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Anne Arundel Community College in Arnold, MD

Intro to Bookbinding

Tuesdays, May 7-21, 2019; 7 PM (3 sessions)

Explore bookbinding techniques easily adapted for uses such as travel memoirs, artist's sketch books or family photos. Develop layout skills and practice three bookbinding techniques. Complete three hand-bound books.

Bookbinding 2

Tuesdays, June 11-25, 2019; 7 PM (3 sessions)

Apply introductory bookbinding skills to the creation of three books. Examine a short history and the fundamentals of: Japanese stab and Coptic stitch binding, along with flag book techniques. Identify future projects to utilize tools and skills.

Bookbinding: Special Projects

Saturday, July 13, 2019; 9 AM (1 session)

Develop advanced bookbinding skills by creating two books. Explore complex techniques that challenge skills. Identify future projects to use tools and new techniques. $70+ includes $22 fee. Prerequisites: CFT 390 Introduction to Bookbinding or permission of instructor. Students should bring bone folder, needles and awl to class. All other supplies will be provided.

Altered Book

Tuesdays, September 25 – October 8, 2019; 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Design an art object from an existing printed book. The book is altered through whatever means or media you choose. Use your chosen book as a canvas to apply paint, collage or rubber stamping to create a unique art object! $99+ includes $27 fee.     

NOTE: Students need to provide 2 small - medium hardback books, scissors, washi tape and various memorabilia for project.

Columbia Art Center in Columbia, MD

BLOCK, PRINT, REPEAT: SUMMER BLOOMS

Saturdays, July 20, 2019; 10am-12:30pm (1 session)

Learn to design and carve your own block for printing on fabric and paper.  Explore how to transfer images, design your own block, and build repeat patterns.  You will receive a full introduction to the different kinds of supplies and tools that can be used in this exciting process.  All materials are provided.

BLOCK, PRINT, REPEAT: GEOMETRIC PRINTS

Saturdays, Aug 17, 2019; 10am-12:30pm (1 session)

NEW!  (For ages 16 and up!)  Learn to design and carve your own block for printing on fabric and paper.  Explore how to transfer images, design your own block, and build repeat patterns.  You will receive a full introduction to the different kinds of supplies and tools that can be used in this exciting process.  All materials are provided.

Frederick Book Arts Center in Frederick, MD

Printing With Sintra

Fridays, May 10 & May 17, 2019; 6–8:30pm

In this 2 session class, students will get hands on experience using and working with Sintra. Sintra is a lightweight, yet rigid sheet of PVC that printmakers have been using in their printmaking processes. It's a cheaper alternative to copper and wood and perfect for experimentation! For ages 18 and up.

Block Printed Tea Towels

Saturday, May 18, 2019; 10am-1pm

Ever wanted to print your own fabric? If the answer is yes, then this class is for you! Explore printmaking in a fiber context and print your very own tea towel. Learn to carve a linoleum block, ink and print your design on fabric. For ages 18 and up.

Ladies Night Out - Printmaking

Friday, May 31, 22-19; 6pm-9pm

Learn how to carve and print onto your own unique t-shirt. It's ladies night, so come with friends or come to make some new ones! No experience necessary, for ages 18 and up!

Pyramid Atlantic in Hyattsville, MD

Block. Print. Repeat.

Friday, May 28, 2019; 7-9pm

In this short-form workshop, you will learn how to carve your own design on soft linoleum blocks. We will keep spring themes in mind, but ultimately the design is up to you! There will be a few colors of ink available, and a variety of small fine papers to print on. Join us for some inky fun! No homework, and no experience necessary!

Folded Bonanza: Blizzard Books & Origami Boxes

Friday, June 21, 2019; 6-9pm

Have you ever been able to make paper move? Join this fun and hands-on workshop where you will learn to fold a collapsible origami box and a blizzard book. This is an independent sequel to the Block. Print. Repeat. workshop. If you are taking the class, you will learn to fold your patterned end papers. If you just want to fold, we will have colorful stock papers to play with!

Root Studio in Columbia, MD

Print & Play

Saturday, June 8, 2019; 12-1:30pm

Want to fuel your passion for all things handmade? Sarah Matthews will show you how to take found objects to experiment in relief, monoprint, and collagraph printmaking methods.  The goal is to jump right into printmaking and play.  All participants will leave the workshop with a minimum of (5) finished art prints ready for framing.  

Handmade Books

Friday, July 19, 2019; 6:30-9:30pm

Students will learn the basics of bookbinding techniques by making three book structures such as: pamphlet, accordion, and Japanese stab binding. This 3-hour workshop will provide an introductory glimpse into the art of making books.