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: Love It
Instructor John Cutrone

 

Saturday, February 13, 2016
1 to 4:30 PM

Tuition Schedule: Self-determined
(Tuition is by open donation to JCBA's Education Fund––you choose what you’d like to give.)

Valentine's Day is approaching and romance is in the air. No matter what your view on this most amorous holiday (love it? hate it?), we think it's a great time of year to spend some time with books. Because, let's face it, sometimes love is a many splendored thing, but then sometimes love doesn't do us right; books are always steadfast companions. We'll explore the many facets of love and romance in this decidedly not sappy Valentine's Day book arts immersion workshop.

We’ll begin with a screening of a brief video that will introduce you to Arthur Jaffe and the Jaffe Center for Book Arts 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 focus on volumes that Cupid himself would approve of. Expect a little Valentine 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 types. 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. Class limit: 18.

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.


CUT YOUR HEART OUT!
Valentine Paper Cuts


Instructor Béatrice Coron
Saturday, February 13, 2016
JCBA Bindery 350C
10 to 4:00 PM

Tuition Schedule:
$105 general public
  $95 FAU faculty and staff and students from other institutions
  $85 FAU students

This class is for both beginners and advanced students who want to make cutout Valentines and learn about the long multicultural history of papercutting. This one-day fun workshop will explore Valentines and heart-cuttings in different styles. We will explore the possibilities of paper-cutting techniques in both black and white and color. We will create stencils to apply on table cloths or pillows or cakes, and will create a heart pop-up. Tips and tricks will be provided, and you will fall in love with paper cutting

Instructor
Béatrice Coron is an artist specialized in cuttings used in artists' books, illustrations, and public art. Her cut designs are made of paper, glass, and metal and range from small to monumental. Her work is in collections such as Metropolitan Museum NY, The Getty Art Center, CA, the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN, and here at the Jaffe Center for Book Arts. She has taught at the Jaffe Center for Book Arts numerous times.  You can watch her story on TED.

Registration
Advance registration is required for all JCBA workshops. To register, email JCBA Director John Cutrone.

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 February 1, 2016


Introduction to Hand Papermaking with The Mobile Mill
Instructor Jillian Bruschera

 

Saturday & Sunday February 20 & 21, 2016
(a two-day workshop)
Noon to 4 PM each day
JCBA Paper Lab at Historic T6

Tuition Schedule: $95 general public / $85 FAU faculty and staff and students from other institutions / $75 FAU students

The Mobile Mill brings a traveling papermaking studio direct to JCBA for this introductory to hand papermaking workshop. This "crash course" will introduce students to basic hand papermaking techniques––including simple Western-style sheet-pulling, inclusions, shaped sheets and laminations––while making use of recycled materials such as pre/post consumer paper waste and fabrics. Throughout this course, handmade paper will be treated as a medium for art-making. Students will be encouraged to think conceptually about their personal work, leaving each class having made their own letter-sized handmade papers––great for drawing, painting, writing, and printmaking. This course is recommended to beginner papermakers; no prior experience is necessary to enroll.

The Mobile Mill is a traveling paper studio built to enable “pop-up” hand papermaking production. As a transportable space able to interact between edges, this studio-on-wheels considers art-making––in this case the making of handmade recycled paper––a way to engage in a variety of communities and dialogues. Moving the making experience to any person in any place, The Mobile Mill actively challenges traditional notions of art practice, craft culture and education by broadening preconceived notions of where art can be made and who can make it. With an emphasis on social-based process this art-work blurs the line between art and experience, making the radical effort to push beyond studio walls. In this way, The Mobile Mill is not just about making things, but also it is about making things happen.

Instructor
Jillian Bruschera is an interdisciplinary artist and arts-activist creating works in visual art, writing, public installation, body performance, and social practice. Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area in California, Jillian graduated from Loyola University Chicago in 2010, receiving a BA in Studio Art: Drawing and Painting as well as a B.A. in Visual Communications. In 2014 she earned an MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts: Book and Paper from Columbia College Chicago in Illinois, where she also served as Adjunct Faculty and employee at The Center for Book and Paper Arts. As founder and proprietor of The Mobile Mill, Jillian works as a traveling teaching artist in hand papermaking.

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.

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 February 8, 2016.

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Islamic World Papermaking
Instructor Radha Pandey

 

Thursday & Friday March 17 & 18, 2016
(a two-day workshop)
10 AM to 4 PM each day
JCBA Paper Lab at Historic T6

Tuition Schedule: $160 general public / $150 FAU faculty and staff and students from other institutions / $140 FAU students

Students in this workshop will experience Islamic papermaking and learn the techniques ­first hand by making paper and participating in the dyeing of dried sheets, surface sizing, and burnishing. Participants will take home a selection of papers made during the workshop. Class limit: 8.

Instructor
Radha Pandey; Islamic; PapermakingRadha Pandey is papermaker and letterpress printer from New Delhi, India. She earned an MFA in Book Arts at the University of Iowa Center for the Book in 2014. During her time at the Center, she studied ­fine press printing, bookbinding and calligraphy, with a special focus on traditional Western, Japanese and Islamic world papermaking techniques taught by Tim Barrett. As part of her studies, she traveled to investigate Islamic papermaking techniques in India between 2012 and 2014, and has since undertaken her own research on the essential tools of Islamic-style papermaking, including moulds and chapri (‑flexible mould surface) weaving.

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 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 February 8, 2016.