Celebration of the Book Workshop

On Saturday, October 28, Marcia Moore and Brooke Remmert presented the “Make a Book, Read a Book” workshop at the Main Library. Here are some photos by Brooke of the event.

Remember, the Celebration continues through March 2024! Check the BAG website and newsletter for more details soon.


Book Arts Workshop on Saturday, November 4, 2023

Three Contemporary Artists Books, a Workshop with Julie R. Filatoff

Saturday, November 4, 2023
10 am to 3 pm (with one hour for lunch)
$55 per person
Vladem Contemporary Museum of Art, 404 Montezuma St., Santa Fe, NM
Register here: https://my.nmculture.org/25624/27615

Using one sheet of printmaking paper, students will decorate both sides using various painting and printing techniques. The instructor will discuss color choices using the color wheel, and color theory. In the afternoon, students will cut and fold the painted paper to create three accordion-fold books, then use cutting and punching tools to create interest and depth. Finally, students will sew in a 12-page booklet using a simple pamphlet stitch.

Students will take home their three books, plus a selection of mark-making tools for future use.

Please wear clothes that you don’t mind getting paint on, or bring an apron or large “painting shirt.”

There will be an hour break for lunch; lunch is not provided.

Julie R. Filatoff is the Book Arts instructor at Santa Fe Community College. She is also a mixed-media and fiber artist as JiRaF Studio, LLC. Julie received her bachelor’s degree in art from California State University, Long Beach. Her work has been exhibited throughout the United States, including at the New Mexico State Capitol; in the book 1000 Quilt Inspirations; and in several fiber art and paper crafting magazines. She is the vice president of Santa Fe Book Arts Group and a member of Libros New Mexico Book Arts Guild.

SATURDAY: The Sketchbook Habit Workshop with Lee Kellogg

The Sketchbook Habit: Creating and Sustaining the Art of Daily Creativity, a Workshop with Lee Kellogg

Saturday, September 16, 2023, 1 pm to 3 pm Mountain Time
Online via Zoom
$39 for BAG members; you must be a member to participate
Register at https://santafebag.org/register-for-lee-kelloggs-sketchbook-workshop/

This fast-paced workshop will get you jazzed up for starting, restarting, and maintaining a sketchbook. Pull out any book (a blank book, one with a few pages your started years ago, or even an old printed book that has no readers today), grab your supplies, and Lee will walk you through several exercises to get you going and keep you going.

Lee will talk about paper quality, desired outcome, daily practice, why anyone should keep an artist’s journal or a sketchbook, keeping and displaying sketchbooks, and sharing your work.

Materials Required

  • Water-soluble media: watercolors, gouache, water-based crayons and water-based markers in assorted colors
  • Sparkling watercolors, if you have them
  • Paint brushes
  • Water container
  • Rags
  • Painter’s washi tape (purple) or Frog tape or blue painter’s tape
  • The book you are going to work in
  • POSCA or similar acrylic markers
  • Binder clips are helpful if your book doesn’t stay open

Lee Kellogg has been teaching art and creativity for over two decades. Lee was the owner of Guadalupe’s Fun Rubber Stamps in Santa Fe, which closed in 2020. She now resides in Bend, Oregon, on the east side of the Cascade Range.

Nature and travel inspire her art. Flora and fauna making up nature journaling, while urban and pastoral landscapes fill her travel journals. Happy to work in a variety of mediums, Lee tends to favor watercolor with pen-and-ink drawings.

Lee currently teaches for the Deschutes Public Library, through private classes, and online. She has taught classes for the Santa Fe Public Schools, the Palace of the Governors, and the Craft and Hobby Association.

Questions? Email Lee at lee@leekellogg.com.

Register at https://santafebag.org/register-for-lee-kelloggs-sketchbook-workshop/

Structure & Story Workshop with Marci Easterbrook

Presented by the Santa Fe Book Arts Group
Saturday, July 15, and Sunday, July 16, 2023; 9 am to 4 pm (with a break for lunch; nothing open on campus, please bring your lunch)
Santa Fe Community College, Room 700
$185 for BAG members with most materials included; must be a member in good standing
Register here: https://santafebag.org/register-for-marci-easterbrooks-workshop/ Continue reading “Structure & Story Workshop with Marci Easterbrook”

Totem Mobile Salon with Kim Walter

The Totem Mobile Salon with Kim Walter will be on Sunday, September 17, 2023, from 1 pm to 4 pm. It will be in person at Kim’s house in downtown Santa Fe near the Capitol. The address will be provided upon confirmed registration. To attend you must be current on 2023 BAG dues. To register, email Gail Murray at gail@gpmurray.com. There is a maximum of six participants; after six, Gail will start a waiting list.

We will build a personal paper totem mobile based on how we see ourselves and how others see us. There are surprises along the way, because the session is all about observation, creativity, and fun. Each participant will walk away with their personal totem. The process is as much fun as the end result!

You may pay the salon fee of $20 (cash or check, payable to Kim Walter) on the day of the Salon. Kim will supply all materials and snacks.

Kim Walter was trained in the corporate world to manage interpersonal relationships, especially among creatives such as writers, editors, photographers, food stylists, art directors, illustrators, and publishers. She found art journaling in 2010, and has never looked back.