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Event Calendar
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readings & workshops
April 6 - Jun 27

Book Club: Readshops led by Karl Gartung

exhibitions
October 5 - Nov 24

Chain of Events: Tyanna Buie

readings & workshops
October 22 - Dec 31

Welcome Home!: A Veterans Writing Group

readings & workshops
October 23

Reading and Book Launch: Kathie Giorgio

readings & workshops
October 24

Urban Echo Poets

readings & workshops
October 27

Submitathon

readings & workshops
October 30

Undocumented: Great Lakes Poets Laureate on Social Justice

readings & workshops
November 1

Reading and Screening: Trisha Low, Stephanie Young, and Zachary Epcar

film & video
November 3

It’s an Interlace: Five Videos by Barbara Hammer

readings & workshops
November 10 - Dec 8

Shifty Subjects and Unexpected Endings

performances
November 10

Alternating Currents Live presents: The Transatlantic Bridge #2.2

special events
November 16

39th Anniversary Gala

performances
November 17

Alternating Currents Live presents: Ernest Dawkins’ Boglifier Project

readings & workshops
November 21

Poetry Reading: Kimberly Blaeser & William Stobb

November 28

CLOSED

Archived readings & workshops
Mar 9 March 9 - March 9
11:00am,

 

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!!