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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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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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
Availability 12


 

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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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Posterize by Size
Oct
21
2:00 PM14:00

Posterize by Size

Broadsides 2-5

Participants will make a custom poster. Come with a quote, motto, or phrase in mind to print on 2-8 posters (depending upon size). Participants will learn to set printer’s cuts and type and operate bed presses.

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 posters.

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Loot or Lantern?
Oct
13
6:00 PM18:00

Loot or Lantern?

Trick or Treat or luminaria bag printing 6-8:30

Come join us for a spooky printing workshop for kids and/or adults. Print up to 3 custom trick-or-treat bags or up to 8 custom luminaria bags. We will draw on our community partner Tribune Showprint Poster’s collection of Halloween and fall graphic printer’s cuts.

No printing experience is necessary. Book Arts Collaborative strives to ensure every participant walks away with bags that he or she is proud to use on Halloween.

Cost: $50 includes all materials, equipment use, personable instruction, coffee, and loot or lantern bags.

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First Thursday at Book Arts Collaborative and Tribune Showprint Posters
Oct
5
5:00 PM17:00

First Thursday at Book Arts Collaborative and Tribune Showprint Posters

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Stop in to tour our joint facilities and pull a print!  
Art Show: Return to Cuba, Photographs by Ryan Sparrow
Artist's reception 5:00-8:00 p.m.

Photojournalist Ryan Sparrow has visited Cuba several times since it has reopened to Americans.  Come see and purchase his photos of people, places, and cars!

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Your Sentiments Exactly
Sep
23
2:00 PM14:00

Your Sentiments Exactly

Card Printing Workshop 2-5 p.m.

Thank you? Invitation? Bon Voyage?  Belated Birthday?  Change of Address?  Happy Friday? Participants will print 10-12 cards inside and out. Cards can have any message you want. Participants will learn how to set type and printer’s cuts, ink a press, and print cards.

No printing experience is necessary. Book Arts Collaborative strives to ensure every participant walks away proud to mail off this work.

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

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Coffee and Coptic
Sep
14
5:30 PM17:30

Coffee and Coptic

Coptic sketchbook workshop 5:30-8:00 p.m.

 

Enjoy a cup of coffee as you bind your own sketchbook using the Coptic stitch!

 

Participants will walk away with a hardcover journal with 200 pages of 80 lb. paper, perfect for sketches and artwork in most media. Not an artist? No problem! Coptic journals work just as well for general notes, travel journaling, and light scrapbooking.  The 80 lb. paper can hold a lot of ink, and it doesn’t care what you write or draw with it.

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 sketchbook.

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Belgian for Belgian
Sep
9
10:00 AM10:00

Belgian for Belgian

Secret Belgian Workshop 10 a. m.-4 p.m., with a one-hour lunch break

Come spend the day with us and learn the art of Secret Belgian binding! Get a tour of the workshop space, learn one of the Collaborative's favorite styles of binding, and walk home with your own hand-bound journal.  This is in anticipation of the opening of Guardian Brewing Company in our building; if they’re pouring, we might slip next door for a Belgian brew to celebrate the completion of our Belgian bindings.

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 (that other dark brew), and your Belgian-bound blank book.

 

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Pressing On: The Letterpress Film
Aug
29
9:00 PM21:00

Pressing On: The Letterpress Film

Pressing On: The Letterpress Film is being screened in Pruis Hall on Campus.  The film was made by BSU Alumni Andrew Quinn, Joe Vella,  and Kevin Grazioli.  It was written by our friend and colleague from Miami of Ohio, Erin Becker, and it features several friends of Book Arts Collaborative and Tribune Showprint. 

Come out to find out what the letterpress revolution is all about!

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Happy, Merry, Joyous: 2 workshops, 1 from 9-12, and another from 2-5
Aug
29
9:00 AM09:00

Happy, Merry, Joyous: 2 workshops, 1 from 9-12, and another from 2-5

Happy, Merry, Joyous !
Holiday Cards workshop 9-12

Happy, Merry, Joyous II
Holiday Cards workshop 2-4

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.

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