Workshop: Collapsible/Flexible Book Structures with Helen Hiebert

Workshop: Collapsible/Flexible Book Structures: Paper Balloons, Tubes & Vessels with Helen Hiebert

May 11 & 12: Wednesday & Thursday
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

 Class Fee
$195 (PSBA Members)/ $220 (non members)
All skill levels are welcome, beginning to advanced.
Material Fee
$25 per student. Paid to Helen Hiebert on day of class
LOCATION
2926 S. Steele Street, 2nd floor
Tacoma, WA 98409

Advance registration opens at 9 a.m. (March 14)
 Registration opens to the public (March 21, 2016)
 To register: https://psba.formstack.com/forms/helen_hiebert_workshop

 CLASS DISCRIPTION: COLLAPSIBLE/FLEXIBLE BOOK STRUCTURES

inflatable ball resized In this workshop we’ll create a variety of panel structures with unique hinges that can be utilized to make books, lanterns, folding screens wall or window hangings. We’ll make a shadow lantern, composed of lightweight wooden panels, featuring cut-outs that cast shadows onto a second layer of paper. We’ll construct an envelope folding screen with an adapted piano hinge. And we’ll create an inflatable ball structure that magically transforms from two- into three- dimensions. As we make these structures, we’ll also explore ways to layer, fold and weave papers.

Each participant will make an envelope lantern, an envelope book structure, a shadow lantern, a woven paper lantern and/or window hanging and an inflatable paper ball.

STUDENTS NEED TO BRING:

Helen will supply the papers you need, but feel free to bring additional papers for your individual projects that fold easily and look good when illuminated or held up to the light.

. 1/8” – ¼” children’s or artists’ paintbrush for gluing
. bone folder
. sharp pencils
. scissors
. xacto knife that uses #11 blades + extra blades ( or other type of xacto that you are
comfortable using.)
. cutting mat (at least approx. 12” x 18”)
. small notebook to take notes
. Any other favorite book binding tools

Presenter: Helen Hiebert is a nationally recognized paper and book artist with a studio in Edwards, Colorado and a home in Portland, Oregon. She runs a small papermaking studio where she creates art, installations, and artists’ books. Helen also trains interns, and hosts

workshops and consultations. She is an adjunct faculty member at Oregon    College of Art and Craft and teaches and lectures internationally. She authored six books. To learn more about her work, visit www.helenhieberstudio.com.

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Two-Day Workshop: Sketchbooks Plan and Action with Timothy Ely

Two-Day Workshop
Sketchbooks: Plan and Action with Timothy Ely

Saturday, April 16th 2016 & Sunday, April 17th 2016
9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
701 Opera Alley
Tacoma, WA 98402
(Down the hall from Fibers Etc.)

Tim Ely Image copyThe sketchbook can serve as a planner, recording device, carrier of scrap, journal, and muse. Notations in a sketchbook are often the first step in connecting the imagination with the realization of an object or the grasping of an insight.

This two-day intensive investigates the uses and utility of the artist’s sketchbook, a conceptual tool with a long and venerable history. We will fabricate a “formal” codex book with rigid covers. Other topics covered include Ely’s development of the “drum leaf” binding, surface design on covering materials, adhesives, and arcane aspects of drawing and rendering. These give large doses of complexity, energy and surface to the life of the sketchbook and will help dissolve the blocks to the creative path.

All skill levels are welcome, beginning to advanced. Beginners are welcome though they should have done some reading or otherwise engage in the process.

Presenter: Timothy Ely has been a student and scholar of the sketchbook form since the late 1960’s. He received an MFA in Design from the University of Washington in 1975 and since that time has made over 500 unique manuscript books, sketchbooks & archives and has been active in teaching the art of the book. His books are in public, private, and secret collections planet wide. He lives in Colfax, Washington. Learn more about his work at www.timothyely.com.

Space is LIMITED, Registration is REQUIRED:
https://psba.formstack.com/forms/tim_ely_workshop
(PSBA Member registration opens February 22, 2016.
Registration opens to the public February 29, 2016.)

