class, and use the second one to explore decorative techniques consistent with the Arts and Crafts period. We will also examine original Roycroft examples of this structure, and explore the designs of the American Arts and Crafts movement. No bookbinding experience necessary.

Fran Kovac is a bookbinder in private practice in Cleveland, Ohio. She has led workshops at Morgan Art of Papermaking Conservatory in Cleveland since 2009. Fran has studied bookbinding with Pamela Spitzmueller, Hedi Kyle, Jim Croft, Julia Miller, Daniel Essig, and Shanna Leino, among many others. Working primarily in wood and metal, Fran often adapts historic binding structures to contemporary applications.

Upside Down, Back to Back, and Side to Side: Double Book Structures
Jun
24
Jun 25

Upside Down, Back to Back, and Side to Side: Double Book Structures

  • Moorhead Studio

2-Day Workshop by Fran Kovac
Level: All (some bookbinding preferred)

Member-Early Enrollment: $184
Member Fee: $230
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Materials Fee: $23

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Explore double book structures and forms, where two books can be bound together in a variety of ways, and with a variety of techniques. The tête- bêche, or “head to toe” binding, incorporates two texts that share a spine with no back cover but two front covers, instead. The dos-à-dos binding (“back to back”) and the French door binding (“side by side”) both share the back cover board, but in very different ways. These structures provide many options for the binder and book artist, and allow two texts to relate to each other in a variety of ways. In this two day class, we will complete three books: an accordion style tête-bêche binding, the dos-à-dos binding sewn with a link stitch, and the French door structure sewn on tapes. Along the way, we will discuss how each structure can be used to enhance or contrast texts, and how the structure of the book can change the way the texts relate to each other. Prior binding experience is helpful, but not necessary for this class.

Fran Kovac is a bookbinder in private practice in Cleveland, Ohio. She has led workshops at Morgan Art of Papermaking Conservatory in Cleveland since 2009. Fran has studied bookbinding with Pamela Spitzmueller, Hedi Kyle, Jim Croft, Julia Miller, Daniel Essig, and Shanna Leino, among many others. Working primarily in wood and metal, Fran often adapts historic binding structures to contemporary applications.

 

The Decorative Stitch: the Long, the Link, and Everything In Between
Jul
29
Jul 30

The Decorative Stitch: the Long, the Link, and Everything In Between

  • Covell Studio

2-Day Workshop by Anne Covell
Level: Intermediate

Member-Early Enrollment: $184
Member Fee: $230
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This elegant binding style uses heavy weight flax (case paper) to create a natural, flexible book. Sewing is exposed, or visible, on the spine edge and requires no adhesive. By manipulating the number of sections in a book and the type of stitch, whether long or link, endless designs are possible. In this workshop, students will have the opportunity to create two unique exposed spine bindings of their own design. We’ll begin by mapping our designs on graph paper and then learn to transfer them to the book itself through deliberate punching and sewing. Additionally, we’ll discuss how buttons and closures can be worked into the design, as well as different styles of cases and wrappers.

Anne Covell, a book artist and papermaker, received her MFA in Book Arts from the University of Iowa Center for the Book. She has studied Asian and Western papermaking techniques and has taught courses in bookbinding, papermaking, and natural dyeing for the University of Iowa Center for the Book and the University of Georgia study-abroad program in Cortona, Italy. Her work has been exhibited throughout the United States and abroad. She resides in San Diego, California where she is building a Japanese papermaking studio and investigating Asian papermaking and cover-making techniques. http://www.annecovell.com/ 

Pulp Ecology: Papermaking with Plants, Pigments, and Dyes
Aug
19
Aug 20

Pulp Ecology: Papermaking with Plants, Pigments, and Dyes

  • Covell Studio

2-Day Workshop by Anne Covell
Level: All

Member-Early Enrollment: $184
Member Fee: $230
Non-Member Fee: $305
Materials Fee: $25

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Delve into the world of papermaking with plants, earth pigments, and natural dyes in this unique workshop. We’ll begin by learning the fundamentals of papermaking (sheetforming, couching, pressing, and drying) through exploration of cotton, flax, hemp, and abaca fibers. We’ll learn techniques for immersion and vat dyeing wet pulps with dyes such as indigo, logwood, and cochineal, among others, for a wide range of colors. Additionally, we’ll learn how to manipulate dyed pulps on the paper’s surface through mark making techniques, as well as how to embed materials between sheets and how to create thin veils to conceal and reveal elements. After our sheets have dried, we’ll further work them through natural processes of rusting, bleaching, and resist dyeing. Through these processes, each sheet will become its own work of art.

