Book Arts

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    Hand-carved Blocks with Watercolor: Winter Botanicals

    Wednesdays, January 24 / 9:30 am - 2:30 pm
    and Wednesday, January 31 / 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

    NOTE: This class is now sold out. Please email claire.munoz@nevadaart.org to be places on the wait list.

    Hand-colored linocut prints combine the dramatic presence of a linocut with the versatility and vibrant hues of watercolor painting. During the first session of class students will learn will the basics of carving and printing a linocut print by hand. Students will carve into traditional battleship gray linoleum as well as the newer Gomuban carving substrate. An oil-based relief printing ink will be used to create the perfect resist week two, when watercolor and colored pencil techniques will be utilized to brighten up the black and white prints. Students will leave with a set of varied and vibrantly-colored prints. *Supply list.

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

    $95 General / $85 Museum members

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    Paper Heart Art

    Saturday, January 27 / 10 am – 3 pm

    Heart cards and hand-constructed boxes will be created with an assortment of provided papers. Stamp designs will be hand carved and used to enhance surfaces. Students will enjoy making personalized Valentines in this engaging class. *All materials provided with registration. Please bring a sack lunch.

    Instructor: Carol Pallesen
    Ages: Adult (15+) / All levels

    $65 General / $55 Museum members

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    Book Arts: Coptic-Style Hardcover Journal

    Thursday, February 3 / 10:30 am - 4:30 pm

    Create a beautiful hardcover journal with exposed sewing on the spine and inventive book covers. The Coptic-Style book is an ancient structure that combines beauty and durability. In addition to learning this extraordinary technique, you will learn how to easily adapt the structure to create a photo album and create permanent collage book covers with gel medium. Some bookbinding experience is helpful but not required. *Supply list.

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

    $95 General / $85 Museum members

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    Introduction to Textile Marbling

    Tuesday, February 20 / 10 am - 5 pm

    NOTE: This class is now sold out. Please email claire.munoz@nevadaart.org to be placed on the wait list.

    This popular marbling workshop will introduce students marbling techniques on fabric that can be used for covering books and boxes. 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. The main focus will be on marbling fabric to create book cloth, and techniques for other textile uses will also be discussed. At the end of the day, the instructor will demonstrate how to prepare pieces of marbled cloth for use in bookbinding. Students will leave with their own stack of 15 marbled fabric pieces. All materials provided with registration.

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

    $100 General / $95 Museum members

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    Book Arts: Carolingian Calligraphy

    Tuesdays, April 10 - May 15 / 6 - 9 pm

    Carolingian is a graceful style of calligraphy based on a script developed in France in the late 8th century during the rule of Charlemagne. It is a beautiful, legible and flowing hand, and as we dip our pens into ink, you will find that it is most enjoyable to write. *Supply list.

    Instructor: Carol Pallesen
    Ages: Adult (15+) / All levels

    $195 General / $180 Museum members

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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