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Anne Arundel Community College in Arnold, MD

Intro to Bookbinding

Tuesdays, October 1st-15th, 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, October 22nd-November 5th, 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

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

Wednesdays, September 25 – October 9, 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

Holiday Card Making

Saturday, November 2nd, 2019; 10am-12:30pm (1 session)

‘Tis the season... to step up your holiday card-making game! Make them early before the hustle and bustle of the season. Learn how to carve your own block to create one-of-a-kind holiday cards.

Block, Print, Repeat: Autumn Leaves

Saturday, October 12th, 2019; 10am-12:30pm (1 session)

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

Block, Print, Repeat: Holiday Wrapping Paper

Saturday, November 16th, 2019; 10am-2pm (1 session)

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

Frederick Book Arts Center in Frederick, MD

Woodblock Printmaking

Friday, September 20th, 2019; 5:30 PM to 9 PM & Saturday, September 21st, 2019; 9 AM to 3 PM

Interested in woodblocks? Join us and create hand carved woodcut blocks from a photograph or drawing of your choosing. You will learn how to carve, ink, and print your own mini masterpiece on several different types of archival paper. All skill levels are welcome. 

Ladies Night Out - Printmaking

Friday, November 1st, 2019; 5:30 PM to 9 PM

Friday, December 6th, 2019; 5:30 PM to 9 PM

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!

Collagraph Printmaking

Saturday, December 7th, 2019; 3:30 PM to 6:30 PM

Create collagraph prints using simple materials.  Each student will make at least 2 collagraph plates using a range of different textures, while experimenting with inking techniques to create unique and colorful prints.

Block Printed Tea Towels

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.

Pyramid Atlantic in Hyattsville, MD

Block. Print. Repeat.

Saturday, October 26th, 2019; 10 AM to 1 PM

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!

Root Studio in Columbia, MD

Print & Play

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, November 15th, 2019; 6 PM to 8:30 PM

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.