Supplies not included. Students will receive a detailed supply list upon registration. If you would like to see a supply list prior to registration please email
Juliette Thimmig is a mixed media artist with focuses in relief printing and painting. She received her BFA in intermedia at the Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, Oregon. During her time in the Pacific Northwest she taught at Washington State University for STEAM integrating the arts and neuroscience. After living on the road for a month in the summer of 2016, she returned to Cleveland and began her time at Zygote as an Educational Outreach Assistant Intern. Continuing with Zygote following her internship, she began teaching, and working with individuals on a commission basis. She has worked as the shop technician and manager since February 2019. Juliette makes prints at Zygote and paints in her home studio in Asiatown.
Jenniffer Omaitz lives and works out of her studio in Kent, OH. She holds an M.F.A. in painting from Kent State University and a B.F.A. in painting from the Cleveland Institute of Art. Omaitz is Abstract Painter and Installation artist with a practice that spans over 15 years. In 2016, Omaitz a.k.a Jenniffer Collier started JC Marbling after 14 months of independent research and experimentation with marbling. JC Marbling & Book Arts was founded to pursue the practice of marbling, book arts, and as a teaching outreach for the craft of marbling. She currently sells her handmade books and cards at Lovely Somethings, in Bath, Ohio; BayArts in Bay Village, Ohio; and Troppus Projects in Kent, Ohio and Uncommon Art in Hudson.
DATE Fri, December 4th & 11th (Zoom meetings)
TIME 5:00 pm–6:00 pm
Creating Custom Journals:
Relief Print and Japanese Stab Binding
A Collaboration with Zygote Press
Taught by Juliette Thimmig and Jenniffer Omaitz
*This is a virtual workshop*
The Morgan Conservatory and Zygote Press present a two-part workshop for all journal lovers. You will have a week to work from an online video, concluding with a live zoom meeting with your classmates and instructor to share your work and ask questions (Relief Print, December 4th; Japanese Stab, December 11th).
The first week Juliette will guide you through the basic techniques of designing, cutting, and printing from a linoleum block to make your book covers. During the second week, Jenniffer’s video will show you how to construct two versions of a Japanese Stab with your newly printed covers. You will first learn the basic structure by binding a small pocket-sized book, then expand on your knowledge by customizing and binding a larger version. By the end of the two weeks you will have at least one book and understand the basics of linoleum block printing and Japanese stab binding.