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Free Lecture by Daniel Essig
Friday, February 17, 2012, 7:30 pm
McCoy House, Old Town State Park
Congress Street, opposite the trolley station

Wood Covers, Mica Pages
A workshop by Daniel Essig
Saturday, Sunday, Monday, February 18, 19, 20, 2012, 9:00 am–4:00 pm
Bay Park Press, 4138 Napier Street, San Diego 
This workshop is full.

Developed as early as the 4th Century, the Ethiopian binding style has withstood the test of time. The elegant sewing structure, combined with the use of traditional wooden covers and alternative mica pages, opens a wide range of possibilities for both the beginner and the advanced bookbinder. In this three-day workshopd, using a variety of tools, both manual and power, you will drill, shape, and smooth your book covers. For the pages we will use a combination of paper and composite mica. The mica is a material designed for lampshades, but also works well as an element in book arts and collage. Finishing includes sealing your wooden covers with milk paint and a coating of wax, as well as adding a leather closure. As time allows, Daniel will share various features he includes in his own bindings and sculptural books.

Wooden Book by Daniel Essig


Studio artist and workshop leader Daniel Essig lives in Asheville, North Carolina. He teaches book arts workshops at book centers, craft schools and colleges. Dan is a recipient of the North Carolina Artist Fellowship Grant. He exhibits his work nationally and is in numerous private and public collections. Recently his work has been collected by the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Charlotte M. Smith Collection of Miniature Books at the University of Iowa Libraries. Many of Dan’s sculptural pieces are featured in The Penland Book of Handmade Books. See more of his work at www.danielessig.com

If you would like to be place on a waiting list for this class, in the event of cancellations, please Contact Us.

Free lecture by Victoria Rabinowe
Friday, April 20, 7:30 pm
McCoy House, Old Town State Park, San Diego
Congress Street, opposite the trolley station

Dreams: A Door to Imagination & Creativity
A workshop by Victoria Rabinowe
Saturday & Sunday, April 21 & 22, 2012, 9:00 am–4:00 pm
McCoy House, Old Town State Park, San Diego 
$175 for members, $225 nonmembers

Dreams offer an authentic link to the creative source. Learn to decipher their enigmatic codes and discover an unlimited source of inspiration for your artwork. Bring a sense of adventure, your toolkit, a sack lunch and a dream.
Day One: Dream-Sharing and Dream Journal Techniques. Guided techniques will expand your understanding of dreams with creative, intuitive and experimental exercises. Fill dream journals with maps, metaphors, memories and myths.
Day Two: Design a Dream Book. Contour a book uniquely engineered to the patterns, forms and shapes suggested by the topography of the dream narrative. Investigate literal and symbolic forms of storytelling as you consider the arrangement and interrelationship of the dream events within your book structure.

Dreams


Victoria Rabinowe lives what she writes and draws what she dreams. She is an annual presenter at the International Association for the Study of Dreams. Trained in advanced DreamTending at Pacifica Graduate Institute, she has taught over 600 workshops, seminars and retreats in the art and craft of dream work to artists, writers, therapists, teachers and spiritual guidance counselors internationally. She is the creative director of The Dreaming Arts Studio and the Bright Shadow Press in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Victoria is the author and illustrator of I Had the Craziest Dream Last Night: Creative Explorations into the Genius of the Night Mind. Dreams provide the substance, spirit and depth of her artist’s books and artworks, which have been exhibited in museums, galleries and universities throughout the United States, Canada and Japan. See her work at www.VictoriaDreams.com. She blogs at dreamingarts.wordpress.com .

To reserve your place, send a check (made out to SDBA) to Al Rodríguez, 736 Sutter Street, San Diego, CA 92103, or use your credit card with our PayPal shopping cart. Non-member price includes a one-year membership in SDBA, valid through December 2012. (Note: each workshop requires a separate check or transaction.)

