Oct
18
to Oct 19

Exposed-Spine Bindings - Coptic and Caterpillar

Instructor: Amy Spencer
Length of workshop: 2 days
Skill Level: For quick beginner to intermediate students

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Maximum number of students: 14

Member-Early Enrollment: $184
Member Fee: $230
Non-Member: $305
Materials fee: $30

EEP Deadline: September 2, 2019

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Coptic and caterpillar stitch books are exposed-spine books that are both beautiful and versatile. They open flat which make them perfect for sketchbooks, cookbooks, guest books, journals or any book that you would like to lay open and have easy access to write or draw in. 

This workshop is appropriate for quick beginner to intermediate students. A quick beginner is a student who is at ease working with their hands and is comfortable with complex directions. No bookbinding experience is required. 

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In the workshop, we will make three blank books with art and text weight papers. The first will be a single-needle Coptic stitch book made using the covers from a vintage book and 70 lb Mohawk Superfine paper. While making this book, students will learn about grain direction and how to tear paper from parent sheets. For the second and third books, students will make original covers using Davey board and their choices from a selection of beautiful paper from around the world. A technique to apply paper inlays to decorate the covers will be taught. The second book will be a double-needle Coptic stitch book with Canson XL Mix Media pages and we will finish the class by learning how to sew the caterpillar stitch and make a third blank book, with 70 lb Mohawk Superfine paper for the text block.

Amy Spencer has taught a variety of book structures to students from as young as age four to adults. She has taught privately, to church groups, homeschooling groups, the Inland Empire Chapter of the Society for Calligraphy and for eight years at the Riverside Art Museum. She is currently a non-traditional, full-time Art History major at UC Riverside. You can see some of her work @aestusbookarts on Instagram.

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Nov
14
to Nov 15

Holiday Gifts-Miniature Book Jewelry

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Instructor: Al Rodríguez
Length of workshop: 2 days
Skill Level: Intermediate, or strong beginner, comfortable working very small

Maximum number of students: 6

Member-Early Enrollment: $184
Member Fee: $230
Non-Member: $305
Materials fee: $20 and up, depending on material selection

EEP Deadline: September 14, 2019

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Using pre-cut book blocks, covers and various templates and jigs, students will make several sized miniature books to string from a bronze necklace or hang from earring posts. Cover paper, bronze necklace material, earring hooks, jump rings will be provided.

San Diego native, Al Rodríguez, is a retired school-teacher who taught graphic arts and photography in the San Diego City Schools. His life-long interest in paper and printing lead naturally into book arts; an art form that he taught to his students during the last five years of his teaching career.


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Jan
25
9:00 AM09:00

Madeleine's Paste Paper Technique – Session A

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Instructor: Madeleine Durham
Length of workshop: 1 day
Skill Level: All

Other prerequisites: None

Maximum number of students: 12

Member-Early Enrollment: $92
Member Fee: $115
Non-Member: $190

Materials fee: $30

EEP Deadline: November 25, 2019

NOTE: This class is full. A waitlist is available.

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Madeleine's Paste Papers are a unique creation and a brilliant way to add a fresh and original look to your creative book art, collage, and calligraphy creations. In this one-day workshop you will learn the brush technique that Madeleine has developed over the last many years. You will learn what kind of brush works best and how to hold it so that you create a variety of lines, shapes, and patterns. You will also learn tricks for blending colors. You will leave the class with a basic knowledge and ability to create straight lines, wavy lines, subtle blending techniques and geometric patterns. We will dive into painting with paste right away with simple lines and colors and quickly proceed to more complex patterns, colors and fun magical techniques. Madeleine's paste paper technique is delightfully spontaneous. All levels welcome. Come to class ready to have fun! You may want to consider coming for both sessions to learn even more and perfect the techniques you learned on the first day.

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Madeleine Durham is a paste paper artist who shows her work in her hometown of Santa Fe, NM and around the country. She travels to many shows including the annual Guild of Book Workers Standards Conference, the International Calligraphy Conference, and Codex. Her papers lend themselves well to many applications including fine bookbinding, calligraphy, book art, and collage.

Madeleine has produced special-edition work for Nawakum Press, Palace Press, Flea Circus Press, and one of the top three social media platforms. Her work has been used in one-of-a-kind books by Don Etherington and Monique Lallier, among many others. Her papers can also be found in the collections of the Watson Library at the MET, North Bennet Street School, The American Academy of Bookbinding, and the Morgan Conservatory. Madeleine can be reached by email. Visit her website at www.madeleinedurham.com.

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Jan
26
9:00 AM09:00

Madeleine's Paste Paper Technique – Session B

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Instructor: Madeleine Durham
Length of workshop: 1 day
Skill Level: All

Other prerequisites: None

Maximum number of students: 12

Member-Early Enrollment: $92
Member Fee: $115
Non-Member: $190

Materials fee: $30

EEP Deadline: November 26, 2019

NOTE: This class is full. A waitlist is available.

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Madeleine's Paste Papers are a unique creation and a brilliant way to add a fresh and original look to your creative book art, collage, and calligraphy creations. In this one-day workshop you will learn the brush technique that Madeleine has developed over the last many years. You will learn what kind of brush works best and how to hold it so that you create a variety of lines, shapes, and patterns. You will also learn tricks for blending colors. You will leave the class with a basic knowledge and ability to create straight lines, wavy lines, subtle blending techniques and geometric patterns. We will dive into painting with paste right away with simple lines and colors and quickly proceed to more complex patterns, colors and fun magical techniques. Madeleine's paste paper technique is delightfully spontaneous. All levels welcome. Come to class ready to have fun! You may want to consider coming for both sessions to learn even more and perfect the techniques you learned on the first day.

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Madeleine Durham is a paste paper artist who shows her work in her hometown of Santa Fe, NM and around the country. She travels to many shows including the annual Guild of Book Workers Standards Conference, the International Calligraphy Conference, and Codex. Her papers lend themselves well to many applications including fine bookbinding, calligraphy, book art, and collage.

Madeleine has produced special-edition work for Nawakum Press, Palace Press, Flea Circus Press, and one of the top three social media platforms. Her work has been used in one-of-a-kind books by Don Etherington and Monique Lallier, among many others. Her papers can also be found in the collections of the Watson Library at the MET, North Bennet Street School, The American Academy of Bookbinding, and the Morgan Conservatory. Madeleine can be reached by email. Visit her website at www.madeleinedurham.com.

