Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Coming Events: Workshops, Workshops, Workshops

Mark your calendars JCBA fans, there are a number of workshops coming up. The workshops are great ways to immerse yourself into art, whether you're an aspiring artist, an artistic master, or you're looking for a fun afternoon. They also work as fun date ideas. I went to a Book Arts 101 with my boyfriend, Jack, as a first date. We had a ball. We ended breaking-up (its not a miracle worker,) but I highly recommend it.

Advance Copier Art
On Satuday, March 19th, from 9:30-4:30 pm, Instructor & Fluxus artist Ginny Llyod will be teaching more copier art techniques. This class is appropriate for those who haven't taken the other copier art classes, but for those who have, you will be learning new techniques. The techniques you will learn involve hand-cutting pages, perforated pages & tricks to learn on the computer.

Book Arts 101: Vernal 
On Saturday, March 26th, from 12:30-4 pm & on Thursday, March 31, from 5:30-9 pm, John Cutrone will host another of our popular Book Arts 101 sessions. In this class, you'll get an in-depth view of the book in the collection, then you'll move over to the letterpress studio to print off a cover page. After that, you'll learn how to make a Single Signature Pamphlet Stitch. In this session, the books featured are inspired by the vernal equinox.

Natural Dyes for Book Art Applications
On Saturday, April 16th, from 10-5 pm, John Cutrone will be teaching a class on creating dyes to be used for your artistic endeavors. Paper that will be used includes hemp cord, linen thread, handmade paper& muslin. The dyes will include brazilwood, black walnut, osage orange, madder, red & yellow onionskins, marigold, turmeric, cochineal & kakishibu, a Japanese dye created out of fermented persimmons.  And since the workshop is close to Easter time, if there's time, you can bring eggs to dye, also.

In order to sign up for these classes, contact John Cutrone at jcutrone@fau.edu or call the front desk as 561-297-0455.


  1. Wow - you found my Natural Dyes workshop photos!
    Loved that day surrounded by creative types - and I refer to my book often.

  2. A few workshop updates as of March 3: Just two seats remain in the Natural Dyes workshop, and the Advanced Copier Art workshop has been slightly retooled so that it is now open to anyone... no prerequisites.