BOOK ARTS 101: Midsummer Night's Dream
Instructor John Cutrone

 

Saturday afternoon June 24, 2017
1:00 to 5:00 PM
JCBA Book Arts Gallery, Printshop and Bindery

Tuition Schedule: Self-determined
Class limit: 18 (you must register ahead of time!)

This Book Arts 101 takes place on St. John's Day: June 24. It is old Midsummer Day, with Midsummer Night falling the evening before. These are old celebrations based on the timing of the summer solstice and the longest days of the year, a time traditionally thought of as more magical than ordinary time, and there will be plenty of magic in the air as we transform you into a book artist in this four hour introductory immersion in the Jaffe Center for Book Arts. We’ll begin with 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. And in celebration of Old Midsummer, we'll be sure to bring a few appropriately warm and summery (and perhaps otherworldly) books into the mix. Expect a little 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 midsummer 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.”

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 seasonal traditions (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.


Monotypes
Instructor Kim Spivey

 

Saturday July 8, 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 June 29, 2017.


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

 

BOOK ARTS 101: Summertime
Instructor John Cutrone

 

Sunday July 30, 2017
1 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.)

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

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.

Current Workshops

Book Arts 101: Midsummer Night's

Summer 2017

Monotypes

Summer 2017

BOOK ARTS 101: Summertime

Summer 2017