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2017 Workshops

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Relicensure points for educators are available from the Utah State Board of Education for all workshops. For more information: Email or 801-585-9191. 


detail of long stitch books

Making Short Work of the Long-Stitch
Emily Tipps

August 5
Saturday, 1:00–5:00
$65, register here / K-12 educators may apply for a scholarship here (deadline to apply: July 14)

A multi-signature, non-adhesive binding with exposed sewing on the spine, the long-stitch structure is relatively quick and simple to bind; yet once the basics are learned, limitless creative interpretations are possible. This workshop teaches the basic long-stitch technique and demonstrates how high-quality materials, used thoughtfully, increase the tactile and visual impression of a hand-bound book. Participants incorporate a leather spine, handmade paper covers, hand-colored linen thread, and decorative endsheets to create an elegant variation of the versatile long-stitch binding. Space is limited to 15 participants.
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Emily Tipps bio here

image of sumi ink tools and supplies

Drop-in Session
Paper Decoration: Suminagashi & Pastepaper

August 19
Saturday, 1:00–5:00
Free and no registration necessary—just drop by!

Join us any time between 1 & 5 in the Book Arts Studio on the 4th floor of the Marriott Library! These Drop-in Sessions are informal opportunities to get your hands dirty and try some new techniques, ranging from alternative printing processes to paper decoration and much more. Bring a friend to explore these accessible and creative approaches to art-making. Free to the public and no experience necessary. Must be 16+.



detail of letterpress cards

Annual Print Appreciation

November 10
Friday, 2:30–7:30, just drop by!
$4 for 1 card; $10 for 3 cards

Come help the Book Arts Program celebrate letterpress printing! With a variety of printing plates and type locked-up on the presses, guest printers (that's you!) can create cards from modular elements overprinted to match individual taste. We invite the public to drop in and print as many cards as time or wallet will allow at $4/card or $3 for $10.00.






Upcoming Workshop

example of alternative letterpress techniques in one book structure

Making Short Work
of the Long-stitch

Saturday • August 5
1:00 – 5:00pm

Studio Hours

Summer Semester:
June 9 – July 28 

  • Monday – Wednesday:
    3:00 – 9:00 pm
  • Thursday – Saturday:
    11:30 am – 5:30 pm 
  • Sunday: CLOSED

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