Book Arts

Make Your Own Sketchbooks and Artist Portfolio

This class focuses on giving you the skills to quickly create a range of tailor-made sketchbooks with a minimum of tools and time. You will learn bookbinding basics that let you create a plethora of sketchbooks from simple to complex. These include: easy-pamphlet styles, soft leather, coptic, case-bound, a handy traveling sketchbook with an envelope and slot for a pencil, and a top-opening sketchbook with hard back. The final week will focus on creating a small portfolio to hold loose sketches. Class will include discussions of the sketchbook throughout history. No prerequisite: none

* A supply list and invoice will be mailed to you after registering. If you'd like to view the list please email cmalone@ocac.edu

Instructor: 
Marilyn Zornado
Location: 
Book Arts Classroom
Start Date: 
10/13/2014
End Date: 
11/10/2014
Days: 
Mondays
Time: 
6:40pm-9:40pm
Tuition: 
200
Studio Fee: 
30
$230.00

If you qualify for one of these discounts please select the appropriate discount.

Beginning Printmaking: Etching, Chine Colle and the Layered Print

Explore this introduction to hard ground etching, chine collé (collage of thin paper applied during the printing process), wiping and printing copper plates, and the use of the Griffin Press. Two copper plates will be etched with fine line drawing. These plates are then used to print on both the base paper and the toned/colored chine collé papers. You can experiment with printing and layering these plates in different configurations. You leave with a small edition of prints and a good introduction to the basics of intaglio printmaking. Examples of contemporary etching with chine collé will supplement this class. Prerequisite: none

* A supply list and invoice will be mailed to you after registering. If you'd like to view the list please email cmalone@ocac.edu

Instructor: 
Nancy Prior
Location: 
Book Arts Classroom/ Printmaking
Start Date: 
10/08/2014
End Date: 
11/12/2014
Days: 
Wednesdays
Time: 
6:40pm-9:40pm
Tuition: 
175
Studio Fee: 
50
$225.00

If you qualify for one of these discounts please select the appropriate discount.

Introduction to Letterpress Printing

Experience hand setting metal type from OCAC’s extensive type collection while you learn the operation of the Vandercook Proof Press. Participants will work on a project that combines type and a linoleum-cut image of their own design, printed in an edition large enough to create a complete set. All printing will take place during class time. One extra evening per week will be arranged for monitored type setting. Class is supplemented with examples of contemporary letterpress printing. Prerequisite: none

* A supply list and invoice will be mailed to you after registering. If you'd like to view the list please email cmalone@ocac.edu

Instructor: 
Larissa Hammond
Location: 
Book Arts Classroom
Start Date: 
09/23/2014
End Date: 
10/28/2014
Days: 
Tuesdays
Time: 
6:30pm-9:30pm
Tuition: 
175
Studio Fee: 
25
$200.00

If you qualify for one of these discounts please select the appropriate discount.

Letterpress for Graphic Designers

Are you a graphic designer who has always wanted to learn more about letterpress? This five-week intensive class will provide 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 letterpress can add a tactile dimension to your work. Students will take their ideas from initial sketches to the digital realm to the press. Handwork and lower tech options for photopolymer plate processing will be explored. 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. Prerequisite: none

* A supply list and invoice will be mailed to you after registering. If you'd like to view the list please email cmalone@ocac.edu

Instructor: 
Clare Carpenter
Location: 
Book Arts Classroom/ Printmaking
Start Date: 
10/09/2014
End Date: 
11/06/2014
Days: 
Thursdays
Time: 
6pm-9pm
Tuition: 
175
Studio Fee: 
50
$225.00

If you qualify for one of these discounts please select the appropriate discount.

Millimeter Binding

Discover this bookbinding technique developed during a period of material scarcity in Northern Europe, as an economical and refined structure. The structure uses minimal amounts of leather in a very refined manner and is a great introduction to binding with leather. You will learn about rounding, backing and building the case “off” the book vs. building the book up “in boards”. This class is a very good introduction to working with leather in book construction. The first class will cover materials, basic paring skills and knife sharpening techniques. Prerequisite: some bookbinding experience preferred.

* A supply list and invoice will be mailed to you after registering. If you'd like to view the list please email cmalone@ocac.edu

Instructor: 
John DeMerritt
Location: 
Book Arts Classroom
Start Date: 
10/17/2014
End Date: 
10/19/2014
Days: 
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Time: 
Friday 6:30pm-9:30pm, Sat. & Sun. 9am-4pm
Tuition: 
275
Studio Fee: 
40
$315.00

If you qualify for one of these discounts please select the appropriate discount.

The Book Restructured: Wire Edge Binding

Challenges in creating a nontraditional book (e.g., a book with thick pages, or a book that is sculptural) may require the use of a material or movement not possible with conventional structures. Wire edge hinging grew out of just such a challenge, resulting in a binding that opens exceptionally well, and gives you the option of producing unusual shapes. During this workshop you will look at various wire-edge structures and produce both a simple codex and an accordion model that forms a tetrahedron. In addition, you will explore the use of thermoplastic adhesive film, utilizing heat presses and household clothes irons. All levels of experience are welcome.

* A supply list and invoice will be mailed to you after registering. If you'd like to view the list please email cmalone@ocac.edu

Instructor: 
Daniel Kelm
Location: 
Book Arts Classroom
Start Date: 
11/07/2014
End Date: 
11/09/2014
Days: 
Friday Saturday and Sunday
Time: 
Friday 6:30pm-9:30pm, Sat. & Sun. 9am-4pm
Tuition: 
250
Studio Fee: 
45
$295.00

If you qualify for one of these discounts please select the appropriate discount.

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