Monday, June 27, 2011

Asheville Bookworks Classes


Nature Drawing for Journal Keeping

June 30, July 7, 14, 21, 28, Aug 3, 2011 new class
Thursdays 6:30 - 9:00 pm, except the last class, August 3, is Wednesday
Instructor: Heather Allen-Swarttouw

This class is for creative people who have always wanted to render elements of the natural world. Honing our skills of observation we will turn to the natural world for inspiration. Using flowers, ferns, leaves etc...from Heather's garden this class will give you the basic drawing skills and confidence to capture the elegance and mystery of them.
Playing it Safe: Protective Enclosures

July 9-10, 2011 new class (possible reschedule - please contact BookWorks)
Saturday & Sunday 9:00 am-4:00 pm

Instructor: Bridget Elmer

This class will explore several options for creative protective enclosures for books, prints and other collected materials. This will be the first in a series of classes, each of which will focus on two structures. For our first course, students will learn how to make case-bound paper portfolios, as well as a slip case and chemise.
Magic Box
Wednesday, July 21, 2011 10 - 5 pm

Instructor: Steve Pittelkow
Learn the essential elements of box making with a twist. The magic box opens two ways to reveal either one or two compartments, depending on how it's opened. In addition to the magic, this class will provide a sound basis for box construction and various methods for covering with special attention to learning accurate measuring and cutting. Students will receive a book board thickness measuring template for future construction projects. All levels.
Letterpress Printing Intensive

July 23 - 31 , 2011 new class
8 days, Saturday - with a break on Tuesday - Sunday, 9 - 5 pm

Instructors: Jessica White, Bridget Elmer, Frank Brannon

Three incredible instructors have teamed up and put together a letterpress intensive for students who want to move forward quickly in a letterpress practice and are interested in working independently in the BookWorks letterpress studio.
Vandercook Maintenance

August 3 and 4, 2011
Wednesday and Thursday, 10 - 4 pm Instructor: Paul Moxon,
Participants will learn all the points of maintenance, cleaning and lubrication so as to be prepared for potential problems and make or direct repairs.

Moku Hanga with Andy Farkas
August 19, 20 and 21, 2011
Friday, 6 - 9 pm, Saturday & Sunday, 10 - 5 pm
Instructor: Andy Farkas

Learn the centuries old Japanese method of woodblock carving and printing using non-toxic water-based pigments and rice paste also called Moku Hanga. Students will learn traditional methods and tips for carving woodcuts as well as the kento registration technique for printing multiple color blocks.
Altered Books, Part 1 & 2

August 27, 2011 and August 28, 2011 Saturday and Sunday, 9 - 5 pm
register for either or both

Instructor: Carol Owens

Altered book artists like to say there are no rules. To that I would add, just a chance to play and have fun. In this workshop we will use collage and embellishment to turn old books into interactive works of art.

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