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Artists’ Books Coterie
Mar
7
to Aug 9

Artists’ Books Coterie

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Workshop Series: 12 Days over 6 months

by Ginger Burrell
Level: All

Member-Early Enrollment: $1200
Member Fee: $1500
Non-Member Fee: $1575
Materials Fee: $10/mo


This in-depth workshop will include 12 full day workshop sessions, 2 per month over 6 months. Below is a brief description of what the sessions will include. For a class-by-class schedule, go to the full description:

1.     Idea generation exercises, writing exercises and practice in editing.

2.     Content development, design and production techniques and tips including the importance of pacing, page layout and material choices.

3.     Techniques such as pop-up design, gelli-plate printing, linocut printing and painting.

4.     The importance of binding choice and instruction on the following bindings: pamphlet stitch, single needle Coptic stitch, accordion books, French link, stab bindings, piano hinge, star tunnel book and coin envelope book.

5.     The importance of presentation, packaging and storage, students will make a portfolio wrap, a candy box, a soft-sided slipcase (2 variations) and a clamshell box.

6.     Technical guidance including how to edit photos, how to keyword, store and access photos, how to clean, print and manage printing with different substrates.

7.     Professional guidance, including how to make a website, how to write an artist’s statement, writing an artists CV, bio, and how to photograph artwork. Using Social media. Entering shows.

8.     Community Building: The importance of groups for artists, conversations, suggestions and critiques each month.

In addition to monthly sessions, online community and support will be provided. Students will be given monthly assignments to practice bindings, skills and techniques learned at each 2-day session.

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Ginger Burrell is an artist and teacher whose primary medium is artist books. Her work includes photography, monotype and composite imagery and explores a range of topics from the personal, to the political, to the universal. She has exhibited nationally and internationally and her books are held in private and public collections including SFMOMA, the New York Public Library, Yale University, Ringling School of Art and Design and Stanford University. For a full list, please see her resume at www.gingerburrell.com

She often collaborates with her husband, Greg, who is adept at U-turns because there is something that really needs to be photographed. She has her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography from San Jose State University’s school of Art and Design.

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Jul
18
to Jul 19

Paper, Thread, Story

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Instructor: Bhavna Mehta
Length of workshop: 2 days
Skill Level: All levels.

Other prerequisites: Some experience with cutting paper with X-acto knife and sewing by hand would be very useful.

Member-Early Enrollment: $184
Member Fee: $230
Non-Member: $305

Materials fee: $15

EEP Deadline: May 18, 2019

In this class, students will learn the basics of combining cut paper and embroidery to make marks and shapes, add color and texture - to design a narrative. Cutting paper is like drawing and adding embroidery with thread can be like painting. We will do several exercises to learn simple stitches on paper and then do a collaborative project where the collective story will be made of several smaller and personal stories. Some experience with cutting paper with X-acto knife and sewing by hand would be very useful.

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Workshop held in partnership with San Diego Writers Ink

Bhavna Mehta works with paper – cutting and embroidering it to tell stories that combine figurative imagery with botanical motifs, text and shadows. Using paper as skin and thread to connect and mend, using cutting and sewing to talk about exposing and hiding, she makes work about relating and remembering.

Mehta has exhibited widely in San Diego and Southern California. She is the recipient of the Artists Activating Communities grant from the California Arts Council (2017) and the Creative Catalyst grant from The San Diego Foundation (2015). She has won multiple awards in juried shows and she was one of the San Diego Art Prize emerging artist winners.

She collaborates with artists making public art, using paper as a design medium. She has engineering degrees from both India and US and worked as a software engineer for many years before turning to art.

Mehta teaches paper cutting and sculpture at UCSD Extension, Penland School of Craft, San Diego Book Arts and in varied avenues around San Diego County.

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Jul
14
9:00 AM09:00

Durham Paste Paper Technique – Session B

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Instructor: Madeleine Durham
Length of workshop: 1 day
Skill Level: All

Other prerequisites: None

Maximum number of students: 12


Member-Early Enrollment: $92
Member Fee: $115
Non-Member: $190

Materials fee: $30

EEP Deadline: May 14, 2019

NOTE: This class is full. A waitlist is available.

Madeleine's Paste Papers are a unique creation and a brilliant way to add a fresh and original look to your creative book art, collage, and calligraphy creations. In this one-day workshop you will learn the brush technique that Madeleine has developed over the last many years. You will learn what kind of brush works best and how to hold it so that you create a variety of lines, shapes, and patterns. You will also learn tricks for blending colors. You will leave the class with a basic knowledge and ability to create straight lines, wavy lines, subtle blending techniques and geometric patterns. We will dive into painting with paste right away with simple lines and colors and quickly proceed to more complex patterns, colors and fun magical techniques. Madeleine's paste paper technique is delightfully spontaneous. All levels welcome. Come to class ready to have fun! You may want to consider coming for both sessions to learn even more and perfect the techniques you learned on the first day.

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Madeleine Durham is a paste paper artist who shows her work in her hometown of Santa Fe, NM and around the country. She travels to many shows including the annual Guild of Book Workers Standards Conference, the International Calligraphy Conference, and Codex. Her papers lend themselves well to many applications including fine bookbinding, calligraphy, book art, and collage.

Madeleine has produced special-edition work for Nawakum Press, Palace Press, Flea Circus Press, and one of the top three social media platforms. Her work has been used in one-of-a-kind books by Don Etherington and Monique Lallier, among many others. Her papers can also be found in the collections of the Watson Library at the MET, North Bennet Street School, The American Academy of Bookbinding, and the Morgan Conservatory. Madeleine can be reached by email. Visit her website at www.madeleinedurham.com.

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Jul
13
9:00 AM09:00

Durham Paste Paper Technique – Session A

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Instructor: Madeleine Durham
Length of workshop: 1 day
Skill Level: All

Other prerequisites: None

Maximum number of students: 12


Member-Early Enrollment: $92
Member Fee: $115
Non-Member: $190

Materials fee: $30

EEP Deadline: May 13, 2019

NOTE: This class is full. A waitlist is available.

Madeleine's Paste Papers are a unique creation and a brilliant way to add a fresh and original look to your creative book art, collage, and calligraphy creations. In this one-day workshop you will learn the brush technique that Madeleine has developed over the last many years. You will learn what kind of brush works best and how to hold it so that you create a variety of lines, shapes, and patterns. You will also learn tricks for blending colors. You will leave the class with a basic knowledge and ability to create straight lines, wavy lines, subtle blending techniques and geometric patterns. We will dive into painting with paste right away with simple lines and colors and quickly proceed to more complex patterns, colors and fun magical techniques. Madeleine's paste paper technique is delightfully spontaneous. All levels welcome. Come to class ready to have fun! You may want to consider coming for both sessions to learn even more and perfect the techniques you learned on the first day.

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Madeleine Durham is a paste paper artist who shows her work in her hometown of Santa Fe, NM and around the country. She travels to many shows including the annual Guild of Book Workers Standards Conference, the International Calligraphy Conference, and Codex. Her papers lend themselves well to many applications including fine bookbinding, calligraphy, book art, and collage.

