announcing the second annual Summer Institute at the Wells Book Arts Center
- You are invited to explore the crossroads of spontaneity and traditional
book art methods by participating in the second annual Summer Institute at
the Wells Book Arts Center. Our classes in lettering arts, bookbinding, and
letterpress printing are taught by the best artists, teachers, and
craftspeople. Come for a week of intensive creating and learning in our
beautiful lakeshore setting in the heart of New York's Finger Lakes.
In Session I, July 9-15, Peter Bain's course in typeface design will take
participants from concept, to paper & pen, to pixel. The students of Shanna
Leino will build a leather-bound book using late Coptic design and
techniques, and Katherine McCanless Ruffin's students will learn to use
hand-set type for letterpress printing. In Session II, July 16-22, Cheryl
Jacobsen's class will focus on calligraphy as it relates to and enhances
personal artistic expression. Students in the class of Wells' own Margot
Ecke will make leatherbound girdle books, the kind that in times medieval
hung from the owner's belt or girdle. Robin Price's class will create
printed sheets through chance operations inspired by the processes that the
Surrealists made famous.
Students choose one class of the three offered, and may take a class in each
session. Classes are limited to 8-12 participants. In addition to daily
classes, there will be slide presentations of instructors' work, 24-hour
access to the studios, and an optional field trip to the Press &
Letterfoundry of Michael & Winifred Bixler in Skaneateles.
For more details and registration forms, please visit our website,
www.wells.edu/bookarts, and click on the Summer Institute link.
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Director of Wells Book Arts Summer Institute
Terrence P. Chouinard
Director of the Wells Book Arts Center
170 Main Street
Aurora, New York 13026