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Book Arts 2008 Calendar

January 8–April 22, Tuesdays, 4:10–8:00

Class: Beginning, Intermediate & Advanced Bookbinding

Instructor: Christopher McAfee, Utah

Location: Book Arts Studio, J. Willard Marriott Library, 1st floor

Noncredit class fee: $375; Materials fee: $50

Explore the basic elements of bookbinding, including design and construction of the traditional book. Participants produce and take away a variety of binding models. Build on a foundation of knowledge to produce an individually designed bookwork. Instructor Chris McAfee received a BFA in printmaking in 1993 from Brigham Young University where he was first introduced to bookbinding. In 1995, he received an MFA in bookbinding from the University of Alabama where he developed an interest in book conservation. He has since worked as a conservator of books, documents, and photographs for Brigham Young University and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Archives.

Relicensure points are available from the Utah State Board of Education.

For more information: bookartsprogram@utah.edu or 801-585-9191

February 2008

No classes/workshops scheduled.

March 7 & 8, Friday & Saturday, 10:00–5:00

Cosponsored Workshop: Marbling Mania

Instructor: Galen Berry, Oklahoma

Location: Book Arts Studio, Marriott Library, 1st floor

The Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Guild of Book Workers and the Book Arts Program present Galen Berry. Recall the beautiful, multicolored, patterned pastedowns of old books? Learn to make professional-quality, marbled papers in this stirring workshop! An amazing number of patterns are presented: peacock, stone marble, Spanish wave, feather, nonpareil, French curl, Italian vein, and flowers. Slightly more complex techniques such as thistle, moire, fantasy wave, antique spot, and ripple are covered the second day. Participants experiment with overmarbling and masking, and learn proper use of marbling ingredients. Working on paper and fabric, each participant takes home up to thirty marbled sheets.

Galen Berry, a self-taught marbling artist, developed his techniques through experimentation with arcane instructions and strange ingredients over the last seventeen years. Galen sells his work nationwide and graciously passes on his secrets to students numbering in the thousands.

Relicensure points are available from the Utah State Board of Education.

For more information: bookartsprogram@utah.edu or 801-585-9191

April 3, Thursday, 7:00

Cosponsored Lecture: Working in Multiple Layers: How Process Informs Work

Speaker: Sara Langworthy

Location: D. Lamar Jensen Seminar Room (1130 HBLL), L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Level 1, Brigham Young University

For more information: please contact the L. Tom Perry Special Collections at 801-422-3514

The L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University, and the Book Arts Program present Sara Langworthy. Experimentation, multiple surfaces and a love of edges texture the generative process informing Sara's artistic work. Collaboration with authors and poets provides an additional layer, altering her process in unexpected ways. Sara Langworthy trained in bookbinding, printing, and papermaking at the University of Iowa Center for the Book where she is currently printer-in-residence. Recipient of numerous awards and residencies, Sara collaborates with the College of Saint Benedict Literary Arts Institute, printing poetry broadsides for their imprint One Crow Press. Sara's teaching resume is extensive and her artists' books are found in a number of national collections.

The lecture is FREE and open to the public.

 

April 4 & 5, Friday & Saturday, 9:00–5:00

Workshop: Drawing at the Press: Fluid Approaches to Innovative Printing

Instructor: Sara Langworthy, Iowa

Location: Book Arts Studio, Marriott Library, 1st floor

Workshop fee: $150; Materials fee: $55

Shatter the constraints of traditional fine printing with this explosion of innovative and unconventional letterpress printing. Expand your artistic repetoire with pressure prints, excessive layers, intentional misregistration, painterly and trace monoprints, collagraphs, photopolymer plates, stencils, handwork, and the incorporation of aqueous materials into printed sheets. Participate in strategic excercises to develop familiarity with each process. What a blast!

Relicensure points are available from the Utah State Board of Education.

For more information: bookartsprogram@utah.edu or 801-585-9191

 

April 25 & 26, Friday & Saturday, 9:00–5:00

Workshop: Call it business or pleasure: Letterpress-printed calling cards

Instructors: Carol Sogard and Marnie Powers-Torrey, Utah

Location: Book Arts Studio, Marriott Library, 1st floor

Workshop fee: $150; Materials fee: $25

Learn the basics of type and typesetting while simultaneously considering how to represent an individual in a business or calling card. Through exercises and critique, participants become familiar with considerations concerning type and layout, and how design choices affect communication of intent. Using handset metal type and elements, letterpress-print a unique card that voices who, what, and how to contact with style and verve. Leave with 200 letterpress printed cards.

