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Daniel Essig Altered Mica Workshop in February

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Daniel Essig Altered Mica Worhandmade10_9-4x6kshop
February 6 - 8, 2015 And advanced on Feb 12-14.

Fri. 1 - 4 pm, Sat. 9 am - 4 pm, & Sun. 9 am - 4 pm.
Fifteen hour workshop. Fee: $275 + $40 materials fee.
Location: First Christian Church
740 East Speedway Tucson, AZ 85719



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“Some people use my books as journals and fill them up with words. I don’t write in my books. For me, the books themselves are journals, visual records of my life and work.”

Daniel Essig is interested in traces of the past, ancient binding styles, altered
books, distressed finishes, and found objects. All of which he uses in his
books.This workshop explores the pleasures of creating and filling a hand-bound
book. Utilizing a binding that has withstood the test of time with it’s elegance,
flexibility, and strength, we will first bind a book of fine papers and ridged
translucent mica sheets. We will then cut, hammer, glue, shred, paint, and sew
back into pages, creating niches, alcoves, and secret spaces to house and
protect treasures, images, and words.
Participants will work with mica - both the natural and man made forms of this
material - and become familiar with it’s unique characteristics.
Instructor will have optional supplies available for purchase.
Student tools and materials (what participants need to bring)
Thin or light weight collage materials: decorative and text papers, antique
photos-paper, tintypes(steel) or ambrotypes(glass), old letters, sheet music, old
books, insect wings, leafs, feathers, photo copies, etc.
Small found Objects 1/8-1/4 inches thick (for altered book workshop only)
Black sharpie fine line
Few colors of acrylics (earthtones)
6-12” metal ruler
Exacto knife and extra blades, utility knife and blades
Self-healing cutting mat
Assorted binder clip
Small sharp scissors
Utility/Kitchen scissors
2-3 inch rubber brayer
Awls-including a slender one for piercing sections.
Japanese paper drill & tips(not a must, but bring one if you already own it)
3/8 inch Flexcut palm chisel (available at fine woodworking stores or mail order
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Holiday Sale!

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December 4,  Thursday, 5:30-7:30 PM


First Wednesday of the Month @ 5:30 Book Art Collecive Meetings

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Book Art Collective Meetings will be on the first Wednesday of the Month for the year,

All meetings start at 5:30 and last approximately one hour.

Club is a ASUA Club, open to all U of A students.

Meetings in the Book Art Lab, 1035 Mabel Street.





Poetry Broadside Collaboration Exhibition at Poetry Center

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Hattie Lockett, UA Student Contest, and LaVerne Harrell Clark Contest Broadside Exhibition
05/05/2020 - 9:00am - 06/05/2020 - 8:00pm

Class Summer 2014

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Choosing a Voice: Making Letterpress Posters
with Amanda Beekhuizen
Two Sessions: July 12 and 13

Info coming soon!

Book Art Collective Meetings Spring 2013

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All meetings are open. They are the last Wednesday of the month @ 5 in the Jack Sinclair Book Art Lab.

February 27th

March 27th

April 24th

POG InPrint with Amos Paul Kennedy Jr, Kyle Schlesinger, Alice Vinson, Charles Alexander, and Karen Zimmermann

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February 15-16 2013

POG Presents one evening plus one full day and evening of events that feature “the book” in a panel, educational workshops in letterpress printing, hand bookmaking, publishing, and writing for the book arts, and a talk and poetry reading by two book arts & publishing practitioners.

February 15 7pm: Opening Statement, Panel Discussion, and Reception.
At The Drawing Studio, 33 S 6th Ave, Tucson

February 16, 8am– 5pm: Workshops at The Letterpress Lab at The University of Arizona,
1035 Mabel Street, Tucson, just across the street from the UA School of Art Graduate Art Studios.
One 4-hour workshop each led by Kennedy, Schlesinger, Alexander, and Vinson

February 16, 7:30pm 9:30pm, Poetry Reading by Kyle Schlesinger & Charles Alexander,
Presentation by Amos Paul Kennedy Jr., at The Drawing Studio
Cost: $5 for each evening event, $3 students.

Amos Paul Kennedy, Jr. is the proprietor of KennedyPrints, and has presented printing workshops throughout the United States. He is currently moving from Alabama to Detroit to begin a new letterpress project, The Detroit Printing Plant. For Kennedy, letterpress is a social and political and artistic practice.

Kyle Schlesinger is the proprietor of Cuneiform Press. He has been involved with small press bookmaking and publishing for some 15 years, and has published some of the most innovative writers in North America and Great Britain. Schlesinger plies his publishing and letterpress art in Austin, Texas, and teaches at the University of Houston at Victoria.

Alice Vinson is a fine artist working in book making and other forms. In her own words, “I am an artist who weaves tales by combining both words and images. Each book I create, whether fact or fiction, poetry or prose, is fashioned in a specific visual and textual manner to evoke the sense of a particular moment in my life. The results are works that stand apart from one another in both form and content, each one as individual and unique as the moment it represents.”

Charles Alexander is the director of Chax Press in Tucson, which has published some 150 books, including fine art letterpress works, one-of-a-kind artist’s books, and small press readers’ editions. Alexander has presented readings and workshops throughout North America and in Great Britain. He is also the author of 5 full-length books of poetry as well as many chapbooks of poetry.

Karen Zimmermann is Associate Professor of Art at the University of Arizona School of Art, where she has helped to develop and sponsor programs at the Book Arts and Letterpress Lab. She teaches courses that explore two-dimensional and time-based materials as well as theoretical, historical, and critical issues in design.

Workshops $75 for one, $125 for two.
Register online at P O G : poetry in action, or call 520-275-4330 for information.
POG is a 501(c)3 organization. For more information please visit, email [email protected], or phone 520-615-7803

Spring 2013 Lab Hours

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Monday 10 am – 2 pm and 5 pm — 8 pm
Wednesday 10 am – 2 pm and 5 pm — 8 pm
Thursday 5 pm – 8 pm
Friday 9 am — 2 pm
Saturday 10 am — 4 pm

Be sure to sign up in advance!

Holiday Sale

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