Two Book Arts Workshops at Artisan Materials Expo

Two book arts workshops are part of the lineup of educational events offered at the 2018 Artisan Materials Expo.

The popular biennial event is sponsored by the Artisan Art Supply Stores in Santa Fe and Albuquerque. It will be held from Thursday, September 27, through Sunday, September 30, 2018, at Buffalo Thunder Resort, just north of Santa Fe. Over the four days there will be 120 workshops in more than a dozen media, including book arts.

The sewn-over-tapes book.

BAG member Julie R. Filatoff will teach the two book arts workshops. The Sewn-Over-Tapes Book workshop will be Friday, September 28, from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm, and beginners are welcome. Each student will leave the workshop with a versatile, multi-signature, hardcover book, approximately 5.5 x 8.5 inches, with a beautiful exposed spine. The workshop fee is $94 plus tax.

The star book.

From 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Friday, September 28, Filatoff will teach the Star Book (also known as a Carousel Book). The Star Book creates a star shape when opened and secured with the attached ribbon. When closed, the three (or more) layers of each signature neatly fold up on themselves and it looks like a “normal” book. The workshop is geared toward intermediate to advanced book artists, and the fee is $94 plus tax.

“There are three things I love about the Artisan Expo,” said Julie. “First, workshop students just walk in with an apron, a notebook, a pen, and an adventurous spirit, because all other materials are supplied. Second, the Expo vendor area features 80 booths of artists’ materials at greatly discounted prices. Third, manufacturers’ representatives staff those booths and can answer your technical questions and demonstrate the products. It’s a not-to-be-missed event for all artists.”

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