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San Francisco, CA
USA

A close-knit group of hand bookbinders, with shared interests in creating and collecting fine bindings, joined together to promote hand bookbinding and related book arts and to exchange information and ideas. 

Print to Book: The Collagraph <br/>Sept 24-28, 2018

Upcoming Workshop Registration

Workshops are offered several times a year, at various bay area locations, either at teachers' studios or at the San Francisco Center for the Book. Courses are held by nationally recognized instructors with hands-on instruction in fine binding, book structures, paper decorating, equipment maintenance and many other techniques. Open to all those who are interested, some course may have prerequisites. 

SCHOLARSHIPS: As a member organization which includes binders of all levels, we strive to create space for everyone to learn new skills and applications. To apply for a scholarship CLICK HERE and fill out the PDF form. Details of the scholarship are included at the top of the form.  

Print to Book: The Collagraph
Sept 24-28, 2018

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Print to Book: The Collagraph
Sept 24-28, 2018

685.00

PRINT TO BOOK: THE COLLAGRAPH
Workshop Instructor: Maria G. Pisano
Workshop Dates: September 24 to 28, 2018

Using collagraph plates in the service of creating an artist's book. Collagraph plates are affordable and easy plates to make in order to create content for an artist book. Participants will design and prepare a variety of plates to begin to learn the many possibilities inherent in collagraphs. Incorporate materials to create tonalities and textures, use cutting tools for lines and shapes - integrating all in the service of making a plate(s) that will be used for making prints. A good reason for choosing this medium is the versatility of the plates, which can be printed both intaglio and relief simultaneously – additionally we will explore the use of inks, brayers, colors, papers, etc. and the many variations of prints one plate can yield. The class will cover the history and background of collagraphs with examples of prints and artists' books where collagraph plates were used to create the works. After working many years with etchings and the many chemicals associated with printmaking, I found that collagraphs gave me the desired richness I was looking for in a print, and the ability to continue my work in a safe, non-toxic environment.

 

Aim: Creating a finished artist's book by means of collagraph plates. By using printmaking and bookbinding techniques, the students will investigate how these methods can be used to enhance their own unique personal artistic expressions, by working with sequence, narrative and the exploration of the book as an evolving form.  


 

Instructor Bio:  Maria G. Pisano is a book artist, curator and educator. Her oeuvre, encompassing prints, works on paper and artists' books, are published under the Memory Press imprint. She has exhibited nationally and internationally, in museums and galleries. Ms. Pisano, an adjunct professor, teaches papermaking, printing, book arts and conservation. Additionally, he continuously gives workshops nationally and internationally, such as The Center for Book Arts in New York, Morgan Conservatory, Cleveland, OH, Professione Libro in Italy, at Bridwell Library, TX in 2018, other libraries and at her studio.

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