Events and Workshops
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2017 Book, Print, and Paper Workshops at Peninsula School of Art

Summer Blues: Papermaking with Indigo with Mary Hark | June 7-10

Experimental Printmaking and Book Arts with Melissa Wagner-Lawler | July 13-15

Watercolor Printmaking: Japanese Woodblock with Linda Beeman | August 9-12

Artists’ Books and Bindings with Karen Hanmer | September 13-16

Learn more about these offerings at 

Member registration opens January 17th, and General registration opens January 31st. You can register
over the phone at 920.868.3455 or online. 

Scholarship applications are due March 15th for workshops held between May and July. The scholarship deadline for workshops between August and October is June 15th. 

2017  University of Utah Book Arts Workshops

We’re excited to share that registration for our 2017 workshops is now open! We'll be offering a total of
nineteen community events this year, including half-day, weekend and multi-session classes, as well as free, informal drop-in sessions and lectures. National and local instructors including Samuel Feinstein, Jessica Peterson, Christopher McAfee, Pamela Spitzmueller, and Paulette Rosen will join Book Arts Program staff
to teach workshops ranging from gold tooling to hand-press printing, conservation, papermaking and
much more.

Complete details including instructor bios, class fees and online registration links can be found on our website: 

For questions or additional information, please contact Community Outreach Coordinator,
Allison Milham: 

And you can also stay in the loop by following us on social media: @bookartsprogram 

We look forward to a great year of community programming and we hope you’ll be able to join us for a class!

Mills College Summer Institute for Book and Print Technologies 2017

The second annual Mills College Summer Institute for Book and Print Technologies will take place June 5-16, 2017 and will include 5-day workshops taught at the master class level by well-known book and print artists, a master critique seminar and a pricing seminar. For information on tuition and how to apply, please go to:

Session I: June 5-9, 2017

Julie Chen: The Mother of All Boxes

Many contemporary book artists have gone well beyond the traditional clam shell box when envisioning enclosures for their artists’ books. In many instances the box is more than an elegant container for a book, becoming instead an integral component of content. This workshop will begin with the assembly of a box model set that contains all the components needed to create an endless array of boxes including those with drawers, compartments, recesses, windows, false floors, and magnetic closures. The secrets of perfect fitting and corner covering will also be revealed. Students will then go on to make one or more complex boxes of their own design. Some previous box-making experience is required.

Kathleen Walkup: A Roll of the Dice

In this workshop we’ll combine art and scholarship, using chance operations (Mallarm√©’s ‘roll of the dice’) and other conceptual practices to create a suite of broadsides in the letterpress studio. For inspiration we’ll look at seminal works in the avant garde such as Mayakovsky’s For the Voice and work from Fluxus in Mills’ Special Collections and at San Francisco’s Letterform Archive. We’ll use text generators to cast type at Prototype Press, then print from it. We’ll explore cut-ups, mesostics and other aleatory literary and sound techniques and apply these in a variety of experimental printing processes using type, photography and plates. Type and letterpress experience helpful.

Weekend Session: June 10-11, 2017

Master Critique Seminar: June 10th, 2:00-5:00

Pricing Seminar: June 11th, 9:30-12:30

Artist Presentations and Reception: June 11th, 2:30-4:30 This event is sponsored by the Mills College Center for the Book and is free and open to the public. 

Session II: June 12-16, 2017 

Colette Fu: Popping Up and Out: Advanced Paper Engineering for Book Artists

In this intermediate workshop, participants will take their knowledge of basic pop-up techniques to the next level to create complex variations. Some mechanisms we’ll explore include opposing angle folds, parallel and angle lifting platforms, three-dimensional shapes, revolving mechanisms and pivoting pull-tabs. Once mastered, these mechanisms can become the building blocks for spectacular three-dimensional inventions. Participants will all go home with at least one finished pop-up spread. Pop-ups are really just inventive uses of cutting, folding and gluing plus your own unique play and imagination. Participants should bring some of their own artwork/prints, special papers or other materials that they would like to experiment with. Some previous pop-up experience is required.

Karen Kunc: Innovations in Color Woodcut Printing

This intensive, exciting workshop will awaken the possibilities of the woodcut printing process for the intermediate and advanced print-maker. This approach is not technically tradition-bound…but inventive, with contemporary, creative methods, that can be spontaneous, simple and direct. This expressive medium will be introduced and explored through demonstrations and discussions of cutting techniques, oil-based ink and water-based ink, and printing by hand as well as using the press. Participants will go from designing their images and cutting blocks, to printing several projects using a variety of methods and individual discoveries. Concepts for invention and good fun will be directed in a collaborative atmosphere, while being inspired by master printmaker Karen Kunc, who opens the creative process with insightful mentoring. Previous woodcut experience is required.

Karen Hanmer Book Arts

Glenview, IL (north suburban Chicago)

Workshops and private instruction focusing on a solid foundation in basic binding skills. Small class size of three to five students ensures personal attention and a collegial atmosphere.


The Medieval Girdle Book

Leather Binding Fundamentals

Details and registration information at

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