Workshops

PSBA Workshop

November 4

1-4 p.m.

 Single Sheet Coptic Sew Across the Spine

PSBA presenter: Gabby Cooksey

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 PSBA Fundamentals—Handmade Books

Dos a Dos Binding

Saturday, September 23rd
1-4 p.m.
Location: 2926 S. Steele Street 2nd floor, Tacoma, WA

 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

IMG_2342 A 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.

Tool list:

  • Bone folder with a point at an end
  • Teflon folder
  • Xacto knife or Olfa knife
  • Self-healing cutting mat
  • Brush
  • Awl

All materials and patterns provided.

Materials fee ($15) paid to PSBA on day of workshop

This workshop is open to current PSBA members. Space is limited, on-line registration required: https://psba.formstack.com/forms/dos_a_dos2017

For questions about this workshop email: Debbi Commodore commodoredr@icloud.com (email subject line: Gabby Cooksey mini-workshop question)

PSBA Fundamentals—Handmade Books

The Codex 101: Secret Belgian Binding

Saturday, June 10th

1-4 p.m.

Location: 2926 S. Steele Street 2nd floor, Tacoma, WA

secret belgian binding

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

This book has a woven cover sewn onto the text block. There is nothing secret about this book, but the name is very intriguing! Invented by a Belgian binder, Anne Goy; she wanted to make a binding like a Japanese stab binding but in a Western way. The cover is in 3 pieces, a spine and 2 covers, woven together to make a case. Then each signature is sewn onto the spine of the cover. This book opens flat and has very lovely sewing. As a part of the PSBA Fundamentals series you can also expect to learn the fundamentals of folding, scoring, sewing signatures and about sewing tools and materials.

All materials and patterns provided. Workshop fee ($15) paid to PSBA (on-line payment at the end of the registration form).

Space is limited, registration required: https://psba.formstack.com/forms/secret_belgian_binding

For questions about this workshop email: Debbi Commodore commodoredr@icloud.com (email subject line: Gabby Cooksey mini-workshop question)

**New for 2017: The final page of the mini-workshop registration will take you to the Paypal website for your on-line payment.

  • You do NOT need a Paypal account to make the payment.
  • You will have the option to pay with your debit/credit card.
  • Payment for the mini-workshop is required to complete your registration.
  • Your receipt from Paypal serves as confirmation that your entry has been submitted.
  • The charge will show up as PUGETSOUNDB on your bank statement.
  • PSBA does not receive your debit/credit card details from Paypal.
  • If you do not receive an receipt from Paypal contact Debbi Commodore at commodoredr@icloud.com

Beyond Pigment and Paste: Creating a New Visual Vocabulary with
Suzanne Moore

PSBA Workshop
May 19-May 21
(Friday, Saturday, Sunday)
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

 

Venture out beyond the edge of what you think might happen with painting and drawing, stenciling and layering paste and acrylic paint on paper surfaces. We will use patterning, distressing, stencils under and over the sheets, resists with oil and acrylic, charcoal and graphite and dry pastels, and layering, allowing each student to create distinctive work.

The rich history of decorated papers holds treasures of a stunning range of effects, offering unlimited aesthetic choices to artists who work with paper, making paper look like something unique – stone, shadows on a forest floor, a drawing or an illustration. Rooted in Japanese tradition, “paste paper” has been used since the 19th Century to create patterned papers in multiple, which could be used for framed works and for unique books or editioned book works.

After exploring an array of media and techniques the first two days, students will use the third day to work on a series of papers to play out individual ideas they have brought to the workshop. A pre-class assignment will give artists a chance to begin the “thinking/conjuring/imagining” part of the design process before class. You may work on 2D works or pages that work sequentially, for 2D or book works.

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SuzanneMooreDizzyEmbrace

 

 

 

 

Class Fee: $245 (PSBA members)/ $280 (non-members)
All skill levels welcome – everyone with a creative spirit and a willingness to explore color, texture and image-making.

Materials Fee:  $30, depending on the materials (paper) you use in class. All (Golden and some Winsor-Newton acrylic) paints and mediums, paste (methyl cellulose), an array of materials to explore, tools and most equipment will be supplied. (i.e: you could arrive with nothing and do very well.)

