classes

  

The Center for Book Arts' Education Program strives to engage a wide audience, providing beginning students and professional artists alike with a comprehensive and technically challenging curriculum. In addition to foundation coursework in letterpress printing and bookbinding, we provide structured opportunities for working artists from other media to expand their creative practice in bookmaking.

The Center for Book Arts is proud to announce a new comprehensive certificate program in the book arts. For students who wish to fully immerse themselves in the study of book arts, we have created a structured program which encourages the in-depth study and creation of the art of the book.You can learn more about the program here.

Registration Details:

Registration begins immediately and continues throughout the semester. You are strongly encouraged to register early, as class size is limited and instructors often need to prepare in advance. Classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. In order to allow instructors adequate time to prepare workshop materials, please register at least two weeks in advance of the workshop.

You may register in person, by phone, or online. Please note that we cannot reserve your place in a class without having received full payment via credit card or check. Tuition payments will be proccesed as soon as a class has met its minumum enrollment. We will hold your payment if a class is under enrolled until it has met its minimum enrollment.

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solvents in use

Classes in the printshop use citrus-based solvents. The Center's classes are not suitable for pregnant women or those with a sensitivity to solvents.




weekdays in the bindery
Class size is limited to eight students.
Bookbinding I Lee Marchalonis section 2: Aug 4 - 8
Bookbinding I Nancy Loeber section 2: Nov 10 - 14

weekends in the bindery
Class size is limited to ten students.
* Pop-Up Vegetable Garden Shawn Sheehy Aug 2 - 3
Papercutting Explorations Beatrice Coron Aug 9 - 10
Bookbinding for Teachers Jennifer Verbit Aug 9
Paper Marbling Lauren Rowland Sep 6 - 7
Carousel Books Emily Martin Sep 13 - 14
Longstitch Variations Rory Golden Oct 4 - 5
* Monument in Mind: Sculptural/Architectural Artist Books Kumi Korf Oct 18 - 19
* Master Faculty Fellow: Material as Metaphor Richard Minsky Oct 25 - 26
Copperplate Calligraphy Karen Gorst Nov 1 - 2
* Magic Books and Paper Toys Esther Smith Nov 1 - 2
* Tips and Tricks Judy Ivry & Barbara Mauriello Nov 8 - 9
Conservation Enclosures Maria Pisano Nov 15 - 16
* Holiday Bound at Minsky's Circa 1990 Susan Mills Dec 6 - 7
Tunnel Books Maria Pisano Dec 13 - 14

weeknights in the bindery
Class size is limited to eight students.
Bookbinding I Lee Marchalonis section 1: Oct 14 - Dec  16

weekends in the printshop
Class size is limited to eight students.
Platen Press Workshop Barbara Henry Aug 2 - 3
Printshop Renter Training and Guillotine Workshop CBA Staff section 8: Aug 9
Intro to Letterpress: Greeting Cards CBA Staff Aug 16 - 17
Vandercook Maintenance Paul Moxon Sep 6 - 7
Printshop Renter Training and Guillotine Workshop CBA Staff section 9: Sep 13
Linoleum Prints Barbara Henry Oct 18 - 19
* Hands-On History of Typography Dikko Faust Nov 1 - 2
Letterpress Printing and Pochoir Amber McMillan Nov 15 - 16
Intro to Letterpress: Business Cards & Postcards Roni Gross Nov 22 - 23
Polymer on the Platen Press Amber McMillan Dec 6 - 14

weeknights in the printshop
Class size is limited to eight students.
Printshop Renter Training and Guillotine Workshop CBA Staff section 9: Sep 12
Letterpress I: Hand Typesetting Roni Gross Oct 29 - Dec  17
Letterpress Lab Roni Gross Oct 30 - Dec  11
Printshop Renter Training and Guillotine Workshop Roni Gross section 11: Nov 17
Printshop Renter Training and Guillotine Workshop Roni Gross section 12: Dec 8





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