Madeleine has produced special-edition work for Nawakum Press, Palace Press, Flea Circus Press, and one of the top three social media platforms. Her work has been used in one-of-a-kind books by Don Etherington and Monique Lallier, among many others. Her papers can also be found in the collections of the Watson Library at the MET, North Bennet Street School, The American Academy of Bookbinding, and the Morgan Conservatory. Madeleine can be reached by email. Visit her website at www.madeleinedurham.com.

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Gelli Print Codex
Apr
27
to Apr 28

Gelli Print Codex

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2-day workshop with Aleta Jacobson
Skill Level: All

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Maximum number of students: 20


EEP deadline: March 28, 2019

Member-Early Enrollment: $184
Member: $230
Non-Member: $305

Materials Fee: $20

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Come explore magic of your own creating as you become familiar and probe the wonderful world of Gelli Arts. Guided by award-winning artist and instructor, Aleta Jacobson, you will begin your weekend with an immersive arts experience, using Gelli Arts Printing Plates to create art prints that are uniquely your own.

You will learn the ins-and-outs of using a Gelli Plate and create colorful prints on paper and fabric using stencils, feathers, string, mark-making tools, customized stamps, and hand cut masks. Each technique will be an exercise in self-discovery and risk-taking as you learn to layer objects onto your prints to form unique, expressive images that will be bound together in a handmade, fabric–bound art book of your choice. Then, Aleta will show you how to use washi tape, stickers, and ephemera to turn your book into its own work of art.

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Aleta Jacobson is an award-winning collage, acrylic, and mixed-media artist living and working in Southern California. Jacobson's love for artistic expression developed at an early age. The child of a highly creative family, she grew up creating artwork for friends and family.

She is now a working artist, teacher, and designer who specializes in creating powerful collage, mixed media, and acrylic paintings using a variety of tools and materials, including art tissues that she stains by hand. In addition to creating her own art, Jacobson also teaches classes out of her home studio in Claremont and workshops at different venues throughout Southern California. She recently partnered with Art Supply Warehouse in Westminster to present a series of highly successful Gelli Arts workshops and demos. For more information see her website:  https://aletajacobsonartist.com/

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Jan
31
9:00 AM09:00

Cascading Miniature Book Necklace

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Instructor: Al Rodríguez
Length of workshop: 1 day
Skill Level: Intermediate

Other prerequisites: None

Maximum number of students: 12


Member-Early Enrollment: $92
Member Fee: $115
Non-Member: $190

Materials fee: $10

EEP Deadline: December 31st-due to late listing

Using pre-cut book blocks, covers and various templates and jigs, students will make several 1 x 1/2 and 1 x 3/4 inch miniature books to string from a bronze or hemp necklace. Cover paper, bronze necklace material, jump rings and hemp will be provided

Workshop held in partnership with San Diego Writers Ink

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San Diego native, Al Rodríguez, is a retired school teacher who taught graphic arts and photography in the San Diego City Schools. His life long interest in paper and printing lead naturally into book arts; an art form that he taught to his students during the last five years of his teaching career.

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Jan
14
9:00 AM09:00

Paper Marbling

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Instructor: Pietro Accardi
Length of workshop: 1 day
Skill Level: All Levels

Other prerequisites: none

Maximum number of students: 12

Member-Early Enrollment: $92
Member Fee: $115
Non-Member: $190

Materials fee: $22

This class is full. A waitlist is available.

January 14th will involve hands on experience of all aspects of western marbling technique from the priming of paper to the preparatory mixing of water medium and paint, to the creation of classical and spontaneous patterns. Specific attention will be given to learning how to obtain classical designs using a diverse array of rakes and combs. Students will have ample time for experimentation with guidance from the instructors and will create a sampling of 15 sheets of paper.

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Pietro Accardi owned a bookbindery in Turin (Italy) for 12 years. He worked for Turin's main public library, Municipal Archives, and University libraries restoring and binding books and he ran his own paper marbling and decorative box making business. Now he lives in Gardnerville, NV.

Past Student Reviews:

“He's an amazing teacher.”

“Fun to learn something new with no pressure to produce "perfect" art.”

“Pietro made the class fun and non-judgmental.”

“Pietro is very inclusive, great eye contact and has a relaxed manner that keeps the class fun.”

“The instructor was great!”

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Dec
6
to Dec 7

Cutting Text and Making Stories

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Instructor: Bhavna Mehta
Length of workshop: 2 days
Skill Level: All levels.

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Other prerequisites:  Some paper cutting

Your handwriting is your personal mark and we will transform this mark into cut paper using text as a vehicle to build upon. Students will explore writing, cutting, and folding text using paper and knife. Combining image and text to make stories might result in a small book. We will do exercises using cursive, print, capital and lower-case text.

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Workshop held in partnership with San Diego Writers Ink

Bhavna Mehta works with paper – cutting and embroidering it to tell stories that combine figurative imagery with botanical motifs, text and shadows. Using paper as skin and thread to connect and mend, using cutting and sewing to talk about exposing and hiding, she makes work about relating and remembering.Mehta has exhibited widely in San Diego and Southern California. She is the recipient of the Artists Activating Communities grant from the California Arts Council (2017, 2018) in partnership with Art Produce and the Creative Catalyst grant from The San Diego Foundation (2015) with Oceanside Museum of Art. She has won multiple awards in juried shows and she was one of the San Diego Art Prize emerging artist winners. She collaborates with artists making public art, using paper as a design medium. She has engineering degrees from both India and US and worked as a software engineer for many years before turning to art.

Mehta teaches paper cutting and sculpture at Penland School of Craft, San Diego Book Arts and in varied venues around San Diego County and beyond. Learn more about her and see more examples of her work at http://www.bhavnamehta.com/

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Dec
3
to Dec 10

December Card Making - Goocher

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Instructor: Doria Goocher
Length: Two Mondays: December 3 and 10, 2018, 10 am - 1 pm
Skill Level: All

Maximum number of students: 10

Member Fee: $115
Non-Member: $190

Materials fee: $5

Students will learn how to design unique and original Christmas/Holiday greeting cards. Two designs for cards will be taught and students may create additional cards as time permits. This class introduces card making techniques and approaches, which apply to quality card production with students utilizing their innate creative abilities.

The EEP Deadline has passed. Please choose another option.

Workshop held in partnership with San Diego Writers Ink

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A native of San Diego, CA, Doria has operated her own business, Designs by Doria for 37 years. She began her career designing wearable art and limited edition clothing that was marketed wholesale and retail throughout the United States.

In 1995, Doria began designing art quilts for home and office decor. Her art quilts have been juried into national and international exhibitions and have received numerous awards. Her designs have been published in books and magazines.

