Welcome to Spring Leaf Press!

Upcoming workshops and events:

Adventures in Content
Date: September 13-14, 2014
Time: 10:00am-4:00pm
Location: Redux Contemporary Art Center CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA
Fee: $235
Registration Deadline: September 1, 2013.
Registration info here

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In this two day workshop, we will take an unusual approach to creating artist books. Before the start of the class, a theme and two guidelines will be distributed. Within these creative parameters, each student will create a unique artist book according to their own interpretation. In this setting we can go through the process of making artist books in a way that will allow us to confront issues that arise when creating on our own. Throughout the workshop we will have a continuing discussion of materials, composition and approach as they relate to each person’s concept. While everyone will have the same guiding elements, each book will be unique according to the creative interpretation of each participant. Together, we will not only learn how to turn our concepts into strong pieces, but we will be able to learn from one another’s methods and creative styles. The open workshop format fits new book artists as well as advanced students.


Clamshell Box Making
Date: September TBA 2014, Saturday and Sunday
Time: 10:00am-2:30pm, we will take a break for lunch*
Location: Spring Leaf Press Studio, BLOOMINGTON, IN
Fee: $150.00

The clamshell box is the most versatile protective enclosure for artwork, books and objects. In this two day workshop, we will construct a sturdy clamshell box using handmade paper and bookcloth that not only protects the objects inside but is a great way to present professional work. During the class, we will discuss modifying the traditional clamshell in order to accommodate unusual shapes, create divided trays, and even make secret compartments. Participants will also learn how to make their own book cloth which can be used in the workshop or saved for future projects. The clamshell box will be made to house materials that are 8 x 10 inches. If you’re interested in making your clamshell box to hold materials of a different size, please say so at the time of registration.

Reserve your spot by emailing me here. Workshop fees can be paid by cash, check or credit card the day of the workshop. Upon registration, participants will be sent a list of things they should bring to the workshop.

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