Go make a book!
How about these classes: Letterpress for Graphic Designers, Leather Binding II: The Next Chapter, Beginning Letterpress and Book Arts I. Some of the terrific new book arts classes at Oregon College of Art & Craft (OCAC) this fall that need students right away to make sure they go. All excellent teachers who I personally highly recommend.
Book Arts I This course offers students an introduction to the materials, techniques, structures and concepts used in creating artists’ books. Demonstrations cover a range of basic binding structures, low-tech printing methods, and text generating ideas. Lectures, a guest artist and one Saturday field trip offer inspiration towards creating unique books that integrate form, imagery, and text. Prerequisite: None Instructor: Lisa Onstad Dates: Tuesdays 09/11/2012 - 11/13/2012 Time: 6:30-9:30pm Tuition $330.00 ($290 + Studio Fee $40)
Leather Binding II: The Next Chapter This class is for those who have some experience with leather binding and would like to hone their skills and learn new ways of working with this wonderful material. We will cover our books in full leather and spend the bulk of the class working on tooling, stamping, onlays & inlays, and other finishing techniques. We will spend time discussing design and see several examples and approaches to how a book’s covering speaks to its content. Prerequisite: Previous experience with leather is required. NO CLASS DATE(S) - Oct 11 & Nov 22 Instructor: Rory Sparks Location: Calligraphy Studio Dates: Thursdays 09/13/2012 - 11/29/2012 Time: 6:30-9:30pm Tuition: $340.00 ($280 + Studio Fee: $60)
Beginning Letterpress Printing Letterpress printing offers an opportunity to slow down and appreciate the physical word once again. The process of hand setting type one word, one letter, at a time is a meditative experience that can reawaken creative inspiration and provide respite from the lightning-fast world of computer printing. In this class we’ll cover the fundamentals of letterpress printing using Vandercook proofing presses: typesetting, proofing, printing, inks, papers, and basic press information. We’ll also cover some basic image-making techniques such as linoleum cuts and pressure printing. Projects will include both group and individual work. Instructor: Warren Buss Dates: Wednesdays 09/12/2012 - 11/14/2012 Time: 6:30-9:30pm Tuition: $330.00 ($280 + $50 Studio Fee)
Letterpress for Graphic Designers Are you a graphic designer who has always wanted to learn more about letterpress? This five-week intensive class provides an introduction to letterpress printing tailored specifically to designers and artists who regularly work in digital media. This class is an opportunity to experience press operation, while also discovering how “digital letterpress” can add a tactile dimension to your work. Students will take their ideas from initial sketches to the digital realm and then to the press. Handwork and lower tech options for photopolymer plate processing will also be explored. Lessons will deepen understanding of letterpress process and terminology, typographical considerations unique to letterpress, as well as paper and ink properties. A great introduction to letterpress for both students who might want to do their own printing and designers who just want to better serve their clients. NO CLASS DATE(S) - Oct 13 Instructor: Clare Carpenter Dates: Saturdays 09/22/2012 - 10/27/2012 Time: 9am-12pm Tuition: $225 ($175 + $50 Studio Fee)