Join us for two new workshops in the gallery in October. First up is Chandler O’Leary, a Tacoma based book artist who will teach us the a very fun structure based on the classic children’s toy, the Jacob’s Ladder. This magically movable binding makes for an exciting, kinetic hardbound book. Discover the surprises and illusions the Jacob’s Ladder creates by making your own blank book—complete with ribbon fasteners and boards covered with decorative paper. The Jacob’s Ladder also provides many possibilities for beautiful, tricky storytelling—this class will give you plenty of ideas and inspiration. Complete registration can be found here.
Then for two Sundays in October we’ll feature Beaded Leather Journal with Painted Papers with Tamara Gerard. This two part workshop is suitable either for beginning or experienced book artists who wish to learn a beautiful decorative technique. On day one, we will prepare a supply of magnificent painted papers. On day two, we will bind those papers into a gorgeous soft-cover beaded binding. Find out more about this terrific workshop here.
Also, we are looking for new book arts workshops to bring to the gallery. Deborah Watkins is our new Workshop Coordinator and we are thrilled to have on board to handle all the arrangements for workshops. Email the gallery if you have a fun workshop idea.