Tunnel Book

Tunnel books are comprised of a series of pages that are held together with accordion hinges. The books are “read" through openings that allow the reader to see through the entire book to the back cover, creating the illusion of depth and perspective.

Learn the basics of tunnel book construction and collage in this fun, 3 hour workshop! Students will be provided with a kit to construct the outer case and the insides frames or pages. Students may choose bring their own images, photos, and paper to create a narrative, or may choose from a supply provided.

Level: This class is appropriate for students at all levels.
Dates: Thursday, November 30
Time: 6pm-9pm
Max. no of students: 6
Instructor: Linda Anderson
Cost: $45 tuition + $5 materials fee

Note: Members receive a 10% discount off the price of tuition and materials. Please click here to join as a Member.

Completion of this class will qualify you to use the studios for your own projects. Details on Open Studio may be found here.

Date: November 30, 2017

Available Spaces: 4

Printing on the Platen Press

Learn the fundamentals of printing using the platen jobber, perfect for small format jobs, such as greeting cards, business cards, envelopes, etc. Using ABAC’s 8 x 12 Chandler & Price, old-style treadle press and a collection of type forms and photopolymer plates, students will learn how to set up the press and operate it safely. Experience the charm and efficiency of printing on a platen jobber!

Level: Previous letterpress experience preferred
Dates: Monday, December 4
Time: 6pm-9pm
Max. no of students: 6
Instructor: Kevin Auer
Cost: $45 tuition + $5 materials fee

Note: Members receive a 10% discount off the price of tuition and materials. Please click here to join as a Member.

Completion of this class will qualify you to use the studios for your own projects. Details on Open Studio may be found here.

Date: December 4, 2017

Available Spaces: 4

Decorative Box

Learn to make a fun and decorative box! Students will be provided with a kit to construct the box, which measures 3 inches square and 4 inches tall. The instructor will guide students through the process step-by-step. This workshop is a great introduction to the basics of box making, working with book board/decorative papers/adhesives, and provides lots of practice turning book corners, an essential skill in binding a book.

The instructor will bring decorative buttons and items for the box top. Students are welcome to bring a variety of button-like objects that can accept an adhesive such as Elmer's Glue or Super Glue. Instructor will also provide glass marbles for optional "feet" for student boxes.

Level: This class is appropriate for students at all levels.
Date: Thursday, December 7
Time: 6pm-9pm
Max. no of students: 6
Instructor: Julie Sullivan
Cost: $45 tuition + $5 materials fee

Note: Members receive a 10% discount off the price of tuition and materials. Please click here to join as a Member.

Completion of this class will qualify you to use the studios for your own projects. Details on Open Studio may be found here.

Date: December 7, 2017

Available Spaces: 5

Happy Hour, Print Holiday Cards

Let letterpress be that something special this holiday season! Learn the basics concepts of letterpress printing using wood and metal type and photopolymer plates. Students can expect to complete a small edition of cards with greetings such as “Season’s Greetings”, "Happy Holidays" and "Happy New Year". We may even print "Thank You" cards, ending the year in a spirit of gratitude!

Wine and snacks provided, or bring your own. Join us for a fun and educational evening!

Level: This class is appropriate for students at all levels.
Dates: Friday, December 8
Time: 6pm-9pm
Max. no of students: 6
Instructor: Amanda Stevenson
Cost: $45 tuition + $5 materials fee

Note: Members receive a 10% discount off the price of tuition and materials. Please click here to join as a Member.

Date: December 8, 2017

Available Spaces: 6

Paper Marbling for Kids

Join us for an exploration into marbling! We will learn various contemporary marbling techniques to create one of a kind prints. These marbling techniques use completely non-toxic materials and can be replicated at home with easy to find supplies. Be prepared to get your hands dirty!

Level: This class is appropriate for children ages 8-14.
Dates: Saturday, December 9
Time: 10am-1pm
Max. no of students: 8
Instructor: Holly Zeiner
Cost: $45 tuition + $5 materials fee

Note: Members receive a 10% discount off the price of tuition and materials. Please click here to join as a Member.

Date: December 9, 2017

Available Spaces: 8

Paste Paper

pastepaper1Explore the colorful and creative world of Book Arts by making paste papers! For hundreds of years paste papers were used by bookbinders as decorative endsheets that added a unique embellishment to the book. But you can create paste papers for an endless variety of applications, including decorative covering for boxes, frames, journals, cards or stationery. Students will learn a bit of the history of paste papers, look at both historical and modern examples, get a lesson on mixing methyl cellulose, and then be set free to create their own set of colorful and unique paste papers.

(Image credit: Madeleine Durham Paste Paper https://madeleinedurham.com/)

Level: This class is appropriate for students at all levels.
Dates: Monday, December 11
Time: 6pm-9pm
Max. no of students: 8
Instructor: Genevieve Pierce
Cost: $45 tuition + $5 materials fee

Note: Members receive a 10% discount off the price of tuition and materials. Please click here to join as a Member.

Date: December 11, 2017

Available Spaces: 6

Happy Hour Bookbinding for Teachers (Section 3)

happyhourwebJoin us for a happy hour of creating simple bindings you can teach your students this coming year. We will start the evening with wine and snacks, admiring lovely book projects made by kids.

You will go home with four examples of book-binding projects, (with printed directions) made by you, and ready to show-and-tell your classroom, inspiring them to create their own masterpieces!

Wine and snacks provided, or bring your own. Join us for a fun and educational evening!

Austin Book Arts Center is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Provider in the state of Texas. Teachers attending this workshop will receive 3 CPE hours.

Level: This class is appropriate for students at all levels.
Dates: Tuesday, December 12
Time: 6pm-9pm
Max. no of students: 6
Instructor: Linda Anderson
Cost: $45 tuition + $5 materials fee

Note: Members receive a 10% discount off the price of tuition and materials. Please click here to join as a Member.

Completion of this class will qualify you to use the studios for your own projects. Details on Open Studio may be found here.

Date: December 12, 2017

Available Spaces: 6

 


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