Prints and Drawings into the Book Form: With Timothy C. Ely at Saltgrass Printmakers

Fri, May 03
  • Presented By: Saltgrass Printmakers
  • at: Saltgrass Printmakers
In 1995, while looking at a very rare and wonderful book in Special Collections at the University of Utah Marriott Library, Timothy C. Ely was moved by prints, circular in form and not interfered with by the binding in any way. "There were several ways to achieve this. Thinking about this for a while, I felt that I wanted a method of binding that would work for single-sided imagery like my etchings, photographs or collage work. I wanted it elegant and streamlined."In short, Tim Ely devised a method called The Drum-Leaf ™ binding. This binding method has several variations. The variants will be examined in this workshop."We will divide the workshop into two parts. The first part, under Stefanie Dykes’ steady gaze, will be the preparation of imagery which will make up our final project. On Saturday, April 27th and Sunday, April 28th ~ 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, Saltgrass Printmakers will dedicate the shop to workshop attendees. Students can choose to work independently at the shop or attend the scheduled print demonstrations and then spend the rest of the afternoon printing.In the second phase, May 3, 4 & 5th, Tim Ely will introduce the process of making a fundamental Drum-Leaf ™ binding. "This will be our prototype and will establish the learning curve. We will then make a refined version using the printed material made in part one.No bookbinding experience is required but good hand skills and no history of insanity in the family is desirable.Timothy Ely has been a student and scholar of the sketchbook form since the late 1960s. He received an MFA in Design from the University of Washington in 1975 and since that time has been making unique manuscript books, sketchbooks and archives and has been active in teaching the art of the book. He is represented by Granary Books in New York City. His books are in public, private, and secret collections planet wide. He lives in Colfax, Washington.

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  • Presented By: Saltgrass Printmakers
  • Dates: May 3, 2019
  • Location: Saltgrass Printmakers
  • Address: 412 South 700 West, Salt Lake City, UT 84103
  • Time: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

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