Books and Paper Workshops at Penland

Workshops are open to serious students of all levels unless specified in course description; beginners welcome.


 

 

Spring Concentration

March 8 - May 1, 2015


Lauren Faulkenberry, The Heart Wants What It Wants,

(covers of the three books + clamshell case) paper,

letterpress printed with photopolymer plates, 6 x 6 inches each

Lauren Faulkenberry
Letterpress Books: Guts to Glory

In this workshop students will produce letterpress-printed books from start to finish. We’ll make handmade paper from natural fibers, explore book design, and learn the fundamentals of letterpress printing. Image-making processes will include multi-color linoleum prints, woodcut, collagraph, pressure printing, monoprinting, photopolymer, pulp painting, paper inclusions, and other techniques. Through layers of words and images, we’ll create compelling narratives that invite multiple readings. We’ll put it all together using traditional and experimental binding structures. All levels. Code S00L


Studio artist; teaching: University of Iowa Center for the Book, Asheville BookWorks (NC), University of Alabama; collections: Washington University, Duke University (NC), University of Florida, International Library of Chile.

firebrandpress.org

 

 

 

 


 

Spring Session 2

APRIL 5 - 11, 2015


Joy Seidler, Two Moon Journals, paste paper coptic binding,

9 x 12 inches, dust jacket journal with image sewn, 10 x 8 inches

Caverly Morgan & Joy Seidler
Mindfulness & Making

Our workshop will focus on discovering authentic personal entry points into the creative process. Together we’ll explore mindful participation with creativity and with life as we avoid the temptations of control and end-gain. We will use crafts—including pastepaper, journal making, clay work, and other forms—as a vehicle for the practice of presence and receptivity and for experiencing interconnectedness. We’ll also explore meditation, strategies for bringing mindful practices into your life, and the role of service in craft. And we’ll address questions such as, “What does it mean to be a vehicle for creative life force while being an object maker?” and “How can our creative processes assist us in being more awake in the world?” All levels. Code S02CB


Caverly: meditation teacher, Zen practitioner and founding director of One House of Peace.

 

Joy: studio artist, consultant, educator, trainer of teachers; 20 summers of pastepaper journal workshops in Massachusetts.

onehouseofpeace.org