During the depths of winter, once all the bright lights of Christmas and Hanukkah have passed...it is great to think about summer! Or at least I do, plans for gardens, plans for vacations and plans for more books! Last year I went to Penland located in the mountains of North Carolina for a two week letterpress and printmaking intensive which was fantastic. I have heard (but never attended) that the Paper and Book Intensive is another great place to learn more, meet artists and make books. This year PBI takes place in Michigan at Ox-Bow and from a quick peek at the website, there are many workshops worth taking even for experienced artists.
Below is a description that was sent via CBAS's email list, check it out!
Now celebrating its twenty-eighth year, Paper & Book Intensive is a working sabbatical for practitioners and motivated beginners in the book arts, papermaking, and conservation. Daily class sessions are combined with lectures, discussions, and shared meals, to promote unusual levels of exchange and inspiration.
The program consists of two sessions. During the first four-day session, participants will take two classes: one meeting in the morning and the other in the afternoon. The second session classes will meet all day for four days, making a total of three classes for the event. Specialized class supplies as well as appropriate equipment and working environments are provided as part of the program.
PBI 2011 will be held at Ox-Box in Saugatuck, MI, on the wild and sandy shores of Lake Michigan. The natural environment, food and culture of Ox-Bow has served as both a refuge and place of creative refueling for many artists in the past 100 years.