It is official! The Morgan is proud to announce that registration for our Summer 2015 workshop season is now open. With more workshops than ever before, this is your opportunity to create finished books, letterpress cards, handmade paper and more. Bring your creativity to the Morgan and learn from some of the best local, national and international artists and craftspeople.
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In the wake of the introduction of the printing press in the mid-15th century, bookbinders looked for ways to streamline the binding of the flood of new books being printed. The Late Gothic Binding on Wooden Boards was one of the structures developed in this turbulent period. In this four-day workshop, students will use a herringbone stitch to sew a textblock on double cords, sew silk endbands and shape, sand and attach the boards. Brass clasps will be made and…Find out more »
Learn every aspect of paper marbling! Steve Pittelkow, one of the country’s best known marbling artists, will walk you through basic and advanced patterns of historic and contemporary origin. You’ll leave the class with marbled papers, information and the experience needed to set up marbling in your studio, home or classroom.Find out more »
Combine the craft of bookbinding with the aesthetics of traditional embroidery to create works of art! International artist Debra Eck will teach students three embroidered bindings, from the simple to the more complex. Demonstrations will take students through the process of translating simple cross stitch and embroidery patterns into a functional art binding. Each participant will leave with a complete set of binding diagrams created by the group and a finished sample of their own binding design.Find out more »
Learn how to individualize the papers used for collage, drawing or printmaking with techniques that complement the beauty of good paper. Clare Murray Adams will teach you to create rust marks and bleach designs, burn and brand paper, and you will try your hand at staining processes that will leave each paper with a unique and personalized surface.Find out more »
The structure of this workshop is to challenge students to explore personal sketches through the stylistic lens of relief prints carved in Shina plywood, wax plates and other alternative materials. Bring ideas and sketches to class so they can be explored, deconstructed and reconstituted throughout this process. The etching presses, brayers, rubbing spoons, chisels, gouges, knives and electric tools will be creatively used to create unique prints. This workshop offers technical processes, access to equipment, constructive critique and an environment…Find out more »
Students who have prior experience in papermaking have the opportunity to refine their technique in this two-day Advanced Western Papermaking class. Build upon your understanding of papermaking to explore the diversity of different paper fibers and the versatility of this process for limited edition works of art. Focus will be placed on using stencils, ready-mades and custom made copper ribbon layouts to create fine art editions in handmade paper. This workshop is for those who have taken our Introduction to…Find out more »
Students will have the opportunity to build a multi-compartmental Tea Caddy using the traditional French art of Cartonnage. Decorative paper, book board, trim and cartonnettes will be added for an elegant interior, and a hinged lid with a glass insert finishes off the box. Although this two-day workshop is an advanced structure, basic box making techniques are taught and practiced throughout the class.Find out more »
This fun and unique workshop will focus on the mechanics of doors, drawers and windows as an integral part of an interactive box structure. Working from excellent models and clear instructions, several techniques will be explored for making hinged doors, drawers that slide easily and windows made from unusual materials. These elements can hide and house words, objects, drawings, small books and more.Find out more »
A slipcase is a three-sided box made to cover and protect a book. Too often, slipcases supplied with commercial books are flimsy and the structures don’t hold up over time, earning them a bad reputation. But a well-built slipcase with wrapper can be as strong and protective as a clamshell box and offers another way to decorate a book. In this one-day workshop, students will construct their own slipcase with wrapper and learn variations on the structure such as the…Find out more »