Print, Paper & Book




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 11/17 - 11/18 Sa Su 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM $150.00 View

Crossed Structure Binding
The crossed structure is a beautiful, contemporary, soft cover binding in which the spine and covers are woven together to form a flexible, yet sturdy book. Opportunities abound for students to explore adaptations within this structure, including your own stitched, woven, and collaged elements. All materials provided, but students are encouraged to bring embellishments, such as beads, buttons, decorative papers and/or paper ephemera.

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Watkins College of Art
CE
18 - &up PattersonMarx 10/20 - 10/20 Sa 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM $125.00 View

Handbound Leather Journals
Learn to bind a softcover leather book that can be used as a journal, a sketchbook, or a photo album. Using the Italian Longstitch style — a historical binding that dates to 14th Century Europe — each student will create a book with a leather cover that features decorative stitching on its spine, and pages that lay completely flat when open. Students will use leather for the book cover and have the option to include colorful handmade papers inside. You’ll leave this class with a completed book, and the skills and resources to continue binding at home. No previous bookbinding experience is required and all materials provided.

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Watkins College of Art
CE
18 - &up Gonzalez 10/27 - 10/27 Sa 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM $125.00 View

Hand-Stitched Boxes
Use handmade paper to create a paper box! Students will learn to design and create a pattern for their box, explore different ways to construct the box as well as how to embellish with stitching and collage. The box that students walk away with will not only be a work of art but also sturdy and functional! All materials provided, but students are encouraged to bring embellishments, such as beads, buttons, decorative papers and/or paper ephemera.

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Watkins College of Art
CE
18 - &up Lee 11/10 - 11/11 Sa Su 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM $150.00 View

Intermediate Book Arts

Expand your bookbinding skills by adding a handful of ambitious bindings to your repertoire. Over nine weeks, students will learn new techniques and have substantial time to personalize each project. We will explore long stitch and link stitch variations, the four-needle Coptic binding, sewing onto exposed tapes and raised cords, and other binding styles. Students will be able to use these functional books as journals, sketchbooks, and photo albums. You’ll leave this class with an assortment of your own hand-bound books, and the skills and resources to continue binding at home.

Prerequisite: completion of Introduction to Book Arts, one of Katie’s bookbinding workshops, or comparable book arts experience.





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Watkins College of Art
CE
18 - &up Gonzalez 9/17 - 11/12 Mo 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM $225.00 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 9/20 - 11/15 Th 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM $285.00 View

Miniature Book Christmas Ornaments

Create a collection of miniature handmade books that can be turned into eye-catching Christmas ornaments. We’ll make three types of books that can decorate your tree, all while learning the basics of bookbinding. One ornament will be a leather-bound book with blank pages, perfect for writing holiday memories inside. The second book will be bound in a lotus style that can hang on your tree in two different shapes: either opened into a three-dimensional star, or folded into a neat diamond. The third ornament will be an accordion book that looks like a festive star or snowflake. Not only will you leave with three handbound ornament books, but also the skills to create more books in the future. No previous bookbinding experience required. All materials provided.



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Watkins College of Art
CE
18 - &up Gonzalez 11/10 - 11/10 Sa 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM $125.00 View

Mixed Media + Memory
Combine collage, drawing, writing, and more in this dynamic class that is designed to break down barriers between artistic mediums. Students will piece together memories to create exciting and personal artwork while exploring a variety of mixed media techniques including collage, weaving, and creating altered books. All materials provided, but students are encouraged to bring embellishments, such as beads, buttons, decorative papers and/or paper ephemera.

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Watkins College of Art
CE
18 - &up McKeown 9/18 - 10/23 Tu 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM $205.00 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 11/3 - 11/3 Sa 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM $175.00 View