LOCATION: 2926 S. Steele Street, 2nd floor

Tacoma, WA 98409

Advance registration opens at 9 a.m. (March 21)

Registration opens to the public (March 29)

Formstack Registration


PastedGraphic-1 copyPSBA Mini-Workshop
Color Language – An Introduction to Color Theory for Book Artists
with
Becky Frehse

SATURDAY, MARCH 11, 2017 
1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

 Location: 2926 S. Steele Street 2nd floor, Tacoma, WA

 Presenter: PSBA member Becky Frehse M.F.A.—Becky is a painter and mixed media artist in Tacoma with over thirty years of experience teaching painting and drawing. She currently teaches part time in the Art Department at the University of Puget Sound and at her own Studio Bwww.beckyfrehse.com

There is the glow of red-hot and of white-hot: but what would brown-hot and gray-hot look like?  –Ludwig Wittgenstein

An overview of classic color theory including color perception and color-combining strategies. Projects will be collage-based using printed papers and Albers color packs.

Workshop Outline:

  • The vocabulary of color: Introduction
    • Hue, Value, Intensity
    • Color Matching Exercises
    • Value Study Exercises
  • Color Sensations
    • Simultaneous Contrast
    • Complementary Color/Vibrating Boundaries
  • Color Combinations
    • Harmony
    • Symbolism
    • One Color Looks Like Two
      • Stencil and Paper Collage Design(s)

Participant Tool/Supply List:

  • Sketch Book or Notebook
  • Scissors
  • Xacto Knife
  • Cutting mat
  • Glue Stik
  • Collage glue of choice; PVA, Nori paste, or matte medium
  • Glue brush or applicator
  • Bone Folder

Materials and patterns provided

Workshop fee ($15) paid to PSBA (on-line payment at the end of the registration form)

Space is limited, registration is required.

Register at: https://psba.formstack.com/forms/color_theory

For questions about this workshop email: Debbi Commodore commodoredr@icloud.com (email subject line: Becky Frehse mini-workshop question)

**New for 2017:

The final page of the mini-workshop registration will take you to the Paypal website for your on-line payment.

  • You do NOT need a Paypal account to make the payment.
  • You will have the option to pay with your debit/credit card.
  • Payment for the mini-workshop is required to complete your registration.
  • Your receipt from Paypal serves as confirmation that your entry has been submitted.
  • The charge will show up as PUGETSOUNDB on your bank statement.
  • PSBA does not receive your debit/credit card details from Paypal.
  • If you do not receive an receipt from Paypal contact Debbi Commodore at commodoredr@icloud.com

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Clamshell, Lock-Top and Four Flap: Three Creative and Practical Enclosures for Book Artists

With

Monica Holtsclaw

November 19 & 20, 2016 (Saturday and Sunday)

10-4 p.m.

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holtsclaw-3holtsclaw-2Location: 2926 S. Steele Street 2nd floor, Tacoma, WA

Fee: $175 (PSBA member)/$210 (non-members)

All skill levels are welcome, Beginning to advanced.

Materials fee: $25 (paid to Monica Holtsclaw on the first day of the workshop)

This is a two-day course in which students will create three different enclosures using pre-cut materials. In-depth instruction will be given to create a clamshell box, a lock-top box, and a protective four-flap enclosure. These boxes can be used to house and enhance artwork. In addition to these three finished projects, students will leave with a reusable jig for hinge spacing, a reference model demonstrating box cloth cuts, and a detailed handout of instructions and resources.

Lunch is not provided, please bring a bag lunch.

Space is limited, registration is required.

Current PSBA members have the opportunity for advance registration October 3-9, 2016.

Registration opens to the public October 10, 2016.

To register: click here

For questions about this workshop email: Debbi Commodore commodoredr@icloud.com (email subject line: Monica Holtsclaw workshop question)

 

 

A JOURNEY IN TIME

THE TUNNEL BOOK STRUCTURE
WITH SUSAN LOWDERMILK
www.susanlowdermilk.com

September 17 &18: Saturday & Sunday   10 a.m. – 4 p.m,

image001Design and create a unique artist book structure, the tunnel book (also known as a peep show book). A tunnel book is made as a set of pages suspended between two folded concertinas. Cut outs in the pages allow the viewer to see images through the entire book to the back that creates a dimensional scene inside. Tunnel books were popular optical toys inspired by theatre stage sets in the mid-eighteenth century. They were often produced as souvenirs of tourist attractions or were produced to commemorate special events.

