Sunday, June 19, 2011

What's UP around Raleigh and NC this summer?

I'm just back from Penland, NC and the TRAC (Toe River Arts Council) tour of Mitchell and Avery County. I participated in the tour at Bringle Gallery along with Cynthia Bringle,  Edwina Bringle, Pam Brewer, and Susan Feagin. They had beautiful clay and textile work, I had the only books, but Susan's pottery had PRINT on it! I bought two pieces.. almost my whole income for the weekend..

We had 100 visitors on Saturday! (and about 10 on Sunday) Still, it was a lovely weekend meeting so many nice people. Some folks came by especially to find out about making books! So here are some upcoming classes for the summer of 2011. Call the numbers listed for information about how to sign up. There are some great classes on schedule for Fall '11,  so watch for them to post here in a month or so when applications are available.

At Pullen Arts Center:
105 Pullen Rd
Raleigh, NC 27607

Bookmaking – Leather Long-Stitch Book  
Age 16 yrs. and up. 
This class explores the long-stitch book by making a leather covered codex with three different decorative stitches: the cross-hatch, the long-stitch, and the link-stitch. The emphasis of this class is to explore the issues and criteria relevant in making a book using leather cover material and exposed bindings. Supply fee of $15-20 payable to instructor at first class.
Instructor: Kathy Steinsberger (2 sessions)  
$40  #108460 Aug 9-10 Tu-W  6:30 pm - 9:00 pm 

At Cary Art Center: 
101 Dry Ave., 
Cary, NC  27513

"Marvelous Marbling"
Marbled paper is a beautiful form of paper surface design where inks or colored pigments are floated on a medium to form a swirling pattern, then transferred onto paper. In this class we will experiment with the art of marbling on paper and textiles. A supply fee of approximately $35 is payable to the instructor on the first day of class. 
Instructor:  Kathy Steinsberger 

Fees:  $60(R)  $79(N)  (3 classes)
52631  Thu  Jul 7-21  6:30-9:30 p.m.

"The Decorated Journal and Coptic Bound Book "
Learn the art of bookbinding using the Coptic stitch. Coptic bindings date back to the 2nd century AD, and were developed by early Egyptian Christians (the Copts). Now Coptic bound books make great journals, drawing and sketch books, and beautiful works of art. You will make a medium sized Coptic book suitable for journaling and sketching, along with daily exercises in writing, paper embellishment, and surface design techniques. A supply fee of approximately $35-50 is payable to instructor on the first day of class.
Instructor:  Kathy Steinsberger
Fees:  $93(R)  $121(N)  (6 classes)
52435  Thu  Jul 28-Sep 1  7-9:30 p.m.

                                                             Mengei the Cat asleep at Bringle Gallery, Penland, NC

Enjoy your summer, and stay cool!

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