Workshops at Maine Media Workshops and Sierra Nevada University and TBA at Lovely in the Home Press's new locale!
See below for dates and locations, and watch for more details and more workshops at Lovely In The Home Press in Peterborough, NH.
Letterpress and Book Arts with JustAJar and Erin Sweeney!
Saturday and Sunday, February 29 and March 1 at JustAJar Design Press in Marietta, Ohio
1-5 pm each day
On Saturday, 1-5 PM, we will have a small collaborative letterpress workshop. As a group, we will create experimental prints that we will then use as the decorative paper for the book workshop. You will learn how to set type and ornaments, print, and utilize experimental inking techniques.
Note... the Letterpress Workshop is only being offered as part of the 2-day workshop and is limited to 6 people.
On Sunday, 1-5 PM, we will make both a sewn book and a folded book: we will use a binding called Sewn Chains by Keith Smith--a deceptively simple way to bind together a quick one-section book, or use it repetitively to create a multi-section book. Additionally, we will learn how to modify an accordion binding into the fabulous Crown binding by Hedi Kyle. This structure allows you to put varying content in your book without adhesive--playing with narrative and sequencing, image and text. We'll make the spines for this book out of Tyvek, and you'll be introduced to the magic of this material!
Note... You can sign up for the 1-day book workshop independently or sign up for the 2-day workshop
We will be using the prints we make on Saturday for the covers for both of these structures. Don't worry if you're not able to make it Saturday, we will make extras!
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Book Arts: Erin Sweeney
Frameworks: Exploring Sculpture and Books/Narrative and Storytelling in 3D
Maine Media Workshops, Rockport, ME
July 5-11, 2020
Utilizing several sculptural techniques and materials (wire, rattan, fabric) we will combine sculptural structures with book structures. Thinking three-dimensionally, we will explore concepts and narrative in new ways. Expecting new responses from our viewers, we will discuss how these structures can be viewed, handled, shared. Additionally, we will push the concept of the folded book structure into our 3D explorations and see what happens when these things collide!
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CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19: PLEASE LOOK FOR NEXT SUMMER'S ROSTER AS WELL AS A SERIES OF ONLINE WORKSHOPS THIS FALL!
Book Arts: Erin Sweeney
Book Arts Intensive
July 20-24, 2020
Sierra Nevada University, Incline Village, NV
This book arts intensive will focus on both folded and sewn structures. Students will learn multiple book structures—such as the Dos-a-Dos and the one-needle Coptic binding—and then will combine these techniques to get something entirely new: a Coptic bound Dos-a-Dos that just keeps on going! We will learn the Hinged Box Book structure, and morph it into something more three dimensional, utilizing multiple materials, and we will also experiment with multiple folded structures.
We will discover how to use the structures as building blocks for other work, be it participatory or collaborative, sculptural, or simply to be held in the viewer’s hands.
Additionally, we will utilize simple printmaking techniques and writing prompts to generate content for our structures, allowing us to house image and text in new and potentially surprising ways, with an emphasis on fun and experimentation. CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19
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Workshops with LITHp and Biddy Riot Studios!
June, July, August 2020 in beautiful Harrisville, NH!
This summer, artist, writer and printmaker Christine Destrempes and Erin are teaming up to create a fabulous summer series of workshops on the lake! Lunch will be delivered from our awesome local general store, and there are fabulous places to stay if you'd like to stretch out your time a bit. More info coming soon!
Monotype and Simple Book Structures:
3 Saturdays in June with different focuses, June 6, 13, and 20. We will explore monoprints and simple folded book structures throughout all three. Take one or take all three at a discount.
Chinese Sewing Box Book:
A structure made entirely of boxes, the Chinese Sewing Box Book was created by Hedi Kyle. We'll learn the wonders of the Masu box, and all the variations that can occur!
Saturday, August 15 10-3
BOOK SCHOOL IS BACK!
A full week of Bookmaking Intensity. Monday, August 17 to Friday, August 21, 10-4 each day.
CANCELLED DUE TO COVID--WILL RUN IN SUMMER 2021!
Join me downtown under tents for a series of outdoor workshops with Sharing Arts at the MAxT Makerspace!
August 1: Masu Box Madness, 10am to 12:30pm
August 15: Paste Paper! 10am to 12:30pm
August 22: One-Sheet Books 10am to 12:30pm
More information and sign ups here: