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Bookmakers Workshop: Stiff-Leaf Binding

Bookmakers Workshop: Stiff-Leaf Binding

Saturday, September 13, 2014, 12:00-4:00 p.m. taught by Jen Billingsly Stiff-Leaf Binding binding is perfect for painters, printers, and artists who want to create books without breaking up the image across gutters, or deal with complex layouts to create signatures. The structure also allows the artist to lay out pages in a more intuitive way, and […]

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August 2014 Newsletter: Wayzgoose with Us

August 2014 Newsletter: Wayzgoose with Us

Wayzgoose–the original book arts holiday–was traditionally celebrated in late August to mark the point in the year when daylight grew scarcer and candlelight became the backdrop for autumn evenings. Maybe it was time to drain and clean the pulp vats that had grown fetid after a humid summer. Maybe the bindery floor needed a sweeping. […]

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Fall Letterpress Intensive

Fall Letterpress Intensive

Fall Letterpress Intensive (Sundays, October 05-26, 10am-5pm) This is VABC’s multi-week signature typesetting and press usage class. The goal is to achieve a demonstrable level of skill and confidence on a Vandercook press; it would be a first step toward being “licensed” on the press, which comes after sufficient experience and exposure to all aspects […]

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Beginning Book Intensive

Beginning Book Intensive

Saturday, September 27 and Sunday, September 28 10:00 – 4:30 p.m. Instructor: Jean M. Jones Are you fascinated when you look at a handmade book? Are you wanting to learn or review the skills used in making books? This 2-day intensive workshop will get you on your way. We will cover many basic skills, e.g. […]

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