Letterpress Printing & Book Making
This is an on-going open studio for any level of printer and/or book maker, beginning to experienced. Each participant works on their own project at their own pace. Each person provides their own materials for their project. In addition to instruction and guidance, I provide supplies and equipment for binding and printing…glues, inks, solvents, &c. My studio is a fully equipped, old-fashioned printshop & bindery with over 300 cases of type, a 1926 Chandler & Price platen press, a Vandercook SP 15 press, guillotine cutter, board shear, &c. Enroll at any time for a four week period, continue for as long as you like. $75. Wednesdays, 7 to 10 p.m. Call 206.527.9737 to register or contact me. Every Wednesday evening.
The Book as Art
Building on basic techniques of folded paper and simple sewing structures, participants produce pop-ups, accordion and concertina structures, flag books, origami books, hinged structures, pamphlet, and hardcover books. Discussions include choosing papers, consideration of grain direction, glues, pastes and adhesives, and proper use of tools and materials. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. $95. Call 206.527.9737 to register or contact me. Next class: November 12, 2016.
A Book in a Box
Learn the basics of traditional bookbinding and box making as you create a hard cover, cloth bound book and a custom-made clamshell box. You will be introduced to the techniques and materials of the craft of bookbinding: papers and adhesives, folding and sewing a blank book, constructing a square back case binding, &c. The second day, step by step, you measure and construct a matching clamshell box in which to house your book. Saturday and/or Sunday/Monday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. $150. Call 206.527.9737 to register or contact me. Next class: Saturday and Sunday, March 11 & 12, 2017.
Letterpress Printed Artist’s Books
Learn how to set type by hand and operate both platen and flatbed presses in a fully equipped studio. Produce collaborative, limited edition typographic samplers and/or artist’s books from a large collection of both wood and metal type. Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. $150. Call 206.527.9737 to register or contact me. Next class: To be announced.
Classes take place in my home studio unless otherwise noted. No experience necessary for any class. Most materials and supplies provided.