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Mills College Summer Institute!

The Mills College Summer Institute for Book and Print Technologies workshops are taught at a master class level. In order to ensure that all participants are prepared for this high level and quick pace of instruction, we will only be accepting applicants with previous book art experience that is relevant to the workshop they are applying for.

The application period opens on December 1, 2017.
Applications received by December 31st, 2017 will be responded to by January 15th, 2018.
Once accepted, a non-refundable deposit of $100 is due by February 1, 2018.
Complete payment of tuition & fees is required by April 1, 2018.

Complicating the Surface: Spontaneity and Precision   June 4-8


Participants in this course will experiment with generating complex
imagery through the intersection of printing processes. We will begin
by carving linoleum blocks and creating relief surfaces with other
materials. We will ink them up and pull proofs, then create partnered
pressure plates that deliberately respond to those relief surfaces. The
combination of the painterly, spontaneous imagery that results from
pressure printing and the binary inked surface of a relief block can be
striking and powerful. Incorporating intersecting processes into image
making can unlock potential for giving voice to content and broaden
the vocabulary of print. After several days of printing, we will further
complicate our results by cutting down our prints and creating artist
books that play with the juxtaposition and sequencing of our imagery.

Sarah Bryant produces letterpress-printed artist books under the imprint
Big Jump Press, which she founded in 2006. Her work can be found in dozens
of libraries and private collections in the United States and abroad, including
The Library of Congress, The New York Public Library, The Darling
Bio-medical Library at UCLA, and The Yale Arts Library. Bryant currently
teaches letterpress printing and bookbinding courses at the University of
Alabama the MFA in the Book Arts Program.



Apply for Session I with Sarah Bryant




6 comments on “WORKSHOPS

  1. su523
    January 17, 2013

    I’m hoping to get on the West Dean course. I love West Dean and I really want to learn about letterpress. So West Dean + letterpress = one very happy bunny.


    • Big Jump Press
      January 17, 2013

      That’s excellent, Su! West Dean is beautiful, I agree! (And the food is tops.) I’ll see you there!

  2. Bonnie Scott
    February 18, 2014

    Sarah, Somewhere on your blog I remember you mentioning a 2-week course at Penland this summer. Is it a class independent of the entire summer program or must a student enroll in the program. Being a self-taught box maker I would love the opportunity of discovering how is should be done. I really admire your work and it was an old student of yours, Erin Morris, that turned me on to your blog.
    thanks, Bonnie

    • Big Jump Press
      February 19, 2014

      Hi Bonnie! The class is independent of other programs, you can sign up just for the course. It should be loads of fun. I’ve put the information up on my workshops page now, You can get more information from the Penland website. I hope I see you there! Big hello to Erin!

  3. Tony
    October 15, 2015

    Where are you located?

    Where may I review the workshop calendar for 2016?


    • Big Jump Press
      October 17, 2015

      Hi Tony,
      I am located in Brighton and Hove in the UK. I am just now setting up my schedule for the 2016 year but should shortly start to post workshops for the spring. I don’t know where you are located, but I do often make trips to the USA in the summer to do short courses there in a variety of locations. This year is a funny one because we’ve just had a baby, which is why I am currently taking time off from teaching. Thanks for the kind words about the SP-15 adjustment roller height post! I am so glad you found it helpful.
      Best wishes,
      Sarah Bryant

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