Artists Books on the Letterpress

Booklet color a
Instructors: Richard Reitz Smith, Karin Spitfire
Date: Sunday, August 20, 2017 - Saturday, August 26, 2017
Time: 9am-4pm
Price: $350
Material Fee:

Simple and elegant! A Pamphlet Binding is a concise entree into bookmaking. You will print and construct small editions of an 8-page (max) hardcover book. You will learn to handset type to print your favorite poems, quotes, or whatever text appeals to you. Then combine that with images using lino-block, collograph and other methods printed on the letterpress.

You will learn several basic variations of the pamphlet book format, plus sewing techniques and cover construction options. All printing will be completed by the end of the workshop. You may not finish binding your edition, but you will know how to do so at home.

A complete list of tools and materials will be sent upon registration. Bring:

  • a bone folder
  • exacto knife
  • ruler
  • special paper you want to print on
  • decorative paper or book cloth for a cover (some options will be provided for each of these)

Steel House Education Cancellation Policy

Full refund (minus $30 registration fee) will be granted for cancellations made up to 14 days prior to program start date; 50% refund (minus $30) will be granted for cancellations up to 10 days before program start date. No refunds for cancellations made less than 10 days prior to start date. Please notify Steel House as soon as possible regarding cancellation. Steel House reserves the right to cancel any Steel House Workshop/program. In the event of a cancellation by Steel House, full refunds will be granted. Under enrolled programs will be canceled 1 week prior to the start date. Prorated fees to attend part of a program may be arranged on an instructor-by-instructor basis, please inquire.