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Pre-Biennial Workshop: Approachable Metalworking for Book Artists


Pre-Biennial Workshop: Approachable Metalworking for Book Artists
with Shanna Leino
Thurs-Fri, July 20 & 21; 10am-5pm

Experiment with metalworking on books by using simple methods and tools to produce a number of brass closures and embellishments based on historic examples (or your own free-wheeling experimentation!). Fashion clasps, bosses, corner protectors, and windows for labels and learn how to affix these pieces to a simple, wooden board binding that will be made in class. Instruction will cover low-tech surface decoration, texturing, as well as how to saw, file, form, and bend metal. Participants will leave with basic knowledge and skill to do simple metalworking that they can continue to explore and practice after the class.

Certificate: 14 hours, Category B

$250 ($225 members) + $55 supply fee


Start Date: July 20, 2017
End Date: July 21, 2017

Minnesota Center for Book Arts
1011 Washington Ave. S. #100
in the Open Book building
Minneapolis, MN
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