Oct
22
7:00 PM19:00

Honors Curriculum Crash Course | Public

Are you in the BSU Honors College? Do you want a unique Book Arts experience? Come visit us at the Honors Curriculum Crash Course!

This popular event is hosted by Student Honors Council in the Ex-Hall of DeHo. It’s an activity-fair style exhibition intended to give students a better idea of honors courses being offered during the spring semester, allowing students to find the best section of an honors course based on more than just the available time.

We will be talking about the course offered to students next semester as well as printing a small freebie for you to take home.

This semester SHC members thought it would be fun to add a Halloween aspect to Crash Course so students will “trick-or-treat” at each professor’s table, so stop by, grab some candy, make a print, and learn about our class!

This event is open to the general public.

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Oct
24
6:00 PM18:00

Introduction to Printing 2

No experience is necessary. Introduction to Printing 2 focuses on setting chases for platen presses. You don’t need to know what “letterpress” means to join this class; we’ll give you hands-on experience.

Participants in this workshop will set a chase for small greeting cards or coasters bearing a word or an image.  They will block it in to prepare it for printing, ink a press, and assist their fellow workshop participants in cleaning presses at the end of the evening.

We provide the apron and rubber gloves!  When we say “hands on,” we mean it.

Cost: $25

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Oct
29
6:30 PM18:30

Star Party | Public

BSU students! We have a question: What can you do with major in the Humanities (English, Philosophy & Religious Studies, History, or Modern Languages & Classics)? Answer: Anything.

The Star Party is like the CCIM Super Party--but for people who want to learn more about getting involved in all the great things happening in the humanities at Ball State. (English, Philosophy & Religious Studies, History, and Modern Languages & Classics).

It is held in the Stu East Multipurpose Room, from 6:30 pm to 8:30pm.

Come see us to learn more about the art of book binding, take home a free print, talk to current students about Book Arts Collaborative, and more!

This event is perfect for anyone wondering who we are, and what they can do in their major RIGHT NOW!

Learn more on the BSU English Blog

This event is open to the general public.

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Nov
1
5:00 PM17:00

First Thursday | Public

First Thursday is here!

Book Arts Collaborative and Tribune Showprint are proud to showcase an artist during the First Thurday event. This is an opportunity to shop the artist’s incredible inventory and observe them creating their work!

Stay tuned for our artist announcement!

You can also purchase Book Arts Collaborative’s hand-made journals, coasters, cards, tshirts, and more during this event. Tribune Showprint will be offering an array of posters, bookmarks, stationary sets and cards as well.

Stop by Book Arts Collaborative and Tribune Showprint for shop tours and a hands-on printing experience during First Thursday!

This event is open to the general public.

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Nov
7
6:00 PM18:00

Introduction to Book Binding

Learn to sew a text block in the French link style.  Sewing paper into a book form is much easier than spinning staw into gold.  In fact, no experience is necessary for this workshop which covers one of the most durable of the casebook stitching styles.

Participants will make a text block that they can enjoy as blank pages without covers, or they can enroll in Introduction to Book Binding 2 and craft a cover for their pages.

This course covers sewing fundamentals that make a book handsome and sound.

Cost: $25

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Nov
14
6:00 PM18:00

Introduction to Book Binding 2

This course is the companion to Introduction to Book Binding 1, but if you didn’t take that session, you can still come.  We’ll provide you with a sewn-up text block for $10, and you can catch right up with the rest.

Participants will create “hard” book covers for a 6 x 9” text block, and walk away with a finished case book at the end of the evening.  There is absolutely no experience necessary; you don’t even have to know how to read because these are blank books, suitable for travel journals, diaries, etc.

Come, learn more about the emergence of the codex.   You’ll finish a book in a centuries old style that still looks surprisingly modern.

Cost: $25

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Dec
6
5:00 PM17:00

First Thursday | Public

First Thursday is here!

Book Arts Collaborative and Tribune Showprint are proud to showcase an artist during the First Thurday event. This is an opportunity to shop the artist’s incredible inventory and observe them creating their work!

