I will be back at the Aurora Historical Society doing some informal bookbinding demos on Tuesday. Come say hi!
The winter series, "Craft," begins on Tuesday, January 15th, 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. The museum is warm, the lighting is great, so bring what you're working on, or stop by to read the antique cookbooks and recipe collection (yes, you can make copies). Rob LoMascolo and Linda Schwab are hosting.
The Aurora Historical Society is located at 371 Main St, on the rear courtyard shared with Vintage Lighting.
July 14-20, 2019 — This course will serve as a hands-on
introduction to both the Heidelberg Cylinder and Platen presses.
Heidelberg presses are considered to be among the finest production
letterpress machines ever produced, yet they can be quite intimidating
at first. The class will work as a group to demystify these presses by
using them to produce a small collaborative cookbook. The class will
walk through the entire process of designing for letterpress with
digital pre-press in Adobe InDesign, making polymer plates, printing,
and finishing with basic pamphlet bound collaborative books to take home
as a cumulative result of the week’s work. This course will be will be
taught at Robert LoMascolo’s studio nestled in the woods just one mile
away from Wells College. You will be shuttled back and fourth from
campus allowing for plenty of interaction with the other Institute
students, as well as a fieldtrip to Boxcar Press in Syracuse and The
Press & Letterfoundry of Michael & Winifred Bixler in
Skaneateles too! A basic understanding of letterpress is preferred, but