Current Workshops at Studio &

Further Exploration in Bookbinding with Jean Potter
110.00

March 5, 2016
10:00 - 5:00
$110.00 Includes Materials Fee
Intermediate/Advanced

A workshop for students who have taken a previous class with Jean or have mastered a range of beginning bookbinding techniques on their own or with another teacher. This class includes instruction on a variety of intermediate bookbinding techniques as well as discussion, brainstorming, and time for supported creative exploration. We will complete two or three books throughout the course of the day.

Jean Potter is a bookbinder who made her way to Western Massachusetts by way of Asheville and Chicago. She is a graduate of the Art Institute of Chicago, and continues her bookbinding education through independent learning and lots of exploration. Her work mixes traditional bookbinding methods with improvisational techniques with the goal of keeping the craft open-ended and new, and she brings the spirit of exploration to her classes so that bookbinding can feel accessible and dynamic to students of all ages and abilities.


 

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DIY Bookbinding For Beginners with Jean Potter
75.00

February 6, 2016
10:00 - 5:00
$75.00 Includes Materials Fee

Join bookbinding master Jean Potter for this day-long class introducing students to a handful of creative variations on traditional bindings that can easily be reproduced at home with a few basic bookbinding tools. You will leave the class with four or five beautiful handmade books. Although the class is geared toward beginners, those with some bookbinding experience are sure to learn something new in this fun, exploratory workshop. 

Jean Potter is a bookbinder who made her way to Western Massachusetts by way of Asheville and Chicago. She is a graduate of the Art Institute of Chicago, and continues her bookbinding education through independent learning and lots of exploration. Her work mixes traditional bookbinding methods with improvisational techniques with the goal of keeping the craft open-ended and new, and she brings the spirit of exploration to her classes so that bookbinding can feel accessible and dynamic to students of all ages and abilities.

 

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Time, Strength, Cash, and Patience: Trying Out Moby Dick with Seth Landman
40.00

Tuesdays 6-7:30pm.
January 5th for 12 weeks
Price includes a copy of Moby Dick

In chapter 79 of Melville’s masterpiece, Moby Dick, Ishmael tells us, “I try all things; I achieve what I can.” In this reading group we are going to try reading Moby Dick. Language leaves trails we can follow if we are up to it. Trying out refers to the process by which oil is rendered from fat by heat, an inextricable part of life on a whaleship. 

Moby Dick is expansive; it is many different kinds of books, and it goes all over the world. Somewhere in it, if we try, we might find ourselves. In this group, we will read Moby Dick together for the first time (even if you have read it before, every reading is a first reading). We will see what happens. 

Seth Landman is a poet and lifelong student and scholar of Herman Melville. He volunteers as a tour guide at Arrowhead, the historic house where Melville lived in Pittsfield, MA from 1850-1863. He received an MFA in creative writing at UMass Amherst, and a PhD in creative writing and literature from the University of Denver. He is the author of Sign You Were Mistaken (Factory Hollow, 2013) and Confidence (Brooklyn Arts Press, 2015).

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