Annual Members’ 2nd Project Meeting: Rivanna Reconnaissance
Sunday, June 11, 2023 at 2:00 PM We’ve heard some really great ideas so far for our Annual 2023 Members Project, Rivanna Reconnaissance. We’ll hold our 2nd meeting at the Virginia Center for the Book at 2:00 PM Sunday afternoon on May 21st to discuss our concepts!
Block Night continues this week at the Center
Block Night continues Wednesday, May 24, 5:30 PM at the Center. Anyone interested in the art and/or craft of book/printmaking is welcome to attend.
Introducing Book Art: Where Structure and Content Converge
Explore a range of simple folded and bound structures in this introductory book art workshop. We will consider the relationship between subject and form and experiment with visual and written content.
Letterpress Core Skills: 2023 Summer Session
This summer our multi-session, signature typesetting, and press usage class will feature the printing of broadsides, cards, and ephemera. Explore the art and craft of typesetting and letterpress printing in the Center’s Pressroom which features Vandercook cylinder letterpresses and the largest publicly accessible collection of movable type in the mid-Atlantic region.
2023 Annual Members Project Rivanna Reconnaissance
As a result of profound climate change, newly revealed archaeological and paleontological finds are surfacing along the banks of the Rivanna River. We are creating a scientific field journal cataloging these incidences in a fictional case study. Lost treasures unearthed, lost landscapes exposed, lost life forms revealed or revived, lost memories recovered – we are moved by these unexpected finds. Our fictional field journal will contain many examples of these newly uncovered discoveries.
2023 Festival of the Book: Demonstrating the Art & Craft of Bookmaking
In conjunction with the 2023 Festival of the Book, our Book Arts members offered public demonstrations at the Center for the Book and the Omni Hotel. On Friday, March 24, …
Book Arts Annual Meeting & 2023 Members’ Project Reveal
We’re looking forward to seeing everyone on Sunday, April 16, 2022, at 2:00 PM for our Annual Members’ Meeting. We invite our Book Arts members, friends, and all those curious about our center’s offerings to attend.
Bookbinding Core Skills: 2023 Intensive Summer Session
This four-part Bookbinding Core Series prepares participants to undertake a wide range of projects and additional classes in intermediate and advanced bookbinding techniques and book structures.
A Constellation of Blackness – A lecture by Veronica Jackson
A Constellation of Blackness: Rendering Invisibility, Hypervisibility, Devaluation, and Triumph A lecture by Book Arts Member Veronica Jackson Tuesday, March 21 @ 6:30pm
Festival of the Book Event: Book Arts Open House
Stop by the Center to watch Book Arts’ members demonstrate the art and craft of bookmaking.
Festival of the Book Event: The Art and Craft of Bookmaking
The Virginia Center for the Book’s Book Arts members will be in the Omni Hotel atrium, demonstrating the art and craft of bookmaking.
Block Night Images
Most Wednesday evenings folks interested in various aspects of printing and the book arts gather at the Center for an informal session of sharing their craft.Please see our Classes and …