Block Night continues Wednesday, September 27 at 5:30 PM at the Center. Anyone interested in the arts and crafts of book/printmaking are welcome to attend.
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.
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
Two Standalone Workshops on Saturdays – November 04, and 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.
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.
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.
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, …
Stop by the Center to watch Book Arts’ members demonstrate 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.
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 …
Members, friends, and those interested in our work are invited to our Wayzgoose celebration on the afternoon of Sunday, September 18, 2022 (1-4 PM). This year, our annual gathering will coincide with another “printer’s holiday” Type-High Day (the height of American & British type is .918 inches).