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Free lecture by Lucía Farías
Friday, June 8, 2012, 7:30 pm,
McCoy House, Old Town State Park, San Diego
Congress Street, opposite the trolley station

Limp Vellum Binding
A workshop by Lucía Farías
Saturday & Sunday, June 9 & 10, 2012, 9:00 am–4:00 pm
McCoy House, Old Town State Park, San Diego 
$175 for members, $225 nonmembers

In this workshop students will be introduced to the basic Limp Vellum binding structure. Developed in the 14th Century and used widely for commonplace books, this structure is made with a single piece of vellum folded around the text block, with the front and back covers being folded double. Students will sew the text block on leather straps, which will be attached to the vellum cover. We will make one headband on a sample card and then sew headbands onto the text block. All participants are expected to come away with a finished Limp Vellum book and will have acquired the skills to make this book at home. Bookbinding experience, especially familiarity with sewing signatures, is recommended.

Limp Vellum Binding


Lucía Farías received her bachelor’s degree in Fine Art from Universidad de Monterrey in Mexico and has an MFA in Book Arts from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She worked for Jace Graf at Cloverleaf Studio in Austin, Texas. She manages Oveja Verde, her bindery, and teaches foundation classes at Universidad de Monterrey as well as bookbinding workshops. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. She lives and works in Monterrey, Mexico. You can see more of her work atwww.ovejaverde.com.mx.

To reserve your place, send a check (made out to SDBA) to Al Rodríguez, 736 Sutter Street, San Diego, CA 92103, or use your credit card with our PayPal shopping cart. Non-member price includes a one-year membership in SDBA, valid through December 2012. (Note: each workshop requires a separate check or transaction.)

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Free lecture by Jill Berry
Friday, September 14, 2012, 7:30 pm
McCoy House, Old Town State Park, San Diego
Congress Street, opposite the trolley station

Deconstructed Landscape Treasure Book
A workshop by Jill Berry
September 15 & 16, 2012, 9:00 am–4:00 pm
Bay Park Press, 4138 Napier Street, San Diego 
$175 for members, $225 nonmembers

There are many colorful stories about the earth’s invention, and in this class we will add to that mythology. We will create rivers, ponds, lakes, streams and other bodies of water on our own invented landscapes, adding flora, fauna, and evidence of human life. As we use lots of layering and texting techniques, we may see flowers, pastures and birds appear. After painting our personal territory, we will deconstruct it, and bind the results into a case-bound structure, with a shadow box built in to store some treasures from the journey. The treasures can be paper constructions, jewelry, any repurposed things that will fit with the subject and the space. We will cover numerous technical skills: covering boards, secrets of gluing, making a case binding, box making and learning to fit diverse elements into a book structure. The creative part will come in with the paste painting that becomes our landscape. Techniques include using salt, alcohol and other topical treatments to create texture, and composing abstract elements to simply create a large and luminous landscape. No experience with painting is necessary.

 Deconstructed Landscape


Jill Berry is a mixed-media artist, teacher and mom in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains who makes lots of books, paintings and other story-telling structures. Born and raised in California, she also spent a year doing graduate study in Italy, where she learned to see a bigger picture of both art and the world in general. She focuses her work on text, color and social issues, and it often involves maps, symbols, houses, housewives and the mystique of charisma. Her work can be seen in Letter Arts Review, Somerset Studio, In Flight and various other publications. Her handmade books are in the permanent collections of the Newberry Library in Chicago and the Denver Public Library. She has taught at three universities in Colorado and other institutions nationally and feels that art is necessary, and accessible to everyone. You can see her work at jillberrydesign.com .

To reserve your place, send a check (made out to SDBA) to Al Rodríguez, 736 Sutter Street, San Diego, CA 92103, or use your credit card with our PayPal shopping cart. Non-member price includes a one-year membership in SDBA, valid through December 2012. (Note: each workshop requires a separate check or transaction.)