Stay tuned for our artist announcement!

You can also purchase Book Arts Collaborative’s hand-made journals, coasters, cards, tshirts, and more during this event. Tribune Showprint will be offering an array of posters, bookmarks, stationary sets and cards as well.

Stop by Book Arts Collaborative and Tribune Showprint for shop tours and a hands-on printing experience during First Thursday!

This event is open to the general public.

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Oct
10
6:00 PM18:00

Introduction to Printing 1

Introduction to Printing 1: Fundamentals of Type Setting


This course is open to absolute beginners. You need not be sure what “letterpress” means to join this class.  It covers the basic parts of type, tools used in setting type, and techniques that printers use to make it as effortless as possible. 

Come with a short quotation in mind, and we’ll set it, maybe along with some ornaments.  Book Arts Collaborative staff will set it in a chase for you and show you how it looks printed.  You’ll get to take home a copy of your quotation, emblazoned upon a placard, coaster, bookmark, or etc.

 

Learn the secrets of type-setters who do not, in fact, have to read “upside down and backwards.” 

Cost: $25

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Oct
4
5:00 PM17:00

First Thursday ArtsWalk

The annual First Thursday ArtsWalk is here!

Book Arts Collaborative and Tribune Showprint are proud to showcase Artist Scott Wood. Scott turns acrylic and exotic wood barrels for pens by hand and assembles them using pre-cast parts. He will be demonstrating and selling pens during this event. This is an opportunity to shop Scott’s incredible inventory and observe Scott creating his pens.

Stop by Book Arts Collaborative and Tribune Showprint for shop tours and a hands-on printing experience during First Thursday!

For more information on the ArtsWalk event, check out the Downtown Muncie website.

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Aug
18
1:00 PM13:00

Back to School Poster Workshop

August 18 (Saturday) 1:00-5:00 p.m.

Make a poster to decorate your door, your dorm, your locker, your desk, or your life! We bring the combined resources of Book Arts Collaborative and Tribune Showprint with a huge selection of vintage imagery and type faces. Come and print anything from an inspirational slogan to a bold KEEP OUT sign.

No experience necessary. Kids 12-??? are encouraged to attend.

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Jun
30
1:00 PM13:00

Japanese Stab Binding, Kids' Workshop

June 30 (Saturday) 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Come for a fun afternoon of printing and binding. Kids can print images or words on the cover of a small summer sketchbook, then sew it together using a simple through-the-cover stitch.

No experience necessary. This is for beginners. Kids from 6-10 are encouraged to attend.

All materials and tools are supplied. Parents are encouraged to stay with their children and learn about printing and binding.

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May
19
10:00 AM10:00

Casebook Binding Workshop

May 19 (Saturday) 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. (lunch break from 1:00-2:00)

Casebook is the "bookiest of books." Learn to sew a text block in French link stitching and the build a cover and case it in. Make a complete book in one day!

No experience necessary. This is for beginners and returning book binders. 

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Coptic Binding
Mar
25
1:00 PM13:00

Coptic Binding

Coptic Binding
Coptic binding or book sewing was practiced by 2nd Century Christians in Egypt.  Coptic is the first codex style, or the beginning of the book as we know it today.  It is the form used in the nag hamadi, or the books made widely known by Dan Brown’s DaVinci Code story.  Come learn how to do this ancient and beautiful stitch in one afternoon.  If you’ve participated in the previous weekend’s workshop in paper decorating, you’ll be invited to use your own paper designs in your book.  See the Registration page for a discount if you register for both paper decorating and this workshop.

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Introduction to Book Binding 2
Mar
21
6:00 PM18:00

Introduction to Book Binding 2

Introduction to Book Binding 2
Wednesday, March 21

This course is the companion to Introduction to Book Binding 1, but if you didn’t take that session, you can still come.  We’ll provide you with a sewn-up text block for $10, and you can catch right up with the rest.

Participants will create “hard” book covers for a 6 x 9” text block, and walk away with a finished case book at the end of the evening.  There is absolutely no experience necessary; you don’t even have to know how to read because these are blank books, suitable for travel journals, diaries, etc.

