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Artist Portfolio/Press Book
This workshop is intended for artists and designers who would like to create their own beautiful and professional portfolio. The Portfolio/Press Book is a slim and simple alternative to bound portfolios allowing for interchangeability of pages over time. The structure uses screw posts and flanges along the spine that act to secure pages and hide the posts. The book in this workshop will be designed to accommodate standard 3-hole pages or plastic sleeves. Alternative and unique fold-out pages will also be presented and discussed. Students will learn fundamental measuring techniques to work with screw posts, spine flanges and larger scale materials.

Benjamin Reynaert
March 31 , Saturday, 10am - 4pm

Benjamin Reynaert received his BFA and BARCH from The Rhode Island School of Design in 2005 and 2006. Upon graduating he apprenticed in the bindery at Bloodroot Press in Ann Arbor MI and has since taught bookbinding, papermaking and book arts related workshops at a variety of universities and institutions in southeastern Michigan. Selected exhibitions include "Inventive Structures: Books Beyond the Codex" at the Creative Arts Workshop in New Haven, CT juried by Hedi Kyle and "The Young and the Restless" at the Contemporary Art Institute of Detroit. In 2009 Benjamin curated " (Un)bound: Artist Books and Prints" for the University of Michigan Gifts of Art which included notable book artists and an editorial in The Ann Arbor News. He was a 2009 recipient of the Nell Meldahl Scholarship for the Paper and Book Intensive at the Ox-Bow School in Saugatuck, MI. Benjamin is a 2010-2011 Van Lier Scholar at the Center for Book Arts in NYC pursuing advanced studies in book arts.

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