Please note that Museum Members receive 10% off the price of tuition. Advanced registration is required. Please call (713) 522-4652 to register.

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Class: Specimen Box Making

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Need a box to hold your freshly printed postcards, stationary, book, or other specialty item? Boxmaking requires many of the same techniques as bookbinding to measure, construct, and cover, but is modified to create open structures. Come learn how to make a custom, partitioned, cloth-covered, hinged box. Bring 4 or 5 small items that are […]

Instructor: John-Michael Perkins

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John-Michael Perkins

John-Michael Perkins is originally from Jackson, Tennessee. He received his MFA in Book Arts from The University of Alabama and has lived in Houston since 2013. Besides everything book arts related, his hobbies include reading, drawing, spinning basketballs on his finger, and cooking.

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Class: Letterpress Business Cards

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Learn the basics of setting type by hand and letterpress printing using the table-top platen press, still widely available on the market. Learn the california job case, set type, use a pica ruler and composing stick, mix ink, ink the press and print. Each student will set and print his or her own business card. […]

Instructor: Amanda Stevenson

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Amanda Stevenson

Amanda Stevenson is the director of the newly formed Austin Book Arts Center. She cut her teeth in the book arts at the Center for Book Arts in New York City, where she was the Registrar/Administrator from 2004-2007. Availing herself with many classes in bookbinding and letterpress, she learned from some of the best. Before coming to ABAC, she worked for seven years at The Printing Museum in Houston, primarily as the Curator, where she was responsible for organizing exhibitions, collections management, and education programs. She holds a Master’s degree in Library Science from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, with a concentration in special collections management, and a BA in Art History from UT Austin. She has been teaching Letterpress Business Cards since 2008

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Class: Summer Book Arts Studio Session 1

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From making the paper to binding the book, students will participate in the hands-on and historical art of bookmaking at the Printing Museum’s Summer Book Arts Studio. On each successive day of the Studio, participants will create an element of the finished book. Cost: $150 (includes materials) Please note that Museum Members receive 10% off […]

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Class: Summer Book Arts Studio Session 2

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From making the paper to binding the book, students will participate in the hands-on and historical art of bookmaking at the Printing Museum’s Summer Book Arts Studio. On each successive day of the Studio, participants will create an element of the finished book. Cost: $150 (includes materials) Please note that Museum Members receive 10% off […]

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Class: Summer Book Arts Studio Session 3

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From making the paper to binding the book, students will participate in the hands-on and historical art of bookmaking at the Printing Museum’s Summer Book Arts Studio. On each successive day of the Studio, participants will create an element of the finished book. Cost: $150 (includes materials) Please note that Museum Members receive 10% off […]

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