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Free lecture by Sas Colby
Friday,
November 2, 2012, 7:30 pm
McCoy House, Old Town State Park, San Diego
Congress Street, opposite the trolley station

Art as Improvisation
A workshop by Sas Colby
November 3 & 4, 2012, 9:00 am–4:00 pm
Bay Park Press, 4138 Napier Street, San Diego 
$175 for members, $225 nonmembers

This is a workshop devoted to discovery and to breaking all the rules. We will delve deeply into improvisation and experimentation, learning how some of the best art comes from getting our minds out of the way. Working with basic materials such as ink and string, mud and cardboard, we’ll gradually build a visual vocabulary by following a set of game-like instructions. We will experiment with drawing, word play, chance operations and outsider techniques, surprising ourselves with the results. On the second day our projects will be more directed, leading to books, drawings and small sculptures. The process will end with a class exhibition and a discussion about the qualities that contribute to successful art. For all levels of experience: Novice artists will learn many useful methods, and experienced artists will learn new ways to enter their art making.

Art as Improvisation


Sas Colby has more than forty years of experience making, exhibiting and teaching art. She made her first artist’s book in 1972 and is considered a pioneer in the genre. Her innovative workshops are combinations of the nontraditional with a solid grounding in art basics. She has inspired many with her ability to make the creative process come alive. Sas’s mixed media artwork has been exhibited and collected internationally, and can be found in galleries including the National Gallery of Australia, in Canberra, and the Bibliotheque Nationale de France, in Paris. A survey exhibition, “Sas Colby: Twenty Years of Book Thinking,” traveled from Santa Fe, New Mexico, to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Oakland, California, in 1995. She currently teaches workshops in Taos, New Mexico, and Mallorca, Spain, and at the San Francisco Center for the Book. Colby works in series, with art inspired by travel, as in her Buddha series. Books and paintings elaborating on her alter ego, a Bunny, have evolved since 1999. You can see more of her work at www.sascolby.com .

To reserve your place, send a check (made out to SDBA) to Al Rodríguez, 736 Sutter Street, San Diego, CA 92103, or use your credit card with our PayPal shopping cart. Non-member price includes a one-year membership in SDBA, valid through December 2012. (Note: each workshop requires a separate check or transaction.)

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Previous Workshops and Events

San Diego Book Arts Presents:
Artists’ Books: A Survival Guide
By Ann Kalmbach and Tatana Kellner
Women’s Studio Workshop
Friday, January 13, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
at the San Diego Watercolor Society, 2825 Dewey Road, Liberty Station, San Diego. Free and open to the public.

B 11226 CoverFor our January 2012 Annual Meeting, San Diego Book Arts is sponsoring a talk by two of the founders of Women’s Studio Workshop, Executive Director Ann Kalmbach and Artistic Director Tatana Kellner. Women’s Studio Workshop is an artists’ workspace founded in 1974 in Rosendale, New York, a focus for artists interested in printmaking, papermaking and book arts. WSW is the largest publisher of hand printed artists’ books in the country with over 190 titles published.

A traveling exhibition of 40 artists’ books published by WSW, Hand, Voice & Vision: Artists’ Books from Women’s Studio Workshop which opened last winter at the Grolier Club in New York City, is currently on display at Smith College in Massachusetts, and is scheduled to appear at Scripps College in Claremont, California in early 2013.

TransatlanticIn conjunction with the talk, approximately 70 artists’ books will be on hand. Kalmbach and Kellner will discuss the books in terms of structure as well as content. Participants will have the opportunity to handle and read the books.

You can learn more about the history of WSW, the Artist-in-Residence programs, Art-in-Education Residencies which draw in fifth grade and high school students, and many other activities, at www.wsworkshop.org and www.handvoicevision.com.

Please note, this meeting is free and open to the general public. This is a great opportunity for artists of all media; tell your friends, spread the word.

Free Lecture by Laura Wait
Friday, November 4, 7:30 pm
McCoy House, Old Town State Park
Congress Street, opposite the trolley station

Writing as Image, Exposed Sewing Structure
A workshop by Laura Wait
Saturday and Sunday, November 5, 6, 9:00 am–4:00 pm

Pat D’Arrigo ARTS Center, 2820 Roosevelt Road, Suite 106, Liberty Station
This workshop is full.

Students will develop handwriting to use as content and image in manuscript books. Handwriting exercises, intuitive work practices, and use of alternative tools for writing will complement and enhance students’ own handwriting. Mixed media painting will be included in the finishing of pages. You may use nonsense text, or any text you prefer to bring. Words and your own handwriting will become less scary!