In this workshop, students will create at least one tunnel book using photographic and/or photocopied imagery. Text for the book will be self-authored. The writing generated through a thought-provoking assignment based on travel and perspective. The type will be applied with rubber stamp lettering. A hard cover with an inset image and slipcase will finish the book. Form, materials, content, and how the three are essentially integrated will be discussed throughout the workshop, as well as problem solving, design and typographic layout. Examples of artist books from the instructor’s collection will be presented and discussed. All skill levels are welcome, beginning to advanced.

Location: 2926 S. Steele Street, 2nd floor, Tacoma, WA 98409

Fee: $185 (PSBA Members)/ $220 (non members)

Materials Fee: $20 (Paid to Susan Lowdermilk on the first day of the workshop)  Instructor will provide: paper, rubber stamps and stamp pads, stencil materials, glue, glue brushes, handouts, resources.

Participants will need to bring basic book binding tools.  A complete tools/supplies list will be provided before the workshop.

Lunch is not provided, please bring a bag lunch.

Space is limited, registration is required. https://psba.formstack.com/forms/susan_lowdermilk_workshop

Important!  be sure to read the formstack registration form carefully as PSBA workshop policies have changed!

For questions about this workshop email: MalPina Chan malpina@yahoo.com (email subject line: Susan Lowdermilk Workshop question).

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Are you new to PSBA?  Want to know more about basic book structure?  Want a place to start?  Look no further!  Just in time for the launch of the Annual Members’ Exhibition, we are offering a mini – workshop in our Fundamentals of Handmade Books Series.  Back by popular demand, Gabby Cooksey will be the workshop leader.

Accordion Books

Back to Back Accordion BookPSBA Mini-workshop: Fundamentals of Handmade Books

SATURDAY, June 25th 2016
noon to 3p.m.
Location: Room 020, Collins Library, University of Puget Sound

This class is meant for people who have never made a book before and want to just start somewhere. You will have made a book (hopefully a couple) by the end of the three hours so you can walk away with something. You can also expect to learn the fundamentals of folding, scoring and bookbinding tools.
​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

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. 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.

Tool List:  ( If you are new to making books, Artco and Michaels Crafts  should have all these supplies)

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

All materials and patterns provided

Workshop fee ($15 for members, $25 for non-members) paid to PSBA on day of workshop.

Space is limited, on-line registration required: https://psba.formstack.com/forms/mini_workshop_fundamentals_of_handmade_books

We’re Sorry, but this workshop has filled!

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PSBA Fundamentals—Handmade Books

The Codex 101: Crossed-Structure binding
SATURDAY, April 9, 2016
noon to 3p.m.
Location: Room 020, Collins Library,
University of Puget Sound

20160226_112102-1 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

The codex is a classic Western-style structure. In the cross-structure binding multiple signatures are sewn together with the cover, which securely hold the book together and allow it to lay flat. In this workshop you will learn the basics of sewing multiple signatures and explore the versatility of this structure.   As a part of the PSBA Fundamentals series you can also expect to learn the fundamentals of folding, scoring, sewing signatures and about sewing tools and materials.

Tool List:
scissors
pencil
bone folder
glue stick
ruler at least 12 inches
cutting matt
needle
awl
triangle
All materials and patterns provided

Workshop fee ($15) paid to PSBA on day of workshop.

Registration required: https://psba.formstack.com/forms/mini_workshop_codex_structure

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The Road to Spring Workshop: Folded Book Structure

A mini-workshop by PSBA member Gina Pisello
Saturday, April 2, 2016
noon-3pm
Collins Memorial Library, Room 020
IMG_3026Is folding paper your passion? Join me for a three hours of folding fun as we create a new book structure I invented based on the Turkish map fold. In this class you will learn to fold an accordion book into a complex, flowerlike structure that has removable pages and layers of space for color, text, and images.

