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Our Next Block Night is on Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Join us for Block Night on Wednesday, May 22 at 5:30 PM at the Center. Membership is not necessary for Block Night! Everyone interested in the arts and crafts of book/printmaking are welcome to attend.

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Book Binding Core Workshops I-IV (Spring 2024 Session)

Join us at the Center for our Signature Introductory Book Binding Workshop. 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.

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Botanical Contact Printing Workshop

We will learn natural printing techniques using locally foraged or found plant materials such as leaves, flowers, and seeds. The class will provide basic knowledge of botanical contact printing (also called eco-printing) on paper and textiles, focusing on materials that can be incorporated into bookmaking and book art.

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Paper Weaving with Janet Eden

“Come have an afternoon playing with paper!!” We will learn 2 techniques and most important, some tricks. Most papers work well, solids, patterns, and pictures. Bring some of your favorites and we will have some available.

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Making and Using Junk Journals Part I w/Donna Knoell

Junk Journals are easy to make and, by definition, use materials you already have: junk mail, envelopes, used greeting cards, off-size scraps of paper from notebooks, posters, maps, office supplies, calendars, museum catalogs… images and textures that appeal to you.

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Book Binding Core Workshops I-IV (Summer 2024 Session)

Join us at the Center this Summer for our Signature Introductory Book Binding Workshop 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.

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Drum Leaf Binding w/Jane Freeman

Drum Leaf Binding is an innovative binding that opens flat with no stitching to interrupt images or text that cross the fold of the page.  Using minimal adhesive, single-sided folios are stacked and glued to create the text block. The resulting book is useful as a journal and sketchbook as well as an artist’s book featuring prints, paintings, photographs, and more.

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Two-Needle Coptic Bookbinding w/Janet Eden – Summer 2024

Coptic binding is the oldest form of a book (a “codex”) in Western culture. In its modern form, it has a hardcover and an open spine that reveals decorative binding stitching. At the end of this intermediate course, participants will take home a full-size Coptic-bound book.

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Letterpress Core Skills: Summer Session 2024

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. We’ll have multiple small assignments/projects demonstrating metal type, lino & wood block, polymer, and multi-color printing.

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Making Junk Journals Part II w/Donna Knoell

Using the techniques from Junk Journals Part I, this two-day workshop will use repurposed/discarded book covers to create a 5-inch x 7-inch hard-back journal with 3 signatures using more materials you already have: junk mail, envelopes, used greeting cards, off-size scraps of paper from notebooks, posters, maps, office supplies, calendars, museum catalogs.

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Slipcase Construction w/Jane Freeman

Interested in constructing a beautiful slipcase to “house” a favorite book or set of books? Participants in this class will build one slipcase in class and learn to adapt the basic model to accommodate different sizes of books. Using a standard-size hardback journal as our base (this book is provided), participants will measure, cut, cover, and assemble a four-sided, lined slipcase to house the journal.

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