Archived entries for Book Arts

New Video: How to make a Clamshell Box

The clamshell box, also known as a drop spine box, is a favorite among printmaking students. I am asked often how to make one and if I can help. We usually make one of these in the Art 446 Artists’ Book class. I don’t think a true novice will be able to make a portfolio by simply watching this video. However, my goal is for this to be a tutorial to help students when they are working outside of class. I hope this helps. I am still a novice at making videos. This link will take you directly to YouTube where you can watch it in full screen mode.

New Video: Making Watermarks

Barbara Landes gave a daylong workshop demonstrating how to make watermarks. This link will play it on Students worked with Flexicut and hot glue guns to create drawing and images to use as watermarks. I will gather more photos soon and will link them to this post. Students made some great pieces. For more information on Barbara Landes‘s work, click on this link. More information about Myszka Lewis’s artwork, visit her page. Thanks to everyone that participated.

Letterpress: a video by James Paul Escalante

More than a year has passed since this video was filmed in room 6451. You may find it informative.

Photo Booth at Stacked

Trent Miller, Stacked organizer (Photograph by Jim Escalante)

Thursday, September 19 and Saturday September 21, I will be setting up a Photo Booth at the Stacked celebration and re-opening events for the Central Library Branch of the Madison Public Library. If you want to see photographs taken on either day, click on this link Photographs will be uploaded in a few days. The photos from the earlier Bookless art exhibit are still on line. Those can be seen by clicking on this link to see Bookless photographs. Photos will be uploaded very soon.

PhotoPolymer video is on

It has taken me some time to learn how to edit videos. Self taught mostly at my own pace. Hopefully I will make more videos on Photopolymer platemaking. Let me know if you have any questions


Yoga + letterpress + printmaking

Kaitlyn Skalet making foil stamp cards for her latest delivery of "Get Enligthened Beyotch" yoga gear. (Photograph by Jim Escalante)

Kaitlyn Skalet designed a line of tops for yoga enthusiasts. Using some of her drawings from her print classes and her experience working at a yoga studio, Kaitlyn created a brand and logo titled GetEnlightedBeyotch. Kaitlyn, seen here is using the hot foil stamp machine to put the finishing touches on the garment label.

Little Mifflin Gallery opens

Jeremy Wineberg (left), Rachel Bruya (center) and Leslie Nelson (right). Ribbon Cutting of Little Mifflin Gallery is this Saturday @ 10am @ 1921 E. Mifflin St. (Photograph by Jim Escalante)On Saturday, June 1, 2013, The Little Mifflin Gallery had a ceremonial ribbon cutting to open the first of three small public galleries in Madison, Wisconsin. For more information about them click on this link Jeremy Wineberg (left), Rachel Bruya (center) and Leslie Nelson (right). The Little Mifflin Gallery is located at 1921 E. Mifflin St. Madison, Wisconsin.

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