The essential focus of the collection is on artists' books and the broader topics of the Book Arts: letterpress printing, fine binding, handpapermaking and paper decoration.


BOOK ARTS 101: Still Summer
Instructor John Cutrone

 

Saturday afternoon September 12, 2015
1:00pm to 5 PM

Tuition Schedule: Self-determined (your tuition is a gift to the JCBA Education Fund)

September is that time of year when we here in Florida begin to get a little punch drunk on summer. The heat and humidity have been with us for so long, it's hard to imagine life without them. Each day is very much the same as the one that came before it and the next day will probably be just like today: About 90 degrees, sunny, with a good chance of an afternoon thunderstorm. What we need is a little change of pace. What we need is a good escape.

JCBA has just the ticket. We can change you into a book artist (and a cool one at that) with this four hour introductory immersion in the Jaffe Center for Book Arts. We'll begin with a screening of a 20-minute 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. We'll honor summer by finding some particularly summery books from the collection... and maybe even encourage summer to pack its bags by conjuring some books that bring to mind cooler, more varied days. Expect a 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 from 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 that 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.


DECONSTRUCTING the NARRATIVE:
Working with Text and Image
Instructor Mary Larsen

 

Saturday September 19, 2015
Noon to 4 PM at T6 Book & Paper Studio

$70 General public
$60 FAU faculty & staff and students from other institutions
$50 FAU students

Utilizing the instructor's work as well as the work of William Cordova and other artists as a starting point for a dialog about the fragmented uses of narrative as a way to re-tell history, participants will explore the use of text and image in innovative ways. The workshop begins with a brief presentation of the artist's use of fragmented narrative and mixed media to tell a story. Participants will work in a wide range of materials, including book pages, maps, different types of paper, magazines, and various found materials. You'll discuss found poetry and be shown techniques in manipulating text on the printed page and other mixed media techniques, including photo transfers. Expect to paint, draw, sew, tear, burn, make marks and rub them out, cutting and pasting to find your voice in creating your own unique narratives.

Instructor
Mary Larsen studied printmaking and filmmaking at Hampshire College. Her education continued through her extensive travels throughout Europe, India, Nepal and China, filling sketchbooks and immersing herself in the art and culture of the places she stayed. She has lived, worked and exhibited in New York, San Francisco, San Juan and now Miami. (www.marylarsen.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.


PAPER POSSIBILITIES
Instructor Helen Hiebert

 

Your choice of two sessions:

    Wednesday & Thursday November 11 (Veteran's Day) & 12, 2015
    or Saturday & Sunday November 14 & 15, 2015
    10 AM to 4 PM Each Day
    At The New T6 Book & Paper Studio

$190 General public
$180 FAU faculty & staff and students from other institutions
$170 FAU students
PLUS Materials Fee $25

Turn flat sheets of paper into sculptural forms... the possibilities are endless! In this weekend workshop, participants will create a sampling of objects that expand and collapse, open and close, fold and unfold. Come explore the creation of multi-paneled structures that can turn into books, tubes, tunnels, lanterns and more. In this workshop, we’ll explore various ways to weave papers; we’ll turn envelopes into works that convert into wall or window hangings, books or lanterns with an adaptation of the piano hinge binding; and we’ll embed wire between sheets of paper to produce lamps or sculptures.

Instructor
Helen Hiebert is a Colorado artist who constructs installations, sculptures, films and artists' books using handmade paper, thread and light. She teaches and lectures about papermaking and lampmaking and exhibits her work internationally. She is author of the books Papermaking with Plants, The Papermaker's Companion, Paper Illuminated, Playing With Paper, and Playing With Pop-Ups.

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.