A non-adhesive codex style of sewing will be utilized, with a sewn on board using leather straps with linen thread. Strong functional sewing will result in a book that functions and can be handled. Various cover attachment methods such as slots or rivets or sewing will be shown, so that students can choose their own path. Examples will be available for further study. Students will be able to do more than one book if they are efficient or experienced. Many different covering materials could be used including handmade paper, collage, and thin metal. We will use the papers we develop in the class for the covers.

Writing as Image


Laura Wait’s experience as a bookbinder and conservator for 20 years is the basis for her expert bookbinding technique in the English tradition, including leather fine bindings and medieval-style modern wood binding. Wait divides her time between creating one-of-a-kind artist’s books and encaustic painting. Words as image play an important role in her work, acting as pattern, texture, and occasionally content. She uses diverse media, including her own prints, often cut up and reformatted as parts of books. In turn, the book projects act as inspiration for her paintings and prints. Wait teaches book arts workshops throughout the country, and her artist’s books are in many private and public collections, including the Library of Congress. See her work at www.laurawait.com.

Twining Binding
A workshop by Roberta Lavadour
Saturday and Sunday, September 24, 25, 2011, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

McCoy House, Old Town State Park
$175.00 members, $225.00 non-members

Learn an innovative binding structure that was designed by the instructor. The Twined Binding employs a timeless technique that is seen in Plateau baskets, medieval tapestries and other items created by cultures across the globe. The finished books feature a rich, all-over pattern on the spine and the structure is ripe for development of variations on the basic design.

Roberta Lavadour, Twining Binding


Roberta Lavadour teaches book and paper arts in a wide range of venues, from elementary schools to universities to book arts gatherings like Paper and Book Intensive. She was a featured presenter at the 2007 Guild of Book Workers Standards of Excellence Conference and has contributed to The Bonefolder and other book arts periodicals. Her work has been featured in several books on book arts, including 500 Handmade Books

Priscilla Spitler, The Clamshell Box
Saturday and Sunday, July 23, 24, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
McCoy House, Old Town State Park Congress Street, opposite the trolley station
$175.00 members, $225.00 non-members

The drop-spine box, popularly known as the clamshell box, opens like a book. It is constructed with an outer case, which has two interlocking trays attached to it. Versatile, it can be used to protect and house books, prints, photos, or other unusual objects. Each student will first make a pre-cut 8-1/2 x 11 inch box to learn the sequence of assembly and covering. Then they will have an opportunity to custom make a box for their own personal item, no bigger than 11 x 15 inches, by 1-1/2 inches deep. All boxes will be covered in bookcloth, and lined inside with paper. A clamshell box is a three-dimensional object, and will require spatial thinking and some precise measuring and hand cutting. Simple and useful techniques will be taught to ease this challenge. No prerequisite, but binding experience is a plus for this class.

Clamshell boxes by Priscilla Spitler

 

Free Lecture by Lisa Olson
Friday, June 24, 2011, 7:30 pm
McCoy House, Old Town State Park
Congress Street, opposite the trolley station

Constructing Meaning—Studies with Text and Image
A workshop by Lisa Olson
Saturday and Sunday, June 25, 26, 2011, 9:00 am–4:00 pm

Bay Park Press, 4138 Napier Street, San Diego
This workshop is full.

In this workshop, we will use three simple book structures and collage to explore some of the many ways that text and image can work together to create meaning. Participants will be asked to work playfully and creatively to make 6 or more, small books, focusing on specific ways that text may be used to support, direct or subvert the meanings of imagery. We will also consider ways that different texts can come together in a single book to refine or to redirect meaning. At the end of the workshop, a book board slipcase will be made to house these models.

Lisa Olson, Constructing Meaning


Lisa Olson, a long-time member of San Diego Book Arts, is a mixed media artist who began making books because of an interest in incorporating text into her work. Her current work involves combining text, image and object in installation format. Lisa is a former San Diego resident and Bay Park Press member who now lives and works in Belmont, Massachusetts. Lisa has taught at the University of Michigan School of Art, the Fort Point Studio School in Boston; has conducted various workshops in book and paper arts around the Boston area and is the proprietor of Parula Press, a small letterpress and printmaking workshop. You can see her work here:
www.bromfieldgallery.com/artists_olson-lisa.html.

