Quick & Dirty, Sewn & Hardcovered
Instructor Terrence Chouinard

 

Saturday May 28, 2016
9 AM to 4 PM
JCBA Bindery 350C

In this one-day workshop participants will assemble prepared materials to bind a hardcover blank book measuring 5 x 7 inches wide. You will learn how to sew a multi-signature book in a binding that features flush edges, edges flush with the cover boards. You'll find this binding flexible and sturdy, easy to make, with few materials and few tools. We will utilize found print materials for cover decoration so you can customize your books, and you'll leave the workshop at day's end with two finished books. How's that for quick?!? 

Tuition Schedule: $120 general public / $110 FAU faculty & staff, students from other institutions / $100 FAU students

Instructor Terrence Chouinard has a long bio but it's well worth reading if you like books and the book arts. He grew up in Gary, Indiana, before moving to Memphis, Washington D.C., Tuscaloosa, Ithaca, and Athens (Alabama, that is). He has worked at Pyramid Atlantic, the Corcoran College of Art & Design, and the Library of Congress. In June of 1999 he joined the Rare Book School staff as printer-in-residence and was awarded their first William Reese Fellowship in American Bibliography and the History of the Book in the Americas. In 2000 Chouinard received his MFA with dual emphases in printing & binding from the Book Arts Program at the University of Alabama.

He founded his private imprint the Wing & the Wheel Press while an undergraduate at the Memphis College of Arts in 1990. Items published by the Wing & the Wheel are represented in the collections at Wellesley College's Margaret Clapp Library; the Copley Library; the Library of the National Gallery of Art; and here at the Jaffe Collection.

In 2000 he was appointed the second Victor Hammer Fellow in the Book Arts at Wells College in Aurora, New York, where in his first year he was instrumental in creating a Minor in the Book Arts. In 2004 he organized the extraordinarily successful international book arts symposium "Matter & Spirit," which featured the work of presenters such as Donald Glaister, Suzanne Moore, Vincent Fitzgerald, Daniel Kelm, Mark Dimunation, and Donald Jackson as its keynote speaker.

In 2002 Chouinard became the Director of the Wells Book Arts Center, where he dedicated himself to teaching, printing at one of the nation's premier undergraduate book arts programs. A member of the Grolier Club and a former trustee of the American Printing History Association, Chouinard retired as Director of the Wells Book Arts Center in 2008 to establish his own freelance design & fine printing business, the Ithaca Typothetae.

During his eight years in New York he worked as a typecaster, compositor, pressman, proofreader and webmaster for his heroes Michael & Winifred Bixler at their press & letterfoundry in Skaneateles, where he learned everything about casting type and printing fine books that they didn't teach in graduate school.

He now lives & works in Chattanooga, Tennessee, where when he's not designing or printing books, he's thinking about designing or printing books.

Mostly, though, he's James & Eloise's dad.

Registration:
Advance registration is required for all JCBA workshops. To register, email JCBA Director John Cutrone at jcutrone@fau.edu. Sending your email will begin the registration process.

Cindy Bartosek Scholarship for FAU Students
One seat in this workshop is available to an FAU student for the cost of materials ($10) thanks to JCBA Book Arts Enthusiast Cindy Bartosek, who has funded student participation in our workshops with a generous gift to the Jaffe Center for Book Arts. To be considered for this seat, you must be a current FAU student and send an email to jcutrone@fau.edu explaining what it would mean to you to have the opportunity to take this workshop. Applications for this opportunity will be accepted through May 23, 2016.

 


Pressure Printing
Instructor Tom Virgin

 

Saturday June 4, 2016
10 AM to 4 PM
JCBA Print Shop 351H

Pressure printing on a Vandercook 4 Proof Press is a simple and versatile process for developing color in a letterpress print. Barb Tettenbaum, an extraordinary printer and book artist from Oregon College of Art and Craft popularized this process that actually builds mutiple layers of cut paper to create a printing plate.

You will create plates that can render multiple values in one run through the press, and print them in this one day workshop. If you can cut it out, you can print it.

Tuition Schedule: $120 general public / $110 FAU faculty & staff, students from other institutions / $100 FAU students

Instructor:
Tom Virgin is a Miami based artist exhibiting prints, book arts, and public art. He was JCBA's Helen M. Salzberg Artist in Residence (Fall 2013) and for the last several years he has spent summers in artist’s residencies across the United States in National Parks and artist’s communities.

Registration:
Advance registration is required for all JCBA workshops. To register, email JCBA Director John Cutrone at jcutrone@fau.edu. Sending your email will begin the registration process.

