Monotypes
Instructor Kim Spivey

 

Saturday August 12, 2017
10 AM to 4 PM
JCBA's Book & Paper Studio at Historic Building T6
Class limit: 8

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

Monotypes, known as the painterly print, are unique works on paper made by transferring an inked surface onto paper. In this full day workshop we will explore ways to create botanical monotype prints. With the use of stencils that we will create along with actual leaves, we will experiment with different inks and methods of inking to create a range of effects. We will print on an etching press, which will allow for all of the subtleties found within each leaf to be transferred to our prints along with an intricate embossment. All participants will leave with their own unique series of prints.

Instructor:
Kim Spivey is a graduate of Florida Atlantic University with an MFA in painting and a BFA in printmaking, and has completed a certificate program in green printmaking in intaglio at Zea Mays Printmaking in Florence, MA. Spivey has applied what she learned at Zea Mays to her own studio where she is set up to create without the use of solvents or tar based materials commonly found in traditional printmaking studios. Her work explores the beauty that is found from deep observation, exploring the flux that can be found in the intricate nature of mark making. She seeks out how a fixed object can suggest and become a record of movement.

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 ($25) 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 scholarship, 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, 2017.


Give us 4 hours and we'll make a book artist out of you!

BOOK ARTS 101: Still Summer
Instructor John Cutrone

 

Saturday September 9, 2017
1:00pm to 5 PM
Jaffe Center for Book Arts / Library

Class Limit: 18 (you must register ahead of time!)
Tuition Schedule: Self-determined
(Tuition is by open donation to JCBA's Education Fund––you choose what you’d like to give.)

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 screening of a 7-minute video in which you’ll meet JCBA founder Arthur Jaffe. We’ll follow this with a thorough sampling of the amazing collection of artists' books that is at the core of the Jaffe Center for Book Arts––books that will entertain you, inspire you, educate you, and astound you. 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.

After a leisurely break for coffee and tea and treats, 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 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). His blog, the Convivio Book of Days, focuses on the ceremony of each day through the exploration of the quirkier side of social and seasonal customs (www.conviviobookworks.com/blog).

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.


Give us a few hours and we’ll make a book artist out of you!

BOOK ARTS 101: Hist Whist
Instructor John Cutrone

Two dates to choose from for this eerie introductory immersion:
Wednesday evening October 25, 2017 from 6 to 9:30 PM or
Sunday afternoon October 29, 2017 from 1 to 5 PM

Class Limit: 18 (you must register ahead of time!)
Tuition Schedule: Self-determined
(Tuition is by open donation to JCBA's Education Fund––you choose what you’d like to give.)

This Book Arts 101 workshop begins in the witching hour with the All Hallow's Eve magic of "Hist Whist" by poet e.e. cummings. We tune into that Halloween spirit by turning our eye toward the spookier items in the Jaffe Collection (and there are plenty!) followed by a visit to our haunted print shop as we work our spell to transmogrify you into a book artist, at least for this one eerie occasion. Is anything what it seems? Who knows.

We’ll begin with a screening of a 7-minute 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 honor the season and Halloween by finding some particularly spooky and autumnal books from the collection, and you can expect a local ghost story or two, as well, from the instructor's cache of Convivio Dispatches from Lake Worth.

After a leisurely break for coffee and tea and treats, 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 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 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. He is the author of the Convivio Book of Days blog, which explores the quirkier side of seasonal traditions, encouraging us to live the ceremony of each day.

Registration
Advance registration is required for all JCBA workshops. To register, email JCBA Director John Cutrone regarding which date you wish to attend:

Wednesday evening October 25, 2017 The Wednesday workshop is slightly abbreviated (3.5 hours rather than 4).
Sunday afternoon October 29, 2017 The Sunday workshop is full length (4 hours).

Current Workshops

Monotypes

Summer 2017

BOOK ARTS 101: Still Summer

Summer 2017

BOOK ARTS 101: Hist Whist

Fall 2017