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Our Next Block Night is on Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Join us for Block Night on Wednesday, February 21 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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Introduction to Linocut w/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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Book Arts Demonstrations at the Omni: A Festival of the Book Event

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. We will be offering public demonstrations in the arts & crafts of bookmaking

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Pressure Printing w/Aaron Cohick

Learn this unique printing technique during our three day hands-on workshop. Pressure printing and collagraph lie somewhere between painting, collage, drawing, and printmaking. When they are combined with the versatility of a Vandercook cylinder press they become simple, direct, loose, and inexpensive processes to explore the full potential of letterpress printing.

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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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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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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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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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Print a Copy of the Declaration of Independence

Join Josef Beery and Richard Cappuccio as they attempt to reprint the Declaration of Independence on the same type of press on which it was originally printed. We will make our endeavor on Wednesday, June 28 in the South Gallery of the Harrison/Small Library at UVA.

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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.

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