Workshop fee: $275 PSBA members/$310 non-members

Supply List:

  • Two covers for the front and back of the book [instructions will be sent after registration] These will come from one half sheet of arches cover white paper.
  • Your basic traveling artist and bookbinders kit. [questions about this? It should contain all of your fundamental tools.]
  • Paper: I recommend Strathmore 400 drawing paper. Something you like to draw or write on that is about 24 x 18 with the machine direction [grain] parallel to the final fold. Your sections will be 12 x 9 when folded. We will do the folding in the workshop.
  • Needles: I use darning needles about 1/6 in size but most will work if they accommodate the size 18 thread.
  • Knives- you should have already a paper tearing knife and both a fine cutting knife and a utility knife for board and more ambitious cutting jobs.
  • A cutting mat and decent straight edge is vital as well.
  • A 45 degree metal triangle- be sure it is not a 30-60-90 triangle
  • Brushes for glue, small [half an inch should do] and wide, about 2 inch.
  • Marking making tools. A selection of your most useful tools for drawing.

All materials and patterns provided. Materials fee ($25) due to Timothy Ely on day of workshop.

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Workshop: Windows into Spring with Jocelyn Curry

Windows into Spring: The Art of Fenestration for Book and Paper Artists
A Workshop by Jocelyn Curry

Saturday, March 19th 2016
10 a.m. to 1 p.m
Room 020, Collins Library
University of Puget Sound

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Glimpses of what is to come on the next page of a small book or inside a card happen through small, cut-out windows. Called fenestrations, these can bring elements of surprise and dimension to your work. To practice this, we will make a pamphlet-style booklet on the theme of spring flowers using Arches hot press paper, map collage, rubber stamps, and our own handwriting.

Presenter: Jocelyn Curry is a calligrapher, illustrator and graphic designer living and working in Shoreline, WA. As an artist with diverse interests, she enjoys teaching tips and techniques applicable to book and lettering artists’ projects and skill sets. As a teacher she is known for being upbeat and patient with learners of all levels of experience. Learn more about her work at www.jocelyncurry.com.

Register for this event here:
https://psba.formstack.com/forms/windows_into_spring
(Registration REQUIRED)

Tool List:
small cutting mat
bone folder
several sheets of 9×12″ tracing paper
X-acto knife with new #11 blades
12″ metal ruler
mechanical pencil .5 with eraser
favorite monoline pens
fresh glue stick

Optional: existing photos, postcards, drawings or other ephemera you’d enjoy using in addition to or instead of the provided image materials.

All materials and patterns provided. Workshop fee ($15) due to PSBA on day of workshop.

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Workshop: Crown Binding Structure with Gabby Cooksey

PSBA Fundamentals Workshop
Folded Books 101: Crown Binding Structure

Saturday, March 12th 2016
12 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Room 020, Collins Library
University of Puget Sound

Crown Book StructureThe seeming simplicity of folded book structures easily lend to creating more complex structures.  The crown binding, also known as the Blizzard Book created by Hedi Kyle, is a popular structure because the pages are removable and changeable. The crown forms both the spine and the movable tabs that hold the pages in place. In this workshop you will learn the basics of folding and explore the versatility of this structure can serve as prototypes for future projects.

 

Presenter: PSBA member Gabby Cooksey, Graduate of North Bennet Street School for Bookbinding in Boston, MA; studied at the American Academy of Bookbinding in Telluride, CO and at the Montefiascone Conservation Project in Italy

 

As a part of the PSBA Fundamentals series you can also expect to learn the fundamentals of folding, scoring and folding tools.

Register for this event here:
https://psba.formstack.com/forms/mini_workshop_crown_binding
(Registration REQUIRED)

Tool List:
scissors
pencil
bone folder
glue stick
ruler at least 12 inches
cutting matt
needle
triangle

All materials and patterns provided. Workshop fee ($15) due to PSBA on day of workshop.