She also designs art books and her paper products are sold in museum and gallery gift shops. View her fiber and paper art at www.designsbydoria.com.

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Sketching & Watercolor: From the value of drawing to the mixing of color
Oct
13
to Oct 14

Sketching & Watercolor: From the value of drawing to the mixing of color

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(Even if you haven’t drawn since 3rd grade, Jane can teach you.)

2-day workshop with Jane LaFazio
Skill Level: All

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FREE ARTIST LECTURE
Jane LaFazio: Travel Journals
Thursday, September 20, 2018
7:30 pm
The Map & Atlas Museum of La Jolla

Maximum number of students: 20

Member-Early Enrollment: $184
Member Fee: $230
Non-Member: $305

Materials fee: $8

Early Enrollment is closed.

Want to learn to draw and paint what you see? Want to create an illustrated journal page of your day, your garden, your trip? Spend the day drawing and painting in a relaxed supportive environment. Jane will show you how to take the time to really look at the object and draw what you see. We'll make an accordion book, in class, and fill it with your drawings and paintings.

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DAY ONE: Drawing with just a pencil and eraser is so simple and satisfying. It takes the fear out of drawing (I promise!) and you can do it anywhere with basic, inexpensive tools. In this world of mixed media, art can be a never-ending series of layers and color and more layers. Let’s go back to the basics with just a pencil and focus on drawing and shading to capture the contours and dimension of an object. But let’s do it sketchbook style, meaning relatively quickly and as another tool for your art journal.

DAY TWO: We'll spend this day drawing and then painting in watercolor. Jane will demonstrate the use watercolors using a straight-forward, intuitive approach. You'll use ink on your drawings and learn to mix colors. Jane will show you how to enhance your drawings with creative page layouts and journaling. 

Jane LaFazio been a full-time artist since 1998, and in that time, she has cultivated a wide range of skills as a painter, mixed media, quilt artist, art teacher and blogger. She’s known for her fun-loving, creative teaching style, and providing a relaxed supportive environment in the classroom. She teaches her own drawing and watercolor workshops online (JaneLaFazio.com) and is on the faculty of Sketchbook Skool (“Beginnings” semester) and at art retreats internationally. Her artwork has been featured in Cloth, Paper, Scissors and Quilting Arts magazines many times, and in Danny Gregory’s An Illustrated Life, and in numerous books. Jane design stencils for StencilGirlProducts.com and has been a Quilting Arts TV twelve times. She is featured in the instructional DVDs From Art Journaling to Art, Layered & Fused Appliqué Quilts: From Fabric Scraps to Recycled Circles, Wet Felting Essentials for Fiber Artists, and The Small Art Quilt, available on Amazon.

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Sep
15
10:00 AM10:00

Encaustic Experience: Get it While it’s Hot!

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1-day Workshop by Josie Rodriguez
Skill Level: All

Materials fee: None, all materials supplied by Josie.
Wear comfy old clothes and shoes.
Bring your lunch. If you have an old apron, bring it. Josie has some extras.

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Explore the magical world of encaustic painting and discover a lost art that has captivated painters for over 2000 years. The transparent and luminous effects of encaustic are often what captures the attention of artists. Encaustic means to “burn or heat” and comes from the Greek, enkaustikos. During this 6 hour class, you will learn the basics of encaustic painting, including history, safe practices, use of equipment and tools, building smooth and textured surfaces, photo transfer, carving and incising, layering and collage. Demonstration of techniques will be followed by practice, and you will leave at the end of the day with many examples of your own work. 

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Josie Rodriguez, visual artist from San Diego has worked with the medium of encaustic for the past twelve years. Josie enjoys teaching others the art and process of encaustic from her home studio and venues on the West Coast and can proudly say that she has jump-started the careers of several emerging encaustic artists. She recently exhibited with a group of three women artists at Front Porch Gallery in March 2018 and has been invited to show her sculptures and assemblage at Encinitas Library, October 2018.

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Aug
3
10:00 AM10:00

Encaustic Experience: Get it While it’s Hot!

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1-day Workshop by Josie Rodriguez
Skill Level: All

Materials fee: None, all materials supplied by Josie.
Wear comfy old clothes and shoes.
Bring your lunch. If you have an old apron, bring it. Josie has some extras.

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Explore the magical world of encaustic painting and discover a lost art that has captivated painters for over 2000 years. The transparent and luminous effects of encaustic are often what captures the attention of artists. Encaustic means to “burn or heat” and comes from the Greek, enkaustikos. During this 6 hour class, you will learn the basics of encaustic painting, including history, safe practices, use of equipment and tools, building smooth and textured surfaces, photo transfer, carving and incising, layering and collage. Demonstration of techniques will be followed by practice, and you will leave at the end of the day with many examples of your own work. 

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Josie Rodriguez, visual artist from San Diego has worked with the medium of encaustic for the past twelve years. Josie enjoys teaching others the art and process of encaustic from her home studio and venues on the West Coast and can proudly say that she has jump-started the careers of several emerging encaustic artists. She recently exhibited with a group of three women artists at Front Porch Gallery in March 2018 and has been invited to show her sculptures and assemblage at Encinitas Library, October 2018.

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Jul
7
to Jul 8

The Fine Art of Cutting and Sculpting Paper by Bhavna Mehta

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2-Day Workshop by Bhavna Mehta
Skill Level: All

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FREE ARTIST LECTURE
Friday, July 6, 2018

7:30 pm  La Jolla Map & Atlas Museum

Member-Early Enrollment: $184
Member Fee: $230
Non-Member: $305
Materials Fee: $15

This class is full. A waitlist is available.

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The flatness of paper will serve as an inviting platform for transformation. Students will explore cutting, folding and manipulating paper. We will begin with simple exercises which, when put together, will start to expand the medium of paper into objects and wearables. Paying attention to color, shape, pattern and texture, students will focus on the process of taking an idea and visually translating it. Experience with paper cutting is helpful, but not required.

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Bhavna Mehta works with paper – cutting and embroidering it to tell stories that combine figurative imagery with botanical motifs, text and shadows. Using paper as skin and thread to connect and mend, using cutting and sewing to talk about exposing and hiding, she makes work about relating and remembering.

Mehta has exhibited widely in San Diego and Southern California. She is the recipient of the Artists Activating Communities grant from the California Arts Council (2017) and the Creative Catalyst grant from The San Diego Foundation (2015). She has won multiple awards in juried shows and she was one of the San Diego Art Prize emerging artist winners.

She collaborates with artists making public art, using paper as a design medium. She has engineering degrees from both India and US and worked as a software engineer for many years before turning to art.

