Paper and Book Intensive 2011

Ox Bow School for the Arts, Saugatuck, MIOx Bow School for the Arts, lagoon, Saugatuck, MI

I’m spending the next 12 days in Saugatuck, Michigan, at this year’s Paper and Book Intensive being held at the Ox Bow School for the Arts. Situated on a beautiful spring-fed lagoon next to Lake Michigan, the charming setting features woods, water, turtles and woodpeckers, and a collection of buildings ranging from funky cabins to fancy new classroom facilities.

The Paper and Book Intensive, now in its 28th year, is an annual gathering of people interested in book arts, papermaking, printing, and conservation. It’s book/paper  boot camp without the macho. There’s  a conviviality here that’s infectious, and most of the teachers are also students taking someone else’s class, so the mix is very egalitarian. I’m teaching a paper engineering class, then taking Jean Buescher Bartlett’s letterpress printing class.

More posts to come on ongoing PBI activies, so stay tuned.

Oxbow Coordinators with Sunglasses

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One response to “Paper and Book Intensive 2011

  1. Cynthia Colbert

    Carol, I so envy you. I am recovering from fusing my ankle and still wearing the boot. It is hard and awkward to walk…and dangerous, too.

    Perhaps I will make it again next year. Enjoy every moment.

    Cynthia Colbert

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