CE | Exploring the Arts of the Book Part 2: Ink on paper – an introduction to printing

  • Date: Tuesday September 10 to Tuesday October 1

    Time: 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

    Location: Kelly Library Print Studio, Second Floor, John M. Kelly Library, 113 St. Joseph St, Toronto

    Cost: $226 (includes the cost of materials and HST)

    Course Description:

    In this workshop students will be introduced to the process of letterpress printing in the Kelley Library print workroom. We will print both type and imagery on the press, so students should bring a quote or phrase to set in type. Students will complete hand printed work that could be a postcard, bookmark, or other keepsake.

    Week 1: Letterpress printing – setting and printing text

    Week 2: Letterpress printing and Linoleum Cut Prints – Carving the block

    Week 3: Linoleum Cuts Prints – Printing the block

    Week 4: Printing practice – working on your own projects, combining the methods

    About the Instructor:

    Andrew Huot is a book artist and bookbinder in Toronto, ON, Canada, where he operates Big River Bindery. He taught bookbinding, conservation, and preservation at the School of Information Sciences at the University of Illinois for 12 years. In addition to conservation and bookbinding, he teaches bookbinding and book arts in his Scarborough studio, for the Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild, and at arts centers around Toronto. He holds a Masters in Book Arts from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia and his artists’ books use photographs, linoleum cuts, and text to share the humorous side of everyday life. His artists’ books are in collections including the Art Institute of Chicago, Yale University, Emory University, and Ontario College of Art & Design. See more of his work at bigriverbindery.com and andrewhuot.com

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