Kate Cheney Chappell 83 Center for Book Arts


Workshop Series

Fall 2021 Workshop


Artist Books: Starburst Book and Buttonhole Stitch with Victoria Engling

Saturday, October 9, 2021

9:30AM – 12:30PM

424 Luther Bonney Hall

$80 (Materials will be provided), register online at usm.maine.edu/bookarts

Maximum enrollment 18

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In this one-day workshop, students will create two book structures that demonstrate various bookbinding skills - folding, gluing, cutting, and sewing. The first, the Starburst book, is a hardcover book with folded pages that pop out into a starburst shape when opened. Secondly, students would create a softcover Buttonhole Stitch book in which a window cut-out along the spine exposes the folded signatures. This book highlights the exposed sewing along the spine.




Bone Folder

X-acto/Utility Knife

PVA Glue & Glue Brush

All Other Materials Will Be Provided.

Image Below: Starburst Book by Victoria Engling

Starburst Book by Victoria Engling


Victoria Engling is a book artist and photographer living in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She is currently the supervisor of Hollander’s Book and Paper Arts and teaches their beginning and intermediate level book arts classes. Victoria began learning book arts through the printmaking program at Siena Heights University and started demonstrating book and paper arts across the country while traveling as the resident artist for Artrain USA. She has since been creating commissioned work as well as teaching at various art centers across the state of Michigan, and at the University of Michigan.


Spring 2022 Workshop


Image Transfer with Jari Poulin

Two Days: Saturday, March 26 & Sunday, March 27, 2022

9:30AM – 12:30PM

424 Luther Bonney Hall

$190 - Most Materials Provided

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This workshop is for artists who want to learn a variety of ways to transfer and enhance their images onto unique surfaces and substrates such as fine art papers, Japanese papers, metal, wood, books, blocks, fabric, collage, found objects, glass, and so much more.

The weekend course will explore the techniques and uses of several different kinds of transfers including emulsion transfers, solvent transfers, alcohol transfers, gelli plate transfers, and the enhancement of your transfers with traditional artist mediums such as watercolor, acrylic and colored pencils.

You will learn to transfer images from both photo copies and from ink jet printed transparency film.  Transfers can be used alone, or can be layered to create a montage effect or used with collage for a more complex layering effect.


10 High Resolution Jpeg Images or more, with 5 or 6 in Black and White and 5 or 6 in Color.  Information about submitting/uploading images will be communicated to all participants prior to the workshop.

Gelli Arts 8x10 Gel Printing Plate

Brayers and Small Paint Brushes (There will be a few Brayers in the classroom to share)

Hand Sanitizer Gel 70% alcohol, 16 oz.

Optional: Colored Pencils, Watercolors, & Small Sponges

All other materials, including inks and paper, will be provided.


Image Below: Composite Image by Jari Poulin

Composite Image by Jari Poulin


Jari Poulin is an artist who uses photography and printmaking based in Ithaca, NY.  She holds her MFA from Lesley University College of Art and Design (formerly the Art Institute of Boston). Her work is portrait based and explores ideas of the ephemeral, memory, and identity. As a former dancer/choreographer her work often features movement and dance or the implied sense of physicality and energetics. She is fascinated by and deploys various forms of obfuscation within her imagery to both challenge and push the boundaries of how the brain chooses to see, fill in the blanks, and discard visual information.  

As an artist and fine art photographer, Jari’s images are photographically based.  She uses both digital and analog processes as well as printmaking techniques such as polymer photogravure, monotypes, mixed media and stenciling within her practice. She is a Printmaker Member of the Ink Shop Printmaking Center in Ithaca, NY where she regularly works and teaches workshops.

Ms. Poulin is the recipient of many national and international awards including the International Photo Awards (IPA), 7th Worldwide Pollux Awards, Moscow International Foto Awards (MIFA), Prix de la Photographie, Paris (PX3), ND Magazine Awards, Black and White Magazine Portfolio Award Winner, Color Magazine Portfolio Prize, the Ink Shop International Mini Print Juried Exhibit. Her work has been exhibited widely including Galerie la Ferme du Mousseau, Elacourt France, Limerick, Ireland, PhotoPlace Gallery  in Vermont, The Atlanta Photography Group, SE Center for Photography, C4FAP,  Lunder Gallery in Boston, Cape Cod Center for Photography, NYC for the Story of the Creative Exhibition, See Me Year in Review Exhibition on Long Island, The Ink Shop Printmaking Center, State of the Art Gallery in Ithaca, NY, and in many venues throughout the Finger Lakes region.



For more information, please contact:

Annie Lee-Zimerle, Program Coordinator

(207) 228-8014 or aemin.leezimerle@maine.edu



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