Spring Workshops with Shanna Leino

Spring Workshops with Shanna Leino
Friday, March 25, 2011 (All day) to Sunday, March 27, 2011 (All day)
Saturday, April 2, 2011 (All day) to Sunday, April 3, 2011 (All day)

16 North Hall

Spring Workshops with
Book and Tool Maker Shanna Leino
Metal Working for Bookbinders: March 25, 26, 27
Bone Tool Making: April 2, 3

Metal Working for Bookbinders
March 25, 26, 27
Friday 5pm–8pm, Saturday 10am–5pm, Sunday 10am–5pm
$120 ($100 for UI Students) plus $40 materials fee
Using simple methods and tools we will produce a number of brass closures and
embellishments that are based on historic examples. This is intended as an
introduction to metal working for book makers, and a jumping off point for
further play and exploration of these techniques. Techniques included are clasp
with leather strap, making rivets, full brass clasp, bosses, corner plates,
label plates.

Bone Tool Making
April 2, 3
Saturday & Sunday, 10am-5pm
$100 ($80 for UI Students) plus $30. materials fee
Smooth, polished to a shine and fitting perfectly in your hand, there is
nothing like the feel of a bone folder you made with your own hands. During
this two day workshop you will be introduced to the tools and techniques needed
to form and finish bone folders of your own design. Simple methods of adding
ornament to your tools will also be demonstrated. Bring some elbow grease and
leave with 2-3 bone folders that will be beautiful both to look at and work

Shanna Leino is a book and tool maker living and working in Harrisville, New
Hampshire. Her love for early book structures such as the leather-covered
Coptic and Ethiopian led her to tool making. There was a need for a tool she
didn’t have and, boy, was it fun to make it! Shanna has taught book making
classes for The Garage Annex School for Book Arts, Well’s College and most
recently at Penland School of Crafts.

The Ladies Typographic Union is offering a full student scholarship and a
$50.00 discounted workshop fee for non-students for each workshop. To apply,
please indicate interest when registering. Recipients’ names will be pulled out
of a hat.

To Register
Contact Julie Leonard at julia-leonard@uiowa.edu or 319 351 4847
Questions? julia-leonard@uiowa.edu
A supply list and
further information will be supplied upon registration.

Sponsored by the UI Center for the Book and the Book Arts Club of Iowa City
Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa
sponsored events. If you are
a person with a disability who requires an accommodation in order to
participate in this program, please
contact the UICB office at 319 335 0447.