Jaffe Center For Book Arts’ Wayzgoose Festival On August 25th Offers SO MUCH, You Have To Read This Article!

The Jaffe Center for Book Arts at FAU is bringing renown print artist Ben Blount to the center for the Wayzgoose Festival on Saturday, August 25th. Ben headlines a great day of print and craft projects, live music, games, and JCBA’s first ever Makers Marketplace inside FAU’s Wimberly Library. Take the “Make A Dent” Workshop with Ben on Sunday, August 26th! The Rickie Report shares the schedule and preview of the activities. Some events are free and others require prepayment. Tell your friends, mark your calendars and RSVP!!  What’s a wayzgoose?  Read the article!






Saturday August 25th

10:30 AM  to 5:30 PM

Jaffe Center for Book Arts and throughout FAU’s Wimberly Library 3rd Floor East

FREE ADMISSION plus FREE PARKING in the nearby parking garage!


Workshop With Ben Blount: “Make A Dent”

Sunday, August 26th

10 AM to 4 PM
JCBA Letterpress Studio at FAU’s Wimberly Library


Jaffe Center for Book Arts

777 Glades Road   Boca Raton, Florida 33431




A Wayzgoose is a popular celebration for book artists and papermakers, but especially for printers. If you hang around places like the Jaffe Center, “Wayzgoose” is a word you’ll hear every now and then. It’s got its origins in old English printers’ celebrations that traditionally fell on Bartlemas––St. Bartholomew’s Day (the 24th of August). By the arrival of Bartlemas each year, printers began to light lamps and candles in their shops for typesetting, for sunlight, like summer itself, was quickly waning. And so on that day, a good printshop proprietor would bring in not just the lamps and candles, but also some good food and strong ale to boot. Was there goose involved? Perhaps. All we know for sure is this annual printers’ celebration became known eventually as a Wayzgoose, a name now forever (and happily) tied to the book arts.




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Convivio Bookworms, One of the Makers Marketplace Vendors



We’re taking over the third floor east of our home base, FAU’s Wimberly Library, for our 2nd Annual Wayzgoose Festival! Here’s what you can expect at this one, our best yet:

•  Activist Printer BEN BLOUNT of Evanston, Illinois http://benblount.com, will be running print demos all day in the Print Shop. Ben will deliver a ‘Gallery Talk’ in the Book Arts Gallery at 3.  Alongside Ben’s activist spirit, we’ll have the League of Women Voters here ready to register voters.

•  LIVE MUSIC all day with some of our favorite local musicians: Humble Waters (11 to 2) and Ella Herrera (2:30 to 5:30).

•  Plenty o’fun! CORNHOLE games by Nailed It Wood Creations. CRAFT PROJECTS: Printing, of course, in the Print Shop, and we’ll teach you how to make your own traditional paper printers’ hats from newspaper. Plus we’re transforming the Bindery with the installation of a Jaffe Collection piece that we rarely display: the Contemplation Tent by Louise Silk. Inside the tent: an exquisite corpse community writing project––each writer writes two sentences based on the sentence they see above. The goal? A wonky and entertaining short tale. (It’s a tradition that goes back to the Surrealists, so…)

•  Local makers! The WAYZGOOSE MAKERS MARKETPLACE throughout the library’s 3rd floor east wing. We’ll be selling our usual wonderful doughnuts plus, for this market, fresh artisan breads from Louie Bossi’s Ristorante, Bar & Pizzeria.

  • Plus a White Elephant Sale benefitting JCBA’s Dorothy Hamilton Memorial Scholarship Fund.

Flamingo Paradise, Another Vendor at the Makers Marketplace

WORKSHOP: “Make a Dent”

Instructor Ben Blount

Sunday August 26, 2018 from 10 AM to 4 PM


Since the early 16th century the printing press has been used to share important information with the public. From announcements and warnings to propaganda and praise, the power of the press has been used for centuries to tell important stories. Author and literary icon Studs Turkel said the purpose of life is “To make a dent.” In this workshop, we’ll work with wood type to create posters with bite. We will make a literal and figurative impression (without damaging the type) by printing bold messages on paper. Do you have something important to say? Come to this workshop and put it down on paper.


Tuition Schedule & Registration:

$135 General Public / $125 FAU Faculty & Staff, Students from other Institutions / $115 FAU Students

Advance registration is required for all JCBA workshops. JCBA collects tuition day of workshop. Cash is preferred, but checks and credit cards are accepted, as well.

Full details here: http://www.library.fau.edu/depts/spc/JaffeCenter/workshops/make_a_dent.php


Instructor Ben Blount was born and raised in Detroit. He is a designer and letterpress printer that loves type and putting ink on paper. Sometimes he turns what he prints into books. His work explores questions of race and identity and the stories we tell ourselves about living in America. Truth tellers and rabble rousers in all areas of popular culture inspire his work—from Dave Chapelle and Kara Walker to Mos Def and Amos Kennedy. He learned a lot about design at Washington University in St. Louis, a lot about printing at Columbia College Chicago, and filled in the gaps with mentors and practice. www.blountobjects.com


Red Panda Homemade Soaps and Candles


Find directions, information on FREE PARKING for this event:



Here’s another great workshop to keep you cool this summer while broadening your horizons.

• New! SOAP MAKING 101
Learn all about melt and pour soap making.
Instructor Kelly Sullivan
Sunday August 26, 2018
10 AM to 2 PM
JCBA’s Book & Paper Studio at Historic Building T6
Tuition: $45 general public / $40 FAU faculty & staff, students from other institutions / $35 FAU students
Full details and registration information here:




Our goal is to help you be the best human you can be.

