Note: Preliminary schedule, individual sessions subject to change

Sunday, June 10th

Arrival and Welcome 4 pm

Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, reception at 5 pm followed by a program in the Museum’s auditorium: Round-table discussion by curators, Rogers, Antonetti, Dimunation; how to read artists books. 

Reception on the lawn of Hampshire College

Monday, June 11th

Workshops, full day

Participants will select workshops at time of registration. 

Breakfast on the Hampshire campus, transportation will be provided to workshop locations. 

These workshops represent rare opportunities to work with masters in book arts in their studios, and have the luxury of discussing ideas and approaches to making work. Workshops are open to all registrants, but workshop size is limited.

Workshop #1
Art Larson and Barry Moser

Wood engraving and letterpress printing.

Location: Horton Tank Graphics, South Hadley, Massachusetts

Barry Moser is internationally recognized for the achievement of his illustrated books of classic texts. Larson is a master printer who has printed engravings for Leonard Baskin and Barry Moser, among many others. Larson’s shop has an incredible inventory of vintage and rare wood type to be explored. 


Workshop #2
Daniel Kelm in the idea kitchen

Location: Wide Awake Garage, Easthampton, Massachusetts

Daniel will discuss the marriage of form to content and how to think through a project from interior to exterior. Kelm is recognized as an alchemist of the book form and has made significant contributions to the book arts through his unique book structures.


Workshop #3
Andrea Dezso; The illustration in the book

Location: Hampshire College, Amherst, Massachusetts

This workshop will address different approaches to the role of the illustration in the book. Andrea Dezso is a leading illustrator and artist whose works appear in print and sculptural installations internationally.

Monday Evening

Round table discussion on the Hampshire Campus: A short History of the book in the Valley. Practitioners from the Valley discussing their histories.

Picnic Dinner at Hampshire College

Tuesday, June 12th

Workshops resume, conclude by noon. 

Lunch on own. 

Tuesday afternoon will be a tour of open studios in Easthampton at the studios at 1 Cottage Street and other locations around the Valley. 

Evening: dinner on your own on the campus or in the Valley

June 13th

Tour archives at Eric Carle Museum and Yiddish Book Center in morning. 

Departure by midday.