A low-residency, intensive year round program providing the conceptual, critical, historical, and practical knowledge needed to sustain a successful studio.

Faculty
Jim Croft
Artist
LECTURE
In this workshop students will learn to make bookbinding tools by hand. Additionally, Croft will present and discuss his incredible historical book models.
This will be an exciting opportunity for our students and alumni to study with an amazing artist and craftsman! To register for the FREE alumni workshop please email Cynthia Thompson cythompson@uarts.edu as soon as possible - space is limited!!
WORKSHOP
In this workshop students will learn to make bookbinding tools by hand. Additionally, Croft will present and discuss his incredible historical book models.
This will be an exciting opportunity for our students and alumni to study with an amazing artist and craftsman! To register for the FREE alumni workshop please email Cynthia Thompson cythompson@uarts.edu as soon as possible - space is limited!!
Jim Croft is a medieval bookbinder and papermaker. He is internationally known for his skills, and he travels annually to various locations in the USA to teach students how to make books with wooden covers and brass clasps. In the summer, he offers a two week intensive workshop teaching students how to spin thread from raw fibers, make paper, create book covers from raw wood, design and make brass clasps, and then how to bind everything together. Jim is always the first one up in the morning, and the last one to retire at night. For more information visit:
http://www.traditionalhand.com/