Come, learn more about the emergence of the codex.   You’ll finish a book in a centuries old style that still looks surprisingly modern.

Cost: $25

 

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Paper Decorating
Mar
18
1:00 PM13:00

Paper Decorating

Paper Decorating with Tracy Jarrett
Come learn the art of traditional paper decorating using modern materials from guest artist Tracy Jarrett.  Back by popular demand, this workshop, which sold out last year and will go quickly again, includes everything you need to decorate 3-4 large pieces of paper that are, literally, suitable for framing, or even better: incorporated in a book that you sew on Sunday, March 25.  See the Registration page for a discount double registration with this and Coptic binding.

 

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Introduction to Book Binding 1
Feb
28
6:00 PM18:00

Introduction to Book Binding 1

Introduction to Book Binding 1
Wednesday, February, 28

Learn to sew a text block in the French link style.  Sewing paper into a book form is much easier than spinning staw into gold.  In fact, no experience is necessary for this workshop which covers one of the most durable of the casebook stitching styles.

Participants will make a text block that they can enjoy as blank pages without covers, or they can enroll in Introduction to Book Binding 2 and craft a cover for their pages.

This course covers sewing fundamentals that make a book handsome and sound.

Cost: $25

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Cheap Date
Feb
14
6:00 PM18:00

Cheap Date

Cheap Date
Wednesday, February 14

No printing experience necessary, and we don’t really care if you don’t have a date either.  Book Arts Collaborative staff will help you with your printing.  Come with a short quotation, a snippet of your favorite song, the desire to print LOVE really big and the image of a puppy really small—it’s up to your imagination.

Two printers may come on this registration, and each will get one copy of the poster you make together.  Each couple will make two copies of one heavy-duty poster.

Be romantic.  Be funny.  Be witty.  Be kind.  Come with an idea of what you want to print in mind.

Cost: $35

 

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Garden Journal Binding
Feb
11
1:00 PM13:00

Garden Journal Binding

Garden Journal Binding

Sunday, February 11

It’s that time of year when a gardener’s dreams turn to spring.  Come, make a tacket-bound garden journal with a French goatskin spine.  It will have room for your plans, your dreams, and your packets of seeds.

No book binding experience whatsoever is required of participants in this workshop.  If you can plant a straight row of peas or prune a rose, you have all of the skill necessary.  Even if you don’t give a hill of beans about gardening, you’re welcome to come to this workshop and make yours a travel journal, a diary, a photo album, etc.  Tacket books date from the second century, and are very useful as books in which to tape, glue, or stuff things.

Cost: $50
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Valentine Box
Feb
10
2:00 PM14:00

Valentine Box

Kids get to set their own names in type and add them to custom-designed, hand letter-pressed Valentine's cards.  Each kid can turn the wheel on a press (fed by one of our apprentices, so no danger there) to print 36 custom-made Valentines.

This is a fun event for kids, and we ask that parents stay and share in the experience.

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Intermediate Printing
Feb
7
6:00 PM18:00

Intermediate Printing

Intermediate Printing

Wednesday, February 7

Participants must have taken Introduction to Printing 1 or 2 to register for this session.  We’ll be taking the printing process from type-setting to complete a run of print ephemera from posters to coasters.  Participants can choose whether to print a couple of posters, half a dozen fold-over notes, ten bookmarks, ten tie-on tags, or a dozen coasters.

An introductory course in printing or press operation is required, but no other printing experience is necessary.  Participants will take the lead in this session, choosing what they wish to learn or make.

The possibilities are endless: print a broadside of a family motto, make wine bottle tags for your cellar, anything “fit to print.”

Cost: $50
 

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Introduction to Printing 2
Jan
24
6:00 PM18:00

Introduction to Printing 2

Introduction to Printing 2
Wednesday, January 24: Fundamentals of Press Operation

Note: it is not necessary to have taken Intro to Printing 1 in order to register for this session, but you may find it helpful to have done so.  You don’t need to know what “letterpress” means to join this class; we’ll give you hands-on experience.