 

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2016 Members’ Exhibition Photography Session & Exhibition Update

Members’ Exhibition Photography Session

March 5, 2016
10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Room 020, Collins Library
University of Puget Sound

Puget Sound photographer Ross Mulhausen will again be providing the opportunity for PSBA Members to have their work photographed by a professional for the exhibition entry form and catalog.

This year’s event is scheduled for Saturday, March 5th, and requires registration on Formstack. The link (below) will be active starting Thursday, February 11th. It will close Wednesday, February 17th. Please pick your first and second choice and take into consideration that we are asking participants to arrive 15 to 20 minutes prior to their time slot. This will give you time to arrive and be prepared for your session. Notifications will be made no later than Monday, February 22nd.

The event is being held at Collins Memorial Library. PLEASE NOTE: The location has changed this year. Photographs will be taken in ROOM 020. You will have your choice of 5 half-hour sessions that will run from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

****Please be sure to bring a thumb drive for your pictures.****

 FORMSTACK :  Fill out the online registration form by February 17th (registration opens February 11th). This event is for PSBA members only.

EXHIBITION INFORMATION:
Exhibition Prospectus // Sample Entry Form

Location Collins Memorial Library University of Puget Sound Tacoma, WA
Exhibition Dates June 2 – July 30, 2016
Photography Session Saturday, March 5, 2016 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
in Room 020, Collins Library
Submission Deadline Monday, March 14, 2016
Submission Notification Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Submission Drop Off Tuesday, May 31, 2016
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Misner Room, Collins Library
Opening ReceptionPLEASE NOTE – The reception IS NOT the first day of the opening of the exhibit as in past years. Thursday, June 9, 2016
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
The Link, Collins Library
Conversation with the Artists Wednesday, June 22, 2016 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Trimble Forum
Moderated Panel Discussion
“The Artist’s Vision: From
Inspiration to Completion”
Wednesday, July 13, 2016  5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Room 020, Collins Library
Pick Up Submissions Monday, August 1, 2016 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
The Link, Collins Library

 

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Workshop: Surface design and gel plate mono-printing with Deborah Greenwood

PSBA Mini-Workshop
Surface design with gel plate mono printing

Saturday, February 6, 2016 (Part I) // February 27 (Part II)
12 p.m. to 3p.m.
at Studio B
2926 S. Steele Street, 2nd floor
Tacoma, WA 98409

Deborah Greenwood mini workshop image

Presenter: PSBA member Deborah Greenwood, is a book and collage artist from Tacoma, Washington.  In 2014 Deborah, along with two other Tacoma artists, gave a workshop on surface design. In these workshops, she wants to pass on what she has learned from her ongoing explorations in mono-printing on gel plates.

This is a two part workshop on surface design using gel plate mono-printing. In Part I (Feb 6 – 12 p.m. – 2 p.m.) you will explore creating hand crafted stamps from quick cut linoleum. Part II (Feb 27 – 12 p.m. – 3 p.m.) will focus on gel plate mono-printing.

Register (REQUIRED) for this event here:
https://psba.formstack.com/forms/surface_design_gel_plates

Tool List:
x-acto knife
Cutting matt

All materials and patterns provided, included in the workshop fee of $50, paid to PSBA on day of workshop.**

* Completing registration enrolls you in both Part I and Part II of the workshop.
** The materials fee covers both Part I and Part II of the workshop.

Questions: contact Debbi Commodore at commodore@harbornet.com

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Workshop: Back-to-Back Accordion books with Gabby Cooksey

PSBA Fundamentals Workshop
Accordion 101: Back-to-Back Accordion books

Saturday, February 13th 2016
12 p.m. to 3 p.m
Room 020, Collins Library
University of Puget Sound

Back to Back Accordion Book

The accordion structure is perhaps the most versatile structure in the world of bookbinding. This structure, also referred to as the concertina, displays both pictures and words in an immediate and Zen-like game of mountains and valleys.

Presenter: PSBA member Gabby Cooksey, Graduate of North Bennet Street School for Bookbinding in Boston, MA; studied at the American Academy of Bookbinding in Telluride, CO and at the Montefiascone Conservation Project in Italy.