Mehta teaches paper cutting and sculpture at UCSD Extension, Penland School of Craft, San Diego Book Arts and in varied avenues around San Diego County.

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May
6
9:00 AM09:00

Marbling: Studio Class

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One-Day Workshop by Pietro Accardi
Level:
Intermediate - should have prior marbling experience

Member-Early Enrollment: $92
Member Fee: $115
Non-Member Fee: $190
Materials Fee: $25
Note: If students take both Saturday and Sunday workshops they will be able to keep their waterbath, all paints, and workspace for the duration, thereby cutting combined materials fee to $45, instead of $55, for the two days.

Early Enrollment is closed.
PLEASE choose another registration option.

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For experienced marblers or those who have taken Introduction to Paper Marbling. This class will provide students with all they need to immerse themselves in a full day of marbling. With no lecture period, the day can be fully dedicated to practicing more complex and difficult patterns such as the Moire, Spanish Wave, and Double cables, or exploring the limitless possibilities in spontaneous design, combining color, or wherever the imagination might lead. Pietro will provide metallic paints and a diverse array of different colored and textured papers with which to experiment. Students are also free to bring any materials they might wish to play with. This is a full day of marbling to deepen our practice and knowledge. Though students will be set free to marble at will, Pietro and his wife Vanessa will be available at all times for consultation and help with the practice. All materials will be provided. Bring an apron. Please note that paper marbling is a wet process and papers made at the workshop may not be dry at the end of class.

Pietro Accardi is native to the northwestern Italian city of Turin where his father Gaetano founded and operated “Tipografia Accardi.” In 1950s Italy, it was a state of the art printing press. His youth spent in the press lead him to paper marbling, restoration and bookbinding. Pietro moved on from his father’s press to establish “La Legatoria del Sole,” an artisanal and production-oriented bookbindery in Turin. It served Turin's Municipal Archives, public and university libraries. He now teaches at the San Francisco Center for the Book, Nevada Museum of Art, and Castle in the Air in Berkeley, CA. Together with his wife Vanessa he has founded Accardi Book Arts, a book arts studio and bindery. www.accardibookarts.com.

 

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May
5
9:00 AM09:00

Marbling on Fabric

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One-Day Workshop by Pietro Accardi
Level:
All

Member-Early Enrollment: $92
Member Fee: $115
Non-Member Fee: $190
Materials Fee: $30
Note: If students take both Saturday and Sunday workshops they will be able to keep their waterbath, all paints, and workspace for the duration, thereby cutting combined materials fee to $45, instead of $55, for the two days.

Early Enrollment is closed.
PLEASE choose another registration option.

 

This workshop is for new students and for those who have prior marbling experience or have taken the introductory class. The skills learned in Paper Marbling will be applied to Marbling on Fabric, while familiarizing students with new materials. We will discuss techniques and tips needed to successfully marble on fabric, choosing the best fabric for marbling, and how to prepare it for the dyeing process. New, more complex patterns will be demonstrated and attention will be given to important nuances in the practice. The main focus will be marbling on fabric to create bookcloth, but techniques for other textile uses will also be discussed.  During the afternoon of guided and personal practice, students will create their own stack of 12-15 marbled fabric pieces. Paper will also be provided for those who wish to practice. Pietro’s wife Vanessa will also be available for guidance. All materials will be provided. Bring an apron. Please note that paper marbling is a wet process and papers made at the workshop may not be dry at the end of class.

Pietro Accardi is native to the northwestern Italian city of Turin where his father Gaetano founded and operated “Tipografia Accardi.” In 1950s Italy, it was a state of the art printing press. His youth spent in the press lead him to paper marbling, restoration and bookbinding. Pietro moved on from his father’s press to establish “La Legatoria del Sole,” an artisanal and production-oriented bookbindery in Turin. It served Turin's Municipal Archives, public and university libraries. He now teaches at the San Francisco Center for the Book, Nevada Museum of Art, and Castle in the Air in Berkeley, CA. Together with his wife Vanessa he has founded Accardi Book Arts, a book arts studio and bindery. www.accardibookarts.com.

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May
4
9:00 AM09:00

Introduction to Paper Marbling

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One-Day Workshop by Pietro Accardi
Level:
Beginner

Member-Early Enrollment: $92
Member Fee: $115
Non-Member Fee: $190
Materials Fee: $20

Early Enrollment is closed.
This class is full. A waitlist is available.

 

This introduction to the art of marbling will provide students with an understanding of the history, styles, tools and techniques of classical European marbling. Morning discussion will cover all the foundational elements of marbling practice, including acquisition and proper use of the supplies including carrageenan, primer, paints, trays, rakes, combs, etc. During the discussion students will also be engaged in the preparatory mixing of the water medium in their own tray. Pietro will then demonstrate to the class how marbling is done. With helpful instruction on handling paints on the water medium, dealing with known and unknown variables, he will show how to create classical and basic marbling patterns (as well as spontaneous designs) using a diverse array of rakes and combs. After a break for lunch, students will have ample time for their own practice and experimentation with personal guidance from Pietro and his wife Vanessa. Students will have their own trays, set of paints, rakes, combs and as much primed paper as they need. Students usually leave with 15-25 of their own original marbled pieces. All materials will be provided. Bring an apron. Please note that paper marbling is a wet process and papers made at the workshop may not be dry at the end of class.

Pietro Accardi is native to the northwestern Italian city of Turin where his father Gaetano founded and operated “Tipografia Accardi.” In 1950s Italy, it was a state of the art printing press. His youth spent in the press lead him to paper marbling, restoration and bookbinding. Pietro moved on from his father’s press to establish “La Legatoria del Sole,” an artisanal and production-oriented bookbindery in Turin. It served Turin's Municipal Archives, public and university libraries. He now teaches at the San Francisco Center for the Book, Nevada Museum of Art, and Castle in the Air in Berkeley, CA. Together with his wife Vanessa he has founded Accardi Book Arts, a book arts studio and bindery. www.accardibookarts.com.

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Cathedral of Stories
Mar
23
to Mar 25

Cathedral of Stories

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3-Day Workshop by Jill K. Berry
Level:
Intermediate

Member-Early Enrollment: $276
Member Fee: $345
Non-Member Fee: $420
Materials Fee: $35

Early Enrollment is closed.
PLEASE choose another registration option.

On the first day you will paint a “story” and then deconstruct the pages to be the inside of the book. It is a process Jill calls “isolating preciousness” since in the end the cut up pages are even more beautiful than the whole.  You will then create a sacred space for your abstracted and intimate stories in this layered artist book. Enter the space through a carved copper door, wander through illustrated spreads and create a small altar of offerings. Make this hardcover cathedral book while also learning new techniques with copper, clay, paint finishes and framed illustrations. This book was featured in 1,000 Artists' Books: Exploring the Book as Art by Peter and Donna Thomas.

