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The Center for Book & Paper Arts at Columbia College Chicago offers classes to the community at large, designed for those who wish to study book arts in a non-degree seeking program. Most classes require some experience. Our community class instructors are working professionals in various book arts related fields and come from all over the country. All community classes are held at the Columbia College Chicago Center for Book and Paper Arts, 1104 South Wabash, 2nd floor, Chicago, IL 60605.
General workshop and registration information
Photography © John Boehme
Images in PulpInstructor: Amy Jacobs
Friday, January 17, 10:00-4:00 and Saturday, January 18, 10:00-4:00
Cost: $195 (Columbia College Alumni + Faculty $175) | Limit 10
Registration Deadline: December 13
To register: 312.369.6630
Participants will investigate various ways of producing imagery using a wide range of advanced papermaking techniques. Stenciling using pigmented linen pulps as paint, unique applications of simple contemporary watermarks, and creating blowouts from an object’s silhouette will all be explored in this two-day action packed workshop. Linen rag, cotton and abaca fibers will be available, and Amy will bring samples of work made at Dieu Donné for inspiration.
Please bring simple images and line drawings to trace for stencils, watermarks and blowouts. Other objects can be used for blowouts as long as they can withstand moisture and are flat on one side. A list of recommended materials will be sent out to participants.
Amy Jacobs is currently the Studio Collaborator and Education Manager at Dieu Donné Papermill in New York City where she has collaborated with many artists including Ann Hamilton, Do Ho Suh, and James Siena. She attended the Penland School of Crafts two-year Core Fellowship Program in North Carolina before attending Columbia College Chicago where she received her MFA in Interdisciplinary Book and Paper Arts. She has taught workshops and classes at a number of institutions including the University of Georgia Studies Abroad Program in Cortona, Italy, the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, the University of Louisville, Longwood University, East Carolina University, Asheville Bookworks, Penland School of Crafts, Ox-Bow School of the Arts, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, The Printmaking Center of New Jersey and at Chateau du Pin in Angers, France. Her work is exhibited nationally and internationally.
Evidence Light; Memento; Evidence Dark
Instructor: Paul Moxon
Dates: Saturday, September 28, 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. and Sunday, September 29, 12:30–4:30 p.m.
Cost: $175 | Limit 14 students
Register: 312.369.6630 | REGISTRATION DEADLINE: September 6
Participants will learn all the points of maintenance, cleaning and lubrication; be informed of common problems that may arise and suggested strategies for repairs. We will also discuss all models of interest and other brands as warranted. Whether you use a shared press, own one, or are planning to buy, this workshop will provide excellent direction for your future presswork. Bring your questions, photos and/or broken parts. Paul will also share examples from his collection of Vandercook literature.
Paul Moxon is author of Vandercook Presses: Maintenance, History and Resources and moderator of vandercookpress.info. He prints and publishing as Fameorshame Press, is website editor in chief for the American Printing History Association and is a 2013 recipient of an Arthur and Lila Weinberg Fellowship for Independent Scholars and Researchers at the Newberry Library.
Related Lecture: Wingin' It: Paul Moxon on Exploring the Archive | September 30, 6:00 p.m.
Full payment is required with registration and is processed immediately. Fees will be refunded if the class does not meet its minimum enrollment. If you cancel ten days or more before your class begins, we will charge a $20 cancellation fee. If you cancel less than ten days before the class begins we will keep half of your fee and return the other half. Refunds will be processed approximately three weeks after cancellation. No-shows will not receive any refund. All fees are non-transferable. There will be a $20 fee for all returned checks and declined credit cards. After your class, if you are unable to pick up your artwork, you may have the Center mail you your work for a $10 shipping and handling fee. The Columbia College Center for Book & Paper Arts happily accepts Visa, MasterCard, AmEx, Discover, personal checks, money orders, traveler’s checks and cash. Please do not send cash through the mail.