Anne Covell, a book artist and papermaker, received her MFA in Book Arts from the University of Iowa Center for the Book. She has studied Asian and Western papermaking techniques and has taught courses in bookbinding, papermaking, and natural dyeing for the University of Iowa Center for the Book and the University of Georgia study-abroad program in Cortona, Italy. Her work has been exhibited throughout the United States and abroad. She resides in San Diego, California where she is building a Japanese papermaking studio and investigating Asian papermaking and cover-making techniques. http://www.annecovell.com/ 

Earth Notes
Sep
21
Sep 22

Earth Notes

  • Covell Studio

2-Day Workshop by Leslie Marsh
Level:
All

Member-Early Enrollment: $184
Member Fee: $230
Non-Member Fee: $305
Materials Fee: $20
 

Early Enrollment deadline is 7/22/2017
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FREE ARTIST LECTURE
Friday, September 22, 2017
7:30 pm
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Over this two-day workshop, participants will make a wrapped felt book that will be bound together using gathered sticks and a very simple binding. Students will discover the magic of ecoprinting - coaxing beautiful prints onto paper and fabric - for their books using leaves, heat and water. They will also use bits of lace and fabric, beads and stitching to embellish the covers of their books. The skills and handouts provided will arm them to make books of all sizes. Kits will include everything necessary to complete a 6.5- by 5-inch book similar as shown.

Leslie Marsh, in her own words: From my studio in West Chester, Pennsylvania, I solder and bind together books of various sizes. These books become the archives for thoughts, memories and photographs. My passion for books includes an extensive personal collection of current and antique titles. http://www.leslie-marsh.com/

 

Stamped Nature Bound
Sep
23
Sep 24

Stamped Nature Bound

  • Covell Studio

2-Day Workshop by Leslie Marsh
Level:
All

Member-Early Enrollment: $184
Member Fee: $230
Non-Member Fee: $305
Materials Fee: $25

Early Enrollment deadline is 7/24/2017
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Over this two-day workshop, Leslie will show participants how to solder, stamp and embellish book covers, and how to bind them into a treasured book using Coptic binding - a technique that has been used since the second century. At the same time, she will show students how to coax beautiful prints onto paper for their pages using leaves, heat and water. While we will be dyeing paper during the workshop, Leslie will talk about how the same process can be applied to dyeing fabric, and students will dye a small piece of wool felt to make a bag to hold their book. Skills and handouts provided will arm students to make books of all sizes. Kits will include everything necessary to complete a 6- by 4-inch book similar as shown. Personal photos may be emailed for sizing and printing before the workshop to be used in their covers.

Leslie Marsh, in her own words: From my studio in West Chester, Pennsylvania, I solder and bind together books of various sizes. These books become the archives for thoughts, memories and photographs. My passion for books includes an extensive personal collection of current and antique titles. http://www.leslie-marsh.com/

PREMIERE Introduction to Blind and Gold Tooling on Leather
Oct
11
Oct 15

PREMIERE Introduction to Blind and Gold Tooling on Leather

PREMIERE 5-DAY WORKSHOP by Samuel Feinstein
Level:
All

Member-Early Enrollment: $560
Member Fee: $700
Non-Member Fee: $775
Materials Fee: $175
 

Early Enrollment deadline is 8/11/2017
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FREE ARTIST LECTURE
Friday, October 13, 2017
7:30 pm
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In this five-day intensive, students will learn the fundamentals of blind tooling and gold tooling on leather, focusing on straight lines and using BS glaire to affix the gold. Line-work is one of the most important, fundamental, and versatile decorative techniques used on tooled bindings, and is used in both traditional and contemporary designs. Students will also have time to explore the use of curved lines and decorative tools, as well as “all-over” tooling. A final plaquette will be completed using the techniques covered. This is an introduction for beginners as well as a step forward for those who would like to build on their existing knowledge. The goal of this workshop is to familiarize you with the processes involved and prepare you for future practice.

