Tour de Graphique

15–19 June 2015

Three accomplished artists, three workshops and three techniques:
block/lino printing, letterpress printing and bookbinding.

Five days in and around Amsterdam – the Netherlands – five days impregnated with ink and paper.

Monday 15 June
We will start – after introduction and coffee – with a short bus ride from Amsterdam to Westzaan, where we will meet with Arie Butterman, the miller of De Schoolmeester, the only remaining windmill in the world that – since 1692 – produces paper. There is the plenty of opportunity to discuss, walk around, and be inspired. When time permits we will also visit the windmill De Kat (dating back to 1753), where pigments and metallic powders for artists and restorers are being ground.
Tuesday 16 June
On the second day half of the group of participants will start working
in the atelier of Carola Rombouts in the harbour area of Amsterdam,
while the other half of the group will start with Thomas Gravemaker
in his workshop right in the centre of the city.
Wednesday 17 June
We will see a change-over this day, the participants who started with
block/lino printing will now do their typesetting and printing. Those
who already printed their texts will discover Carola’s workshop.
Thursday 18 June
On the fourth day and depending on your progress, you will have the opportunity to finish off your project, in either Carola’s or Thomas’s studio. In the afternoon we will pay a visit to the Bijzondere Collecties (Special Collections) of the University of Amsterdam where we can admire one
of the largest collections on lettering and typography.
Friday 19 June
The last day will see you binding your printed sheets into a small but personal album under the guidance of master bookbinder Marja Wilgenkamp.
We will finish the week with a discussion of the work and drinks.

The teachers: Carola Rombouts from De Grafiekdrukkerij, Thomas Gravemaker from LetterpressAmsterdam and Marja Wilgenkamp from Bindery Wilgenkamp.

Cost: 595 €, inclusive of materials, lunch, coffee and tea etc.

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