Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Goings on in The Book Arts Workshop!!

There have been a lot of things
going on recently in the Book Arts Workshop.

Artist Angela Lorenz visited the Book Arts
Workshop and presented her work to Esme
Thompson's Collage class.
In the fall, we went on an automnal letterpress excursion to two fabulous 
shops in Vermont-Heather Hale's and Kelly McMahon's. 
Heather showed us how her Heidelberg press works.

Kate Emlen's Drawing 1 Class came in to combine some
letterpress printing with their drawings.
This student is pretty happy with the poster she just made.
She was even happier with
 this version!
Lots of red in this holiday card.
Alex Halasz's History of the Book class has been working in the studios producing a group book with the theme of word play.

We had a holiday card-printing extravaganza that resulted in more happy printers!
Some amazing ornaments found in our shop.
Here is one of the student's type set for the Word Play book. Can you see the shape her type forms?
Two pages of the class book on the press ready to print.
Another page spread from the History of the Book Word Play class book.
A student quickly printing with our "new" Golding
Official Platen Press.
Posters from Hatch Show Print and Yee-Haw Industries on display for the Book Arts
Talk with Snacks about Sarah Smith's time at these two venerable letterpress
shops in Tennessee.
Kresge Physical Sciences Library hosted a
Geeky Valentine workshop in the
Book Arts Workshop.
Preparations for a Winter Carnival
poster-printing extravaganza.
The first proof pulled off the
Winter Carnival Poster on the
Washington Hand Press outside 
the Book Arts Workshop.

                                    A finished poster printed by a happy Carnivaler.

Written by Sarah M. Smith

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