Please bring the following tools:
craft knife
cutting mat
needle tool/awl
scissors, ruler
bone folder
Materials provided.
Workshop fee ($15) paid to PSBA on day of workshop

Space is limited, on-line registration required: https://psba.formstack.com/forms/mini_workshop_the_road_to_spring

**Mini-Workshops are a benefit of membership with PSBA. You must be a current PSBA member to enroll. For more information on PSBA membership http://blogs.pugetsound.edu/pugetsoundbookartists/become-a-member/

Presenter: Gina Pisello has a background in biology and secondary science deaf education. She has been a book artist for 13 years and has grown as an artist thanks to the support and opportunities made possible by organizations like San Diego Book Arts and Puget Sound Book Arts. Her work has been seen in San Diego public libraries and juried art shows in San Diego County, South Dakota, 23 Sandy Gallery in Portland, Nantucket and the Minnesota Center for Book Arts. She has been teaching book arts workshops since 2004. Her work is in several private collections as well as the University of Washington. www.ginaunbound.blogspot.com

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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

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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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

jocelyn fenestrationGlimpses 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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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)

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

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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


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

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.


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.


Workshop: Diamond-Fold Books

A workshop by PSBA Member Carole Sauter

Saturday, November 7, 2015 – 12 p.m. t0 3 p.m.

Location: Room 020, Collins Library, University of Puget Sound

Using a basic origami fold we are going to create 3 books. The first book uses 6 x 6 inch paper and we will slip the point of one structure into another and glue it. The second uses an 8.5 x 14 in. paper to fold a structure that opens in a flower like manner. The third requires an 8.5 x 17 in. sheet of paper and with folds and cuts produces a diamond maze book. They can be used for cards and invitations as well as books. Examples will be available.

Tool List:

scissor
pencil
bone folder
glue stick
ruler at least 12 inches
rubber stamps and pads (if you have them)

All materials and patterns provided (for $10 materials fee paid to PSBA on day of workshop)

Registration required: https://psba.formstack.com/forms/mini_workshop_diamond_fold_strucutre

 


IMG_2766Workshop: Long Stitch Over Tapes With Accordion Strip

A workshop by PSBA member Randi Parkhurst

Saturday, October 3, 2015, 1-4 p.m.

 Location: Collins Memorial Library, McCormick Room

 In this class we will learn long stitch over tapes binding. We will sew our signatures into an accordion, making this super-strong binding. We will hide our tape ends from sight with a nifty trick and finish with a hard cover.   This class is appropriate for all levels.   The instructor will provide papers for pages, cover boards and book cloth.

Students need to bring:

  1. 2 decorative papers for inner and outer covers
  2. Self-healing cutting mat
  3. Bone folder*
  4. Bookbinding awl*
  5. Scissors*
  6. X-acto knife with #11 blades or knife with snap-off blades
  7. Bookbinding needle
  8. Linen thread
  9. PVA and glue brush or applicator of your choice

*These tools are available for loan during class if you prefer.

Mini-workshops are open to current PSBA members. Registration required, space is limited.

Workshop fee ($10) paid to PSBA on the day of the workshop.

 Register at: https://psba.formstack.com/forms/mini_workshop_long_stitch_over_tapes 

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Workshop: Pocket Book Structure

A workshop by PSBA member Gina Pisello.

Thursday, April 9, 2015, 6 PM – 8 PM

Location: Collins Memorial Library

Important Update!!!!

A 2nd work shop time has been added!!!
Space is available in both workshops.

Thursday, April 9, 2015, 6 PM – 8 PM
OR
Monday, April 6, 2015 1PM-3PM

Location: Collins Memorial Library

IMG_2749.jpgAn evening of book arts and folding fun as we make a 4 x 2.75 inch book that will hold ATC’s or other small inserts. You will learn to fold a single sheet of paper into an interactive book design and create a cover with built-in closure. This structure is flexible, able to house thick or thin items and can scale up or down to almost any size. Book cover paper will be provided for this mini-workshop.  No previous bookmaking experience required.