Cindy Bartosek Scholarship for FAU Students
One seat in this workshop is available to an FAU student for the cost of materials ($15) thanks to JCBA Book Arts Enthusiast Cindy Bartosek, who has funded student participation in our workshops with a generous gift to the Jaffe Center for Book Arts. To be considered for this seat, you must be a current FAU student and send an email to jcutrone@fau.edu explaining what it would mean to you to have the opportunity to take this workshop. Applications for this opportunity will be accepted through May 26, 2016.

 


PHOTOCOPIED and STAPLED... PLUS MORE:
A Zine Workshop for Teens
Instructor Daniel Gorostiaga

 

Friday June 10, 2016
10 AM to 5 PM
JCBA Bindery 350C

Tuition Schedule:
$80 general public who are teens
$70 teen-age children and wards of FAU faculty and staff
$60 FAU students who are teens

Were you begging and pleading with your folks to take you to the Miami Zine Fair last month? Well how about making your own zines? School is out and JCBA has a Friday workshop just for teens who want to tap into their creative energy and become part of the zines phenomenon. This one day workshop will give you the foundation you need to make zines on your own.

A fanzine or zine is usually a self-produced magazine; most often photocopied and stapled by hand, its contents often reflective of the author’s idiosyncrasies. Zines have been around since the 1950s and their topics vary from science fiction to punk rock, poetry and personal writing, graffiti and art, to zines about work, life on the fringe, health, anarchism, feminism, race, cats and everything in between. What all zines have in common is that their writers and editors feel like they have something important to say that they would like to share with others.

This workshop will introduce the concept of zines and show the differences between them and magazines. We will discuss why people make zines and the different ways in which they can be made. We will look at different zine examples and determine how they were created. A zine can be made in an edition of 500 or an edition of 1. The execution depends entirely on the maker’s budget and desire. A zine is one of the freest objects one can make.

During the workshop, we will do lots of photocopying, collaging, drawing and writing in order to build content for our zines. Zines can be printed using mechanical means (photocopiers) or printmaking methods (stamping, silk-screening, block printing, etc.). We will look at combining these two approaches by carving linoleum blocks to give these fanzines a more individualistic look.These linoleum blocks will be used on covers and various inside pages, either before or after photocopying.

Each participant will create their own individual zine during the workshop. We will culminate our activities with the production of a compilation zine in which each participant will design a single page. The resulting publications will represent a unique moment in time.

Instructor:
Daniel Gorostiaga is an artist and musician who works in various media (drawing, collage, printmaking). He’s been focusing on self-made publications (zines), handmade books and posters in the last five years. He publishes his ongoing visual zine, “Somewhere Btwn.”, on his Marginal Man Works label (www.marginalmanworks.com). He also plays music in the band CAVITY.

Registration:
Advance registration is required for all JCBA workshops. To register, email JCBA Director John Cutrone at jcutrone@fau.edu. Sending your email will begin the registration process.

CINDY BARTOSEK SCHOLARSHIP
One seat in this workshop is available to an FAU student for just the cost of materials ($10) thanks to JCBA Book Arts Enthusiast Cindy Bartosek, who has funded student participation in our workshops with a generous gift to the Jaffe Center for Book Arts. To be considered for this seat, you must be a current FAU student and send an email to jcutrone@fau.edu explaining what it would mean to you to have the opportunity to take this workshop. Applications for this opportunity will be accepted through August 1, 2016.

 


PHOTOCOPIED and STAPLED... PLUS MORE:
A Zine Workshop
Instructor Daniel Gorostiaga

 

Saturday June 11, 2016
10 AM to 5 PM
JCBA Bindery 350C

Tuition Schedule:
$80 general public
$70 FAU faculty and staff and students from other institutions
$60 FAU students

A fanzine or zine (pronounced “zeen”) is usually a self-produced magazine; most often photocopied and stapled by hand, its contents often reflective of the author’s idiosyncrasies. Zines have been around since the 1950s and their topics vary from science fiction to punk rock, poetry and personal writing, graffiti and art, to zines about work, life on the fringe, health, anarchism, feminism, race, cats and everything in between. What all zines have in common is that their writers and editors feel like they have something important to say that they would like to share with others.

This workshop will introduce the concept of zines and show the differences between them and magazines. We will discuss why people make zines and the different ways in which they can be made. We will look at different zine examples and determine how they were created. A zine can be made in an edition of 500 or an edition of 1. The execution depends entirely on the maker’s budget and desire. A zine is one of the freest objects one can make.

