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Event Calendar
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readings & workshops
February 22

Poetry Reading: Max Garland

readings & workshops
February 23

Poetry Reading: Anna Vitale & Roberto Harrison

readings & workshops
February 24

RESCHEDULED: Genre: Urban Arts No. 3 Release

readings & workshops
March 1

Wisconsin Reads The Round House

film & video
March 2

aCinema Screening

readings & workshops
March 7

Poetry Reading: Kwabena Antoine Nixon

readings & workshops
March 8

Poetry Reading: Ed Block & Jenny Benjamin

readings & workshops
March 14

Kundiman Midwest Chapbook Series: Suman Chhabra

performances
March 15

Formations Series for New & Improvised Music

readings & workshops
March 17

Where My Dreaming and My Loving Live: Poetry & the Body with Nikki Wallschlaeger, Jose-Luis Moctezuma & Jay Besemer

readings & workshops
March 22

Community Conversation About The Round House 

readings & workshops
March 28

Poetry Reading: Sherwin Bitsui & Bojan Lewis 

film & video
April 6

aCinema Screening

readings & workshops
April 11

Poetry Reading: Luci Tapahonso

readings & workshops
April 14

Kundiman Midwest Chapbook Series: Lo Kwa Mei-en

readings & workshops
April 17

Poetry Reading and Conversation with Roberto Harrison @ Brown Deer Public Library

performances
April 19

Alash Ensemble

exhibitions
April 21

Woman: Frailty Thy Name, works by Renee Baker

performances
April 22

ACL presents Renee Baker Quartet, Visual Dark Scratch Suite

readings & workshops
May 2

Poetry Reading: Layli Long Soldier

performances
May 13

Alternating Currents Live presents The Bridge

readings & workshops
May 16

Kundiman Midwest Chapbook Series Noel Pabillo Mariano

performances
May 17

Formations Series for New & Improvised Music

readings & workshops
May 24

Poetry Reading: Urban Echo Poets

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

 

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!!