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.
The World of Boxes Barbara Mauriello May 5 - 9

weekends in the bindery
Class size is limited to ten students.
* Slipcase & Clamshell Boxes Lee Marchalonis Mar 1 - 2
* The Art of Leather Onlay Gavin Dovey Mar 8 - 9
Illuminated Manuscripts Karen Gorst Mar 8 - 9
Tacket Bindings: 2 Books in a Box Barbara Mauriello Mar 15 - 16
Soft Cover Leather Bound Books Biruta Auna Mar 29 - 30
Paste Paper Workshop Rory Golden Apr 12
Papercutting Explorations Beatrice Coron Apr 12 - 13
* The Altered Book: Animated  The Good School Apr 19 - 20
Suminagashi, Orizome and the Book Yukari Hayashida Apr 26 - 27
Paper Marbling Lauren Rowland May 10 - 11
Four Fantastic Folds Alice Austin Jun 7
Natural Dyeing for Book Artists Natalie Stopka Jun 21 - 22

weeknights in the bindery
Class size is limited to eight students.
Bookbinding I Lee Marchalonis Apr 29 - Jun  24

weekdays in the printshop
Class size is limited to eight students.
Letterpress I: Hand Typesetting Roni Gross Jun 16 - 20

weekends in the printshop
Class size is limited to eight students.
Intro to Letterpress: Business Cards CBA Staff Mar 1 - 2
Intro to Letterpress: Postcards CBA Staff Mar 15 - 16
Printshop Renter Training and Guillotine Workshop CBA Staff section 3: Mar 22
* Paper Plates Workshop Rory Golden Apr 13
Printshop Renter Training and Guillotine Workshop CBA Staff section 4: Apr 19
* Printing Relief Blocks on the Vandercook Barbara Henry May 3 - 4
Intro to Letterpress: Postcards CBA Staff May 10 - 11
Printshop Renter Training and Guillotine Workshop CBA Staff section 5: May 31
Printshop Renter Training and Guillotine Workshop CBA Staff section 6: Jun 14

weeknights in the printshop
Class size is limited to eight students.
Letterpress Lab Roni Gross Apr 24 - May  22
Letterpress I: Contemporary Letterpress Printing Amber McMillan May 20 - Jul  8





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