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Event Calendar
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special events
June 25 -29

Summer Youth Poetry Camp!

readings & workshops
June 28

Poetry Reading: Elisa Karbin & Jessica L. Walsh

special events
July 7

Dedicated to the One I Love: Karaoke for Education

readings & workshops
July 10

Offsite Reading: Poetry in the Park at Juneau Park

readings & workshops
July 12

Poetry Reading: Ed Werstein & Sylvia Cavanaugh

readings & workshops
July 14

Genre: Urban Arts Reading

readings & workshops
July 18

Book Launch: Still Waters Collective, Runs Deep anthology

performances
July 19

Formations Series for New & Improvised Music

July 30 - Aug 10

Woodland Pattern Annual Inventory - STORE CLOSED

readings & workshops
August 14

Offsite Reading: Poetry in the Park - Juneau Park

performances
August 16

Formations Series for New & Improvised Music

Archived readings & workshops
Mar 9 March 9 - March 9
7:00pm, $6

 

INTRO TO BOOK ARTS / BASIC IDEAS

Binding:  A series of eight-folds

 

at Jazz Gallery Center for the Arts

 

Let’s only work with language today, using it both as a design element on a page and a collections of symbols that we read as language.

 

 

The first of four book arts workshops with Leslie FedorchukSessions are suitable for both an interested beginner and an advanced practitioner

 

Each session will be changed to reflect the pace of the attendees.  Instructor will create a site for links, etc. and add to it over the course of the sessions.

 

If you attend all workshops, you will have the ability to:

  • Create a series of books that demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between content, material and structure.
  • Have a working knowledge of at least four different binding techniques
  • Discuss the history of the book.

Some basic materials for these workshops will be provided.  You are encouraged to bring your own materials if you can.

  • Strong thread and needles

  • Scissors

  • Pencils/erasers

  • Sharpee Markers

  • Large and small glue brushes

  • Glue stick OR YES glue OR  Nori paste

  • Scissors

  • Bone Folder

  • Bulldog clips (2-4)

  • Brush for applying glue or paste (I like cheap stenciling brushes)

  • Collage elements: a box full of stuff: tea bags, leaves, petals, and flowers pressed flat, butterfly wings, old stamps, envelops, ribbons, raffia, twine, paint samples, fabric swatches, seed envelops, beads, feathers, maps, decorative papers, old dictionaries, rubber stamps, old magazines, images, old photos, keys, dice, dominoes, tarot cards, loteria cards, playing cards, stars, sewing patterns, tags, envelopes, doilies, sheet music, sewing notions, measuring tape, needles, incense, photocopies, charms, computer ephemera, old botany or zoology text books (that you are willing to scan (cut up!!)) , shells, feathers, tiny screws, pins, safety pins.

 

Pick things from this list that pique your interest!!