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2-Day Book Arts Workshop: Small Craft Advisory Press

Published September 8, 2014

Small Structures Printed Layers bookbinding and letterpress printing examples

Small Structures, Printed Layers

Date: November 1 – 2, 2014

CLocation Map of Florida State University's Small Craft Advisory Presslass time: 9-4 pm both days.

LocationFacility for Arts Research‘s Small Craft Advisory Press at Florida State University.

Workshop description:

In this combined bookbinding and letterpress printing workshop taught by Sarah McDermott, participants will exercise both their spontaneous and structured sides.

On the first day, we will embrace improvisation on the press as we experiment with various methods of creating layered imagery- using pressure printing, monoprint techniques, and the printshop’s collection of large wood type.

On the second day, image and structure will combine in unanticipated ways as we integrate these printed sheets into several small book structures, paying attention to precision as we learn variations on the pamphlet, folded single sheet, and long stitch bindings.  Throughout the workshop, we will take note of materials- investigating papers appropriate for both printing and folding.

No experience is necessary, but some bookbinding or craft experience would be helpful.

General Information:

How to sign up:  Email Allison Milham at no later than the October 17th deadline.

Cost: $165 for students and Guild of Book Workers members, $185 for general registration (including supplies). Payment must be made in advance. Space is limited to 10 students.

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