 What to Bring:

  • Craft knife
  • Cutting mat
  • Ruler
  • Bone folder
  • Glue stick
  • Optional scoring tool

 Mini-workshops are open to current PSBA members. Registration required, space is limited.

Workshop/materials fee ($10) paid to PSBA on the day of the workshop.

Register at: https://psba.formstack.com/forms/mini_workshop_pocket_book_structure and indicate which day you prefer!

To find out more about Gina and her work, visit her blogsite: Gina Unbound.

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PSBA is excited to announce our spring 2-day workshop with Marilyn Frasca!  Current PSBA members have the opportunity for advance registration February 5-11, 2015.

Inkwell and PenSeeing What’s There 

(a writing and seeing workshop to develop ideas for artist books)

A workshop by Marilyn Frasca (marilynfrasca.com)

March 21 and 22, 2015

1st Session Morning 9:30-12:30 Afternoon 2:00-5:00

2nd Session Morning 9:30-12:30 Afternoon 2:00-5:00

Location:   Collins Memorial Library, the University of Puget Sound

       A writing and seeing workshop for image makers who have work, need to work, and would listen—if their work spoke to them. Considering that we have our own lives and that our lives have a past (which we will explore briefly), a present (which no doubt will show itself), and a future (to which we are drawn as if by a magnet) we can assume that our own visual work either by process or as product has a similar life path. We can know its beginnings, its present and its future. By seeing work as having its own life history, we learn to use and identify the significant presence in a work and enter into dialogue with it to find perhaps both new questions and new possibilities for its evolution. Journal writing will be done individually and participants will not be required to share their journal entries with the group.

Supply list: Each participant must bring at least three images that are either finished, or in progress (or ideas for work begun as sketches). These may include abandoned ideas from the past or current work already completed yet all are still alive in spirit–and somehow beckoning.

Fee: $130 members/$155 non-members

Workshop size: 25

Advance registration opens at 9 a.m. February 5th.  

Register on-line at:  https://psba.formstack.com/forms/psba_workship_marilyn_frasca

 For directions:  http://www.pugetsound.edu/about/campus-the-northwest/campus-map/

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Workshop: Printmaking Without A Press

A workshop by Dorothy McCuistion

Saturday, February 7th 2015, 10am-1pm

Location: 6400 N. 48th St., Tacoma (studio building on the left)

dorothy_mccuistionIn this workshop we will create two types of relief prints that do not require a press. Each artist’s prints will be inspired by a meaningful object. Using foam in two different ways, each artist will make simple plates and print a small edition. We will exchange our completed prints and assemble them into a stab bound book.

No previous printmaking experience required.

What to Bring:

  •       One object that has meaning to you. You can bring more than one so you have a selection, but do bring at least one. You will be guided through the process of creating an image to use in the printing.
  •       Apron and/or clothing you don’t mind getting stained by ink.
  •       Artist kit containing scissors, ball point pen, small sketchbook, pencil, 12” straight edge.
  •       Optional:15 pieces of printmaking paper pre-cut 7.5” x 10” (light to medium weight paper that has some absorbency—not paper with a slick surface). There will be paper available, but if you have some paper you’d like to use, it will be more interesting to have a variety of papers from different sources. Pre-cutting will save time during the workshop. (Please don’t make a special trip to purchase paper.)
  •       Food/drink to get you through the workshop—microwave and refrigerator available.

Mini-workshops are open to current PSBA members.  Registration required.

Workshop/materials fee ($10) paid to PSBA on the day of the workshop.

Register at: 

https://psba.formstack.com/forms/mini_workshop_printing_without_a_press

 

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Mini-Workshop: Meander Book Form with Valentine Theme

commodore01bSaturday, January 24, 2015—noon-3pm

Collins Library, room 020, University of Puget Sound

Join us in a workshop to learn how to construct the meander book structure. This book style has been called by many names (meander, French fold, brochure and pamphlet folds, etc.) and as such has a wide variety of purposes and finished works to provide challenge, variety and fun for all artistic talents.

We will begin with a quick review a number of folds: parallel folding, half fold, letter fold, gate fold, and the Z-fold. Next we will move on to the construction and production of one meander book in which we will creatively enhance the pages with a variety of Valentine surprises and themes: dye cutting, stencils, stamps, ‘ornamentations’, papers and messages from the heart.

