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 2018

PBI 2018 will take place from May 13-24 at Ox-Bow in Saugatuk, Michigan. You can browse the course catalog by clicking on the menu above! The general application period for PBI 2018 begins on January 1, 2018. The scholarship application period is from December 1 to 31, 2017. Find out more here.

Session I
– Paper Threads: North Country Shifu with Velma Bolyard
– The Printmaker as Naturalist with Rebecca Chamlee
– Letterlocking with Jana Dambrogio
– Introduction to Embroidery on Leather with Erin Fletcher
– Conservation Binding Model for a 13th c. European – Manuscript with Vasaré Rastonis.

Session II
– From Book Shelves to Cat Walk: Wearable Papercuts and Artist Books with Béatrice Coron
– The Prototype: An Exploration of Edition Binding with John DeMerritt
– The Typographic Print with Bridget Elmer
– Papermaking Informed by a Sensibility for Textiles with Mary Hark
– Early Modern Record-Keeping Book Structures: Model Making and Investigation with Chela Metzger


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