Samuel Feinstein began bookbinding after a traumatic brain injury left him unable to continue his academic pursuits.  He trained at the North Bennet Street School in the two-year full-time bookbinding program under Jeff Altepeter and Martha Kearsley.  He strives to make his dedication and passion evident in his work. Through his craft he has found a kind of peace, both in hand and in mind. Working with his clients to create unique, memorable, and lasting objects is what gives his life meaning. He currently lives and works in Chicago, IL. http://samuelfeinsteinbookbinding.com/

Pulp, Pigment, Process and Perception
Nov
3
Nov 5

Pulp, Pigment, Process and Perception

  • Covell Studio

3-Day workshop by Peter Sowiski
Level:
All

Member-Early Enrollment: $276
Member Fee: $345
Non-Member: $420
Materials Fee: $20

Early Enrollment deadline is 9/3/2017
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FREE ARTIST LECTURE
Friday, November 3, 2017
7:30 pm
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The class will engage in a comparison of Eastern and Western traditions in sheet forming as a cue toward individual, custom production. We’ll convene to investigate fiber type, preparation, color, texture and shape with an eye toward additional possibilities of pulp painted statements in the medium. A range of methods, tools and equipment will be shown, as we move forward to optimize particular qualities of our pieces in resolved statements. Available for participants at all levels, the class will demand an openness to experimentation, an interest in the physical craft, and the willingness to perhaps get a little wet! The goal: master what we utilize to realize our personal vision in the paper. We’ll take away new perceptions and forge new relationships with our own and others’ works. We’ll “Get it on paper!”

Peter Sowiski received a BA in Studio Art from Oberlin College, and an MFA in Printmaking from Ohio State University. He first exhibited in 1971 and has since shown in over 180 various regional, national and international group and solo exhibitions. He has held over 80 workshop, lecture and visiting artist posts locally and internationally. Peter is an Emeritus Professor of Fine Arts at Buffalo State College, where he taught from 1974- 2007. He has also investigated papermaking in Korea, China, and Vietnam, and was a visiting Professor in Costa Rica and Jamaica. http://www.abaca-press.com/

 

3D Bookbinding
Dec
1
9:00 am09:00

3D Bookbinding

  • North Park Community Adult Center

One-Day Workshop by Ginger Burrell
Level:
All

Member-Early Enrollment: $92
Member Fee: $115
Non-Member: $190
Materials Fee: $15

Early Enrollment deadline is 10/1/2017
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FREE ARTIST LECTURE
Friday, December 1, 2017
7:30 pm
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Tunnel and Flag Books are a great way to showcase your ideas in three dimensional forms. In this two-part workshop we will play with spatial relationships to create a hardcover version of a flag books, with reversing paper tabs, as well as a tunnel book built into a box with doors! We’ll also explore material choices particular to these forms and brainstorm content ideas. You’ll leave class with two completed books and illustrated step-by-step instructions for future creations.

Ginger Burrell is an artist and teacher. She earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography from San Jose State University’s school of Art and Design. She teaches book arts at the Palo Alto Art Center and in her home studio. Ginger’s primary medium is artist books. Her work includes photography, monotype and composite imagery and explores a range of topics from the personal, to the political, to the universal. She has exhibited nationally and internationally and her books are held in private and public collections. http://www.gingerburrell.com/

Folded Bookmaking Structures
Dec
2
Dec 3

Folded Bookmaking Structures

  • North Park Community Adult Center

2-Day Workshop by Ginger Burrell
Level
: All

Member-Early Enrollment: $184
Member Fee: $230
Non-Member Fee: $305
Materials Fee: $30

Early Enrollment deadline is 10/2/2017
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Day one of this two-day workshop will focus on single-sheet bindings, with specific lessons on X cut, T cut and Z cut books, as well as Flutter Fold, Maze Book with Accordion, Ram’s Horn, and Secret Garden variations allowing a single piece of paper to transform into multiple connected pages. On the second day, we’ll make folded books with hard covers, beginning with a Crown Binding, allowing flexibility to easily add and remove pages, and end with an accordion book with Folded Frames, to drop-in photos and memorabilia. This is a great way to showcase content that you don’t want to glue in. You’ll leave class with several sample books and illustrated step-by-step instructions so that you can make the book structures again.