Participants in this workshop will set a chase for a poster bearing a few words and an image.  They will block it in to ready it for printing, ink a press, make a print run of two copies, and assist their fellow workshop participants in cleaning down a press at the end of the evening.

 

We provide the apron and rubber gloves!  When we say “hands on,” we mean it.

Cost: $25
 

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Business Card Printing
Jan
20
1:00 PM13:00

Business Card Printing

Business Card Printing

Saturday, January 20: Business Card Printing

1:00-4:00 p.m.

Change your address, email, place of employment or middle name?  We won’t ask what’s different.  This workshop is open to beginners.  You don’t even have to know yet how rich and luxurious real, letter-pressed business cards feel or the impression they’ll make on your important contacts.

Make your own business cards that are too nice to throw away.  You’ll make 50 cards in this session.

Note: If you want a logo on your cards, contact Kim Miller at Kim@StiersDesigns.com at least a week before the workshop, and she’ll help you order a magnesium plate of your own.

Cost: $50
 

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Introduction to Printing I
Jan
17
6:00 PM18:00

Introduction to Printing I

Introduction to Printing 1

Wednesday, January 17: Intro to Printing 1, Fundamentals of Type-Setting
6:00-9:00 p.m.


This course is open to absolute beginners. You need not be sure what “letterpress” means to join this class.  It covers the basic parts of type, tools used in setting type, and techniques that printers use to make it as effortless as possible. 

Come with a short quotation in mind, and we’ll set it, maybe along with some ornaments.  Book Arts Collaborative staff will set it in a chase for you and show you how it looks printed.  You’ll get to take home a copy of your quotation, emblazoned upon a placard, coaster, bookmark, or etc.

 

Learn the secrets of type-setters who do not, in fact, have to read “upside down and backwards.” 

Cost: $25
 

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Paperback Writer
Dec
16
10:00 AM10:00

Paperback Writer

Case book binding 10-4, with lunch break

This workshop serves as the completion of the “Handmade for the Holidays” personalized journal making event, and as a stand-alone casebook binding workshop.

No experience in bookbinding is necessary. Book Arts Collaborative strives to ensure every participant walks away proud of his/her blank journal. We’ll help you make a hand-sewn paperback with step-by-step instructions and prepared materials.  You’ll fold pages, sew gatherings, and attach a durable paperback cover in one day. Each participant will learn the requisite skills and make an object he or she is pleased to own.

Cost: $50 includes all materials, equipment use, personable instruction, coffee, and journal.  ($45 with tandem registration option with Saturday 9th binding workshop—see below for “Handmade for the Holidays” workshop).

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Wrap it Up!
Dec
9
2:00 PM14:00

Wrap it Up!

Personal journal cover/or wrap-around book cover workshop 2-5

Create a completely custom book. Participants will print the cover of a book that they can choose to sew and finish at next week’s workshop, or they can create a 3 personalized wrap-around paper book covers for books they already own.

No printing experience is necessary. Book Arts Collaborative strives to ensure every participant creates a cover for use next week or book covers to take away immediately. Each participant will learn the requisite skills and make an object he or she is pleased to own.

Cost: $50 includes all materials, equipment use, personable instruction, coffee, and journal or book covers.  ($45 with tandem registration option with Saturday 16th binding workshop—see below for “Handmade for the Holidays” workshop).

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Holidays, and the Giving is Easy
Nov
29
5:30 PM17:30

Holidays, and the Giving is Easy

Ornaments/gift tags workshop 5:30-8:00

Come type-set and print a dozen gift tags or paper ornaments or a 12-letter pennant banner.  Decorate your home for the holidays at this printing workshop.

No printing experience is necessary. Book Arts Collaborative strives to ensure every participant will learn the requisite skills and make an object he or she is pleased to own.

Cost: $50 includes all materials, equipment use, personable instruction, coffee, and tags, ornaments, or a folksy banner.

