In-Person Workshops

 

Masks are no longer required for workshops though students and instructors are welcome to wear one if they wish.

 

5/31/24 update: All summer workshops have been posted: Girdle Book with Michael Burke has been cancelled.

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Workshops: In-Person
Type Title Instructor Summary Statussort descending
Arts
Sessions: 3
Start: Thursday, June 6, 2024, 6:30 PM
End: Thursday, June 20, 2024, 9:30 PM
Billy Ola Hutchinson

Pick up where you left off in Hand Lettering with Billy Ola Hutchinson's twist on Copperplate/Spencerian!

Closed
Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, July 14, 2024, 11:00 AM
End: Sunday, July 14, 2024, 4:00 PM
Stephanie Jucker

Create a 3D pop-up architectural scene with a few simple cuts and folds. 

Open
Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, July 13, 2024, 10:00 AM
End: Saturday, July 13, 2024, 4:00 PM
Bettina Pauly

Pop-ups are fun. And when they are small they are extra special!

Open
Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, August 4, 2024, 10:00 AM
End: Sunday, August 4, 2024, 4:00 PM
Bettina Pauly

Also known as ‘shepherd’s purse' or ‘explosion page’ and often used commercially for tourist maps, the Turkish map fold and other variants are interesting and impactful features to add to a binding.

Open
Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, August 4, 2024, 12:00 PM
End: Sunday, August 4, 2024, 5:00 PM
Thea Sizemore

Go wicked old school - combine everyone's favorite plastic building blocks with the historic art of letterpress printing in this exciting printmaking technique.

Open
Printing, Arts
Sessions: 2
Start: Saturday, July 27, 2024, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, July 28, 2024, 5:30 PM
Rik Olson

Print illustrations like it's 1789! Learn to engrave a wood block for reproduction via letterpress or hand inking.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 6
Start: Tuesday, July 2, 2024, 6:00 PM
End: Tuesday, August 6, 2024, 9:00 PM
Dominic Riley

A legendary structure, the fire-proof box is the ultimate in Victorian bookbinding craftsmanship. This box structure is strong, functional and elegant. A rare treat, this box is not often made except for special books.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 5
Start: Monday, August 5, 2024, 9:30 AM
End: Friday, August 9, 2024, 5:30 PM
Dominic Riley

This style, also known as Ledger Binding, is the quintessential Victorian book structure.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 2
Start: Saturday, July 27, 2024, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, July 28, 2024, 5:30 PM
Michael Burke

This is a great book structure for beginning bookbinders who want to display their work in a beautiful, hand-made book.

Open
Printing, Arts
Sessions: 2
Start: Saturday, August 17, 2024, 10:00 AM
End: Sunday, August 18, 2024, 3:00 PM
Patricia Wakida

Learn the basics of carving and printing designs from linoleum blocks.

Open
Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, August 18, 2024, 1:00 PM
End: Sunday, August 18, 2024, 5:00 PM
Kate Laster

Learn about the tender art of subtractive drawing that is papercut! What happens when we make images with razor sharp sweetness?

Open
Binding
Sessions: 5
Start: Monday, July 29, 2024, 9:30 AM
End: Friday, August 2, 2024, 5:30 PM
Dominic Riley

Experience the pleasure of working with beautiful calfskin and learn the fundamentals of decorative blind tooled covers.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 2
Start: Saturday, August 3, 2024, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, August 4, 2024, 5:30 PM
Michael Burke

The traditional method of binding books in Ethiopia survived relatively unchanged for over a thousand years. Learn this binding style and leave with a versatile book that lies flat when opened.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 2
Start: Saturday, July 13, 2024, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, July 14, 2024, 5:30 PM
Dominic Riley

This class is highly recommended as an introduction to bookbinding with leather.

Open
Binding, Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: Thursday, August 22, 2024, 6:00 PM
End: Thursday, August 22, 2024, 9:00 PM
Chad Johnson

This in-depth introduction to paper cutting will help you understand what to buy (and how much!) as well as how to plan for and safely trim your paper.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 5
Start: Monday, July 8, 2024, 9:30 AM
End: Friday, July 12, 2024, 5:30 PM
Michael Burke

This class will introduce students to the essential steps involved in creating a typical wooden boarded binding from the period following the Norman conquest.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Wednesday, August 21, 2024, 6:00 PM
End: Wednesday, August 21, 2024, 9:00 PM
Madison Gordon

If you’ve ever been curious about how to make a book, Introduction to Bookbinding is the place to start. One workshop, five booklets!

Open
Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Thursday, July 11, 2024, 6:00 PM
End: Thursday, July 11, 2024, 7:30 PM
Tim Svenonius

Join us for a monthly community drawing meetup with new exercises each session - now on Thursdays!

Open
Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Thursday, August 1, 2024, 6:00 PM
End: Thursday, August 1, 2024, 7:30 PM
Tim Svenonius

Join us for a monthly community drawing meetup with new exercises each session.

Open
Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: Wednesday, July 17, 2024, 6:30 PM
End: Wednesday, July 17, 2024, 9:30 PM
Alan Hillesheim

This class introduces the process, the materials, the machines, and the satisfaction of printing by hand on a Cylinder proof press.

Open
Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: Thursday, August 8, 2024, 6:30 PM
End: Thursday, August 8, 2024, 9:30 PM
Alan Hillesheim

This class introduces the process, the materials, the machines, and the satisfaction of printing by hand on a Cylinder proof press.