Ginger Burrell is an artist and teacher. She earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography from San Jose State University’s school of Art and Design. She teaches book arts at the Palo Alto Art Center and in her home studio. Ginger’s primary medium is artist books. Her work includes photography, monotype and composite imagery and explores a range of topics from the personal, to the political, to the universal. She has exhibited nationally and internationally and her books are held in private and public collections. http://www.gingerburrell.com/


Hidden and Revealed
May
26
May 28

Hidden and Revealed

  • North Park Community Adult Center
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3-Day Workshop by Macy Chadwick
Level: All (some bookbinding preferred)

Member-Early Enrollment: $276
Member Fee: $345
Non-Member Fee: $420
Materials Fee: $20

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Hidden and Revealed explores the interactive qualities of a book: what is hidden and what is revealed at the turn of a page. We’ll create three bindings that incorporate pockets, flaps, windows, multiple transparent layers, and more! Zoom in on particular parts of images, bury information in layers of transparencies, and discover unexpected combinations as you look through, within, and under the pages of your books. Bindings include concertina with envelopes, accordion with pockets and the Hedi Kyle storage book with windows. This class is open to all levels, though some basic folding and binding experience is preferred.

Macy Chadwick received an MFA in Book Arts and Printmaking from The University of the Arts in Philadelphia and assisted book artist Julie Chen at Flying Fish Press for three years. She currently resides in Oakland, California, where she creates books and limited edition prints in her letterpress studio. Macy is on the faculty at the Academy of Art University, San Francisco, and her work is in prominent collections in the U.S. and abroad, including the Victoria and Albert Museum, Yale University Special Collections, and the Jack Ginsberg Collection in South Africa. http://macychadwick.com

Triangle and Pyramid Boxes with Books
Apr
22
Apr 23

Triangle and Pyramid Boxes with Books

  • North Park Community Adult Center

2-Day Workshop by Ginger Burrell
Level: All


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Member Fee: $230
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Materials Fee: $24

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On the first day of this 2-day workshop, we’ll make hard-cover, single-needle Coptic bound triangle books. To hold our books, we’ll make triangle-shaped presentation boxes covered in paper and painted inside, learning great techniques for dealing with tricky, non-square corners. 2nd day of workshop will yield triangle books with magnetized covers that, when joined together, create the lotus book that is revealed as you open the sides of the pyramid box. We’ll also explore some of the versatile ideas and designs during the workshop, leaving class with illustrated step-by-step instructions so you can make these again with your own concepts.

Ginger Burrell is an artist and teacher. She earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography from San Jose State University’s school of Art and Design. She teaches book arts at the Palo Alto Art Center and in her home studio. Ginger’s primary medium is artist books. Her work includes photography, monotype and composite imagery and explores a range of topics from the personal, to the political, to the universal. She has exhibited nationally and internationally and her books are held in private and public collections. http://www.gingerburrell.com/

Star Book in a Hexagon Box
Apr
21
9:00 am09:00

Star Book in a Hexagon Box

  • North Park Community Adult Center

One-Day Workshop by Ginger Burrell
Level: All

Member-Early Enrollment: $92
Member Fee: $115
Non-Member Fee: $190
Materials Fee: $12

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FREE ARTIST LECTURE
Friday, April 21, 2017
7:30 pm
Map & Atlas Museum of La Jolla
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Learn to make this unique book and box combination in this one-day workshop. Expand your box-making skills, beyond the rectangle, as you create this exquisite hexagonal box. The paper-covered box features hinges and a button-tie closure. You’ll also create a beautiful star book with magnets embedded in the covers to hold it open. This star book makes the perfect showcase for some of your favorite photos, poems or small ephemera. As we are learning these structures, we’ll talk about techniques to make them in other sizes and to support your own ideas. You’ll leave class with a finished book and box as well as illustrated step-by-step instructions so you can create it again at home.

