$60 – $110

Letterpress and Book Arts Workshops with Erin Sweeney and JustAJar

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JustAJar Design Press

208 Front Street

Marietta, OH 45750

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We are thrilled to be welcoming back Book Arts and Letterpress artist Erin Sweeney from Peterborough, NH. We will be offering a letterpress workshop on Saturday and a book arts workshop on Sunday. No experience necessary to take either of these workshops.

On Saturday, 1-5 PM, we will have a small collaborative letterpress workshop. As a group, we will create experimental prints that we will then use as the decorative paper for the book workshop. You will learn how to set type and ornaments, print, and utilize experimental inking techniques.
Note... the Letterpress Workshop is only being offered as part of the 2-day workshop and is limited to 6 people.

On Sunday, 1-5 PM, we will make both a sewn book and a folded book: we will use a binding called Sewn Chains by Keith Smith--a deceptively simple way to bind together a quick one-section book, or use it repetitively to create a multi-section book. Additionally, we will learn how to modify an accordion binding into the fabulous Crown binding by Hedi Kyle. This structure allows you to put varying content in your book without adhesive--playing with narrative and sequencing, image and text. We'll make the spines for this book out of Tyvek, and you'll be introduced to the magic of this material!
Note... You can sign up for the 1-day book workshop independently or sign up for the 2-day workshop

We will be using the prints we make on Saturday for the covers for both of these structures. Don't worry if you're not able to make it Saturday, we will make extras!

Erin Sweeney holds a MFA in Book Arts from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. She is a professor of Book Arts and Printmaking at New England College, and is sought after instructor that travels the country to teach workshops in Book Arts.



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