Paper and Book Inten­sive is an annual work­ing sab­bat­i­cal in the book arts, paper­mak­ing, and con­ser­va­tion for sea­soned prac­ti­tion­ers and moti­vated begin­ners. For more than thirty years, par­tic­i­pants have gath­ered together from around the world for two weeks of daily work­shops to pro­mote unusual lev­els of exchange, knowl­edge and inspi­ra­tion.

PBI 2019

PBI 2019 will take place from May 12-23 at Ox-Bow in Saugatuk, Michigan. Please view the entire course catalog on this website. The online application period begins on January 1, 2019. The work-study scholarship application period is from December 1 to 31, 2018. Find out more here.

Session I

Denise Carbone
Recipes for Delicious Books

Joseph Lappie
The Shaped Print: Unique Blocks and the Printed Multiple

Radha Pandey
Indo-Islamic Papermaking and Natural Dyeing

Shawn Sheehy
The Cabinet of Paper Mechanical Curiosities

Giselle Simón
Paper Repairs for Leather and Cloth Bindings

Session II

Coleen Curry
Manipulating Leather—an Art of its Own

Nicole Donnelly
High Shrinkage Pulps, Armature, and Pulp Painting

Karen Hardy
The Layered Image: Working with Translucency in Print and Book

Julia Miller
A Binder’s Delight – the 6th century David Psalter and its Interesting Structure

Laura Wait
Mark-making, Abstraction, and the Drum Leaf Binding


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