Free lecture by Daniel Essig
Friday, February 18, 2011, 7:30 pm
McCoy House, Old Town State Park
Congress Street, opposite the trolley station

The Exquisite Corpse Mica Book
A workshop by Daniel Essig

Saturday and Sunday, February 19, 20, 2011, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
McCoy House, Old Town State Park
$175.00 members, $225.00 non-members

Combining a variation of a collaborative technique invented by Surrealists with a book form generally considered a child’s toy we will create a unique journal with magical and intriguing covers. The nature of the Exquisite Corpse covers will hopefully lead to imaginative and collaborative content. The covers will be constructed from composite mica, tyvek and/or handmade papers incorporating drawings and collage. Although the covers will feature Jacob’s ladder hinging, our journals will be bound with a French twist or similar binding.

Daniel Essig, The Exquisite Corpse Mica Book


Daniel Essig is a studio artist and workshop leader living in Asheville, North Carolina.  Daniel teaches book arts workshops at book centers, craft schools and colleges. He is a recipient of the North Carolina Artist Fellowship Grant. Dan exhibits his work nationally and is in numerous private and public collections. Recently his work has been collected by the Smithsonian Renwick Museum and The Charlotte Smith Collection of Miniature Books  at the University of Iowa Libraries. Many of Daniel’s sculptural pieces are featured in The Penland Book of Handmade Books. Visit his website at www.danielessig.com.

Free lecture by Susan Joy Share
Friday, September 17, 2010, 7:30 pm
Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, 1008 Wall Street, La Jolla

Artist and bookbinder Susan Joy Share is Internationally known for her performances, sculptural books, and ceramic tile murals. In this free lecture she will be talking about her work.

Sculptural Books— Combining Structures
A workshop by Susan Joy Share
September 18 & 19, 2010, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Pat D’Arrigo ARTS Center, 2820 Roosevelt Road,
Suite 106, Liberty Station, Point Loma
$150.00 members, $190.00 nonmembers

Sculptural BooksThis workshop will focus on the book as sculpture, structure, and container for words and images. We will examine ways in which several structural and visual ideas may be incorporated into a single bookwork. The class will cover traditional and experimental constructions and methods of gluing, sewing, folding and hinging. We will give special attention to the closures which fasten our books, the ritual involved in opening them, and the configuration of the opened book. These considerations will be a starting point for experimentation and personal direction. We also will view slides and sample books to generate ideas.
Artist and bookbinder Susan Joy Share worked as a book conservator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the New York Historical Society and the Brooklyn Museum of Art. She has taught at noted institutions including the Center for Book Arts, NYC; Anderson Ranch Arts Center , CO; Penland School of Crafts, NC; Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, ME; and the University of Alaska Anchorage.
Share’s artwork is in collections at the Anchorage Museum of History and Art, the National Museum of Women in the Arts, The Brooklyn Museum of Art, the Victoria and Albert Museum. She has exhibited and performed throughout the US and in England, Ireland and Hungary. She has received grants from the Rasmuson Artists Fellowship Program, the Alaska State Council on the Arts and the New York State Council on the Arts.  Share is best known for her performances, sculptural books and ceramic tile murals.

Fall in Love with Artist’s Books 
Expressive Possibilities with the Sewn Board Binding
Two workshops by Roberta Lavadour
Saturday, March 13, Sunday, March 14, 2010, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Pat D’Arrigo ARTS Center, 2820 Roosevelt Road,
Suite 106, Liberty Station, Point Loma
Each workshop $75.00 members, $115.00 nonmembers
Both workshops $130.00 members, $170.00 nonmembers

In this fast-paced one day class on March 13, participants will learn the skills that form the basics of most artist’s book structures. Students will leave with a full set of structural models and instructions that will serve as a reference for future explorations of their own artist’s book projects. This class is also helpful for teachers who want to incorporate book arts projects into their curriculum.

