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Book Building for Kids: The Alphabestiary

Workshop on Saturday – November 18, 2023 Join book artist Josef Beery for a fun session of printing on a BookBeetle Press and hand binding with paste and scissors to create a unique artists’ book of beasts—an Alphabestiary! The class is intended for students in grades 2, 3, and 4. Each student will leave with their own copy of the Alphabestiary.

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Hinged Lid Box Construction w/Jane Freeman

Using book board, decorative paper, and book cloth, participants will learn basic box construction and make a 5 x 7 hinged lid box.  This durable and sturdy construction both sits on its base and stands upright on a bookshelf; it is perfect for housing mementos, jewelry, ephemera, and more.  Participants will explore options for decorating the box and learn how to calculate measurements to make custom size boxes.

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2023 Holiday Card Workshop

Join us for an introduction to letterpress as you make 15 simple holiday greeting cards from our movable type. Come with an idea for no more than 20 words, look through our dingbats, or select a preprinted image to create your design. You’ll experience the basics of type composition, get help printing on the press, and leave with the cards you can put to immediate use.

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Thinking of Place iii An Exhibition of 80 Printmakers

Thinking of Place iii is a traveling exhibition showing the work of 80 printmakers who were inspired by themes of space and place. Akemi Ohira, Associate Professor of Printmaking, is hosting and curating this stop on the exhibition’s world tour. Exhibition dates: Ruffin Gallery – October 27 through December 15, 2023.

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32nd Annual Helen Clark Berlind Symposium

Held at the Maier Museum, the 32nd Annual Helen Clark Berlind Symposium is a day-long program inspired by the 112th Annual Exhibition – Back to Front: Artists’ Books by Women which presents the expansive concept of the book as art, in an array of formats and materials.

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Rivanna Reconnaissance: 2023 Member’s Project Work Day

We’re going to gather again at the Virginia Center for the Book to check out physical prototypes for those who still need to get one in, hear about progress for those already in production with printing their signatures, and help troubleshoot getting our signatures printed.

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Techniques in Linocut with Lana Lambert

Gateway drug to the world of printmaking, linocut offers an accessible entry point for the novice and yet, can still be manipulated with great skill and depth by the old salt printer. Come and learn the potential of this workhorse material. Students will create a veritable Rosetta Stone of linocut techniques that they can keep in their studio to use as a reference as they develop their own preferred block carving style.

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Artist’s Talk: Veronica Jackson

A Constellation of Blackness: Rendering Invisibility, Hypervisibility, Devaluation, and Triumph An Artist’s Talk with Veronica Jackson 6:00 PM, Friday, October 13, 2023, at the Virginia Center for the Book

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AMOS – Amos Paul Kennedy Jr. – Printer & Agitator

A Talk, Exhibit, and Reception AMOS – Amos Paul Kennedy Jr. – Printer & Agitator 1:00 PM, Sunday, September 24, 2023 at the Virginia Center for the Book

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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.

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Two-Needle Coptic Bookbinding w/Janet Eden

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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