Print, Paper & Book




Book Arts Crash Course
Learn the basics of bookbinding in this introductory class. Condensed from the typical semester-long class, this course covers the essentials in four weeks, allowing students to become familiar with the materials, tools, techniques and vocabulary of handmade books. Students will create their own books, starting with folded accordion structures and building towards intricate sewn books that can be used as journals, sketchbooks and photo albums. You will leave this class with an assortment of your own handbound books, and the skills and resources to continue binding at home. All materials provided. 

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Watkins College of Art
CE
18 - &up Gonzalez 6/14 - 7/5 Th 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM $175.00 View

Boro-Inspired Paper
Boro is a Japanese term meaning something tattered or repaired, and often refers to indigo typed work clothes. Using assorted papers, we will fold, pleat, wax, press, dye (with indigo, black walnut, and pigments), flatten, deconstruct, reconstruct, make marks and stitch, finishing with an unexpected quilt-like work of art layered with complexity. All materials provided.

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Watkins College of Art
CE
18 - &up Lee 6/16 - 6/17 Sa Su 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM $150.00 View

Introduction to Printmaking

Explore the marvel of multiples as you produce editions of fine art prints on paper using screenprinting (also known as silk-screening) and reduction printing with linoleum blocks. In this introductory printmaking class, we will first focus on principles of positive and negative space while creative an image on a linoleum block. We will expand to compiling interesting and layered images in multiple colors using screens. Carving a block, mixing inks, and pressing your own prints will allow you to produce a multitude of images in your own style, whether that is experimental or traditional, digital or hands-on. You'll even take home a limited edition t-shirt so you can wear your new skillset. All materials provided.





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Watkins College of Art
CE
18 - &up Lee 6/11 - 8/6 Mo 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM $285.00 View

Sculptural Books
As one of the oldest book formats, coptic bound books feature a 4-needle sewing technique prized for strength and intricacy of design. Inspired by examines and images of artists' work in the medium, participants will explore coptic binding while sewing directly into wood boards, with the ultimate piece blurring the lines between functional and sculptural. All skill levels welcome. All materials provided.

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Watkins College of Art
CE
18 - &up Sledd 7/14 - 7/15 Sa Su 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM $225.00 View

Secret Belgian Binding & Coptic Binding
Learn to make two hardcover books with distinctive stitching patterns and functional structures - perfect for sketching, journaling, or displaying photos. Students will first learn the Secret Belgian Binding, a style with an unusual history and fascinating covers that swivel around the spine of the book. Then, students will learn the popular Coptic Binding, which will be sewn with multiple needles, resulting in a beautiful two-color woven binding. Students will personalize heir books by choosing from a variety of unique handmade papers and colorful threat. Open to all skill levels. All materials provided.

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Watkins College of Art
CE
18 - &up Gonzalez 7/19 - 8/9 Th 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM $175.00 View

Suminagashi Paper Marbling
Create a collection of decorated papers using the meditative method of suminagashi marbling. Dating back some 800 years, this Japanese technique floats ink pigments atop a liquid bath. With gentle manipulations — such as blowing across the surface of the water — and a good deal of spontaneity, patterns form and are transferred to paper. In this one-day workshop, you’ll create dozens of colorful sheets that can be used for bookmaking projects, greeting cards, gift wrap, and other paper arts.

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Watkins College of Art
CE
18 - &up Gonzalez 6/23 - 6/23 Sa 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM $150.00 View

The Secret Side of Books
All books are magical, but some have secrets. Learn simple structures with pages that change shape and size or appear and disappear; no sewing required. Experiment with decorated techniques to personalize your creations. All skill levels are welcome. All materials provided.

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Watkins College of Art
CE
18 - &up Sanford 7/21 - 7/22 Sa Su 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM $150.00 View

Western Paper Marbling
In this introductory workshop, students will gain a basic understanding of the history, techniques, tools, and styles of European paper marbling. Students will experiment with free-form swirled patterns, and learn to create intricate classical patterns using combs and rakes to manipulate the pigments in a carrageenan bath. The patterns will then be transferred to paper, creating one-of-a-kind decorative sheets. Students will have plenty of time for experimentation, and they’ll leave with a collection of their own marbled papers, which can be using for bookbinding projects or displayed as works of art. All materials provided.

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Watkins College of Art
CE
18 - &up Gonzalez 7/28 - 7/28 Sa 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM $175.00 View