I would like to let you know about a special workshop.
Keith Smith, who has not taught a workshop in Rochester in many
along with the always wonderful Scott McCarney will be offering the
following workshop at Visual Studies Workshop.
Also...Susan Soleil will be offering a unique or small-edition case
binding workshop at her studio.
See our complete Fall schedule and registration info at
Regards, Joan Lyons
SATURDAY AND SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 21?22; 9:30-4:30pm
KEITH SMITH and SCOTT McCARNEY
A LEATHER BINDING AND DROP SPINE BOOK BOX WORKSHOP
DAY ONE: Participants will make one 5-section alternating long-stitch
book with Keith. This is a hard cover, quarter-leather binding with
leather hinge that requires no paste, glue or special equipment. It
an original binding devised by Keith for his soon to be published
book-on-books, Quick Leather Bindings, Non-Adhesive Binding Volume V.
Leather will be supplied.
DAY TWO: Scott will teach participants how to design and construct a
drop-spine, cloth covered box tailored to the quarter leather binding
made with Keith.
Students should supply scissors, bone folder, small metal straight
#11 X-Acto knife (or equivalent), pencil, ruler, wax paper, water
sprayer, sponge, small towel.
KEITH SMITH has made 213 books since 1967. Forty-seven of these have
been self-published, including eight textbooks on books, Structure of
the Visual Book; Text in the Book Format; and Non-Adhesive Binding,
Volumes I, II, III and IV; Bookbinding for Book Artists; and 200
Smith has received two Guggenheim Fellowships, an NEA in
New York State grant in Literature, and other grants. In 2002 he
received the Pollock/Kranser grant for drawing with photograph. His
is in the collections of the Museums of Modern Art of New York and
Francisco. Other museums include the Library of Congress, the
and Albert, Bibliotheque Nationale, and the Tokyo Metropolitan
SCOTT McCARNEY is an artist/designer who makes one-of-a-kind and
editioned books integrating physical structures of bindings with book
design. Scott completed a second lecture/teaching tour of Australia
the spring of 2001. He is the recipient of a Saltonstall Fellowship
Photography, and was honored with a retrospective exhibition at the
of the Book Collection at Yale University.
Visual Studies Workshop, 31 Prince Street
Rochester, New York 14607, tel: 585-442-8676