#5036 The Historic Japanese Book: From Waste Pulp to Woodblocks, with Anne Covell, Feb 10-11

$ 250.00


In this workshop, students will explore processes of papermaking, cover decoration, and binding to create historic stab bindings as they were likely produced during the Edo Period (1603-1868) in Japan. Beginning from raw and recycled fibers, we will learn the fundamentals of traditional Nagashizuki papermaking as well as Han, or half-style, papermaking to create soft and supple papers for cover making. Once dry, we will use the papers we have made to create unique, laminated covers for use in our bindings. We will explore historic methods of cover decoration including burnishing, embossing, and resist dyeing. In addition to one or more completed stab bindings, students can expect to create a collection of sample cover papers that they can take home for further exploration. No prior experience required.

Saturday and Sunday, February 10-11 from 9 am to 4 pm. There is a $60 materials fee, payable to BookArtsLA.

About the Instructor | Anne Covell

Anne Covell received her MFA in Book Arts from the University of Iowa Center for the Book where she studied on an Iowa Arts Fellowship. She has taught courses in bookbinding, papermaking, and natural dyeing for the University of Iowa Center for the Book, as well as the University of Georgia study abroad program in Cortona, Italy. Her work has been exhibited throughout the United States and abroad and can be seen in a growing number of special collections libraries and museums worldwide including the Yale University Arts Library, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the National Library of Chile. She currently resides in San Diego, CA.

Workshop Refund Policy: Students must submit a refund request at least 7 days before the start date of a class to be issued a full (100%) refund. Requests submitted between 7 days and the start date of a class will be eligible for a 50% refund. No refunds will be issued on the day a class begins, or following the first class (if it meets multiple times).

Classes missed by students cannot be refunded or rescheduled, and makeup classes will not be provided to students who miss a regularly scheduled class. Classes with insufficient enrollment may be cancelled prior to the first class. Every effort will be made to notify the student regarding cancellation within 3 days before the first class.

If BookArtsLA cancels the class, the student will receive a full refund.

Class # 4003