In this workshop you will learn the basics of the accordion structure and explore several variations of the back-to-back structure which will serve as prototypes for future projects.

As a part of the PSBA Fundamentals series you can also expect to learn the fundamentals of folding, scoring and folding tools.

Register for this event here:
https://psba.formstack.com/forms/mini_workshop_back_to_back_accordion
(REQUIRED – Registration opens Sunday, January 17)

Tool List:
scissors
pencil
bone folder
glue stick
ruler at least 12 inches
cutting matt
needle
awl
triangle

All materials and patterns provided. Materials fee ($15) due to PSBA on day of workshop.

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Call for Entries! 6th Annual PSBA Member Exhibition!

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Call for Entries
6th Annual PSBA Member Exhibition
June 2nd – July 30th, 2016
Collins Memorial Library
University of Puget Sound

For a complete prospectus, instructions, and guidelines for entry:

2016 PSBA 6th Annual Member’s Exhibition Prospectus

Sample Entry Form

Location
Collins Memorial Library, University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA
Exhibition
June 2 – July 30, 2016
Photography Session
Saturday, March 5, 2016
Submission Deadline
Monday, March 14, 2016
Submission Notification
Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Submission Drop Off
Tuesday, May 31, 2016 – 9:00 am to 12:00 noon
Opening Reception
Thursday, June 9, 2016
Conversation with the Artists
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Moderated Panel Discussion
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Pick Up Submission
Monday, August 1, 2016 – 10:00 am to 12:00 noon
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DON’T MISS: Pricing Principles for Book Artists with Laura Russell

Collins Memorial Library in association with Puget Sound Book Artists is pleased to welcome artist and gallery owner, Laura Russell in a special presentation.

Pricing Principles for Book Artists with Laura Russell

November 30, 2015
4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Room 020, Collins Library
University of Puget Sound

LauraRussell-MugShotPricing a work of art is never easy. Pricing a book as a work of art is even more formidable.  Variations in materials, structure and production methods make determining fair prices for artist books very difficult. Pricing can be a very scary prospect when creating any new project. How can a book artist be compensated for the untold hundreds of hours that go into the research, design, printing, binding and other countless processes involved in crafting a unique bookwork or editioned masterpiece?

Based on Laura’s many years of experience selling artist books both as artist and dealer plus a previous career as a professional in the field of marketing, publishing and advertising, this lecture covers such topics as pricing strategies, research, the market values of artist books, pricing pitfalls, various pricing formulas, how to raise prices, ethics and offering discounts.

Plus: A Sneak Preview of Blood Quantum now on display at 23 SandyGallery

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Laura will also share some of the works that are currently on display from the Blood Quantum Exhibition at her gallery in Portland, Oregon, 23Sandy Gallery.

Image credits, left to right: © Matt Runkle, Elsi Vassdal Ellis and Hidde Van Duym.  

Don’t miss this special event!

Click here for a map of the University of Puget Sound.

Photos by Laura Russell

 

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Workshop: Dos a Dos Binding with PSBA Member Gabby Cooksey

IMG_2342A Dos a Dos binding is a book with 2 separate texts are bound together in which the fore edge of one text and the spine edge of the other are on top of each other. The only way they are split up is by the back board they share. True Dos a Dos, meaning “back to back,” bindings are very rare.

Presenter and PSBA member Gabby Cooksey is a Graduate of North Bennet Street School for Bookbinding in Boston, MA, and has studied at the American Academy of Bookbinding in Telluride, CO and at the Montefiascone Conservation Project in Italy.

Saturday, December 5, 2015
Room 020, Collins Library, University of Puget Sound
12 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Space at this workshop is limited, please register online at Formstack here (registration is required).

Tool list:
Bone folder with a point at the end
Teflon folder
Xacto knife or Olfa knife
Self-healing cutting mat
Brush
Awl

All materials and patterns provided for a $10 fee paid to the PSBA on day of workshop.

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