During the workshop, we will do lots of photocopying, collaging, drawing and writing in order to build content for our zines. Zines can be printed using mechanical means (photocopiers) or printmaking methods (stamping, silk-screening, block printing, etc.). We will look at combining these two approaches by carving linoleum blocks to give these fanzines a more individualistic look.These linoleum blocks will be used on covers and various inside pages, either before or after photocopying.

Each participant will create their own individual zine during the workshop. We will culminate our activities with the production of a compilation zine in which each participant will design a single page. The resulting publications will represent a unique moment in time.

Instructor:
Daniel Gorostiaga is an artist and musician who works in various media (drawing, collage, printmaking). He’s been focusing on self-made publications (zines), handmade books and posters in the last five years. He publishes his ongoing visual zine, “Somewhere Btwn.”, on his Marginal Man Works label (www.marginalmanworks.com). He also plays music in the band CAVITY.

Registration:
Advance registration is required for all JCBA workshops. To register, email JCBA Director John Cutrone at jcutrone@fau.edu. Sending your email will begin the registration process.

CINDY BARTOSEK SCHOLARSHIP
One seat in this workshop is available to an FAU student for just the cost of materials ($10) thanks to JCBA Book Arts Enthusiast Cindy Bartosek, who has funded student participation in our workshops with a generous gift to the Jaffe Center for Book Arts. To be considered for this seat, you must be a current FAU student and send an email to jcutrone@fau.edu explaining what it would mean to you to have the opportunity to take this workshop. Applications for this opportunity will be accepted through August 1, 2016.

 


BOOK ARTS 101: Midsummer Night's Dream
Instructor John Cutrone

 

Saturday afternoon June 18, 2016
1:00pm to 4:30 PM
Class limit: 18

Tuition Schedule: Self-determined (your tuition is a donation to JCBA; please be generous)

St. John's Day is June 24, and Midsummer Night falls the evening before. These are old celebrations based on the timing of the summer solstice and the longest days of the year, a time traditionally thought of as more magical than ordinary time, and there will be plenty of magic in the air as we transform you into a book artist in this three and a half hour introductory immersion in the Jaffe Center for Book Arts. We’ll begin with a screening of a brief video about JCBA and the amazing collection of artists' books that is at its core. We’ll follow this with an in-depth viewing of some of the artists’ books in the collection––books that will entertain, inspire, and astound. And in celebration of Midsummer Night, we'll be sure to bring a few appropriately warm and summery (and perhaps otherworldly) books into the mix. Expect a little summertime story or two, as well, from the instructor's cache of Convivio Dispatches from Lake Worth.

Afterwards, we’ll move on to the JCBA Letterpress Studio, where each participant will print a sheet of paper from type set by hand out of JCBA's collection of historic wood type. These sheets will be the covers for the books we’ll make, a brief history of the book arts that we’ll bind by hand in the Single Signature Pamphlet stitch, a simple bookbinding technique that you can use again and again in your own book projects. You’ll go home with a book you made yourself––one that you can read as sleep calls later that night, as you reflect on the new outlook on books (and maybe even life) that you’ve found earlier in the day at JCBA. “For there is great joy in knowing how to do things.” All levels.

Instructor
John Cutrone is director of the Jaffe Center for Book Arts. He is a graduate of the MFA in the Book Arts Program a the University of Alabama. Aside from his work at JCBA, he is also a writer and a partner in Lake Worth's Convivio Bookworks, a book arts studio specializing in limited edition letterpress printed books and broadsides. (www.conviviobookworks.com)

Registration
Advance registration is required for all JCBA workshops. To register, email JCBA Director John Cutrone at jcutrone@fau.edu. Sending your email will begin the registration process.

 


COMMIT to SKETCHBOOKS
Instructor Brooke Frank

Tuesday evening July 19, 2016
6 to 9 PM
JCBA Bindery, Library 350C

TUITION:
$25 general public
$20 FAU faculty & staff and students from other institutions
$15 FAU students 

Sketchbooks are fundamentally for recording our questions, our responses, and our observations. They do not require the same filter we apply to the rest of our lives. This workshop is focused on helping participants understand their relationship to art-making, so naturally, it is formatted around conversation and a cozy sketchbook session. We will be drawing, writing, collaging, and talking throughout the workshop.

