Wells Book Arts Summer Institute 2018

December 14, 2017

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Time to start thinking about basking in the warm sun and making things with your hands. July 15–28, 2018…come to Aurora, NY!

Each July, Wells Book Arts Center hosts the Wells Book Arts Summer Institute. This year is bigger than ever with 6 courses to choose from for each of the 2 weeks. Join our all-star line-up of instructors and learn new techniques or hone existing skills in a variety or paper, printing, and textual arts.

Each week is filled with intensive, hands-on instruction and practice, but there is also time to relax and enjoy the spectacular sunsets over Cayuga Lake or swim or take things at your own pace. Of course there are people who want to work on their projects late into the evening, and we encourage that too!

Visit our Summer Institute webpage for full course descriptions and options

Week 1 – July 15-21, 2018
• Michael & Winifred Bixler (Bixler Letterfoundry)
Type Casting and Monotype Composition

• Peter Fraterdeus (Peter Fraterdeus)
West Meets East — Energy, Expression and “Emptiness” in Calligraphy

• Ron Gordon (Oliphant Press)
The Anatomy of Book Design

• Amos Kennedy (Kennedy Prints)
Letterpress Posters with Big Wood Type

• Scott McCarney (Scott McCarney VisualBooks)
Hybrid Textual/Visual Books

• Danielle Myers (Petrichor Paper)
Papermaking with Local Plants

Week 2 – July 22-28, 2018
• Aimee Lee (Aimee Lee)
Make Hanji: The World of Korean Papermaking

• Bruce Licher (Independent Project Press)
Philatelic Letterpress: The Art of The Hand-Crafted Stamp

• Steve Pittelkow
Marbling on Paper and Cloth

• Marnie Powers-Torrey (U Utah) & Amelia Hugill-Fontanel (RIT Cary Collection)
The Iron Hand Press & Finer Points of Impression

• Jenna Rodriguez (Jenna Rodriguez)
Extreme Bookbinding! 

• Dan Rosenberg (Wells College – Dan Rosenberg)
Writing Beside the Press: A Poetry Workshop

 

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