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Our Next Block Night is on Wednesday, June 26, 2024

Join us for Block Night on Wednesday, June 26 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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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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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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Festival Friday: Book Arts Demonstrations at the Omni Hotel

In conjunction with the 2024 Festival of the Book, our Center for the Book, Book Arts members, will be on hand at the Omni Hotel for the “Festival Friday” Celebration.

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Memento Fabric Book Workshop w/Lotta Helleberg

In this two-day class, we will create a soft fabric book filled with meaning and intention, inspired by our own collection of fabric pieces. We’ll create the folios from simple layered and stitched fabric collages. In the process, we will explore different hand-sewing and embroidery techniques, and we will discuss different ways to stabilize the pages and the book cover for added structure and rigidity. We will also learn different ways to edge the fabric pages and how to create a variety of closures.

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Woven Spine Book w/Lotta Helleberg

Woven Spine Book w/Lotta Helleberg Saturday, February 10, 2024 We will use simple painting, drawing, and/or printing techniques to explore themes and narratives for our book.  The enhanced sheet will be divided into signatures, which will be bound into single pamphlet stitched sections, that in turn will provide the base for our woven spine. 

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