You are encouraged to bring books you have that are made with this structure. We will have an opportunity to share.

All levels of experience welcome!

Mini-workshops are open to current PSBA members. Registration required.

Workshop/materials fee ($10) paid to PSBA on the day of the workshop.

Register at:https://www.formstack.com/forms/psba-psba_miniworkshop

The workshop will be led by PSBA members Bonnie Egbert and Rochelle Monner.

Questions?  Contact Bonnie Egbert at: bonnieegbert8@gmail.com

TOOL LIST:

  • Cutting tools (utility knife/x-acto knife/scissors)
  • metal ruler
  • pencil
  • cutting matt
  • bone folder
  • glue stick
  • embossing tool
  • stamp pads (red/black or other colors) ***optional

*All book making materials will be provided

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The Book Art Guild Presents:

Reduction and Multi-block Color Printing with Linoleum Blocks for Letterpress a workshop taught by Chad Pastotnik February 14 & 15, 9:00am-5:00pm Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma

A color reduction print starts with the lightest color and removes only the whites and the negative space around the overall image. Then progressively more linoleum is removed to create the next layer of color by taking into account ink transparency and how it interacts with the previous (and next) layer. The nature of reduction printing precludes any future editions. The block is systematically destroyed in the creation of the finished print.
In this class students will be introduced to reduction cut printing with linoleum blocks and also multi-block color printing. Class will start with a discussion of basic color theory for layering and transparency and then designing the print for reduction cutting and printing.
The first day will be devoted to designing our print, cutting and printing our first color via letterpress. We will be printing 5”x7” designs. The second day will be further cutting and printing more colors. Proofing the blocks can be done with a hand brayer. The final product will be a three or more color print focused around the colors of black, brown, green and blue.

This class is aimed toward the intermediate printmaker. You may get more out of this class if you have good drawing skills, but they are not necessary.
Chad Pastotnik is proprietor of Deep Wood Press, in Northern Michigan. Deep Wood’s fine press books editions are printed letterpress on fine papers and illustrated with artwork from original wood engravings, lino cuts and intaglio prints created by Chad Pastotnik and other gifted artists. The sheets are bound by hand in traditional and contemporary book structures to please the eye as well as the mind. Pastotnik also continues his career as a well respected printmaker. For more information please visit: www.deepwoodpress.com.

Class registration is $170.00 for BAG and members; $200.00 for non-members.
Price includes linoleum blocks and paper to be provided. The workshop will be limited to 10 participants. Participants will receive an email confirmation and list of items to bring to the class, location information, etc. Questions? Please contact Selene Fisher (selene_f@yahoo.com).

To register, print and complete the attached PDF form & mail it to Selene Fisher with a check for $170.00 (or $200.00 for non-members).

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Kathryn Leonard
Conservation Supervisor
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA 98195-2900
206 543 2273

GBWNW is proud to sponsor 

Parchment Binding workshop with Peter Geraty
May 1-3, The Windowpane Press Studio in Seattle, Washington.
Contact: Bonnie Thompson Norman (inkdart@gmail.com)
Cost: $350 for GBW members, $395 for non-GBW members
Space is limited to eight participants

Workshop Description – Parchment has a mystique and a mind of its own. The mystique we admire, the mind we must work with! The hygroscopic nature of this wonderful material allows it to expand and contract as the environment changes, but the strength and durability of parchment make it an ideal material for bookbinding. Its successful use is a valuable addition to your skill set.

During this workshop you will create a parchment binding over boards, which will accentuate the beauty of material and compensate for its tendency to wander. You will construct a Dutch style (laced-on case with a groove) parchment binding.

There is an expectation of intermediate bookbinding skills for this class.

Peter Geraty began bookbinding in 1975 at Unicorn Press in Greensboro, NC where he worked as a printer, typesetter and binder for several years.  He moved to Boston, in 1977 and continued working as a binder at various places including; library binding at the New England Bookbinding Company, conservation at the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard University and over four years at Harcourt Bindery ending his time there as shop manager.  In 1984 he began working as an independent binder and in 1985 moved to Easthampton, MA.  As owner of Praxis Bindery, he has focused on conservation, fine binding and binding of editions and presentation materials for publishers and artists.  Peter is intrigued by the challenge of combining design, structure, and materials to present text or art. The name he chose for his bindery, Praxis, encompasses his ongoing philosophy to continually hone one’s craftsmanship and pursue deeper knowledge.

