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Zoom+Make: Make Your Own Bookplate

July 26, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Let’s Zoom+Make!

Wednesday, July 26, 7-9pm via Zoom

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About this Workshop:

Join us virtually for a crash course in personalizing your book collection with an ex libris or bookplate. We’ll take a look at examples of historical and contemporary bookplates that combine typography and imagery to uniquely represent the book’s owner(s). Then, participants will have the chance to design and carve their own bookplate stamp on a 4×6” (or 3×4”) easycut block. This is a great introduction to relief printmaking for those interested in lino or woodcut printmaking!

Level: Beginner—no experience necessary

Registration closes July 18, 2023. With your registration confirmation you’ll receive the full materials list (with helpful resource/shopping links) to purchase any needed items, the zoom invitation for your class, as well as access to a quick guide on downloading and using the Zoom app if you’re new to the application.

Featured examples by Etai Rogers-Fett. Historical examples (images 3-4) displayed courtesy of the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division:  “[Bookplate of Buddy Lankes]” by Julius Lankes, 1920, woodcut; “[Bookplate of artist Francis D. Millet]” by Francis Millet, ca. 1870–1912, woodcut.


Please Note: The online session will be recorded for Pyramid Atlantic’s private use to better optimize our programming and share as examples for funders. You may mute your microphone or turn off your camera if you do not wish to be recorded. Access to the recording(s) will be made available to all participants for a limited time.


At registration, students will receive the full materials list (with any helpful resource links) to purchase supplies. The list includes:


Etai Rogers-Fett (he/him) is a printmaker, judaica artist, and arts educator living on Piscataway and Nacotchtank land in the DMV. In his printmaking practice, Etai draws inspiration from Jewish craft traditions of papercutting, manuscript illumination, and calligraphy to create compositions that blend decorative and narrative imagery and explore letterforms as sculptural bodies. Etai plays with the genres of Jewish book arts in order to tell the stories of gender-expansive identities often deliberately obscured from this historical body of work—weaving together archival research, folktales, and speculative imagining to trace vibrant trans and queer Jewish lineages. Etai has recently been part of both Pyramid’s Studio Internship and Keyholder Residency programs. See more of Etai’s work at www.tsukunst.com.

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