John Cutrone, Director
JCBA: Jaffe Center for Book Arts
Florida Atlantic University Wimberly Library
777 Glades Road
Boca Raton, Florida 33431

Instagram: @jaffecenterforbookarts






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Boca Museum in Mizner Park Hosts First Art School Faculty Exhibit

Irvin Lippman, Executive Director of The Boca Raton Museum of Art has invited to the Art School faculty to exhibit at the Museum in Mizner Park. This is the first faculty exhibit to be held at the Museum. The Art School, The Artists’ Guild and Museum in Mizner Park make up the expanded cultural campus of Boca Raton Museum of Art dedicated to excellence in all its endeavors, through its collections, exhibitions and educational opportunities.  The Rickie Report is pleased to share the details about the Opening Reception, Upcoming Workshops and a sneak peek at the Faculty Artists.




Boca Museum Art School



Art School “Faculty Exhibit”

at the

Boca Raton Museum of Art in Mizner Park

Opening reception: Tuesday, January 27,   6 – 8 pm

Exhibit runs January 26 to April 5, 2015


Check these sites for special talks and events during the exhibit:







Faculty Artist Carla Golembe

Faculty Artist, Carla Golembe


Irvin Lippman, Executive Director of The Boca Raton Museum of Art has invited to the Art School faculty to exhibit at the Museum in Mizner Park. This is the first faculty exhibit to be held at the Museum in Mizner Park. The Art School, The Artists’ Guild and Museum in Mizner Park make up the expanded cultural campus of Boca Raton Museum of Art dedicated to excellence in all its endeavors, through its collections, exhibitions and educational opportunities.


"Frame" by Lopez

“Frame” by Faculty Artist, Chris Lopez




Saturday Workshops focus on a specific technique or medium.

Each workshop can be an excellent introduction to a new medium to enrich your artwork, refresh your skills or re-ignite your creativity!


Faculty artist, Sloate

Faculty Artist, Roxene Sloate

Saturday, January 17

Drawing Refresher

Improve and refresh your drawing skills. Gain a fresh approach and confidence in your drawing abilities and reinforce previous experiences in drawing regardless of the subject matter.


#8.88 Saturday, January 17: 9 AM –NOON

#8.89 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Instructor: Jane McIntyre

Tuition $85 per session  
$160 both sessions



Faculty Artist Catalina Aguirre Hoffman

Faculty Artist, Catalina Aguirre Hoffman

Lost Wax Casting


Learn the process of lost wax casting as you create one finished piece of jewelry
 or small sculpture. Students (a) create the wax model (b) spruing and invest the model (c) burn out the model in the kiln oven (d) prepare the molten metal (e) pour the metal (f) open the jacket and clean the cast.


#8.42 Saturday & Sunday, January 17 & 18: NOON – 5:00 PM

Instructor: Don Dietz

Tuition  $230, Material fee: $50


Porcelain by Faculty Artist, Mary Belle Cordell

Porcelain by Faculty Artist, Mary Belle Cordell


Introduction to Printmaking


Students create their own monotypes and relief prints; learn how to use the printing press and discover the processes of old masters and contemporary artists.


#8.72 Saturday, January 17: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Instructor: Ron Garrett

Tuition $60, Material fee: $5.00


Faculty Artists, Suzanne Scherer and Pavel Ouporov

Faculty Artists, Suzanne Scherer and Pavel Ouporov


Silverpoint Drawing


Before the invention of the graphite pencil artists such as Leonardo Da Vinci and Raphael use silverpoint to create fine line finished drawings. Silverpoint is a drawing instrument made of a pointed silver metal tip encased in a holder of stylus. Drawn on specially prepared surface as the silver oxidizes over time the lines of silver develop a beautiful patina. Students will create their own silverpoint drawings on gessoed paper.

Instructor: Pavel Ouporov

#8.71 Saturday, January 17,: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Tuition $90, Material fee: $20.00


"Burst of Spring" by Faculty Artist, Diane Reeves

“Burst of Spring” by Faculty Artist, Diane Reeves


Sunday, January 25

Foundations of Color


Through a series of engaging exercises students will learn about the basics of color and principles of color theory. Explore hue, value, intensity, the gray scale color and delve into mixing colors and learn how color interacts.

#8.86 Sunday, January 25   10:00 AM – 5:00 PM ½ hour lunch break

Instructor: Carla Golembe

Tuition: $90, Material fee: $15



Faculty Artist, Bill Buchanan

Faculty Artist, Bill Buchanan

Pastel Painting


Introducing the use of pastels in a painting / drawing. Learn to develop a good under painting and layering colors to produce a luminous painting in pastels.

#8.85 Sunday, January 25: NOON – 4 PM

Instructor: Jane McIntyre

 Tuition $90


" I Am The Barrier" by Faculty Artist, Misoo Filan

” I Am The Barrier” by Faculty Artist, Misoo Filan


Silver Soldering: Rings



#8.76  Sunday, January 25, noon to 4:00 pm

Instructor: Lisa Johnson

Tuition $100, Material fee $25


Explore how to fabricate and design a ring. Students will create one ring as they learn basic soldering and other techniques to make rings. Demonstrations include soldering, creating textured surfaces and patinas.



Check the website or facebook for special talks and events during the exhibit, www.bocamuseum.org/artschool or http://www.facebook.com/bocaschool

For more details about Classes, Workshops and Lectures please email: artschool@bocamuseum.org

561-392-2503 or http://www.bocamuseum.org/artschool

801 west palmetto park road   boca raton, fl




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