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Western NY Book Arts Collaborative Fall Workshops

September 25, 2008  by: Dom

WNYBAC is pleased to announce its Fall 2008 workshop series. This first series at its new home at 468 Washington Street in downtown Buffalo covers some basic intro classes in printing & book binding. As facilities & demand increase, we will offer additional and more in-depth classes. We have kept the fees reasonable (plus WNYBAC members receive a 20% discount on all workshops) and have a few unusual sessions to help make gifts for the holidays. We welcome your feedback and hope you will join us for one or more of these workshops.

All of the following can be registered for online.

Introduction to Hand Typesetting and Letterpress Printing (adult)
Instructor: Hal Leader
Date/Time: Tuesdays. Sept 30 & Oct. 7th (6:00pm – 9:00pm)
Location: WNYBAC 468 Washington St.
Cost: $60 + $10 materials fee
Description: Hal Leader has kept his Paradise Press open as a working museum for years with countless tours for design classes and interested parties. Now Hal rolls up his sleeves and shares his knowledge and enthusiasm for the craft of letterpress printing. Participants should each come with some idea of what they wish to set and will be shown the basics and then helped to set it and print it on a flatbed proofing press. Paper will be provided, but if you wish to print on a special paper, bring it along. There will be a brief introduction to hand set typography and then we will get down to business. Each person will also get a copy of the other participants’ work produced during this intimate, focused session.

Introduction to FontLab – making fonts for the computer (adult)
Instructor: Richard Kegler
Date/Time: Wednesdays Oct. 9th & 16th (6:00pm – 9:00pm)
Location: P22 type foundry offices
Cost: $60
Description: Learn the basics of the program Fontlab Studio 5, the standard software used to make most digital fonts today. Participants will learn glyph drawing techniques, digitizing from scanned artwork, spacing and kerning plus a myriad of other details in the process of making your own digital fonts. A laptop computer is recommended if you have your own and a basic understanding of Bezier curves highly recommended.

Link Stitch/Long Stitch exposed spine bindings (adult)
Instructor: Brian Maloney
Date/Time: Saturday. October 11th (10:00am – 6:00pm)
Location: WNYBAC 468 Washington St.
Cost: $70 + $10 materials fee
Description: This workshop will introduce a variety of long & link structures. Participants will make their own based on demonstrated techniques.

Open Studio/Critique & demo session (adult)
Instructor: Brian Maloney
Date/Time: Sunday. October 12th (11:00am – 6:00pm)
Location: WNYBAC 468 Washington St.
Cost: $15
Description: A drop-in session with bookbinder/conservator Brian Maloney from Toronto when practicing and fledgling book binders can bring in their projects that they are starting or stuck on and find solutions to problems or just get a fresh set of eyes. A variety of topics and open discussion of fine & not-so-fine book binding issues will be covered. Brian Maloney is an instructor for the Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild.

Budgeting for Independent Publishing (adult)
Instructor: David McNamara
Date/Time: Tuesday Oct. 14th (6:00pm – 9:00pm)
Location: WNYBAC 468 Washington St.
Cost: $30
Description: Small press publishing can be daunting and confusing. Whether you are self-publishing or thinking about starting a press or journal, learn basic principles and have your questions and concerns addressed. At the heart of the session will be budgeting with profit & loss statements, but we will also cover basic terms and techniques, standard discounts and trade channels, distribution and wholesale, et cetera. Class will be loosely structured to focus on your questions so participants are encouraged to bring project ideas, existing work, and/or examples of books/journals they would like to emulate. David McNamara is proprietor of Sunnyoutside press.

Printmaking with Leaves (kids)
Instructor: Mollie Atkinson
Date/Time: Saturday. Oct 18th (10:00am – 1:00pm)
Location: WNYBAC 468 Washington St.
Cost: $30 + $5 materials fee
Description: Get the kids into the Autumn season by interacting with leaves as a printmaking medium. Fresh leaves with tempera paints and a few tricks to translate the intricacies of nature into artwork is fun and expressive. Ages 7 & up

Introduction to Hand Typesetting and Letterpress Printing (adult)
Instructor: Hal Leader
Date/Time: Tuesdays. Oct. 21st & 28th (6:00pm – 9:00pm)
Location: WNYBAC 468 Washington St.
Cost: $60 + $10 materials fee
Description: Hal Leader has kept his Paradise Press open as a working museum for years with countless tours for design classes and interested parties. Now Hal rolls up his sleeves and shares his knowledge and enthusiasm for the craft of letterpress printing. Participants should each come with some idea of what they wish to set and will be shown the basics and then helped to set it and print it on a flatbed proofing press. Paper will be provided, but if you wish to print on a special paper, bring it along. There will be a brief introduction to hand set typography and then we will get down to business. Each person will also get a copy of the other participants’ work produced during this intimate, focused session.

