WRITE, CUT, PRINT, COLLABORATE: a 3-part collaborative, illustrated, poetry book challenge.
Instructor Ingrid Schindall


January 2017 in JCBA's Print Shop & Bindery, FAU Library
(dates and times listed below for each specific component)

Tuition Schedule to participate in two sessions as a poet or a visual artist:
$135 general public / $110 FAU faculty and staff and students from other institutions / $75 FAU students

Tuition Schedule to participate in all three sessions as poet AND visual artist:
$155 general public / $130 FAU faculty and staff and students from other institutions / $95 FAU students

In this intensive workshop we will bring together poets and visual artists with lead type, linocuts, and book binding. Students will get to taste the joys and challenges of working in a collaborative workshop setting and will reap the spoils of their endeavor. Each participant will leave with a copy of the collaborative book created over the course of this workshop. The poets will attend Sessions 1 and 3; the visual artists will attend Sessions 2 and 3. Or participate as both poet and visual artist for a slightly higher tuition rate.

Poets: Part One
Saturday January 21, 10 AM to 3 PM in JCBA's Print Shop, FAU Library
Please come prepared with a poem of 150 words or less. If you would like to bring more than one poem, we can curate these selections as a group to determine which one fits best with the rest of the poems. We may even be surprised to find an unexpected overarching theme. Once the selections are made and finalized each poet will get their hands dirty setting their poems in lead type from the collection here at the Jaffe Center. We will lock up each poem in one of the Vandercook presses then print the pages in preparation for the next step of the collaboration. Students will learn how to set, lock up, troubleshoot, and print lead type on a cylinder proof press.

Visual Artists: Part Two
Sunday January 22, 10 AM to 3 PM in JCBA's Print Shop, FAU Library
Please come prepared to collaborate. Each visual artist will select one poem from part one to respond to visually then carve their image out of linoleum. Each linocut will be printed onto the adjacent page of the corresponding poem using the Vandercook presses. Students will learn how to carve, prepare, troubleshoot, and print linoleum via letterpress.

Poets and Visual Artists: Part Three
Sunday January 29, Noon to 3 PM in JCBA's Bindery, FAU Library
Part three is collating and binding day! All of our collaborators will come back to learn how to prepare and bind the pages that have been created. We will trim, fold, punch and sew our pages into a single signature pamphlet. The participants will meet their mysterious collaborators, sign each other’s books, and make lasting connections that could blossom into future collaborations.

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. For this workshop, the recipient of the Cindy Bartosek Scholarship will be assisting the instructor. To be considered for this honor, 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 January 13, 2017.

Ingrid Schindall is a passionate and productive printmaker and book artist based in Fort Lauderdale. She is is the founder of IS Projects, a communal printmaking and book arts studio whose mission is to cultivate a love and appreciation for print and book media in South Florida. Her work is collected by the Jaffe Collection and other book arts collections across the country. Ingrid was JCBA's Helen M. Salzberg Artist in Residence Fall 2016, and this is her Salzberg Residency workshop.

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.

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