Participants will receive a handout with a number of questions about their practice, what they gain from it, who they make work for, what they do when things aren’t working out, and how they feel about their sketchbooks. These questions will be pasted or transcribed into their working sketchbook and worked through over the course of the session. Each question will be addressed with a group rapid-answer session, a timed silent-work period, and a group discussion, during which students may speak about their thoughts as they develop. We will discuss some very basic design principles and drawing exercises (for which zero talent is required), and try to resolve all of the pages and questions both aesthetically and intellectually. An emphasis will be placed on being willing to take risks, to make something ugly, and to let plans and ideas change. The intention is to develop content and meaning through the process of making art, rather than to treat art-making as a means to an end product.

You will be asked to react aesthetically, emotionally, and intellectually, and to think of one way in which the work is personal and one way in which the work relates to other people, on any scale. You will very likely be unsatisfied to some degree at some point, but this workshop is intended to guide you toward making something positive from each seemingly unsalvageable situation.

You will give attention to both aesthetics and content, but you are expected to honestly pursue your intentions in both realms. Not every student has fine-art intentions, and that is entirely welcomed. There is as much depth in one student’s relationship to the niece/daughter/spouse to whom they usually give their work, as there is in another student’s journey to develop their own artistic vision and intentions. You may or may not arrive with an intention to explore a specific topic, but if you do, it will find its way in. If you do not, you will find one. You will be encouraged to tear out and mail anything you still hate to a friend, loved one, or enemy.

REGISTRATION
Advance registration is required for all JCBA workshops.  Email JCBA Director John Cutrone at jcutrone@fau.edu. Sending your email will begin the registration process.

CINDY BARTOSEK SCHOLARSHIP
One seat in this workshop is available to an FAU student at no cost thanks to JCBA Book Arts Enthusiast Cindy Bartosek, who has funded student participation in our workshops with a generous gift to the Jaffe Center for Book Arts. To be considered for this seat, you must be a current FAU student and send an email to jcutrone@fau.edu explaining what it would mean to you to have the opportunity to take this workshop. Application deadline: Wednesday July 6.

 


CARD CRAFT:
Papercrafting for Making Handmade Greeting Cards
Instructors Jennifer Isham & Jeff Ursillo

 

Saturday August 13, 2016
9:00am to 4 PM
JCBA Bindery 350C

Tuition Schedule:
$70 general public
$60 FAU faculty and staff and students from other institutions
$50 FAU students

When was the last time you made or received a handmade greeting card? Some people say the written letter and the sending of greeting cards is going the way of the horse and buggy. Not true! There are thousands of artisan writers and crafters handwriting letters and handmaking a wide assortment of multi-themed greeting cards. Card making is a fun, creative, and oftentimes meaningful outlet for the expression of sentiments.

This one day card crafting workshop is filled with tips and tools from beginning and intermediate skills to advanced. Participants will be cutting, folding, embossing, diecutting, layering, sponging, masking, stamping and even watercoloring to make a variety of cards including birthday, friendship, sympathy, and general themes suitable for women, men, and children. Expect to leave the workshop with a minimum of 8 hands-on techniques, completed cards, mailing envelopes, written instructions for replicating each card, and a list of resources for cardmaking supplies.

Instructors:
Jeff Ursillo and Jennifer Isham are both longtime and accomplished paper artists, not to mention longtime participants in Jaffe Center for Book Arts classes and activities. Jeff's love of handmade crafts goes back to childhood. He has been making handcrafted journals and greeting cards for a number of years, and particularly enjoys making ones that require precise measuring and paper manipulation. Three dimensional papercrafting projects and bookbinding are also favorites of his. In addition to his skills as a paper artist, Jeff is also a mineralogist who has been cutting cabochons for jewelry for over 20 years.

Jennifer has been a crafter and papercrafter since childhood. She has been making cards, journals, and scrapbooks since her children were very young. More often than not, her 25+ penpals can expect to receive a handwritten letter and mini journal, scrapbook or other paper surprise tucked inside one of her handmade cards. When asked what she would be if she could start her career over again, she quickly responds she would have loved to have been a kindergarten/grade school art teacher or professional paper crafter. She’s looking forward to retirement when she’ll have more time to papercraft and play with her grandchildren.

Registration
Advance registration is required for all JCBA workshops. To register, email JCBA Director John Cutrone at jcutrone@fau.edu. Sending your email will begin the registration process.

Current Workshops

Quick & Dirty,
Sewn & Hardcovered

Spring 2016

Pressure Printing

Summer 2016

Photocopied and Stapled...Teens Edition

Summer 2016

Photocopied and Stapled...

Summer 2016

BOOK ARTS 101: Midsummer Night's Dream

Summer 2016

Commit to Sketchbooks

Summer 2016

Card Craft

Summer 2016