Art of the Book

Saturday, June 28, 2014 - 10 am-3 pm

A Workshop with Carey Watters

Fee: $65/$58 members (all materials included)

Registration: Registration for this workshop is now closed. You may also be interested in All Things Paper: The Marvels of Marbling with Carey Watters, August 16.

This introductory course will familiarize students with the basic materials (paper, cloth, board, and adhesives) and techniques (folding, sewing, gluing) used in making books. Students will make several different structures, including a pamphlet with complex variations, Japanese stab binding with variations, and a single needle coptic. Paper and tools will be provided, but students are welcome to bring papers and ephemera to use in their books.

Bring a bag lunch and beverages and dress for the outdoors. We’ll be making use of Lynden’s 40 beautiful acres during our breaks, weather permitting. We have aprons, but please wear clothes suitable for artmaking.

About Carey Watters

Carey Watters is a bookbinding, letterpress printer and graphic design professor living in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She has been teaching workshops in bookbinding, letterpress, and paper marbling for over 10 years. This past summer she was in the beautiful village of Noepoli, in the Basilicata region of Italy, teaching paper marbling to people in the village. Watters enjoys the opportunity to share her love of all things paper.

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