2 Short summer classes

BOOKISH :  A Course for Artists and Others interested in creating Artists' Books

This workshop series will present ways to transform existing artworks into book forms.

Participants will learn some basic folded and stitched structures like Stab Bindings, Pamphlet Stitches, and French Doors and then move onto Coptic Bindings and Long Stitch forms.

We will learn “Adaptable Basics” that can be used in many different ways. Time can be spent on finding technical and aesthetic solutions to participant’s individual projects.

The course would be good for photographers, printmakers, collage artists, paper cutters and all who work in a series or have lots of “stuff” that might, just somehow, crystallize into a book!

Dates: 4 Monday mornings: June 25, July 2, July 9, July 16

Time: 9:30-1

Cost: $200.00


Pronto Plates: A Quick and Dirty Introduction to Polyester Plate Lithography

Dates: 4 Monday evenings:

June 25, July 2, July 9, July 16

Time: 6-9:30

Cost: 200.00

Polyester plate lithography, is a little bit like a magic trick.  Thin polyester plates can be drawn on with Sharpie Markers and BIC Pens, run through photo copy machines and laser printers to create print matrices with photographic images or  texts, and painted on with acrylic floor wax .  These plates are then inked with oil based ink using also both water and gum arabic and can be printed into various types of paper. It is something hard to explain, but miraculous to behold.

Annie has taught Master Classes in the use of Pronto Plates in Denmark and taught an  Artist Book class at Mass College of Art for over 15 years.

Registration: To secure a spot an email of intent and a $50.00 check to save a place should be sent to : Annie Silverman : Abrazos Press, 11 Miller, St. Somerville, MA.

 questions? Silverman.annie@gmail.com-617-519-8970


Annie Silverman is an experienced teacher and printmaker who is the proprietor of Abrazos Press in Somerville. Her books and prints have been exhibited and collected nationally and internationally. Her work is in the the collection of the Boston Athenaeum, the Boston Public Library and the De Cordova Museum.  She was a part-time lecturer in Artists’ Books  and Printmaking at Massachusetts College of Art and Design for over 15 years. This past May she taught master classes in polyester plate lithography in Denmark. In 2017 she had solo shows at Andover Academy and Bentley University.

Her soon to be updated website is: www.anniesilverman.com.

There is ample parking at the Miller St. Studio building where ABRAZOS PRESS is located. The studio is also a 10 minute walk from the Porter Sq. T station on the Red Line.