Jill Berry is a mixed-media artist who makes books, maps, paintings and other story-telling structures. She works with a bent towards classical art and teaches painting, lettering, journaling, mapmaking and various other mixed media classes worldwide. You can find her work in Somerset Studio, Letter Arts Review and Cloth, Paper Scissors, Art Journaling magazine, Drawing Lab, Journal It! The Complete Decorated Journal, 1000 Artists’ Books, and various other publications. She has written three books: Personal Geographies: Explorations in Mixed-Media Mapmaking and Map Art Lab and Making Art From Maps. Her artists' books are in private and public collections nationwide. Jill feels that art is necessary and accessible to everyone. jillberrydesign.com

 

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Feb
23
to Feb 25

Sleight of Binding: Making Magic with Paper

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3-Day workshop by Cherryl Moote
Level:
All

Member-Early Enrollment: $276
Member Fee: $345
Non-Member: $420

Early Enrollment is closed.
PLEASE choose another registration option.

FREE ARTIST LECTURE
Friday, February 23, 2018
7:30 pm
Lecture Canceled

Do your books do tricks? After you take this course your books and cards will flip, slide, turn, revolve and just generally astound all who see them. You will learn how to create flexagons and other books that contain folding tricks which make them absolutely unforgettable. Some of the projects covered in class will be hexaflexagonals, quatrigons, kleidocycles, Jacob’s Ladders, gallery books and woven accordions. You will be amazed at what wonders you can create with paper.

Cherryl Moote has been a paper artist for over thirty years. Her specialities include bookbinding, calligraphy, card making, rubber stamping and paper decorating. Cherryl has taught throughout North America and has published a number of  books for paper enthusiasts. Grateful for the impact of many artistic mentors, she devotes a large part of her career to teaching, inspiring and connecting with other artists around the world. Cherryl's natural teaching talent shines through in all her materials, allowing you to learn new techniques with maximum enjoyment and success. To see samples of Cherryl’s work go to her company website at www.mootepoints.com. Images specific to this workshop an be found at http://mootepoints.com/gallery4.html.

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Jan
28
9:00 AM09:00

Historical Sewing Sampler II: Supported Sewings

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One-Day Workshop by Anne Covell
Level:
All

Member-Early Enrollment: $92
Member Fee: $115
Non-Member Fee: $190
Materials Fee: $20

Early Enrollment is closed.
PLEASE choose another registration option.

 

In this 1-day workshop, students will learn to sew over a dozen historic supported sewing styles on a single book. We’ll begin by sewing over cord, alum taw, and split leather. In this portion, we’ll experiment with both raised and recessed supports, as well as packing and sewing variants, including the isolated pack and weave and blanket stitch. Next, we’ll cover later styles such as sewing over tapes and Ramieband, including decorative variants, and discuss in depth the history of binding and the timeline of developments that gave rise to each sewing style.

Anne Covell, a book artist and papermaker, received her MFA in Book Arts from the University of Iowa Center for the Book. She has studied Asian and Western papermaking techniques and has taught courses in bookbinding, papermaking, and natural dyeing for the University of Iowa Center for the Book and the University of Georgia study-abroad program in Cortona, Italy. Her work has been exhibited throughout the United States and abroad. She resides in San Diego, California where she is building a Japanese papermaking studio and investigating Asian papermaking and cover-making techniques. http://www.annecovell.com/ 

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Jan
27
9:00 AM09:00

Historical Sewing Sampler I: Unsupported Sewings

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One-Day Workshop by Anne Covell
Level:
All

Member-Early Enrollment: $92
Member Fee: $115
Non-Member Fee: $190
Materials Fee: $20

Early Enrollment is closed.
PLEASE choose another registration option.

In this one-day workshop, students will learn to sew over a dozen historic unsupported sewing styles on a single book. We'll begin with some of the earliest sewing methods, Coptic and Greek link, and progress with the evolution of the book to cover the archival long stitch, packed tacket, unsupported blanket stitch, circular link stitch, and more. Once completed, we'll then progress to oversewing techniques such as cinching, weaving, and knotting for structural as well as decorative embellishment.

Anne Covell, a book artist and papermaker, received her MFA in Book Arts from the University of Iowa Center for the Book. She has studied Asian and Western papermaking techniques and has taught courses in bookbinding, papermaking, and natural dyeing for the University of Iowa Center for the Book and the University of Georgia study-abroad program in Cortona, Italy. Her work has been exhibited throughout the United States and abroad. She resides in San Diego, California where she is building a Japanese papermaking studio and investigating Asian papermaking and cover-making techniques. http://www.annecovell.com/ 

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Jan
18
9:00 AM09:00

Clamshell Box Making

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Instructor: Pietro Accardi
Length of workshop: 1 day
Skill Level: All levels

Other prerequisites: None

Maximum number of students: 12


Member-Early Enrollment: $92
Member Fee: $115
Non-Member: $190

Materials fee: $21

EEP Deadline: December 18th-due to late listing

Handmade boxes are not only lovely objects, but can also house and protect a vast array of objects. Pietro will take you through the steps necessary for crafting your own clamshell box covered in marbleized book cloth. The clamshell is considered perhaps the most elegant of box structures, and learning to construct it provides you with a strong foundation for future box-making and bookbinding projects. Pietro will supply you with all materials for this project, including pre-cut hard binders board and an array of one-of-a-kind marbled Fabric for covering the box. This class will add an excellent set of skills and knowledge to any crafter’s repertoire.

Workshop held in partnership with San Diego Writers Ink

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Pietro Accardi owned a bookbindery in Turin (Italy) for 12 years. He worked for Turin's main public library, Municipal Archives, and University libraries restoring and binding books and he ran his own paper marbling and decorative box making business. Now he lives in Gardnerville, NV.

Past Student Reviews:

“He's an amazing teacher.”

“Fun to learn something new with no pressure to produce "perfect" art.”

“Pietro made the class fun and non-judgmental.”

“Pietro is very inclusive, great eye contact and has a relaxed manner that keeps the class fun.”

“The instructor was great!

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Jan
17
9:00 AM09:00

Articulated Book Structure

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Instructor: Pietro Accardi
Length of workshop: 1 day
Skill Level: Intermediate

Other prerequisites: Some bookbinding experience

Maximum number of students: 12


Member-Early Enrollment: $92
Member Fee: $115
Non-Member: $190

Materials fee: $24

EEP Deadline: December 17th-due to late listing

An indestructible cover: inspired by Italy’s 1970’s solution to broken Yellow Pages bindings in public phone booths; this 360-degree flexible binding offers many advantages because it bends and does not break! This binding style offers visual and tactile delight, employing strips of articulated hard board covered with marbled fabric. In this workshop, the instructor will guide students through the art of this rare binding technique. Students will create an articulated blank journal that can beautifully withstand the ravages of time.