Relicensure points are available from the Utah State Board of Education.

For more information: bookartsprogram@utah.edu or 801-585-9191

May 14–July 30, Wednesdays, 4:10–8:00

Class: Beginning, Intermediate & Advanced Letterpress

Instructor: Marnie Powers-Torrey

Location: Book Arts Studio, Marriott Library, level 1

Noncredit class fee: $375; Materials fee: $50

Design several letterpress projects and learn how to print them using movable type and hand-operated presses. Through discussion and critique, learn basic elements of design and typography, and how to integrate other printing processes into letterpress work. Intermediate and advanced students deepen their exploration of letterpress by designing a program of study at a more complex and sophisticated level. Each student leaves with a class portfolio.

Marnie Powers-Torrey holds an MFA in photography and is the Book Arts Studio Manager. She has taught classes in photography and etching for the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Utah. Marnie teaches letterpress printing, artists' books, photopolymer plate printing, alternative printing techniques, and other courses for the Book Arts Program. She prints limited-edition books for the Red Butte Press and commissioned letterpress projects. Her work is exhibited nationally.

Relicensure points are available from the Utah State Board of Education.

For more information: bookartsprogram@utah.edu or 801-585-9191

 

May 15, 22, 29; June 12, 19, Thursdays, 4:00–7:00

Intensive Workshop: Simple Book Repairs for At-Home Curators

Instructor: Pamela Barrios, Utah

Location: Book Arts Studio, Marriott Library, 1st floor

Workshop fee: $160; Materials fee: $50

Learn basic, book-repair techniques including dry cleaning; paper mending; sewing; repair of loose joints, torn spines and endcaps; and how to mend detached boards. This five-session course is limited to six motivated participants. Manual dexterity and patience are highly recommended. Participants receive a kit supplied with basic materials and tools as well as damaged books to repair. At the seminar's completion, participants are capable of assessing damage to non-rare books and executing basic, non-damaging techniques necessary for repair.

Pamela Barrios was introduced to conservation and the book arts in 1976 at the New York Botanical Gardens. In 1990, after holding conservation positions at the New York Public Library, Yale University, and the New York Academy of Medicine, she moved to her present position as Rare Book Conservator at the Harold B. Lee Library Conservation Laboratory, Brigham Young University. Pam teaches classes and workshops throughout the country. Her artists' books and design bindings are exhibited internationally. She is an associate editor of the Bonefolder, www.philobiblon.com/bonefolder.

Relicensure points are available from the Utah State Board of Education.

For more information: bookartsprogram@utah.edu or 801-585-9191

June 4–7, Wednesday through Saturday, 9:00–5:00

Summer Intensive: Shape, Scrape and Paint: Altering Surfaces

Instructor: Don Glaister, Washington

Location: Book Arts Studio, Marriott Library, 1st floor

Workshop fee: $300; Materials fee: $55

For as long as there have been books, bookmakers have applied distinctive, expressive designs to the covers of their creations. This two-part workshop explores historic decorative techniques in conjunction with modern possibilities: gold and blind tooling alongside applications of plastics, wood veneers, metals and other surface alterations. Get ready to sand, shape, scrape, paint, draw, emboss, deboss, and craft the tools required for the execution of these techniques. Design and produce several plaquettes for use as examples in future book projects. Participants work primarily on leather surfaces, so experience in gold tooling and leather binding is helpful but not necessary.

Celebrated book artist Don Glaister lives and works on Vashon Island, Washington. Don incorporates unexpected materials, visual humor, and spontaneous expression in book forms structured around classical, European, binding traditions. His recent work includes two editions of artists' books, Brooklyn Bridge: A Love Song and The Pearl Necklace. Partial funding provided by the Utah Arts Council.

Relicensure points are available from the Utah State Board of Education.

For more information: bookartsprogram@utah.edu or 801-585-9191

 

June 5, Thursday, 7:00

Cosponsored Lecture: Locked Away in Private Collections: Work Seldom Seen

Speaker: Don Glaister, Washington

Location: D. Lamar Jensen Seminar Room (1130 HBLL), L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Level 1, Brigham Young University

The L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University, and the Book Arts Program present Don Glaister. Many of the 150 design bindings created by this artist over the last 30 years were commissioned by private collectors and have seldom, if ever, been seen outside of personal libraries. Don presents a slide lecture detailing some of his favorite books currently held in private collections.

The lecture is FREE and open to the public.

