Painted & Sewn Handmade Books, a Workshop with Elaine G. Chu

Presented by the Santa Fe Book Arts Group
Saturday, February 18, 2023, 2 pm to 4:30 pm MT, online via Zoom
Suitable for beginner to advanced students, but you MUST be a current Santa Fe BAG member
$42 (see payment options below–check or PayPal); must be received by February 13, 2023

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Participants will create two unique sewn books in this class with a bit of fun markmaking. We’ll paint two sets of watercolor papers with contrasting outside and inside covers. Then we’ll fold the pages for text blocks.

The first structure will be a sewn pamphlet with a clever slot-and-tab closure (see two top-left images).

The second structure will be a more advanced multi-signature book. (Large photo and images of red/orange/yellow book sample.)

These make great journals and gifts.

Elaine G. Chu has taught students of all ages in person and online. Her work has been featured in “Greencraft” and “Somerset Studio” magazines as well as “1000 Artists’ Books.” She co-authored “Wood Paper Scissors,” a how-to crafts book. Elaine received a BA in music at Yale University and a BFA in graphic design at University of the Arts. View more art at and on Instagram: @egchu1.

Please click here to register as soon as possible! We will email the supply list after receipt of payment.