Ginger Burrell is an artist and teacher. She earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography from San Jose State University’s school of Art and Design. She teaches book arts at the Palo Alto Art Center and in her home studio. Ginger’s primary medium is artist books. Her work includes photography, monotype and composite imagery and explores a range of topics from the personal, to the political, to the universal. She has exhibited nationally and internationally and her books are held in private and public collections. http://www.gingerburrell.com/

Full Tilt Bookbinding
Mar
24
Mar 26

Full Tilt Bookbinding

  • North Park Community Adult Center

3-Day Workshop by Susan Mills
Level:
All

Member-Early Enrollment: $276
Member Fee: $345
Non-Member Fee: $420
Materials Fee: $40

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This book art class focuses on one book structure at a time, condensing the lectures, demonstrations and studio time, to cover material quickly. The 3-day class will look at specific bindings – books with and without sewing, with and without glue; books that do not look ‘handmade’ and books that do, historical book structures and books that problem-solve the use of heavy papers, digital coated papers, unusual materials, and editions. Beginners are welcome and will find expert introductory instruction. Those with more experience can practice, refine, and expand their book repertoires.

Susan Mills  is a hand bookbinder and a visual artist who works entirely in book form. She is a longtime book art instructor at Nova Scotia College of Art and Designin Halifax and is the founder and instructor of the tiny not-for-credit Full Tilt Bookbinding Single Session Bookbinding Classes in NYC.  She hosts the audio podcast series Bookbinding Now. You can read two of her artist books, published by Women's Studio Workshop -  Ruderal Plants of Manhattan and twentysix plants. www.susanmillsartistbooks.com 

PREMIERE Traditional Japanese Covermaking: Burnishing, Embossing, & Hangami Papermaking
Feb
23
Feb 26

PREMIERE Traditional Japanese Covermaking: Burnishing, Embossing, & Hangami Papermaking

  • Covell Studio

PREMIERE 4-DAY WORKSHOP
featuring Artist of the Year, Anne Covell
Level:
All
 

Member-Early Enrollment: $448
Member Fee: $560
Non-Member Fee: $635
Materials Fee: $35

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The Japanese stab binding has been used for centuries as a simple and elegant structure for bookmaking, but little is known today about how the covers for these familiar bindings were made. Through exploration, we will try to learn the secrets behind these unique covers.

In this workshop, students will explore processes of papermaking, cover decoration, and binding to create historic stab bindings in Japan. Beginning from raw and recycled fibers, we will learn the fundamentals of traditional Nagashizuki papermaking as well as Hangami (historic recycled) papermaking to create soft and supple papers for cover making. We’ll work with historically significant dyes such as indigo, persimmon, and clove to brush and dip dye our handmade papers. Once dry, we will use the papers we have made to create unique, laminated covers for use in our bindings. We will explore traditional methods of cover decoration including burnishing, embossing, and comb brush patterning. In addition to a set of completed stab bindings, students can expect to create a collection of sample cover papers that they can take home for further exploration. No prior experience required.

Anne Covell, a book artist and papermaker, received her MFA in Book Arts from the University of Iowa Center for the Book. She has studied Asian and Western papermaking techniques and has taught courses in bookbinding, papermaking, and natural dyeing for the University of Iowa Center for the Book and the University of Georgia study-abroad program in Cortona, Italy. Her work has been exhibited throughout the United States and abroad. She resides in San Diego, California where she is building a Japanese papermaking studio and investigating Asian papermaking and cover-making techniques. http://www.annecovell.com/ 

Historic Binding Sampler II
Jan
22
9:00 am09:00

Historic Binding Sampler II

  • Covell Studio

One-Day Workshop by Anne Covell
Level:
Intermediate
 

Member-Early Enrollment: $92
Member Fee: $115
Non-Member Fee: $190
Materials Fee: $25

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