Portfolio for Artists

portfolio3Protect your important documents or art on paper. Each student will learn to make a custom portfolio, and will also learn about tools, materials, and techniques for book arts. Cloth, board, and decorative paper will be provided. This class is appropriate for graphic designers, photographers, fine art printers, or anyone with a document or art work that they want to protect.

Level: This class is appropriate for students at all levels.
Dates: Thursday, February 1
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: February 1, 2018

Available Spaces: 2

Print Your Blocks on the Vandercook

Learn the basics of printing and editioning your woodcuts or linocuts on the Vandercook proof press. The instructor will cover proper inking, adjusting packing, adjusting rollers and the operating the press to edition your carved block. Color registration will be covered, but students will edition only in one color during the class. Completion of this class will qualify students to use the Vandercook presses during Open Studio times. Students will bring their own paper and blocks that are already carved. (This workshop does not cover carving blocks).

Level: This class is appropriate for students at all levels.
Dates: Saturday, February 3
Time: 2pm-5pm
Max. no of students: 6
Instructor: Kevin Auer
Cost: $50 tuition

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

Date: February 3, 2018

Available Spaces: 4

Happy Hour Bookbinding for Teachers

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: Wednesday, February 7
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: February 7, 2018

Available Spaces: 5

Improve Your Penmanship

You can improve your personal penmanship. Many factors today conspire to impair our handwriting, and not just the ubiquitous keyboard. Come learn some very specific strategies for quickly improving your handwriting during this fun, no-stress evening. Supplies provided.

Level: This class is appropriate for students at all levels.
Dates: Sunday, February 18
Time: 1pm-4pm
Max. no of students: 8
Instructor: Teri Gaus
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: February 18, 2018

Available Spaces: 7

Cigar Box

Students will learn how to construct a simple box with a hinged lid, perfect to house a book, documents, photos, tools, or just about anything. Students will be provided with a pre-cut kit and will be guided through the process of assembling the box, using book board, book cloth, and decorative paper. Important bookbinding techniques, such as grain direction, measuring, cutting, and gluing will be covered.

Level: This class is appropriate for students at all levels.
Date: Thursday, February 22
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.

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

Date: February 22, 2018

Available Spaces: 5

Happy Hour Bookbinding for Teachers (Section 2)

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: Wednesday, March 7
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: March 7, 2018

Available Spaces: 6

Inkjet Printer Image Transfer

InkjetImageTransferIn this 3 hour class, students will learn how to print a digital image using an inkjet printer, and then transfer the image to watercolor paper using an alcohol-based gel medium (purell hand sanitizer). The class will explore what types of images work with this process, which is very similar to a polaroid transfer.

Level: This class is appropriate for students at all levels.
Dates: Thursday, April 5
Time: 6pm-9pm
Max. no of students: 8
Instructor: Anthony Maddaloni
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: April 5, 2018

Available Spaces: 8

Titles and Labels on Books

Learn hot-stamping techniques that will permit you to create, among other things, beautiful spine labels for your books.

Date: Wednesday,April 11
Time: 6pm-9pm
Max no. of students: 6
Instructor: Dana Kull
Cost: $45 tuition

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

Date: April 11, 2018

Available Spaces: 5

Accordion Sketchbook

watercolorLearn some basic bookbinding skills in this one day workshop. Students will create a hard-cover book with pages of watercolor paper. It is an accordion fold construction, so the book opens wide and the pages lay flat, perfect for sketching or using pastels or watercolor.

Level: This class is appropriate for students at all levels.
Dates: Thursday, April 12
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.

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

Date: April 12, 2018

Available Spaces: 5

Making Book Cloth

bookclothJapanese silk and other commercial book cloths can be beautiful, but have you ever seen a fabric you like and wished you could use it to make your own book cloth? This short class will teach students a quick and successful technique for backing their own fabric. Learn what to do and what not to do, which supplies will end in success and which will almost always guarantee failure. You’ll go home with your own cloth and some sample cards to refer back to when you make more cloth on your own.

Level: This class is appropriate for students at all levels.
Date and Time: Wednesday, April 18, 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.

Date: April 18, 2018

Available Spaces: 6

 


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