Book Arts

Introduction to Historic Book Binding

Discover the history of books by making them yourself. We will study the development of the book through creating historic models. Starting with Indian Palm-Leaf book, we will make a Second Century Nag Hamadi binding with papyrus pages, a Coptic Binding with wooden boards, a medieval-style book with a wrapped cords and partial leather cover, a decorative spine-binding book and a German case-binding. Each week will include a presentation of historic examples. Beginning and continuing students welcome.
Prerequisite: Good hand skills

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.

Instructor: 
Marilyn Zornado
Location: 
Calligraphy Studio
Start Date: 
01/20/2016
End Date: 
03/09/2016
Days: 
Wednesdays
Time: 
6:40pm-9:40pm
Tuition: 
250
Studio Fee: 
70
$320.00
Total Price: 
320

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

Pressure Printing from Personal Imagery

Working from your own photographs or other found imagery, you will learn to cut and print plates that create beautiful, ethereal images. Print multiples of several images or combine images to create new, unique compositions. You will also have to opportunity to add text and other elements to finished prints. Students will leave with a suite of edition prints. Prerequisite: None. Good hand eye coordination required.

Rachel Fish earner her bachelor of fine arts form Oregon College of Art and Craft. She continues to explore book arts and printmaking in production and conceptual work. Her work has been shown at the Hoffman Gallery, 23 Sandy gallery and Minnesota Center for Book Arts. She lives, teaches and has a studio practice in Portland, Oregon.

Instructor: 
Rachel Fish
Location: 
Book Arts and Printmaking
Start Date: 
04/05/2016
End Date: 
05/10/2016
Days: 
Tuesdays
Time: 
6:40pm-9:40pm
Tuition: 
175
Studio Fee: 
60
$235.00
Total Price: 
235

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Lettering Arts: Hand Lettering with The Folded Pen

The folded pen is a wonderful tool for hand lettering—it is capable of making very thin hairline strokes, thick dramatic strokes as well as a large range in between. Letters created with the folded pen feel dynamic and organic. There are endless possibilities for its use. In this workshop, we will make two folded pens in different sizes that we will use and we will learn at least six distinctly different styles of lettering that will help us explore what this type of pen can do. We will create a finished piece using the lettering learned in class. This workshop is ideal for calligraphers who want to explore playful lettering styles, graphic designers who would like to incorporate hand lettering into their designs and for lovers of hand lettering who want to learn more lettering styles.
Prerequisite: None, though some experience with calligraphy and/or hand lettering is helpful.

Cora Pearl has been doing calligraphy since she was 11 years old. She is a full time calligrapher and teacher of lettering arts. She teaches full credit classes in Calligraphy and Hand Lettering at Portland Community College, various lettering arts workshops at the Oregon College of Art and Craft, and will be teaching at the Letters of Joy Conference and the IAMPETH conference in Portland 2016. Cora received a Regional Arts and Culture Council grant to take master classes with Sheila Waters in the fall of 2015.

Instructor: 
Cora Pearl
Location: 
Calligraphy Studio
Start Date: 
03/12/2016
End Date: 
03/13/2016
Days: 
Saturday & Sunday
Time: 
9:00am-4:00pm
Tuition: 
200
Studio Fee: 
10
$210.00
Total Price: 
210

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Words and Images

We will make images that inspire writing, writing that inspires images, and create work that can combine the two. Activities will include writing and drawing prompts as ways to generate work. Participants will learn various low-tech printmaking techniques including gelatin-plate process, direct stencil, and monotype drawing to make image and text components. Formats may include simple book structures, one-of-a-kind pieces, and broadsides. The emphasis is on experimentation. Prerequisite: None

Stuart Kestenbaum is a poet and former director of the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts. He has taught at Haystack, been a visiting writer at art programs including Penland, Cranbrook Academy of Art, and Penn State. Most recent book is Only Now (Deerbrook Editions 2014).

Susan Webster is a visual artist who works with a variety of materials and processes. She has taught at Haystack, Penland, Center for Contemporary Printmaking (CT), Studio Artworks Center (Jerusalem, Israel) and developed a model art program in the prison system in Maine.
They frequently make work together that combines words and images.

Instructor: 
Susan Webster & Stuart Kestenbaum
Location: 
Fri-Sun:Book Arts, Printmaking + Constrcution Studio Sat&Sun
Start Date: 
04/15/2016
End Date: 
04/17/2016
Days: 
Friday-Sunday
Time: 
9:00am-4:00pm
Tuition: 
460
Studio Fee: 
10
$470.00
Total Price: 
470

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Lettering Arts: Historical Alphabets

Join us to learn about the development of the modern alphabet with pen and ink. We will write our way through history, starting with classic Greek, Roman Caps, Uncial, Irish Half-Uncial, Carolingian, Black Letter, Renaissance Humanist and Italic alphabets, with one session focusing on Celtic knots. Working from historical models, you will create a book with samples of writing from each of the writing styles we study along with historical information about each hand.
Prerequisite: Beginning and continuing students are welcome.

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.

Instructor: 
Marilyn Zornado
Location: 
Calligraphy Studio
Start Date: 
03/30/2016
End Date: 
06/01/2016
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.

Mokuhanga, Japanese Woodcut

OCAC welcomes visiting artist, instructor and author, April Vollmer to teach an introduction to mokuhanga for contemporary artists. This traditional technique provides precise registration, great control over color and a connection to an important chapter in the history of printmaking. The three characteristics that distinguish it from western woodblock are that it is waterbased, it is printed with a hand held baren, and color blocks are accurately registered with kento notches cut into the block itself. In this workshop, you will cut and print an edition of color prints to learn about this non-toxic technique. Each day will begin with a discussion of a different aspect of Japanese woodblock.
Prerequisite: None

April Vollmer is a New York artist and writer with an M.F.A. from Hunter College, whose work focuses on mokuhanga, the traditional woodcut technique of Japan. Her work has been exhibited internationally in Japan, Serbia, Canada and the U.S. She has taught many workshops across the country and is an instructor at the Lower East Side Printshop in New York. Her awards include residencies at Anderson Ranch Arts Center; Nagasawa Art Park Residency, Japan; Virginia Center for the Creative Arts; and the MacDowell Colony. She has presented at many conferences including Southern Graphics Council International, IMPACT! and Printopolis. She has written articles on printmaking for Art in Print, Contemporary Impressions, Printmaking Today and Graphic Impressions. Vollmer served on the Board of the First and Second International Mokuhanga Conferences in Japan in 2011 and 2014. Her book Japanese Woodblock Print Workshop was released by Watson-Guptill in August, 2015.

Instructor: 
April Vollmer
Location: 
Calligraphy Studio
Start Date: 
03/23/2016
End Date: 
03/25/2016
Days: 
Wed,Thurs,Fri
Time: 
10:00am-4:00pm
Tuition: 
300
Studio Fee: 
25
$325.00
Total Price: 
325

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

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