Book Arts

Exposed-Spine Bindings

This in-depth class covers basis book forms and binding skills for experienced and beginning artists with a focus on book structures with exposed spines. A wide range of historical and contemporary models will be created in class with emphasis on design and material selection. You will learn to make books that do not need special equipment or materials. During the class, you will have time to work on individual projects, as well. No previous bookbinding experience necessary.

Prerequisite: None.

Artist and instructor Marilyn Zornado has been combining her love of book arts, calligraphy, poetry and animation for twenty years. She is co-founder of Fremont Garden Press. Her animated films include Insect Poetry and Spring Lines. Her latest effort, Old-Time Film was co-created with OCAC’s own Barbara Tetenbaum and was animated entirely using letterpress printing.

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

Instructor: 
Marilyn Zornado
Location: 
Calligraphy Studio
Start Date: 
09/30/2015
End Date: 
12/09/2015
Days: 
Wednesdays
Time: 
6:40pm-9:40pm
Tuition: 
260
Studio Fee: 
35
$295.00
Total Price: 
295

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

Gothic Calligraphy

Join us in the Book Arts studio for the 800 year-old art practice of Gothic calligraphy. Gothic, also known as Black Letter, was popular in the 12th to 15th centuries. This highly condensed style of calligraphic writing was developed to maximize the use of paper, which at that time was scarce. You will learn the lowercase and capitals of Gothic Textura and will explore some variations as well. Gothic looks difficult and complex but is fun and easy to learn.

Prerequisite: Previous experience with calligraphy is helpful but not necessary. This class is open to all levels of experience.

The instructor and artist, Cora Pearl, started studying calligraphy at age 11 and has been doing calligraphy ever since. She has a BA in Art and Art History from Oberlin College. Cora works as a full time calligrapher and teacher of lettering arts. She teaches calligraphy and hand lettering at Portland Community College and also teaches independent workshops, classes and private sessions. Cora also does calligraphy commissions in addition to her teaching. Cora has received a grant from the Regional Arts & Culture Council to study with calligraphy master, Sheila Waters.

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

Instructor: 
Cora Pearl
Location: 
Calligraphy Studio
Start Date: 
10/03/2015
End Date: 
10/04/2015
Days: 
Saturday & Sunday
Time: 
9:00am-4:00pm
Tuition: 
250
Studio Fee: 
10
$260.00
Total Price: 
260

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

Letterpress Photopolymer Basics

Learn how to hand-process and print from photopolymer plates in this 5-week class for beginning and intermediate printers. In class, we will explore how photopolymer is used for much of today’s letterpress design work and how you can integrate this material into your own work. You will process plates using lo-fi techniques for a distinctive, handmade look, and will also have the opportunity to set up digital files for plate production. We will print short runs of small items such as business cards, note cards, post cards, or bookmarks – perfect for the holiday season and making gifts!

Prerequisite: None.

Join printmaker Clare Carpenter for this dynamic class in the Bookarts Studio. Clare is a letterpress printer and printmaker with a background rooted in both commercial print shops as well as small press fine binderies. For over a decade she’s produced limited edition artist books, broadsides, and ephemera under her imprint Tiger Food Press.

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

Instructor: 
Clare Carpenter
Location: 
Calligraphy Studio/Print Lab
Start Date: 
10/08/2015
End Date: 
11/05/2015
Days: 
Thursdays
Time: 
6:30pm-9:30pm
Tuition: 
175
Studio Fee: 
50
$175.00
Total Price: 
175

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

Monoprinted Long Stitch Book

In this day-long workshop you will learn the basics of Monoprinting using a Gelli Plate and acrylic paint. You will experiment with color, stencils, masks, and mark making tools to create original, one of a kind, prints. In the afternoon, you will use your prints to create covers, and interior pages for a hand-crafted long stitch book. Learn the art of glueing up a book cover, creating signatures, and sewing them into a hand made book. These books are wonderful to use as sketchbooks, journals, or small photo albums.

Prerequisite: None.

Suki Allen’s art is influenced by the animals of the Pacific Northwest, nature, farming, the roaring coastline, and the lush forest floor. She currently works in scratchboard, watercolor, book arts, and mixed media. Suki currently teaches classes in needle felting, mixed media, printmaking, bookmaking, resin pouring, and sketchbook arts.

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

Instructor: 
Suki Allen
Location: 
Calligraphy Studio and Print Lab
Start Date: 
10/17/2015
End Date: 
10/17/2015
Days: 
Saturday
Time: 
10:00am-5:00pm
Tuition: 
100
Studio Fee: 
15
$100.00
Total Price: 
100

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

Moku Hanga: Japanese Woodblock Printimaking

Create colorful images through the ancient art of Moku Hanga. Japanese woodblock prints are characterized by the luminous brilliance achieved when water-based ink is printed on Washi (handmade Japanese paper). Multiple block registration and bokashi (color gradation) will be taught. Unlike Western relief printmaking, no press is used; water is the only solvent and minimal workspace is required. This is one form of printmaking you can safely and easily enjoy at home.

Prerequisite: None.

Join artist Alex Prentiss, a relief printmaker for over twenty-five years who has been making prints using Japanese printmaking methods since 1996. She is an experienced letterpress printer, book artist and the owner of McClain's Printmaking Supplies since 2001.

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

Instructor: 
Alex Prentiss
Location: 
Calligraphy Studio
Start Date: 
11/07/2015
End Date: 
11/15/2015
Days: 
Saturdays & Sundays
Time: 
9:00am-4:00pm
Tuition: 
250
Studio Fee: 
35
$285.00
Total Price: 
285

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

Alternative Printing on the Vandercook

Come explore our remarkable Print Studio at OCAC with this class, working on the classic Vandercook presses. You will learn basic type setting, pressure printing, linoleum block printing, printing with wire and other processes with alternative materials. You will then take what you have learned and design a small project to print. Some bookbinding will be covered as needed. Contemporary examples of alternative letterpress printing will be shared as inspiration.

Prerequisite: None, some printing/book arts experience helpful.

Book Arts Studio Manager and OCAC graduate, Rachel Fish, has been exhibited at 23 Sandy Gallery, the Hoffman Gallery and Minnesota Center for Book Arts where she was the 2012 fall Artist in Residence. Fish lives, works and makes in Portland, Oregon. Her studio practice focuses on a production line of jewelry boxes, blank books and conceptual book arts work.

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

Instructor: 
Rachel Fish
Location: 
Calligraphy Studio and Print Lab
Start Date: 
09/22/2015
End Date: 
11/10/2015
Days: 
Tuesdays
Time: 
6:30pm-9:30pm
Tuition: 
200
Studio Fee: 
40
$240.00
Total Price: 
240

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

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