Visit Peter’s website at https://www.praxisbindery.com

Olivia Rose Muzzy

Communications Chair, GBWNW

http://gbwnw.blogspot.com/

The Book Arts Guild presents

longstitch_big-thumbA HISTORIC BINDING INVESTIGATION: Vade Mecum and Longstitch taught by  Jenny Craig and Lark Preyapongpisan

Sunday November 9, 2014  9:30am-5:00pm
Art Building Room 207, University of Washington Seattle campus

This one-day class will explore two unusual limp bindings from the medieval period.

The class will begin with a brief overview of the evolution of book structure and the placement of these two bindings within that continuum.
We will then focus on the English physicians’ Vade Mecum (i.e., ‘come with
me’) a hanging reference tool with intriguing modern applications. In the afternoon we will explore variations on Longstitch binding. We will look at samples and learn how to create different sewing patterns. Students will then make a simple Long and Linkstitch book.

Students should expect to leave the class with 2-3 small books, a bibliography, list of resources and a simple visual timeline of the evolution of the book. This class is suitable to students of all abilities. There will be a lunch break – students should plan accordingly.
They are welcome to bring food and it will be available for purchase nearby if desired.

Jenny Craig of Notta Pixie Press has a Masters Degree in Printmaking and Book Arts from The University of the Arts in Philadelphia. Her work fluctuates between historic print and book works and funny modern cards and artist books. She had taught extensively in the region over the last
10 years.

Lark Preyapongpisan received her Masters Degree in the Book Arts Program at the University of Alabama. She works under the imprint Dirigible Press creating artist books and ephemera that integrates science and art, the impersonal with the intimate, structure with fluidity. She also teaches book binding workshops and is currently involved in Hypha.org, a gift based collaboration, with Shannon Welles.

Class registration is $100.00 for BAG members; $130.00 for non-members.
Price includes supplies.  The workshop will be limited to 12 participants.
Participants will receive an email
confirmation and list of items to bring to the class, location information, etc.
Questions? Please contact Kate Leonard (katel@uw.edu).

To register, download and complete the event flyer on the Book Arts Guild website, and mail it to Kate Leonard with a check for $100.00 (or $130.00 for non-members).

Kate Leonard
Book Arts Guild Secretary
www.bookartsguild.org

HCA 1Mini-Workshop: Hard-cover accordion fold book

Saturday, November 8, 2014—noon-3 p.m.

Collins Library, University of Puget Sound, Room 020

Join us in a workshop to learn how to construct a hardcover accordion-style book. In this workshop you will be guided through the process of preparing an accordion text block as well as assembling fully covered book boards. This structure can serve as a springboard to countless possibilities.  All levels of experience welcome!  Artist supply list will be available at the time of registration.

The work shop is open to PSBA members. Registration required ($5 workshop/materials fee). Registration is required and opens on October 2nd. Register at:https://www.formstack.com/forms/psba-psba_miniworkshop

The workshop will be led by PSBA members Lynne Knopp and Debbi Commodore.

TOOL LIST:

  • utility knife/x-acto knife
  • metal ruler
  • pencil
  • cutting matt
  • bone folder
  • scissors
    *All book making materials will be provided

Whiting_Sandra_Handmade_Books_3_1_Make Your Own Journal: Handmade Books Workshop
Sweetwater Creek Farm Studio on Whidbey Island, WA
August 16, 2014    10am – 4:30pm
Instructors: Susanne Newbold and Sandra Whiting
$95. plus $20. materials fee

