NEW 2018 WORKSHOP SCHEDULE
SDBA is adding new workshops for 2018 on an ongoing basis, so the class listings will be updating regularly. Currently there is a 3-day workshop by Cherryl Moote in February focusing on folded book structures and Cathedral of Stories by Jill Berry in March, as well as Anne Covell's January classes. We've also added 3 extraordinary one-day marbling workshops by Pietro Accardi. Check our Workshop page often to see what's new at San Diego Book Arts.

COLLABORATIVE ART PROJECT UPDATE
The CAP committee met recently and has put together additional information including dates to remember. SDBA members who are participating in this mail art activity should check here.

MONTHLY MEETING
The SDBA month meeting will be held on Wednesday, December 13 with a folded book workshop led by local artist Gerri Brech. This class is open to everyone, members and non-members alike. Registration is required as class size is limited to 10. Click here for more information.

EARLY ENROLLMENT DEADLINE
December 24, 2017 is the last day for SDBA members to enjoy a 20 percent savings with early enrollment in Cherryl Moote's Sleight of Binding: Making Magic with Paper workshop, which is scheduled for February 23-25, 2018. Visit the Workshop page for class details. Early enrollment is available only to members whose dues are current.

REMINDER TO MEMBERS
All 2017 SDBA memberships expire at midnight, December 31, 2017. To avoid turning into a pumpkin, now is the time to renew, and getting the job done is just a few clicks away. Visit the Membership page click on the Join/Renew button.

NEXT MONTHLY MEETINGS WILL FEATURE BOOK BINDING
The January and February monthly meetings, at Pacific Beach Library and Cardiff Library respectively, will provide instruction by SDBA artists on book making techniques especially suited for binding single sheets. Gretchen Hiegel will lead the program on Wednesday, January 17, and Gina Pisello will be the instructor on Wednesday, February 8. Visit the Public Events page for details.


IN CASE YOU MISSED IT . . .

potluck2-11-17.jpg

The quarterly potluck November 19 at Mission Valley Library gave SDBA members an opportunity to relax, visit, share books, and make some decisions about the Collaborative Art Project. Volunteer appreciation was also high on the agenda with a hats off to the Board of Directors and a special thank you to committee chairs. More photos on the Member Events page and the About page.

 

As part of SDBA's Book Arts Basics series of workshops, Judy Christensen recently shared an accordion book project. Book Arts Basics offers affordable 3-hour classes taught by SDBA members that feature a simple book structure and foundational skills. A bonus is that participants always go home with a completed work of art.

Book with Pockets

Book with Pockets

 
Judy Christensen's Books with Pockets workshop

Judy Christensen's Books with Pockets workshop

An image from Peter Sowiski's pulp and pigment workshop

An image from Peter Sowiski's pulp and pigment workshop

SDBA was fortunate to welcome Peter Sowiski for a 3-day workshop on pulp, pigment and perception. What an incredibly wonderful three days of experience, intelligence, sensitivity, and awareness. We had a full and busy house as we experimented with colors and textures. Thanks to Nancy Kazanjian and Anne Covell for their assistance throughout the workshop.


Classes to Take

  • Workshops
  • Book Arts Basics
  • Free Community Classes

Shows to See

  • Exhibits
  • Catalogs
  • Gallery

Things to Do

  • Member Events
  • Annual Meetings
  • Public Events