For more information: please contact the L. Tom Perry Special Collections at 801-422-3514

 

June 10 & 11; June 13 & 14, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday, 9:00–5:00

Intensive Workshop: Cracking the Code with Mixmaster Scrap

Instructor: Tim Ely, Washington

Location: ART 362, Art and Architecture Building

Workshop fee: $300; Materials fee: $55

Get your swerve on with this inquiry into the uses and utility of the artist's sketchbook, a venerable tool with the dexterity to act as planner, journal and muse. Produce a single section structure by fusing principles of basic bookbinding with generation of IDEA and OBSERVATION. Manipulate content to enhance flow and connection, and expand the notion of the book as a free-form object. A second, more formal structure, built from the ground up, incorporates more advanced techniques and allows the flexibility needed for spontaneous play. Count on getting down with drawing by confronting that specter that often paralyzes intentions.

Timothy Ely—aka, Mixmaster Scrap—began making books as an errant child. Interest in UFOs, alchemy, comic books, bones, and arcane religious artifacts led him from painting and design work to bookbinding. He received an MFA in Design from the University of Washington in 1975. Presently, Tim makes unique manuscript books and teaches the art of the book nationally. He is represented by Granary Books in New York City. His books are in public, private, and secret collections planet-wide.

Relicensure points are available from the Utah State Board of Education.

For more information: bookartsprogram@utah.edu or 801-585-9191

 

June 27 & 28, Friday & Saturday, 9:00–5:00

Educator's Workshop, Foundational Session: It's a Wide, Wide, Wide, Wide World of Bookbinding

Instructor: Krissy Giacoletto, University of Utah

Location: Book Arts Studio, Marriott Library, 1st floor

Workshop fee: Workshop fee is underwritten for educators.

Travel from the simple to the spectacular in this wide-ranging exploration of bookbinding possibilities for the classroom. This tour guides participants through basic bookbinding vocabulary, materials, and techniques, while exposing them to the wonders of binding styles and decorative options. On the itinerary: single-sheet, folded books, paste paper, Gocco printing, Japanese stab bindings, boxes, pop-ups, stitched pamphlets, and much more. Discover how to do it all on a shoe-string or no-string budget. Return from this bookmaking excursion with souvenirs to enhance classroom instruction and enrich language, science, and math curricula. Book this sightseeing extravaganza today!

Krissy Giacoletto, photograph archivist in the Special Collections Department of the J. Willard Marriott Library, took a long side-trip into the world of bookbinding while attending the University of Utah. She never returned. The benefit of Krissy's enthusiasm and excitement is apparent as she teaches numerous groups the secrets of turning blank paper and grey board into functioning pieces of art.

Relicensure points are available from the Utah State Board of Education.

For more information: bookartsprogram@utah.edu or 801-585-9191

July 11 & 12, Friday & Saturday, 9:00–5:00

Educator's Workshop, Specialized Session: Bag of Books

Instructor: C. J. Grossman, California

Location: Book Arts Studio, Marriott Library, 1st floor

Workshop fee: Workshop fee is underwritten for educators.

Conjure up a variety of curious books for your bag of classroom tricks. From charming pop-ups to enchanting portfolios, learn bookbinding magic to enhance all areas of classroom curricula. With a little hocus-pocus, participants create a wealth of structures and use techniques such as embossing and envelope construction to emphasize stories, history, science, math and all kinds of writing. Use discussion and shared ideas on content, writing prompts, and poetry ideas to create a new rabbit to pull out of your educator's hat. Each person takes home a whole bag of books including —abracadabra— one made from a tiny cereal box!

C. J. Grossman has taught thousands of children and adults how to create their own books and specializes in teaching educators. She has an MFA from California College of the Arts and a B.S. in Social Welfare from San Francisco State University. Grossman's own work is exhibited nationally. She lives in Berkeley with her imaginary dog, Carrot, whose name changes every week.

Relicensure points are available from the Utah State Board of Education.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to extraordinary interest in the educators' workshops, we limit each educator's participation to one workshop per year. We also limit participation in the specialized session to every other year.

For more information: bookartsprogram@utah.edu or 801-585-9191

August 27–December 10, Wednesdays, 4:10–8:00

Class: Beginning, Intermediate & Advanced Letterpress

Instructor: Marnie Powers-Torrey, Utah

Location: Book Arts Studio, Marriott Library, 1st floor

Workshop fee: Workshop fee is underwritten for educators.

Design several letterpress projects and learn how to print them using movable type and hand-operated presses. Through discussion and critique, learn basic elements of design and typography, and how to integrate other printing processes into letterpress work. Intermediate and advanced students deepen their exploration of letterpress by designing a program of study at a more complex and sophisticated level. Each student leaves with a class portfolio.

