Category Archives: Workshops

Maine Media Workshop letterpress class

August 4, 2019toAugust 10, 2019

   

Letterpress printing can be a slow process, but it can also be very spontaneous. Using a Vandercook proof press with magnet and Boxcar bases it is possible to print in a spontaneous manner composing the image as you print. Stainless steel wire combined with various sticky backed foams can be cut and manipulated  to make shapes and lines quickly and can be altered as needed. P22Blox are shaped modules that can be combined and recombined to forms letters, frames, figures and more. The emphasis will be on experimentation and variation rather than on specific end products. Each participant will contribute a set sized sample print for a portfolio exchange. For more information go their website: Maine Media Workshops

UK Teaching: The Exquisite Corpse printing workshop

September 12, 2018toSeptember 14, 2018

  

In the early part of the 20th century a group of Surrealists played a parlour game called Consequences where each player writes or draws on a piece of paper, folds it, and passes it on for further contributions. The game, initially done for fun, soon revealed its enriching and creative side.

The name for the game coined by the Surrealists is cadaver exquis, or exquisite corpse, and is the inspiration for Emily’s class. Using a variety of printing techniques, participants will produce various fanciful images that are passed on to the next person for additional input. It’s a collaborative exercise that stretches the usual comfort zone of a single individual. It is bound to throw up many surprises and open up new ways to look at imagery and interact with it.

Participants will execute fanciful or serious images of creatures (human or otherwise) and learn a wide variety of hand printing techniques using stencils, collage, relief printing from wire, hand-made stamps, gelatin printing and other paper decoration techniques. Each participant will make multiples of their images to be exchanged among the group and then each will bind these collected pages in to a book. A multiple set of prints will be made so that each student has a full edition of the results. The prints will finally be bound into a book, or perhaps even something more…

For more information go to the BINDING re:DEFINED website using this link:  full details 2018

Paper Puppets workshop, Center for Book Arts, NY, NY

June 9, 2018toJune 10, 2018

  

Students will learn paper engineering for three different kinds of paper puppets: the flapping mouth, the jump-up and the walking zombie. A variety of techniques for making axles, spacers, flaps, and other movable parts will be explored.  Participants will be able to make models of all the forms and also more individual puppets of their own. No experience required. For more information: Paper Puppets

An Introduction to Paper Engineering, Movable and Sculptural Books workshop – Amana, Iowa

June 25, 2018toJune 28, 2018

  

An introduction and hands-on experience with a variety of paper engineering techniques, flexagon geometric forms, tunnel books and carousel books. Students will produce a variety of models of the structures and explore the text-image relationship possibilities in these structures. For more information: Book Arts – Amana Arts Guild

UK Workshop: The Exquisite Corpse

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12:00 am

  

In the early part of the 20th century a group of Surrealists played a parlour game called Consequences where each player writes or draws on a piece of paper, folds it, and passes it on for further contributions. The game, initially done for fun, soon revealed its enriching and creative side.

The name for the game coined by the Surrealists is cadaver exquis, or exquisite corpse, and is the inspiration for Emily’s class. Using a variety of printing techniques, participants will produce various fanciful images that are passed on to the next person for additional input. It’s a collaborative exercise that stretches the usual comfort zone of a single individual. It is bound to throw up many surprises and open up new ways to look at imagery and interact with it.

Participants will execute fanciful or serious images of creatures (human or otherwise) and learn a wide variety of hand printing techniques using stencils, collage, relief printing from wire, hand-made stamps, gelatin printing and other paper decoration techniques. Each participant will make multiples of their images to be exchanged among the group and then each will bind these collected pages in to a book. A multiple set of prints will be made so that each student has a full edition of the results. The prints will finally be bound into a book, or perhaps even something more…

For more information go to the BINDING re:DEFINED website using this link:  full details 2018

Magic Books class, Cleveland, OH

July 8, 2017toJuly 9, 2017

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Magic Books, Saturday and Sunday July 8-9 10am – 4pm, at the Morgan Conservatory, Cleveland, OH. In this two-day workshop, students will explore a number of book structures which have elements that appear and disappear when the structures are manipulated. Various books ranging from a single-sheet book to 2- and 3-dimensional flexagons to magic wallets and Jacob’s Ladders will be presented. Students will make models and construct your own individual examples using drawings, photographs, rubber stamps, and collage materials. For additional information go to morgan-conservatory | Magic Books

Movables in a Book Format workshop – Philadelphia, PA

June 4, 2016
10:00 amto5:00 pm

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The earliest movables in books date from the 13th century. A volvelle (from the Latin verb volvere, meaning “to turn or roll around”) was used to coordinate religious dates and even to predict the future. The form has endured to this day. In this workshops we will make a volvelle, and other versatile movables such as turning wheels, Victorian wheels, slides and dissolves. The class will make models of each of the structures and there can be a discussion of the compensations needed to incorporate the elements into a book. Saturday, June 4, 2016 10am to 5pm in Philadelphia, PA, USA. For more information, contact the Delaware Chapter of the Guild of Book Workers.

 

Pop Up workshops at the National Czech and Slovak Museum in Cedar Rapids, IA.

January 30, 2016
1:00 pmto3:00 pm
February 13, 2016
1:00 pmto2:30 pm

Make it Pop workshop for Adults. A hands-on exploration of simple pop-up paper engineering. Attendees will learn an assortment of tricks and techniques for creating pop-up cards, and will leave with a selection of delightful pop-up creations. January 30, 1:00 – 3:00 pm. This event is sold out.

I Love Pop-Ups: Family Valentine workshop. A hands-on session of making valentines that pop. Participants will sample an assortment of easy pop-up techniques to create cute valentines for friends and family. February 13, 1:00 – 2:30 pm.For more information: NCSML | I Love Pop-Ups: Family Valentine Workshop – NCSML

Print/Bind Workshop in UK

May 20, 2015toMay 22, 2015

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The first days of the workshop will be spent making various prints using techniques easily replicated at home (no need for presses). These include trace mono-prints, gelatin prints, pouchoir, rubber stamps, and suminagashi.  Each technique uses minimal materials and can be used in combination with more complex imagery. The prints will then be used to make a drum-leaf binding, developed originally by Timothy Ely. The book is not sewn and uses minimal glue. Single folios make up the text block eliminating the need to register images across the gutter. This binding is perfect for the display of artwork that requires a full spread without a break. The pages open flat and it can have either soft or hard covers. Many binders in the USA use the Drum Leaf binding and Emily will be teaching it here in the UK for the first time.

Emily will be speaking at St Bride Foundation in London a few days after her workshop about her own work and also about the Guild of Bookworkers in the US, of which she is the chairperson of the Midwest Chapter. St Bride is also holding an exhibition of her Pantone Postcard Project opening on the 15th of June, 2015.

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