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    Book Arts: Articulated Binding – An Indestructible Cover

    Wednesday, April 25 / 10 am - 5 pm

    An indestructible cover, inspired by Italy’s 1970’s solution to the Yellow Pages in public phone booths, this 360-degree flexible binding offers many advantages because it bends and does not break! It offers visual and tactile delight, employing strips of articulated boards and marbled fabric. In this workshop, instructor Pietro Accardi will instruct students in the art of this rare binding technique. Students will create a large and small articulated blank journal that can beautifully withstand the ravages of time.

    Instructor: Pietro Accardi
    Ages: Adult (15+) / All levels*
    *some book arts experience is helpful but not required

    $90 General / $85 Museum members

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    European Marbling on Fabric and Binding in the Northern Italian Tradition

    Tuesday and Wednesday, May 22 and 23 / 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

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    Introduction to Marbling Techniques on Paper and Fabric

    Tuesday - Thursdays, July 17 - 19 / 10 am - 3 pm

    In this 3-day workshop will introduce students marbling techniques on both paper and fabric. Students will begin the day by working on basic marbling skills. With the instructor's guidance, they will work on new patterns with an eye for nuance. Students will get hands on experience of all aspects of marbling from preparatory mixing of water medium and paints, to the creation of classical patterns. Specific attention will be given to learning how to obtain particular designs using a diverse array of rakes and combs. Students will have ample time for experimentation with guidance from the instructor. Day three will allow for open studio time for student to continue to work on their own pieces after learning the basics. All materials provided with registration.

    Instructor: Pietro and Vanessa Accardi
    Ages: Adults (15+) / All levels

    $190 General / $175 Museum members