Open
Printing Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, June 23, 2024, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, June 23, 2024, 5:30 PM
Paula Gloistein

Build your letterpress skills: learn advanced justification, typesetting, and composition. Put it all together to print a broadside of your own design.

Open
Printing Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, July 21, 2024, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, July 21, 2024, 5:30 PM
Lisa Rappoport

Increase your letterpress versatility: learn to set up the press, refine your registration skills, and run an edition of your own small poster!

Open
Printing Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, August 10, 2024, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, August 10, 2024, 5:30 PM
Brian Ferrett

Learn to print from photopolymer plates in this final Core course; walk away with a stack of stationery featuring digital artwork printed from polymer plates.

Open
Printing Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, August 3, 2024, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, August 3, 2024, 5:30 PM
Paula Gloistein

Learn to print from photopolymer plates in this final Core course; walk away with a stack of stationery featuring digital artwork printed from polymer plates.

Open
Printing Core Curriculum
Sessions: 2
Start: Saturday, August 24, 2024, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, August 25, 2024, 5:30 PM
Alan Hillesheim

Now that you've completed the Cylinder Core series, you can become certified on the Jobbing Platen, a true workhorse of the letterpress printing world. Learn the ins-and-outs of this press that's great for large editions.

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Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, July 20, 2024, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, July 20, 2024, 5:30 PM
Clair Emma Smith

This course will introduce the student familiar with bookbinding to key practices within basic book repair.

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Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, June 23, 2024, 12:30 PM
End: Sunday, June 23, 2024, 4:30 PM
Elaine Chu

Learn how to construct a unique hardcover journal with lay-flat pages, perfect for note-taking or sketching.

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Binding
Sessions: 2
Start: Saturday, June 29, 2024, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, June 30, 2024, 5:30 PM
Michael Burke

A strong, durable book made from quality materials, appropriate for beginning bookbinders.

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Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, June 23, 2024, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, June 23, 2024, 5:30 PM
Michelle Sarjeant

Learn several simple techniques to repair your hardcover clothbound books, including mending tears, rebuilding missing board, and sharpening corners.

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Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, July 20, 2024, 12:00 PM
End: Saturday, July 20, 2024, 5:00 PM
Brian Ferrett

Learn to print your own charming postcards on our small-format tabletop presses.

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Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, June 22, 2024, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, June 22, 2024, 5:30 PM
Lisa Rappoport

Create a letterpress printed one page wonder! Students will design and print an edition of one-page folded books while learning to set type and print on a cylinder press.

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Arts
Sessions: 2
Start: Saturday, July 6, 2024, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, July 7, 2024, 4:00 PM
Dorothy Yuki

Explore the possibilities of making prints from flowers, plants, and other materials found in nature in this two-day workshop.

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Arts
Sessions: 5
Start: Monday, August 12, 2024, 9:30 AM
End: Friday, August 16, 2024, 5:30 PM
Pietro Accardi

During this comprehensive marbling class, students will gain an overview of western marbling techniques creating works on paper and textiles with an eye to patterns and color theory.

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Binding
Sessions: 2
Start: Saturday, July 6, 2024, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, July 7, 2024, 5:30 PM
Dominic Riley

A clamshell box that doesn't need a press, how can it be true? This clever take on the standard clamshell box can be easily reproduced at home.

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Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Thursday, June 20, 2024, 6:00 PM
End: Thursday, June 20, 2024, 9:00 PM
Hanna Rashidi

If you’ve ever been curious about how to make a book, Introduction to Bookbinding is the place to start. One workshop, five booklets!

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Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Thursday, July 25, 2024, 6:00 PM
End: Thursday, July 25, 2024, 9:00 PM
Hanna Rashidi

If you’ve ever been curious about how to make a book, Introduction to Bookbinding is the place to start. One workshop, five booklets!

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Binding Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, June 22, 2024, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, June 22, 2024, 5:30 PM
Nina Zeininger

In centuries past, books were sometimes sewn onto cords and then laced into soft covers before being bound. In this class students will bind a book employing thick paper as a folded and laced wrapper.

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Binding Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, July 21, 2024, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, July 21, 2024, 5:30 PM
Nina Zeininger

In centuries past, books were sometimes sewn onto cords and then laced into soft covers before being bound. In this class students will bind a book employing thick paper as a folded and laced wrapper.

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Binding Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 2
Start: Saturday, August 10, 2024, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, August 11, 2024, 5:30 PM
Beth Redmond

The final class in our Core Bookbinding series uses skills learned in each previous class to create a beautiful and classic rounded back cloth binding.

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Binding Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 2
Start: Saturday, August 24, 2024, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, August 25, 2024, 5:30 PM
Clair Emma Smith

The final class in our Core Bookbinding series uses skills learned in each previous class to create a beautiful and classic rounded back cloth binding.

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Binding Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 5
Start: Monday, June 24, 2024, 9:30 AM
End: Friday, June 28, 2024, 5:30 PM
Clair Emma Smith

Our Bookbinding Core Certificate Program introduces students to four different binding models, leading them through the history and evolution of bookmaking.

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Printing Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, July 14, 2024, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, July 14, 2024, 5:30 PM
Alan Hillesheim

Increase your letterpress versatility: learn to set up the press, refine your registration skills, and run an edition of your own small poster!

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