Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Upcoming Classes

The new 2013 Winter-Spring classes are now posted at Pullen Arts Center in Raleigh (NC) and Cary Arts Center (Cary, NC). Here are the descriptions and dates in case you are living in the area and interested in taking a class in book arts.

At Pullen Arts Center, 105 Pullen Rd. Raleigh, NC: 
919-996-6126 and http://www.raleighnc.gov/portal/portal/cor/ext/RecLink

Belgian Binding: This hard cover book is a fun little book for notes, journaling, or an artistʼs book of your own creativity. Itʼs woven binding thread across the spine makes an interesting visual element which is lovely as well as contemporary. A supply fee of 15-$20 is payable to the instructor on the first class. This does NOT include the Belgian chocolates which WILL be eaten during the class!
Tuesdays: Jan. 22- Feb. 5; 6pm-8:30pm #134530
Belgian Binding
Heart-Made Books: In this class weʼll make beautiful blank journals to donate to the patients of Hospice of Wake County. Weʼll paint decorated pastepapers, then fold and tear the pages for the rest of the book. Weʼll bind the journals with the multi-needle coptic stitch and add some fun embellishments. No supply fee. All books will be donated to Hospice of Wake County and weʼll make as many as we can in the time allotted..Please bring an apron and your own cutting mat.
Tuesdays: Feb. 19 - March 12; 6pm -8:30pm #134284
Heartmade Books for Hospice
Stiff leaf book of symbols, Oyster Love
A Book of Symbols: In this fun class weʼll explore a number of surface design techniques using symbols as our theme, and then bind them using the stiff leaf binding. Transfers, pastepainting, stencils, and touch painting will be explored...as we also discuss the meaning of symbols in our own lives. This is a class of creativity, personal exploration and incorporating content into our books, so be prepared to discuss and write a bit each night. A supply fee of $35-40 is payable to the instructor on the first class.  
Tuesdays, March 26- April 30; 6-9pm #134543

Weave-A-Journal: Journaling can consist of MANY different mediums: writing, drawing, painting, and weaving. In this class we will make a book that includes pages for weaving. Then we will practice basic tapestry and woven collage techniques. Learn a free-form way of journaling memories, observations and imagination. This is a fun way to capture your summer memories in a weaving journal. This class will be co-taught by Kathy Steinsberger, book artist and Mary Kircher, textile artist. (To see a sample of a weaving journal, see Mary’s website http://woventranslations.com/gallery/ghana-weaving-journal/). A supply fee of $25-$35 will be collected at the first class meeting. 

Mondays, Apr 1-May 6, 6:15-9:15pm #135102

At Cary Art Center, 101 Dry Avenue, Cary, NC: 919-469-4069

Pastepaper Play for Books!
Pastepaper Play for Books- In this fun class weʼll make lots of pastepaper for use in envelopes, folders, stationery, cards, books, wrapping paper and for framing. Most supplies are included in the cost of the class. Additional supplies needed for the first class provided on registration confirmation receipt. 
Mondays, Jan. 14 - Feb. 4, 6-9pm Code: 65284.

Miniature Books
Miniature Books- We'll make a variety of tiny books that fit in your hand, but are usable and beautiful too. This class is perfect for the beginner as well as the accomplished book maker. Please bring your own cutting mat, bonefolder, awl, and pencil. Other supply list provided on registration receipt. 
*Thursdays, April 11- May16, 6-9pm Code: 65285 (*note: the date is changed from the Brochure)

Hope to see you!