Sewn Board Binding


The sewn-board binding is a great choice for journals, photo albums, illustrated texts and other books where opening flat to any page is desirable. In this workshop on March 14, we’ll start with the simple structure, learning the basics of good binding practice along the way, then explore variations and decorative elements that can be applied. No previous binding experience necessary for either workshop.

Roberta Lavadour teaches book and paper arts in a wide range of venues, from elementary schools to universities to book arts gatherings like Paper and Book Intensive. She was a featured presenter at the 2007 Guild of Book Workers Standards of Excellence Conference and has contributed to The Bonefolder and other book arts periodicals. Her work has been featured in several books on book arts, including 500 Handmade Books. Her work can be viewed at www.missioncreekpress.com.


Exposed Bindings
Lucía Farías
Saturday & Sunday, May 22 & 23, 2010, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Pat D’Arrigo ARTS Center, 2820 Roosevelt Road,
Suite 106, Liberty Station, Point Loma
$100.00 members, $140.00 nonmembers

Exposed bindings are the most versatile bindings. By learning just the basic stitching of different structures, a whole world of possibilities opens for the student to mix and match the different sewing patterns, or even develop their own once they understand the principle.
In these books the signatures are sewn directly onto the spine and they all have soft covers. Sewing cards will be made for at least 4 different patterns. Starting with a 3-signature pamphlet, Traditional Long-stitch, Italian Staggered and Link Stitch.

Exposed Bindings


Participants are expected to have at least four finished books at the end of the workshop. All exposed bound books open flat and are almost non-adhesive! Students should save the sewing cards for future reference. No previous experience required but helpful.

Lucía Farías received her bachelor’s degree in Fine Art from Universidad de Monterrey in Mexico and owns an MFA in Book Arts from The University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She worked for Jace Graf at Cloverleaf Studio in Austin, Texas. She manages Oveja Verde, her bindery and teaches foundation classes at Universidad de Monterrey as well as bookbinding workshops. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. She lives and works in Monterrey Mexico.

To reserve your place, send a check (made out to SDBA) to Al Rodríguez, 736 Sutter Street, San Diego, CA 92103, or use your credit card with our PayPal shopping cart. Non-member price includes a one-year membership in SDBA. (Note: each workshop requires a separate check or transaction.)

Laura Wait , Free Lecture
Friday, October 23, 2009, 7:30 pm
Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, 1008 Wall Street, La Jolla

Image & Structure of Artists’ Books
A workshop by Laura Wait
Saturday & Sunday, October 24 & 25, 2009, 9:00 am–4:00 pm
Pat D’Arrigo ARTS Center, 2820 Roosevelt Road, Suite 106, Liberty Station, Point Loma

In this class participants will use an intuitive approach to making an artist’s book, a unique work of art in book form. Using rich, colored images, we will create a unique codex-format book with painted pages and covers. The emphasis will be on intuition and the hand, rather than computer-generated imagery. Drawing inspiration from paste-paper techniques, participants will paint or decorate pages, enhancing them with stencils and stamps. Handwriting or text may also be included. The pages will be bound together in a drum leaf binding, an excellent structure for artists, made of a series of single, one-sided pages. Participants are welcome to bring their own art to discuss adaptations of the drum leaf binding for their particular projects. Learn more about Laura Wait and her unique books at www.laurawait.com.

Laura Wait, Image & Structure of Artist's Book WorkshopLaura Wait, Image & Structure of Artist's Book Workshop


Jill Berry, Free Lecture
Friday, September 18, 2009, 7:30 pm
Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, 1008 Wall Street, La Jolla

Painted Pages & All the Elements Book
Two workshops by Jill Berry
Painted Pages: Saturday, September 19, 2009, 9:00 am–4:00 pm
All the Elements Book: Sunday, September 20, 2009, 9:00 am–4:00 pm
Pat D’Arrigo ARTS Center, 2820 Roosevelt Road, Suite 106, Liberty Station, Point Loma
Each workshop: $85 members, $125 nonmembers
Or take both: $150 members, $190 nonmembers

In Painted Pages Jill Berry will show participants many of the techniques she uses to get patterns and images onto paper. Participants will incorporate symbols from all over the world as patterns, learn how to layer colors without creating mud, and produce velvety-surfaced papers that can be folded, torn, bound, and stitched into whatever book arts project you have in mind.

