Book Arts Center Summer Institute

The Summer Institute offers intensive hands-on courses for people of all skill levels in book making, letterpress, calligraphy, and more.
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Jul. 9, 2017
12:00 pm
Jul. 16, 2017
12:00 pm
Book Arts Center, Morgan Hall

The Summer Institute features multiple week-long workshops where participants can study with any one of a number of practitioners specialized in book arts and related fields. In this—our 12th year—we present two weeks, each with five courses to choose from. Each week is filled with intensive hands-on instruction and practice, but there is also time to relax and enjoy the spectacular lake sunsets and bucolic surrounding area. Often, participants will work on their projects late into the evening taking advantage of the 24 hour access that the institute provides.

The schedule includes:

Week 1 — July 9–15

  • Michael & Winnie Bixler – Typecasting and Monotype Composition
  • Lorrie Frear – Italic Intensive for Beginning Calligraphers
  • Samuel Feinstein – Hand Tooling with Gold Leaf & Foil
  • Jesse Marsolais – Introduction to Lettercarving in Stone
  • Sara Sauers – Letterpress Fundamentals on the Vandercook

Week 2 — July 16–22

  • April Sheridan – The Technology of the Broadside
  • Barb Tetenbaum – Hybrid Structures for Hybrid Voices
  • Jennifer Scheuer  –  Stone Lithography
  • James Grieshaber  –  Digital Type Making with FontLab
  • Nancy Sharon Collins  –  Book Arts Entrepreneurship

Read more about the summer institute or about the Wells Book Arts Center.

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