[GBW] Paper Intensive Workshop Series with Jake Benson, 10/2 - 23, Pyramid Atlantic, Silver Spring, MD

Peter D. Verheyen verheyen at philobiblon.com
Thu Aug 23 06:20:06 EDT 2007

Pyramid Atlantic is pleased to offer the Paper Intensive series with 
Jake Benson, co-founder of the Society of Marbling, an international 
organization devoted to the preservation and promotion of this ancient art.

Jake Benson will instruct on all the basic techniques you will need 
to know for book arts production on Tuesdays, Oct 2, 9, 16 & 23 from 
6:30 - 9:30pm.

* Class 1: Non-adhesive paper manipulation: Folding, Scoring, Tearing 
and Embossing ----- This workshop will explore different fundamentals 
of wet and dry methods of folding, scoring, embossing, and tearing. 
Learn new approaches, or further refine skills that are intrinsic to 
all the book arts.

* Class 2: Non-adhesive Paper Manipulation: Paper cutting and 
Punching ----- Building on the skills learned in the first session, 
we will discuss a variety of approaches, procedures, hand tools, tool 
maintenance, handling and ergonomics. An easy method of sharpening 
and stropping knives and chisels will be demonstrated.

* Class 3: Introduction to Adhesives: Materials and Recipes ----- 
----- A presentation of simplified polymer chemistry of natural and 
synthetic adhesives will allow students to better understand the 
various properties, limitations, and aging properties of many 
adhesives. Various methods for cooking wheat starch paste and 
preparation of methylcellulose will be discussed and demonstrated.

* Class 4: Introduction to Adhesives: Usage and Applications of 
Adhesives ----- Building on the skills learned in the first session, 
we will discuss a variety of approaches, applications, procedures, 
hand tools, tool maintenance, adhesive handling, and ergonomics. 
Learn how to use adhesives quickly and efficiently, and mix adhesives 
for specific applications.

Please visit our website at 
<http://www.pyramidatlanticartcenter.org/> for further details about 
this class and our other fall workshops.

Landria Shack
Pyramid Atlantic
Office 301.608.9101 ext 105

<mailto:lshack%40pyramid-atlantic.org>lshack at pyramid-atlantic.org
Pyramid Atlantic is a contemporary visual arts center and gallery dedicated
to the creation, exhibition and appreciation of paper, prints and book arts.

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