Letterpress Holiday Cards (adult)
Instructor: Richard Kegler
Date/Time: Mondays. November 3rd & 10th & 17th (6:00pm – 9:00pm)
Location: WNYBAC 468 Washington St.
Cost: $90 + $10 materials fee
Description: Personalized Christmas cards are great, but they mean so much more when designed, hand set & hand printed by the sender. Now you can use the extensive WNYBAC collection of vintage printing ornaments & type to compose your own cards. Basics of letterpress will be covered briefly and each participant will be assisted through the completion of all aspects of making and printing their cards with 2 color registration. Workshop includes 100 cards

Simple Book Structures (adult)
Instructor: Diane Bond
Date/Time: Tuesdays. November 4th & 11th (5:30pm – 8:30pm)
Location: WNYBAC 468 Washington St.
Cost: $60 + $10 materials fee
Description: A variety of adhesive & non Adhesive book structures using Oriental and western techniques will be demonstrated. Participants will be guided through accordion books and simple sewing techniques. Many examples will be shown and students can create variations using supplied papers or with their own materials.

Hardcover multi-signature book (adult)
Instructor: Richard Kegler
Date/Time: Wednesdays. November 5th & 12th (6:00pm – 9:00pm)
Location: WNYBAC 468 Washington St.
Cost: $60 + $10 materials fee
Description: Using the book Dear Mr. Hunter produced by Richard Kegler as a model, students will learn basics of sewing signatures on tapes and binding into a hard cover book using turned edge coverings such as cloth or leather. A blank book will be made in the workshop and then each student will get a set of signatures for the Dear Mr. Hunter book to bind for themselves after the workshop.

Decorative papers – Marbled & Paste Papers (All Ages)
Instructor: Richard Kegler & Diane Bond
Date/Time: Tuesdays. December 2nd & 9th (5:30pm – 8:30pm)
Location: WNYBAC 468 Washington St.
Cost: $60 + $10 materials fee
Description: A 2 part workshop demonstrating and practicing 2 decorative paper techniques that go back centuries. Turkish paper marbling (AKA Erbu) floats colors on liquid in guided and random patterns and transfers to paper. Paste papers are made with pigment colored paste spread into patterns on paper. Both techniques allow for experimentation and instant results yet much practice to fully master. Even flawed results make for great wrapping paper!

Cards & Tags using Recycled materials (All Ages)
Instructor: Carol Wannemacher
Date/Time: Wednesdays. December 3rd & 10th (5:30pm – 8:30pm)
Location: WNYBAC 468 Washington St.
Cost: $60 + $5 materials fee
Description: Using supplied recycled cardstock & papers with found vintage materials, participants can make their own cards & envelopes using die cutters, strings, eyelets and rubber stamps.  Selection of materials and image combination techniques along with practical considerations will be covered. Ms. Wannemacher is the proprietor of Crowbiz on Etsy.com.

Printmaking with Household Objects (kids)
Instructor: Mollie Atkinson
Date/Time: Saturday. December 6th (10:00am – 1:00pm)
Location: WNYBAC 468 Washington St.
Cost: $30 + $5 materials fee
Description: A hands-on 3 hour workshop where kids can learn the basics of relief printmaking using common household items and non-toxic tempera paints. A great way for kids to make artwork in an edition for holiday gift giving. Ages 7 & up

DIY Pin back button making session (All ages)
Date/Time: Wednesday. December 17th (5:30pm – 8:30pm)
Location: WNYBAC 468 Washington St.
Cost: $30 (includes supplies for 30 buttons. Additional quantities available)
Description: Everyone loves pins with their favorite bands & slogans. Now you can make your own in various sizes without having to order large quantities. Makes great gifts & Stocking Stuffers. Learn collage techniques or just bring your own images to cut and use our button machines. Make buttons or magnets.

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