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Wendy Schwartz

GEL PLATE EXPLORATION: THE JOY OF MONO PRINTING

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED FOR THIS WORKSHOP

Come explore the world of mono printing using the gel plate Begin with the basics of applying paint to create backgrounds, followed by utilizing stencils for masking, removing paint for subtle patterns with stamps and other texturing tools, mark making for custom patterns. Learn to clear/clean the plates, which often produces fun prints. Next focus on layering, using the techniques learned, to create groups of papers that will all work together for future collage and art projects. Finish the day by creating a piece of artwork that can be turned into a card, used on a book cover or framed.

 

 

 

Iris Sullivan Daire

NATURAL PIGMENT PASTE PAPER

The colors of the earth are vast—deep indigo blues, ochre yellows, walnut browns, madder reds. Explore ways to include a full spectrum of nature’s colors into your work. Paste papers have a long history of use for book covers and are a true delight to create. Try a variety of papers, patterning them using hands and simple tools. Making lake pigments from plants and paste making will be demonstrated. You will make several decorative sheets, which can be used for many projects including books.

 

 

 

Donna Gephart

CUT IT! FOLD IT! GLUE IT! SEW IT! INTRODUCTION TO BOOK ARTS SKILLS

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED FOR THIS WORKSHOP

This workshop is a true introduction to the world of handmade books. Learn the vocabulary and all about paper, its qualities and how to accurately measure, cut and fold it. PVA and other adhesives will be introduced along with proper gluing techniques and covering book boards. Make and use a jig for placement of holes for sewing, and learn how to handle waxed linen thread and how to sew simple bindings. Use your new knowledge to make four books: a Concertina Folded Book with hard cover, an Australian Piano Hinge folded and glued book as developed by Alisa Golden, a little 3-hole Pamphlet Stitch memo book and a Japanese Stab Binding booklet.

 

 

Pietro Accardi

ARTICULATED BINDING

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED FOR THIS WORKSHOP

Learn this rare binding technique to create an articulated blank journal that can beautifully withstand the ravages of time. This binding is inspired by Italy’s 1970’s solution to broken Yellow Pages bindings in public phone booths. The 360-degree flexible binding offers many advantages because it bends and does not break! Plus, it is a visual and tactile delight, employing strips of articulated hard board covered with Pietro’s marbled fabric.