Enter the world where words and art collide! Celebrating its 40th year at Ghost Ranch in 2020, Literally Letters is a week that engages world-renowned instructors in community to ignite your inner creativity. Enjoy evening sessions with the instructors so you get a glimpse of the work being done by the other workshop session participants. The dates are Sunday, June 7, through Saturday, June 13, 2020.
Select a week with one instructor:
Paste Papers That Sing with Elizabeth McKee
The Painted Word Calligraphy with Annie Cicale
Monoline Alphabets & Creating Small Treasures Calligraphy with Carol Pallesen
Alphabets Inspired by Nature Calligraphy with Julie Wildman
The price ranges from $775 (workshop only, no lodging) to $1,540 (lodging, meals, etc.).
Artisan is proud to announce we are now registering for the Ninth Biennial Art Expo! This Expo started back in 2000, and has grown to the largest event of its kind in the world. This year we have 100 art workshops with many new instructors and subject matters. Our vendor floor will be packed with 86 booths of art material manufacturers selling at unbelievably low prices.
The power of the biblical Exodus story resonates in each of us with a deep connection to our individual spiritual journey from darkness into light. In this workshop you will create a personal Haggadah embellished with collage and spontaneous writing. You will transpose the struggles, turmoils, and triumphs of your individual life into a mythic journey. This workshop will inspire you to use your intuition, your power, and your delight; you will have a full day in the DreamingArts Studio to sing the songs of your sorrows, your losses, your loves, and your light. All materials will be provided, but you may want to bring your own toolkit, decorative papers, blank books, and ephemera. Send a check to reserve your space $75 to Victoria Rabinowe, 1432 Don Gaspar Avenue, Santa Fe, NM 87505
Victoria Rabinowe is one of the founding mothers of BAG as Czarina, program director, and newsletter wrangler. As a professional DreamWorker and workshop guide, Victoria has facilitated over 800 innovative weekly journal, book arts, creative writing, and dream workshops, seminars, and retreats worldwide and in Santa Fe at the DreamingArts Studio. She is the award-winning author/illustrator of I Had the Craziest Dream Last Night: Creative Explorations Into The Genius of the Night Mind, and the forthcoming Conversations with Psyche: Poetry of the Soul. Her artist’s books and sculptural artwork have been exhibited in museums, universities, and galleries throughout the USA and abroad.
Focus on Book Arts is seeking workshop proposals for the 15th biennial conference held June 23-27, 2021, at Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon. The conference draws around 200 participants with a variety of levels of expertise attending workshops conducted by well-known, experienced book artists. A trade show, artist fair, and evening lectures are just a few of the additional events that are a traditional part of the conference.
We are looking for beginning, intermediate, and advanced-level workshops. We would also like to consider master-level workshops that may involve critical problem-solving or more advanced hands-on work. The format of the conference is in classes of one, two, or three days. Instructors may submit proposals for the length of days they think appropriate for their class. We encourage instructors to submit a combination of workshops that cover the entire five days of the conference. Each day is six contact hours, 9:00 until 4:30 with a 1½ hour lunch break.
Details and workshop proposal forms can be found on https://focusonbookarts.org/. All proposals must be received by May 15, 2020, and acceptance letters will be sent by June 30, 2020. If you have any questions please contact the workshop chair, Christine Trexel, at email@example.com or 503-325-2139.
Saturday, January 18, and Sunday, January 19, 2020, 9:30 am–4 pm, in Albuquerque, New Mexico
Fee: $150 (includes 4 full sheets of Arches Text wove, all paste, paint and miscellaneous cool stuff)
Paste paper had its origins about 450 years ago when printers, wanting a less-expensive decorative paper for end papers than marbled paper, added paint to their paste and made patterns on paper with it. Many of us were first introduced to paste paper in primary school where it is known as finger painting. More recently calligraphers realized that paste makes an excellent surface on which to write.
Day one: Participants will systematically prepare pages with assorted pastes and tools to create personal paste paper reference books.
Day two: Paste paper clinic. Participants are invited to bring in unsuccessful paste paper pages and apply new layers or techniques to enhance and improve them, thus turning them into successful paste papers. OR participants may choose to continue to work on their samplers with inspiration from the other participants. OR participants may choose to work on new paste paper with their knowledge gained on day one. OR all of the above.
At the end of day two we will bind our books and make simple pouches for them using some of our fresh paste papers.
To register, send a check for the full amount as soon as possible to: Elizabeth McKee, 320 Amherst Dr SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106; phone 443-527-0550; email firstname.lastname@example.org. A full supply list will be emailed to you after payment is received. Limited to eight participants.
Join MAKE and the Santa Fe Children’s Museum at Vital Spaces for the 3rd annual Holiday Make & Take Event! Skip that Black Friday shopping line to spend some quality time with the family crafting memorable gifts or just making memories with hands on fun.
1 pm – 4 pm Friday 11/29/2019 – $15 per adult – 220 Otero Street, Santa Fe, New Mexico
For $15 per adult you get an afternoon of crafty excitement for the whole family. Stop by one or all of our stations including the creation of seed paper with the Children’s Museum, a variety of fun paper goods, create your own custom lotion, and so much more.
The Santa Fe Book Arts Group is back for their time third making ornaments and cards from all kinds of festive paper goods.
Our favorite Blacksmith, Patricia Strout, will be on hand showing off how to do decorative wire wrapping.
MAKE staff members Jasmine Quinsier and Erin Mickelson will be crafting laser cut holiday paper goodies.
Word | Image | Object is an exhibition of contemporary artists’ bookworks through December 29, 2019. It’s in the Gates Reading Room on the fifth floor of the Denver (Colorado) Public Library’s Central Library at 10 West Fourteenth Avenue Parkway.
This Saturday, October 5, 2019, Alicia Bailey and Brian Trembath will hold an “open case” talk from 1 pm to 3 pm.
Alicia writes: “A downside to showing off artists’ books in public access spaces, such as Denver Public Library’s (DPL) beautiful Gates Reading Room, is that the books must be exhibited behind glass; their tactile qualities underappreciated, their fine-tuned engineering less evident, much of their thoughtful content hidden from view.
“So that Denver metro folks, and visitors, have a chance to appreciate the works in Word | Image | Object, DPL Special Collections Curator Brian Trembath and I will be hosting an Open Case Talk. This will be an informal presentation, giving an overview of the exhibit, highlighting select works from the exhibition, followed by a Q&A session and removal of several books from the cases, allowing attendees a chance to experience the works without a glass barrier.”
BAG member Elizabeth McKee will lead a pastepaper workshop on Saturday, November 9, and Sunday, November 10, 2019, from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm in Albuquerque. The fee of $150 includes 4 full sheets of Arches Text wove, all paste, paint, and “miscellaneous cool stuff.”
Pastepaper had its origins about 450 years ago when printers, wanting a less expensive decorative paper for endpapers than marbled paper, added paint to their paste and made patterns on paper with it. Many of us were first introduced to pastepaper in primary school where it is known as finger painting. More recently calligraphers realized that paste makes an excellent surface on which to write.
Day one: Participants will systematically prepare pages with assorted pastes and tools to create personal pastepaper reference books.
Day two: Pastepaper clinic. Participants are invited to bring in unsuccessful pastepaper pages and apply new layers or techniques to enhance and improve them, thus turning them into successful pastepapers. OR participants may choose to continue to work on their samplers with inspiration from the other participants. OR participants may choose to work on new paste paper with their knowledge gained on day one. OR all of the above.
At the end of day two students will bind their books and make simple pouches for them using some of the fresh pastepapers.