The Center for Book Arts' Education Program strives to engage a wide audience, providing beginning students and professional artists alike with a comprehensive and technically challenging curriculum. The Center for Book Arts is housed in a 5,000 sq. foot loft space in the Flatiron district of Manhattan, conveniently located near public transit, and features a fully equipped bindery and printshop for workshops and classes. In addition to foundation coursework in letterpress printing, bookbinding, and works on paper, the Center provides structured opportunities for working artists from other media to expand their creative practice in bookmaking.
The Center's core courses provide the building blocks for studies in letterpress printing and bookbinding. Great for everyone from the serious student to those interested in getting their feet wet, these courses also act as prerequisites for further study and for renting the Center's facilities. Students who have completed Letterpress I and Printshop Renter Training are qualified to rent studio time the Center's Printshop, and students who have taken Bookbinding I may rent studio time in the Bindery.
The core class Letterpress I is featured in a video piece by The New Learning Times, an online publication produced at the EdLab at Columbia University Teachers College. Watch at http://bit.ly/1RyP73g.
Registration is ongoing.
Browse classes and register at www.centerforbookarts.org/classes,
or call 212.481.0295.
The Center for Book Arts is located at 28 W. 27th Street, 3rd Floor, New York, NY. Subway: N/R to 28th Street, or F to 23rd Street.
FULL SCHEDULE OF WINTER 2016 CLASSES
IN THE BINDERY
Exploring the Codex Jan 25-Feb 1, Two Mon Nights, Elena Berriolo
The Box as Stage-Set Feb 20-21, Sat & Sun, Barbara Mauriello
Tunnel Books Feb 27-28, Sat & Sun, Maria Pisano
Long and Link Stitch Books Mar 5-6, Sat & Sun, Susan Mills
Round Boxes Mar 12-13, Sat & Sun, Biruta Auna
Japanese Binding Mar 19-20, Sat & Sun, Yukari Hayashida
Tacket Binding Apr 16-17, Sat & Sun, Barbara Mauriello
CORE CLASSES: BOOKBINDING
Core classes must be taken in succession, i.e. Bookbinding I (A) before Bookbinding I (B) and both parts of Bookbinding I before Bookbinding II. In special cases, experience outside of the Center can count as a prerequisite.
Bookbinding I (A+B) Feb 11-15, Thurs-Mon (Pres. Day), Nancy Loeber
Bookbinding I (A): Soft Cover Books
Section I - Feb 5-7, Fri-Sun, Celine Lombardi.
Section II - Mar 1-29, Five Tues Nights, Celine Lombardi
Bookbinding I (B): Hard Cover Books
Section I - Apr 19-May 17, Five Tues Nights, Celine Lombardi
Section II - TBA
Bookbinding II (A): InBoards Leather Binding Mar 3-31, Five Thurs Nights, Celine Lombardi
Bookbinding II (B): Laced-In Leather Binding Apr 21-May 19, Five Thurs Nights, Celine Lombardi
Bookbinding IV (A): Historical Binding - Ethiopian and Coptic April 1-3, Fri-Sun, Susan Mills
IN THE PRINTSHOP
Printshop Renter Training Jan 20, Wed, Roni Gross
Miniature Relief Prints Mar 3-24, Four Thurs Nights, Randolph Huebsch
Type as Topography Mar 5-6, Sat & Sun, Macy Chadwick
Ex Libris Letterpress Mar 11-13, Fri-Sun, Roni Gross
Mica and Linoleum Mar 19-20, Sat & Sun, Barbara Henry
Print to Book: Collagraph Mar 30-Apr 3, Wed-Sun, Maria Pisano
CORE CLASSES: PRINTING
Core classes must be taken in succession, i.e. Letterpress I (A) before Letterpress I (B) and both parts of Letterpress I before Letterpress II. In special cases, experience outside of the Center can count as a prerequisite.
Letterpress I (A+B) Jan 14-18, Thurs-Mon (MLK Day), Roni Gross
Letterpress I (A) Hand Typesetting Basics
Section I - Jan 26-Feb 23, Five Tues Nights, Rich O'Russa
Section II - Feb 5-7, Fri-Sun, Roni Gross
Letterpress I (B)
Section I: Broadsides - Mar 1-29, Five Tues Nights, Rich O'Russa
Section II: Ex Libris Letterpress - Mar 11-13, Fri-Sun, Roni Gross
Letterpress II (A) Instant Polymer - Feb 13-15, Sat-Mon (Pres. Day), Amber McMillan
Letterpress II (B) Professional Polymer - Feb 20, 27 & 28, Sat + Sat & Sun, Amber McMillan
Registration is ongoing.
Browse classes and register at www.centerforbookarts.org/classes, or call 212.481.0295.
ABOUT THE CENTER FOR BOOK ARTS
The Center for Book Arts is committed to exploring and cultivating contemporary aesthetic interpretations of the book as an art object, while invigorating traditional artistic practices of the art of the book. The Center seeks to facilitate communication between the book arts community and the larger spheres of contemporary art and literature through exhibitions, classes, public programming, literary presentations, opportunities for artists and writers, publications, and collecting. Founded in 1974, the Center for Book Arts was the first organization of its kind in the nation.