Bookmaking Workshop: Blizzard Book

Sunday May. 3, 2015 All Day

Deposit due at sign-up: $30.00
Full cost of workshop: $60.00

1:00 - 5:00 pm

This class will explore the highly versatile blizzard book. This folded structure can be made in many different sizes for a wide variety of book styles. This form can be used to create a photo album, a travel journal, a wallet, and many more styles! This workshop is just in time for Mother's Day, you could easily create a gift for Mom, maybe a recipe book? It allows for the pages to be rearranged often since the pages of the book are not sewn or glued into the structure. In this class you will get a detailed handout, see examples of blizzard books, make multiple finished versions, and explore different variations. The museum will provide wood type printed paper to incorporate into your book. We will be using water and tear resistant PaperTyger from Neenah Paper for ultra durable books. If you have paper that you would like to experiment with please bring it along. This class is great for both beginners and those interested in expanding their book making knowledge.

Materials and tools will be provided: Rulers, bone folders, X-acto knife and blades, paper including PaperTyger and other unique material. You are welcome to bring your own tools as well. If you have paper that you would like to experiment with please bring it along.

No previous experience in bookbinding is needed and you do not have to come to class with a specific project in mind. All the materials and tools will be provided. The workshop runs from 1 until 5 pm. Space is limited, so reservations and a $30 non-refundable deposit when you sign up are required. The $30 to fulfill the full cost of the workshop will be due at the beginning. Please fill out the registration form below to reserve your place. If you have any questions please e-mail us at or call 920-794-6272.

Stephanie Carpenter makes unique and limited edition books that incorporate letterpress printing and sculptural elements. She graduated with her MFA from Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana and is currently the assistant director at the Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum.

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