Workshop held in partnership with San Diego Writers Ink

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Pietro is native to the northwestern Italian city of Turin where his father Gaetano founded and operated "Tipografia Accardi." In 1950s Italy, it was a state of the art printing press. His youth spent in the press lead him to paper marbling, restoration and bookbinding. Pietro moved on from his father’s press to establish "La Legatoria del Sole," an artisanal and production-oriented bookbindery in Turin. It served Turin's Municipal Archives, public and university libraries. He now teaches at the San Francisco Center for the Book, Nevada Museum of Art, and Castle in the Air in Berkeley, CA. Together with his wife Vanessa he has founded Accardi Book Arts, a book arts studio and bindery now specializing in Marbled textile arts.

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Jan
15
9:00 AM09:00

Marbling or Over Marbling

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Instructor: Pietro Accardi
Length of workshop: 1 day
Skill Level: Some marbling experience

Other prerequisites: none

Maximum number of students: 12


Member-Early Enrollment: $92
Member Fee: $115
Non-Member: $190

Materials fee: $18

EEP Deadline: December 15th-due to late listing

On January 15th, students will mix a new bath of water. They will experiment with more complex patterns, learning the intriguing possibilities of Over Marbling with metallic paints. Students may also choose to do regular marbling.

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Pietro Accardi owned a bookbindery in Turin (Italy) for 12 years. He worked for Turin's main public library, Municipal Archives, and University libraries restoring and binding books and he ran his own paper marbling and decorative box making business. Now he lives in Gardnerville, NV.

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Folded Bookmaking Structures
Dec
2
to Dec 3

Folded Bookmaking Structures

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Ginger has designed several folded book structures with different holiday content for students to use as they’d like. During the workshop participants will make these and more samples. She'll also provide templates for Microsoft Word, Adobe Illustrator, and Google Docs so that the students can create their own designs after the class. If you go to Ginger's blog https://blog.gingerburrell.com/ and type in “free” in the search box you’ll get a whole list of cut and fold books to print and make yourself.

2-Day Workshop by Ginger Burrell
Level
: All

Member-Early Enrollment: $184
Member Fee: $230
Non-Member Fee: $305
Materials Fee: $30

Early Enrollment is closed. Please choose another registration option.

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Day one of this two-day workshop will focus on single-sheet bindings, with specific lessons on X cut, T cut and Z cut books, as well as Flutter Fold, Maze Book with Accordion, Ram’s Horn, and Secret Garden variations allowing a single piece of paper to transform into multiple connected pages. On the second day, we’ll make folded books with hard covers, beginning with a Crown Binding, allowing flexibility to easily add and remove pages, and end with an accordion book with Folded Frames, to drop-in photos and memorabilia. This is a great way to showcase content that you don’t want to glue in. You’ll leave class with several sample books and illustrated step-by-step instructions so that you can make the book structures again.

Ginger Burrell is an artist and teacher. She earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography from San Jose State University’s school of Art and Design. She teaches book arts at the Palo Alto Art Center and in her home studio. Ginger’s primary medium is artist books. Her work includes photography, monotype and composite imagery and explores a range of topics from the personal, to the political, to the universal. She has exhibited nationally and internationally and her books are held in private and public collections. http://www.gingerburrell.com/

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3D Bookbinding
Dec
1
9:00 AM09:00

3D Bookbinding

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One-Day Workshop by Ginger Burrell
Level:
All

This class is full. A waitlist is available.

Member-Early Enrollment: $92
Member Fee: $115
Non-Member: $190
Materials Fee: $15

Early Enrollment is closed. Please choose another registration option.

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Since we’re coming up on the holidays, we’ll talk about the terrific uses for both Flag and Tunnel Books as holiday gifts and as display items. Each offers the opportunity for a lot of personalization with photographs, images, stories, memories, favorite poems and holiday songs. The Flag Book we’re making in the workshop will have the theme of Peace and will feature a world map as well as the word Peace in 30 different languages. Students will choose from many different cover paper options and can personalize their colophon with a variety of messages. The Tunnel Book will look like a package and can be themed with many different options. Imagine giving this lovely little package and the delight your recipient will have when they open it to reveal a three dimensional scene! I will also give students instructions with step-by-step photos so they can continue to make this style of book easily after the workshop. Since the class is in early December there will still be plenty of time to make holiday gifts!

Ginger Burrell is an artist and teacher. She earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography from San Jose State University’s school of Art and Design. She teaches book arts at the Palo Alto Art Center and in her home studio. Ginger’s primary medium is artist books. Her work includes photography, monotype and composite imagery and explores a range of topics from the personal, to the political, to the universal. She has exhibited nationally and internationally and her books are held in private and public collections. http://www.gingerburrell.com/

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Pulp, Pigment, Process and Perception
Nov
3
to Nov 5

Pulp, Pigment, Process and Perception

3-Day workshop by Peter Sowiski
Level:
All

Member-Early Enrollment: $276
Member Fee: $345
Non-Member: $420
Materials Fee: $20

Early Enrollment is closed.
PLEASE choose another registration option.

FREE ARTIST LECTURE
Friday, November 3, 2017
7:30 pm
La Jolla Map & Atlas Museum
7825 Fay Avenue
La Jolla 92037

 

The class will engage in a comparison of Eastern and Western traditions in sheet forming as a cue toward individual, custom production. We’ll convene to investigate fiber type, preparation, color, texture and shape with an eye toward additional possibilities of pulp painted statements in the medium. A range of methods, tools and equipment will be shown, as we move forward to optimize particular qualities of our pieces in resolved statements. Available for participants at all levels, the class will demand an openness to experimentation, an interest in the physical craft, and the willingness to perhaps get a little wet! The goal: master what we utilize to realize our personal vision in the paper. We’ll take away new perceptions and forge new relationships with our own and others’ works. We’ll “Get it on paper!”

Peter Sowiski received a BA in Studio Art from Oberlin College, and an MFA in Printmaking from Ohio State University. He first exhibited in 1971 and has since shown in over 180 various regional, national and international group and solo exhibitions. He has held over 80 workshop, lecture and visiting artist posts locally and internationally. Peter is an Emeritus Professor of Fine Arts at Buffalo State College, where he taught from 1974- 2007. He has also investigated papermaking in Korea, China, and Vietnam, and was a visiting Professor in Costa Rica and Jamaica. http://www.abaca-press.com/

 

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PREMIERE Introduction to Blind and Gold Tooling on Leather
Oct
11
to Oct 15

PREMIERE Introduction to Blind and Gold Tooling on Leather

PREMIERE 5-DAY WORKSHOP by Samuel Feinstein
Level:
All

Member-Early Enrollment: $560
Member Fee: $700
Non-Member Fee: $775
Materials Fee: $175
 

Early Enrollment is closed.