Jill Berry, Painted Pages WorkshopJill Berry, Painted Pages Workshop


Participants in All the Elements Book will create an illustrated page to transform into folios for a book made of wood, stone, thread, metal, and paper. Using symbols from the many samples provided, students will paint a freeform or mandala design with waterbased media, tear the large page down to smaller pages for a completely illustrated original book, and stitch the pages into the wooden spine embellished with beads and charms. We will be working with a visual language that comes from many areas of the world: African symbols, rock art, cave drawings, hobo glyphs, and hieroglyphics. Text will be added if time permits. No drawing experience is necessary. See Jill Berry’s work at www.jillberrydesign.com.

Jill Berry, All the Elements Book Workshop


To reserve your place, send a check (made out to SDBA) to Al Rodríguez, 736 Sutter Street, San Diego, CA 92103, or use your credit card with our PayPal shopping cart. (Note: each workshop requires a separate check or transaction.) Refunds will be made only for cancellations received two weeks (14 days) prior to the workshop start date, unless there is a wait-listed person available to fill the vacancy.

The Art of Transfers: Discovering the Possibilities
A demonstration and workshop by Chris Cozen
Acrylics from A to Z: Saturday, May 23, 2009, 9:30 am–11:00 am

As mixed-media artists we are fascinated with the potential of transferring images to surfaces. Acrylics from A to Z is a lecture and demo of various acrylic media and their inherent possibilities. It covers different types of pigments, different viscosities and types of paints and grounds, and color mixing. Learn how to extend paint to save money, how to mix paints with gels to create unique textured surfaces, and how to create surfaces for watercolors, graphite, charcoal, oil and soft pastels, colored pencil, and ink-jet printing. Discover iridescent and interference paints and the new OPEN Acrylics with longer drying times for increased blendability. The lecture also covers lightfastness of pigments and health and safety concerns.

If you would like to attend the Acrylics from A to Z Demonstration, which is FREE, but do not wish to register for the class, please email Al Rodríguez at alrod@cox.net. Be sure to include your full name and email address.

Transfer Class, Parts 1 & 2: Saturday, May 23, 2009, 1:00 pm–5:00 pm & Sunday, May 24, 2009, 10:00 am–3:00 pm
Pat D’Arrigo ARTS Center, 2820 Roosevelt Road, Suite 106, Liberty Station, Point Loma
There is no charge for the Acrylics from A to Z demonstration, but preregistration is required.
Transfer Class, Parts 1 & 2: $100 for members and nonmembers


Chris Cozen, The Art of Transfer WorkshopChris Cozen, The Art of Transfer WorkshopChris Cozen, The Art of Transfer Workshop


In the two-part Transfer Class, participants will work with a variety of acrylic products. Part 1 covers wet acrylics, known as pastes and gels. Each of these “receivers” of the transfers produces a different kind of surface when dry. Also explore the world of skin transfers, created with acrylic products that dry clear or translucent, providing the opportunity for layering in mixed-media applications. In Part 2 learn how to apply the transfers in mixed-media projects. Participants will also be able to try out a new line of acrylic products designed to work with ink-jet printers, to allow printing on previously unprintable surfaces such as metal and wood. To find out more about Chris Cozen’s work with collage and mixed media, visit her website www.chriscozenartist.com or check out her Working Artist page on www.goldenpaints.com.

Gail Rieke, Free Lecture
Friday, April 24, 2009, 7:30 pm
Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, 1008 Wall Street, La Jolla

Color Collage Adventure
A workshop by Gail Rieke
Saturday & Sunday, April 25 & 26, 2009, 9:00 am–4:00 pm
Pat D’Arrigo ARTS Center, 2820 Roosevelt Road, Suite 106, Liberty Station, Point Loma
$150 members, $190 nonmembers

Delve into the world of color using paper collage as the main form of expression. Discussion of the basics of color dynamics on the first day will segue into a digital slide presentation examining color concepts and vocabulary, and then a “scavenger hunt” to capture colors and shapes and explore the potential of monochrome. Returning to the studio, we will collage our discoveries. On the second day, explore the dynamics of complementary colors, again translating the results into a collage. And finally, experiment with “chords” of color. Some activities will be collaborative; others individual. At the close of the workshop, each participant will have a broader understanding of the dynamics of color and of individual responses to color and collage. Learn more about Gail Rieke’s work with color and collage at www.riekestudios.com.

