Book Arts Workshop for Adults | Color Theory Flag Books with Esther K. Smith

Join us for an afternoon of colorful hands-on design with Esther K. Smith, pioneer designer of handmade books and co-founder of Purgatory Pie Press.  Enjoy a brief tour of the Smithsonian Libraries exhibition Color in a New Light for creative crafting inspiration.

Esther K. Smith, author of How to Make Books and Magic Books & Paper Toys, is the artistic director at Purgatory Pie Press, New York City, where she collaborates with hand-typographer Dikko Faust and other artists and writers to produce limited edition artists’ books and ephemera. Purgatory Pie Press editions are in the permanent collections of Cooper Hewitt, MoMA, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the V&A, and many other public and private collections throughout the world.

Saturday, June 11, 2016
National Museum of Natural History
10th Street and Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC
*Please meet in the Constitution Ave lobby

For access services, please contact us at or 202-633-2241, preferably two weeks in advance of the program. 
Space is very limited. This program is currently full. If you would like your name added to a wait list, please contact us at or 202-633-2241. 

Saturday, June 18, 2016
Cooper-Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum
2 E 91st St New York, NY
Please click here for more information and to RSVP for the New York edition of this workshop. 

Color in a New Light is made possible by lead sponsor Benjamin Moore logo
Additional funding is provided by The Shepherd Color Company