This workshop is open to people at all levels of book making,  from beginners to experienced. The journal is stitched with the 4 needle coptic stitch, which is quite easy to learn. We have two instructors for this workshop so there is plenty of individual instruction. We make the the book covers using collage materials which we provide. If you have some prints, drawings, or other collage materials that you might want to use to cover your book, please bring them. We spend the morning making the covers and the afternoon stitching the signatures into the book. We provide written and visual instructions, and all supplies. Each student leaves with a handmade book.
To register for this workshop, please email Sandra at: sandymwhiting@gmail.com
or visit our website:

http://www.sweetwatercreekfarmstudio.com

Wood Shop Basics for the Book Artist
a workshop taught by  Susan Collard

Work on wood by Susan Collard

Work on wood by Susan Collard

September 27 & 28, 2014 10:00am-5:00pm
Art Building Room 207
University of Washington Seattle campus
Co-sponsored by the Book Arts Guild and Guild of Book Workers Northwest Chapter

This class provides an introduction to cutting, drilling, and fastening
wood using common hand tools. Each student will make a small board book
with poplar, oak, and birch aircraft plywood pages, bound with Tyvek and
Japanese repair tissue. The books will include enticing features of the
“constructed” book: a shadow box with mitered corners, simple magnetic
closures, windows, and a fold-down mirrored page. Students will use
collage and assemblage to integrate content into their books.

The class is aimed towards artists with little or no woodworking
experience who would like to explore the use of wood and other rigid
materials in their books. The major goal is to give students confidence in
utilizing wood, as well as other unconventional materials such as glass
and metal. Tools and materials for the prototype will be provided.

Susan Collard is an architect and book artist in Portland, Oregon. She has
been making one-of-a-kind collaged and constructed artists’ books since
1991. Enchanted by the lyricism of obsolete and prosaic objects, she works
from an ever-changing trove of found materials. Susan holds a Bachelor of
Architecture from Cornell University and a Master of Fine Arts in poetry
from the University of Arizona. Her work is shown and collected
nationally. For more information visit www.susancollard.com

Class registration is $155.00 for BAG and GBW NW members; $185.00 for
non-members.

Price includes supplies.  The workshop will be limited to 12
participants.Participants will receive an email confirmation and list of
items to bring to the class, location information, etc. Questions? Please
contact Kate Leonard (katel@uw.edu).

To register, print and complete the attached PDF form and mail with a
check for $155.00 (or $185.00 for non-members) to Kate Leonard, 7709 10th
Avenue NW, Seattle, WA 98117.

Kate Leonard
Book Arts Guild Secretary
www.bookartsguild.org

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PSBA Annual Summer Workshop

ON THE SURFACE: EXPRESSING YOUR IDEAS ON PAPER AND CLOTH
September 6-7, 2014
Saturday 9:30am-5pm & Sunday 10am-5pm
705 Court C, Tacoma, WA 98402  (Street Parking is available)

 $150 Members/ $175 Non-members
Supply fee of $40 (due the first day of the workshop)

 This two-day workshop will introduce book artists to three wet techniques to enhance your ability to create images that express your own themes:  Gelatin Plate Monoprinting, Paper Lithography, and Creating Book Cloth.  A challenge for book artists is to figure out ways to find, make and transfer expressive images to paper and fabric to achieve subtle nuances in surface quality and texture.  In the workshop you will learn how to make gelatin printing plates and use botanicals and other found materials to create and layer images. Paper Lithography offers a non-toxic way to transfer your own drawings or found images onto paper.  Both techniques allow you to print images without a press. The processes can be used to create standalone images for your book pages or covers or provide elements for collage. Creating your own book cloth will enable you to select or create your own fabric designs and learn the traditional way of backing fabric for use in book covers.

All supplies will be included.  You may bring pressed plants or other flat objects for monoprinting, rubber stamps for printing designs on book cloth and small pieces (8×10”) of fabric you would like to back.

Space is limited to 15-18 participants.

Registration is required.  Advance registration for PSBA members July 1-July 5th.

Registration opens to public July 6.  (https://www.formstack.com/forms/psba-workshop_registration)

MalPina Chan, Deborah Greenwood, and Lucia Harrison are all studio book artists, curators, experienced teachers, and founding members of Puget Sound Book Artists.  All have work collected in major public collections, and were included in 500 Handmade Books, Volume 2

 Questions–Contact?   
Lucia Harrison
Luciaharrison4@gmail.com
360-701-1081