In this five-day intensive, students will learn the fundamentals of blind tooling and gold tooling on leather, focusing on straight lines and using BS glaire to affix the gold. Line-work is one of the most important, fundamental, and versatile decorative techniques used on tooled bindings, and is used in both traditional and contemporary designs. Students will also have time to explore the use of curved lines and decorative tools, as well as “all-over” tooling. A final plaquette will be completed using the techniques covered. This is an introduction for beginners as well as a step forward for those who would like to build on their existing knowledge. The goal of this workshop is to familiarize you with the processes involved and prepare you for future practice.

Samuel Feinstein began bookbinding after a traumatic brain injury left him unable to continue his academic pursuits.  He trained at the North Bennet Street School in the two-year full-time bookbinding program under Jeff Altepeter and Martha Kearsley.  He strives to make his dedication and passion evident in his work. Through his craft he has found a kind of peace, both in hand and in mind. Working with his clients to create unique, memorable, and lasting objects is what gives his life meaning. He currently lives and works in Chicago, IL. http://samuelfeinsteinbookbinding.com/

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Stamped Nature Bound
Sep
23
to Sep 24

Stamped Nature Bound

2-Day Workshop by Leslie Marsh
Level:
All

Member-Early Enrollment: $184
Member Fee: $230
Non-Member Fee: $305
Materials Fee: $25

Early Enrollment is closed.
PLEASE choose another registration option.

Over this two-day workshop, Leslie will show participants how to solder, stamp and embellish book covers, and how to bind them into a treasured book using Coptic binding - a technique that has been used since the second century. At the same time, she will show students how to coax beautiful prints onto paper for their pages using leaves, heat and water. While we will be dyeing paper during the workshop, Leslie will talk about how the same process can be applied to dyeing fabric, and students will dye a small piece of wool felt to make a bag to hold their book. Skills and handouts provided will arm students to make books of all sizes. Kits will include everything necessary to complete a 6- by 4-inch book similar as shown. Personal photos may be emailed for sizing and printing before the workshop to be used in their covers.

Leslie Marsh, in her own words: From my studio in West Chester, Pennsylvania, I solder and bind together books of various sizes. These books become the archives for thoughts, memories and photographs. My passion for books includes an extensive personal collection of current and antique titles. http://www.leslie-marsh.com/

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Earth Notes
Sep
21
to Sep 22

Earth Notes

2-Day Workshop by Leslie Marsh
Level:
All

Member-Early Enrollment: $184
Member Fee: $230
Non-Member Fee: $305
Materials Fee: $20
 

Early Enrollment is now closed.
PLEASE choose another registration option.

FREE ARTIST LECTURE
Friday, September 22, 2017
7:30 pm

Map & Atlas Museum of La Jolla
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Over this two-day workshop, participants will make a wrapped felt book that will be bound together using gathered sticks and a very simple binding. Students will discover the magic of ecoprinting - coaxing beautiful prints onto paper and fabric - for their books using leaves, heat and water. They will also use bits of lace and fabric, beads and stitching to embellish the covers of their books. The skills and handouts provided will arm them to make books of all sizes. Kits will include everything necessary to complete a 6.5- by 5-inch book similar as shown.

Leslie Marsh, in her own words: From my studio in West Chester, Pennsylvania, I solder and bind together books of various sizes. These books become the archives for thoughts, memories and photographs. My passion for books includes an extensive personal collection of current and antique titles. http://www.leslie-marsh.com/

 

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Pulp Ecology: Papermaking with Plants, Pigments, and Dyes
Aug
19
to Aug 20

Pulp Ecology: Papermaking with Plants, Pigments, and Dyes

2-Day Workshop by Anne Covell
Level: All

Member-Early Enrollment: $184
Member Fee: $230
Non-Member Fee: $305
Materials Fee: $25

Early Enrollment is now closed.
PLEASE choose another registration option.

Delve into the world of papermaking with plants, earth pigments, and natural dyes in this unique workshop. We’ll begin by learning the fundamentals of papermaking (sheetforming, couching, pressing, and drying) through exploration of cotton, flax, hemp, and abaca fibers. We’ll learn techniques for immersion and vat dyeing wet pulps with dyes such as indigo, logwood, and cochineal, among others, for a wide range of colors. Additionally, we’ll learn how to manipulate dyed pulps on the paper’s surface through mark making techniques, as well as how to embed materials between sheets and how to create thin veils to conceal and reveal elements. After our sheets have dried, we’ll further work them through natural processes of rusting, bleaching, and resist dyeing. Through these processes, each sheet will become its own work of art.

Anne Covell, a book artist and papermaker, received her MFA in Book Arts from the University of Iowa Center for the Book. She has studied Asian and Western papermaking techniques and has taught courses in bookbinding, papermaking, and natural dyeing for the University of Iowa Center for the Book and the University of Georgia study-abroad program in Cortona, Italy. Her work has been exhibited throughout the United States and abroad. She resides in San Diego, California where she is building a Japanese papermaking studio and investigating Asian papermaking and cover-making techniques. http://www.annecovell.com/ 

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The Decorative Stitch: the Long, the Link, and Everything In Between
Jul
29
to Jul 30

The Decorative Stitch: the Long, the Link, and Everything In Between

2-Day Workshop by Anne Covell
Level: Intermediate

Member-Early Enrollment: $184
Member Fee: $230
Non-Member Fee: $305
Materials Fee: $30

Early Enrollment is closed.
PLEASE choose another registration option.

This elegant binding style uses heavy weight flax (case paper) to create a natural, flexible book. Sewing is exposed, or visible, on the spine edge and requires no adhesive. By manipulating the number of sections in a book and the type of stitch, whether long or link, endless designs are possible. In this workshop, students will have the opportunity to create two unique exposed spine bindings of their own design. We’ll begin by mapping our designs on graph paper and then learn to transfer them to the book itself through deliberate punching and sewing. Additionally, we’ll discuss how buttons and closures can be worked into the design, as well as different styles of cases and wrappers.

Anne Covell, a book artist and papermaker, received her MFA in Book Arts from the University of Iowa Center for the Book. She has studied Asian and Western papermaking techniques and has taught courses in bookbinding, papermaking, and natural dyeing for the University of Iowa Center for the Book and the University of Georgia study-abroad program in Cortona, Italy. Her work has been exhibited throughout the United States and abroad. She resides in San Diego, California where she is building a Japanese papermaking studio and investigating Asian papermaking and cover-making techniques. http://www.annecovell.com/ 

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