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Seventh Samurai
Nov
18
1:00 PM13:00

Seventh Samurai

Kids’ sketchbook workshop 1-4

Looking for something fun and creative for a child on a Saturday afternoon? Sign up for our sketchbook binding workshop, where each kid will make a Japanese Stab Binding sketchbook and letterpress his or her name on the cover! Come, learn new skills, a little history and create a keepsake!

No previous art or printing experience is necessary.  This will be the most fun for kids who are 8-12 years old.

Cost: $50 includes all materials, equipment use, supervision, personable instruction, and the sketchbook.

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Happy, Merry, Joyous III & Community Arts Expo
Nov
15
5:30 PM17:30

Happy, Merry, Joyous III & Community Arts Expo

Holiday Cards workshop 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Print one dozen holiday cards inside and out.  Wishing a White Christmas to your Black Sheep?  Be our guest!  Print anything you want on one dozen holiday cards. We have holiday printer’s cuts in both Book Arts Collaborative and Tribune Showprint Poster’s collections to draw from.

No printing experience is necessary. Book Arts Collaborative strives to ensure every participant walks away with a poster he or she is proud to display.

Cost: $50 includes all materials, equipment use, personable instruction, coffee, and cards with envelopes.

 

Community Arts Expo 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Book Arts Collaborative will be exhibiting at the Community Arts Expo! Join us at this free event at Emens Auditorium on Ball State University's campus and see what Book Arts has to contribute to the community.

The expo will feature businesses Muncie has to offer in the fine/performing arts and creative expression. The various booths will have literature and displays from local businesses. Light refreshments and live music will be provided.

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Happy, Merry, Joyous I & II
Nov
11
9:00 AM09:00

Happy, Merry, Joyous I & II

TWO Holiday Cards workshops: One from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. AND one from  1 p.m.-4 p.m.

Sign up for one workshop session!

Print one dozen holiday cards inside and out.  Wishing a White Christmas to your Black Sheep?  Be our guest!  Print anything you want on one dozen holiday cards. We have holiday printer’s cuts in both Book Arts Collaborative and Tribune Showprint Poster’s collections to draw from.

No printing experience is necessary. Book Arts Collaborative strives to ensure every participant walks away with cards he or she is proud to display.

Cost: $50 per session includes all materials, equipment use, personable instruction, coffee, and cards with envelopes.

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A-Tisket, A-Tacket
Nov
5
1:00 PM13:00

A-Tisket, A-Tacket

Tacket binding workshop 1-5

Make your own travel journal/scrapbook with Book Arts Collaborative! Tacket-bound journals are ideal for gluing in photos, maps, ticket stubs, etc. These journals make perfect gifts for the traveler or memory-keeper in your life.

Participants will walk away with a classic 200-page journal ready for immediate use.

No experience in bookbinding is necessary. Book Arts Collaborative strives to ensure every participant walks away proud of his/her beautiful, handmade journal.

Cost: $50 includes all materials, equipment use, personable instruction, coffee, and your custom journal.

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Cased In
Oct
28
10:00 AM10:00

Cased In

Case Book binding workshop 10-4, with lunch break

Do you want a journal with your own personal touch? Want to learn a cool, new skill? Or just want to have a fun, unique experience? Then this workshop is perfect for you! The case book is the classic book that makes a great journal for travel, note-taking, list-making, and general dream-keeping.

No experience is required, and this workshop will help anyone, even those who have made books before.

Cost: $50 includes all materials, equipment use, personable instruction, coffee, and your finished book.

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Coast to Toast!
Oct
25
6:00 PM18:00

Coast to Toast!

Coaster workshop 6-8:30

Do you have a favorite toast, a “man-cave,” a fantasy bar name, or do you just need some one-of-a-kind hostess’ gifts?  Come design and print a dozen coasters at this evening printing workshop.  If you want to take a coaster around the corner to the new brew-pub in Madjax, you can print an extra for use in-house!

No printing experience is necessary. Book Arts Collaborative strives to ensure every participant walks away with a toast-worthy coaster.

Cost: $50 includes all materials, equipment use, personable instruction, coffee, and coasters.  (Test brew is at participants’ own expense.)

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