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: Summertime
Instructor John Cutrone

 

Saturday afternoon August 1, 2015
1:00pm to 5 PM
Class limit: 18

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

Summertime and the living is easy... and it's also a very good time to spend a hot summer's afternoon in the cool atmosphere of the Jaffe Center for Book Arts with an entertaining introductory book arts immersion

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 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 that evening 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.

 


GELATIN PLATE PRINTING
Instructor Andrea Huffman

 

Saturday July 18, 2015
Noon to 4 PM

At The New T6 Book & Paper Studio

$75 General public
$65 FAU faculty & staff and students from other institutions
$55 FAU students

Gelatin plates are a fun, creative technique to create one-of-a-kind monotype prints without the need for a printing press. Participants will use found objects, yard clippings, paper stencils and masks on an inked printing plate made from unflavored gelatin. Multiple images and colors can be layered to explore the many possibilities of this unique printing technique to create intriguing designs.

Instructor
Andrea Huffman is a fiber artist and arts educator, who, in 2011, after 31 years of professional teaching in Broward County Public Schools, retired to pursue her work as a full time artist. Her work has been shown throughout Florida, including solo exhibitions at Lee Wagoner Gallery, Fort Lauderdale International Airport, and Everglades National Park.

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

 

Saturday & Sunday November 14 & 15, 2015
10 AM to 4 PM

At The New T6 Book & Paper Studio

$190 General public
$180 FAU faculty & staff and students from other institutions
$170 FAU students

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.

BOOK ARTS 101: Summertime

Summer 2015

Gelatin Plate Printing

Summer 2015

Paper Possibilities

Fall 2015