Japanese Bookbindings
Saturday and Sunday, March 12th and 13th, 2022 (10:00 AM to 5:00 PM)

Workshop Description:
Experience the beauty and function of Japanese Bookbindings.
In this two-day intensive students will create 6 different bindings that were utilized in everyday Edo period life.
Students will bind books with some traditional materials and others with modern-day material adaptations to experience the difference between the two.
There will be demonstrations of paste cooking, book cloth-making, and woodblock printing.
While learning the techniques and forms, students will also be exposed to the culture and history of the books and the materials they were constructed from.
Everything is methodical in its purpose and the beauty of simplicity in the moment is revered.

Workshop Details:
Book Arts Workshop: Japanese Bookbindings
Day/Date/Time: Saturday and Sunday, March 12th & 13th, 2022 (10:00 AM to 5:00 PM)
Location: Virginia Center for the Book at the Jefferson School City Center
Fee for Two Day Workshop: $240 members, $260 nonmembers (fees include $30 for materials)
Instructor: Lana Lambert
Class Size: Limited to 8 students
Skill level: All are welcome
Materials and tools: All materials provided w/tools available for in-class use

About the artist: 
Lana Lambert is a resident artist of the Virginia Center for the Book and has been a member since 2010. She studied printmaking and bookmaking at her alma mater, the Corcoran College of Art and Design in Washington, D.C.
It was there that she had her first exposure to letterpress and Japanese book forms. It was soon after that she fell in love with relief printing and learned the art of Japanese woodblock printing.
Lana received the honor of a Folklife Apprenticeship by the Virginia Folk Life Program in 2013 and learned even more under Garrett Queen, program director for the Virginia Center for the Book. She continues her work at the center and is currently focusing on a series of block prints focusing on the Tree of Life.

For additional workshop details and Center for the Book information: Garrett Queen <gsqueen@virginia.edu>

COVID Vaccination & Masking Policy:

It is the Virginia Center for the Book’s expectation that all workshop and presentation attendees will be fully vaccinated including booster shots.
All participants in Virginia Center for the Book programming must be masked.
Should public health guidelines change and new norms be applicable, we reserve the right to revisit the expectations in the interest of participant health and safety and full refunds will be made if this causes any cancellations.

Registration Note: Course fees must be paid to complete your registration.
You will receive an email confirmation upon completion of your registration.

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