Book Arts

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    Box Making: The Clamshell Box

    Wednesday, November 29 / 10 am - 5 pm

    Not only for housing books, hand made boxes have a variety of functions. This course will teach the basics of decorative box construction. Using hard binders’ board and marbled paper, learn to construct a functional and decorative box with an elegant Clamshell closure. By mastering the basic template for these box models, students will gain the necessary skills for other varieties of boxes, while also enhancing their bookbinding skills. The instructor will bring many beautiful, one of a kind marbled fabrics and paper from which to choose to cover your unique box. *Supply list.

    Instructors: Pietro Accardi
    Ages: Adult (15+) / All levels

    $90 General / $85 Museum members

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    Linocuts: Holiday Cards

    Friday, December 1 / 10:30 am - 4:30 pm

    Learn to carve simple, beautiful patterns or images in linoleum and print them using Japanese hand printing techniques. The holiday-inspired images we'll be working with in this class lend themselves especially well to this versatile printmaking process. Found images can be transformed into vibrantly layered compositions using Katherine's easy transfer and carving techniques. Everyone will leave with a small edition of hand-printed holiday cards. You'll learn all about the tools, techniques and resources you need to be begin linoleum carving and printing at home. *Supply list.

    Instructor: Katherine Case
    Ages: Adult (15+) / All Levels

    $95 General / $85 Museum members

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    European Marbling on Fabric and Binding in the Northern Italian Tradition

    Wednesday and Thursday, December 6 and 7 / 10 am - 5 pm

    This two-day workshop will take students through Western marbling techniques on fabric and then constructing a book wrapped in their own marbled cloth. Students will begin on the first day the introduction of marbling on fabric. With the instructors, they will work on new patterns with an eye for nuance. The primary focus will be on marbling fabric to create book cloth. Techniques for other textile uses will also be discussed. On day two, using the marbled fabric they created, students will create book cloth to use on the cover of the book they will bind. The instructor will teach his unique binding style based on methods used in contemporary Northern Italy. Each student will leave with a handbound book covered in fabric they patterned and marbled. *Supply list.

    Instructors: Pietro and Vanessa Accardi
    Ages: Adult (15+) / All levels

    $170 General / $155 Museum members