Nancy Schwartz

Decorating Paper & Building Books

June 11-16, 2017 (Four Teaching Days)

In this four day workshop students will explore paste printing and gelatin plate printing as means to decorate papers that can be used for book covers, endpapers and other book elements. Over the course of the week everyone will take those papers and turn them into a variety of books, learning about several book structures – Japanese stab binding, concertina, and folded single paper book. After a short crash course in watercolor and how to fill a sketchbook we will come up with ideas and brainstorm about content to fill the books. Each participant will go home with several blank beautiful books and at least one filled with content that might include haiku poetry, illustrated recipes, a personal story about the workshop, a memory, a collection of things or any other of many possibilities. Join us and discover how to conceive of and build meaningful books full of beauty and inspiration.

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Nancy has Bachelors and Master’s degrees in art education and has taught elementary through university level classes in places that span part of the globe from the Caribbean to Africa. She values approaching art in resourceful, basic ways from primitive clay firings to making paints from soil. Presently Nancy teaches art at the Conserve School which is a residential semester school for sophomores and juniors in high school – where the emphasis is environmental stewardship. In recent years Nancy has embraced the global sketchbook movement, filling at least one sketchbook at a time whether at home or traveling. She likes to custom make her own books to fill the unique needs of the place or circumstances of whatever endeavor she is following. Nancy finds building and filling her books satisfying, meaningful ways to share ideas, stories and memories with others – often times for her children and their families.

This is a Studio Only Workshop.
Something for All Levels.

Workshop Fee plus tax per student:
If 12 or more students attend class (all teaching days): $295
If 11-10 students attend class (all teaching days): $335
If 9-8 students attend class (all teaching days): $440
Room & One Dinner Fee plus tax: $385
(There are 5 nights' accommodations included in the "Room & One Dinner Fee" listed above.)
Cancellation Policy, Class Fees and Tiered Pricing Explained
A partial tuition scholarship is offered
Workshop Itinerary


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Workshop Itinerary

Sunday, 6/11
Check-In to your unit at Dillman’s (check-in time is 3:00)
5:00 Welcome Reception (included in package)
6:00 Dinner at Dillman's (included in package)

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 6/12-6/15
Breakfast On Own
9:00 a.m. - Noon Class in Session

Meals are on your own. All accommodations have cooking facilities. You may preorder box lunches and dinners for meals to be taken alone or with your group in: your studio, the lodge deck, cafe, or your accommodation. (Pre-ordering for lunches and dinners is required.)

1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Class in Session

Thursday, 6/15
NOON Farewell Champagne Toast (included in package)

Friday, 6/16
Depart - check-out time is 10:00

Optional Events - Sign Up Required / Subject to Change:
    Monday 5:00 p.m. Dine-Around Dinner (Depart from Lodge Lobby)
    Monday 7:00 p.m. S'more Roast (no charge)

    Tuesday 7:30 a.m. Yoga
    Tuesday 5:00 p.m. Dine-Around Dinner (Depart from Lodge Lobby)

    Wednesday Noon & 4:00 p.m. Pontoon Ride on White Sand Lake (no charge)
    Wednesday 5:00 p.m. Moondeer & Friends Gallery Tour (no charge)
    Wednesday 6:00 p.m. Dine-Around Dinner

    Thursday 5:00 p.m. Dine-Around Dinner (Depart from Lodge Lobby)

Dine-Around Dinners: Registration required at the front desk, meet at 5:00pm in the main lobby for carpooling.

Day students are welcome to attend the Welcome Reception and Farewell Reception (included in your package). You are also invited to join the class dinners (additional fee). PAL’s (Participants at large) can vacation at Dillman’s for $45 per night for accommodations. Costs for box lunches and dinners are additional.