Marnie Powers-Torrey holds an MFA in photography and is the Book Arts Studio Manager. She has taught classes in photography and etching for the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Utah. Marnie teaches letterpress printing, artists' books, photopolymer plate printing, alternative printing techniques, and other courses for the Book Arts Program. She prints limited-edition books for the Red Butte Press and commissioned letterpress projects. Her work is exhibited nationally.

Relicensure points are available from the Utah State Board of Education.

For more information: bookartsprogram@utah.edu or 801-585-9191

 

August 28–December 11, Thursdays, 4:10–8:00

Class: Beginning, Intermediate & Advanced Bookbinding

Instructor: Christopher McAfee, Utah

Location: Book Arts Studio, J. Willard Marriott Library, 1st floor

Noncredit class fee: $375; Materials fee: $50

Explore the basic elements of bookbinding, including design and construction of the traditional book. Participants produce and take away a variety of binding models. Build on a foundation of knowledge to produce an individually designed bookwork. Instructor Chris McAfee received a BFA in printmaking in 1993 from Brigham Young University where he was first introduced to bookbinding. In 1995, he received an MFA in bookbinding from the University of Alabama where he developed an interest in book conservation. He has since worked as a conservator of books, documents, and photographs for Brigham Young University and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Archives.

Relicensure points are available from the Utah State Board of Education.

For more information: bookartsprogram@utah.edu or 801-585-9191

September 12 & 13, Friday & Saturday, 9:00–5:00

Workshop: Tooling Around

Instructor: Jana Pullman, Minnesota

Location: Book Arts Studio, J. Willard Marriott Library, 1st floor

Noncredit class fee: $150; Materials fee: $25

Pick up a book. The first clues to what hides inside are discovered on the cover. The primary evidence provided by the title, mark, or image attracts our attention. This workshop presents a practical investigation into the use of hand tools and stamping machines for the titling and decoration of book covers. The use of sample boards allows participants hands-on experience as they learn about materials and train in techniques using foils, pigment, and gold leaf on leather, cloth, and paper.

Jana Pullman earned her MFA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In 25 years of book arts experience, she has worked as printer, illustrator, conservator, and book artist. Jana is the owner of Western Slope Bindery specializing in custom binding and repair of books, and teaches papermaking, binding and conservation workshops throughout the country.

Relicensure points are available from the Utah State Board of Education.

For more information: bookartsprogram@utah.edu or 801-585-9191

October 25, Saturday, 9:00–5:00

Workshop: Posh Portfolios & Classy Clamshells

Instructor: Chris McAfee, Utah

Location: Book Arts Studio, J. Willard Marriott Library, 1st floor

Noncredit class fee: $75; Materials fee: $25

Book creations and hand-made prints deserve pampering. Your art is one-of-a-kind; don't dress it off-the-rack, spoil it with haute couture. Join conservator and book artist, Chris McAfee, for a day of nitty-gritty instruction in tailoring designer portfolios and chic clamshell boxes. Using a book from your private collection, learn to measure, cut, construct, and craft unique structures for outfitting and protecting your own personal treasures in a fashion befitting their artistry.

Relicensure points are available from the Utah State Board of Education.

For more information: bookartsprogram@utah.edu or 801-585-9191

November 8, Saturday, 9:00–5:00

Workshop: Press to Post: A Card in a Day

Instructor:  Marnie Powers-Torrey, Utah

Location: Book Arts Studio, J. Willard Marriott Library, 1st floor

Noncredit class fee: $75; Materials fee: $40

Hoping to send unique holiday cards this year? Want to personalize thank-you or greeting cards? Get down and dirty with some printer's devilry! This card-printing hullabaloo introduces the aesthetic and technical delights of letterpress printing. Bring a message and use our vast collection of antique cuts and metal type to create an inspired and personalized greeting. Leave with an edition of approximately 100 letterpress-printed cards.

Relicensure points are available from the Utah State Board of Education.

For more information: bookartsprogram@utah.edu or 801-585-9191

December 2008

No classes/workshops scheduled.

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Laura Decker

Grants and Outreach Coordinator, Book Arts Program

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Marnie Powers-Torrey

Managing Director, Book Arts Program and Red Butte Press

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Claire Taylor

Studio Manager, Book Arts Program

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Emily Tipps

Binding Instructor and Studio Coordinator, Book Arts Program

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Mary Toscano

Library Exhibitions and Studio Coordinator, Book Arts Program

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David Wolske

Creative Director, Book Arts Program and Red Butte Press

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