Paper Marbling

marbling1Join us for an exploration into marbling! We will learn various marbling techniques and learn how to create traditional and contemporary designs on paper. The history of marbling will be discussed as well as the many different types of size used to create these one of a kind prints. Be prepared to get your hands dirty and your paper marbled in the first part of class. After our paper dries we will use it to create a book.

Level: This class is appropriate for students at all levels.
Dates: Sunday, March 4
Time: 10am-4pm
Max. no of students: 6
Instructor: Holly Zeiner
Cost: $90 tuition + $15 materials fee

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

Date: March 4, 2018

Available Spaces: 0

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

E-Luminated Tunnel Book

Learn to combine papercraft techniques with friendly, accessible electronics materials like copper tape, flat batteries, and bead-like LED lights. In this day long course, we will apply these techniques to make glowing, interactive tunnel books that make creative use of light and shadow.

By the end of the day you will have learned to make simple circuits with copper tape, embed LED lights, add switches to create interactive behaviors, and construct a complete tunnel book.

No electronics experience necessary! The course is designed for complete beginners, and we are excited about sharing these fascinating materials with artists and creative crafters.

Course material was developed by Becca Rose Glowacki and Natalie Freed.

Level: This class is appropriate for students at all levels.
Dates: Saturday, April 7
Time: 10am-4pm
Max. no of students: 6
Instructor: Natalie Freed
Cost: $90 tuition + $15 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 7, 2018

Available Spaces: 0

Hand Papermaking

Papermaking is an engaging and physical process that you can do right in your own home or workspace. Learn the basic elements of this ancient art as the instructor leads the class through the process of preparing the vat of pulp, pulling a sheet with a mould and deckle, couching the sheet, then pressing the paper. Each student will receive a sheaf of their handmade sheets and envelopes after they have completely dried. Participants should be prepared to get a bit wet, as we are all in water up to our elbows.

Level: This class is appropriate for students at all levels.
Dates: Sunday, April 15
Time: 12pm-4pm
Max. no of students: 6
Instructor: Jen Poteat
Cost: $60 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 15, 2018

Available Spaces: 3

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: 5

Alt Print and Photo Album

lockhart1In the first portion of this class, students will learn the basics of creating handmade photographic prints using the cyanotype and van dyke processes and printing from digital negatives. The second half of the class will be dedicated to learning some basic bookbinding skills by creating a cloth-covered, post screw photo album.

Level: This class is appropriate for students at all levels.
Dates: Saturday & Sunday, May 19 & 20
Time: 10am-4pm
Max. no of students: 6
Instructor: John Lockhart and Kevin Auer
Cost: $180 tuition + $25 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: May 19, 2018

Available Spaces: 6

 


Gift Certificates are available. Click here for more information.
♦ Classes are listed in chronological order by start date. Space is limited. Pre-registration is required.
♦ Members receive a 10% discount on tuition and materials. Please click here to join as a Member. To receive the discount, please select the Member Rate on the drop-down, under Choose an Option. This is located on the registration page for each individual workshop.
♦ You can register for multiple classes by clicking the Add to Cart button. If you want to take the class with a friend, you can also register multiple people!
♦ Payments are processed securely through the PayPal website. You do not need a PayPal account, but may process your order as a guest.
♦ Tuition and all materials are covered by the cost of the class. Students will be notified in advance if the instructor requests that students bring simple tools. Nothing fancy or expensive will be required in addition.
♦ Successfully completing a class at ABAC will qualify a student to use the Studio and equipment during Open Studio times, with certain restrictions. Please check here for rates and policies.
CANCELLATION POLICY: Students will receive a full refund or credit if cancelling a registration at least three business days before the first class meeting. Cancellations must be received in writing or by email at info@atxbookarts.org. If a student cancels less than three business days before the first class meeting, or drops out of a class in progress, full tuition and fees are forfeited. ABAC reserves the right to cancel a class due to under-enrollment. Registered students will be notified by phone and email 48 hours in advance if a cancellation due to under-enrollment should occur.
♦ Please contact us at info@atxbookarts.org if you encounter any problems or wish to provide feedback, suggestions for classes, instructors, or anything really.