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2014 VABC Raucous Auction

2014 VABC Raucous Auction

Raucous Auction Friday, November 14 5:30- 8PM Live auctions at 6:15 and 7:15 Silent auction til 8  Suggested donation: $20 or purchase Virginia Arts of the Book Center 2125 Ivy Square Shopping Center (enter through the Art Box) Join us for the Raucous Auction as the members of the VABC unveil the latest collaborative project, […]

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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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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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Paper Marbling: Acrylic Marbling and Japanese Suminagashi

Paper Marbling: Acrylic Marbling and Japanese Suminagashi

Paper Marbling: Acrylic Marbling and Japanese Suminagashi Saturday, Dec. 6 and/or Sunday, Dec. 7 – 10am to 4pm. Participants in this 1-day workshop will learn two methods of paper marbling, one with acrylic and watercolor pigment manipulated on a thick size, the other a Japanese technique of floating inks on water. Both yield a multitude of […]

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