Gail Rieke, Color Collage Adventure Workshop


To reserve your place, send a check (made out to SDBA) to Al Rodríguez, 736 Sutter Street, San Diego, CA 92103, or use your credit card with our PayPal shopping cart. (Note: each workshop requires a separate check or transaction.)

Hedi Kyle Letters Book
A workshop by Joan Crone & Al Rodríguez
Saturday & Sunday, March 14 & 15, 2009, 10:00 am–1:00 pm
Joan Crone’s Studio, 1302 Washington Place, San Diego
$90 members, $130 nonmembers

Constructed as a series of handmade envelopes housing letters and bound together in a book, this astonishing Hedi Kyle design provides a lovely way to preserve and honor your precious old letters, or to invent a story from scratch. By changing the dimensions of the paper used, you can make envelopes to accommodate whatever letter size works for your book, and the sewn inner cover can easily be adjusted to fit. The folded outer nonadhesive cover fits snugly, hiding the sewing on the inside cover and echoing the envelope fold of the pages.

Hedi Kyle's envelope design


To reserve your place, send a check (made out to SDBA) to Al Rodríguez, 736 Sutter Street, San Diego, CA 92103, or use your credit card with our PayPal shopping cart. (Note: each workshop requires a separate check or transaction.)

Karen Hanmer, Free Lecture
November 21 , 2008, 7:30 pm
Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, 1008 Wall Street, La Jolla

Karen Hanmer, Mona Lisa

Karen Hanmer, Workshop, Flagbooks: Interplay of Image and Text
November 22, 23, 2008, 9:00 am–4:00 pm
Pat D’Arrigo ARTS Center, 2820 Roosevelt Road, Suite 106, Liberty Station
$125.00 members, $165.00 non-members   

The foundation of Hedi Kyle’s deceptively small and simple book “flag book” structure is an accordion folded spine. Flaps attached to both sides of each of the spine’s “mountain” folds allow the artist to fragment and layer a number of complementary or contrasting images and narratives. When the flag book spine is pulled fully open, the fragmented images on the flaps come together to create a large, panoramic image. This transformation is accompanied by a delightful flapping sound. The spine and covers provide opportunities for additional imagery.
In this two day workshop, students will make two different styles of flag book. For both styles a sample will be made from kits provided by the instructor, plus a more finished book with students’ imagery and hand written text will be made for one or both as time permits.
Students will experiment with complementary and contrasting text and images. The class will discuss the effects of different spine and page dimensions, direction of motion, and which images fill be most successful for different book styles. Students will learn a tidy, non adhesive method of covering boards and use a jig to facilitate quicker, more precise assembly.

Julie Chen, Free Lecture
September 12, 2008, 7:30 pm
Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, 1008 Wall Street, La Jolla

Julie Chen's True to LifeJulie Chen's View
Julie Chen's Full Circle II

True to Life, View, and Full Circle II, by Julie Chen. See more of Julie’s work at www.flyingfishpress.com.

Julie Chen, Workshop, Complex Multilevel Boxes
September 13-14, 9:00 am–4:00 pm
Pat D’Arrigo ARTS Center, 2820 Roosevelt Road, Suite 106, Liberty Station
$150.00 members, $190.00 non-member
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Emily Martin, Free Lecture
June 13, 2008, 7:30 pm
Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, 1008 Wall Street, La Jolla

Emily Martin, Workshop, Cross-Structure Binding
June 14, 2008, 9:00 am–4:00 pm
Pat D’Arrigo ARTS Center, 2820 Roosevelt Road, Suite 106, Liberty Station
$75.00 members, $100.00 non-members


Emily Martin, Workshop, Secret Belgian Binding
June 15, 2008, 9:00 am–4:00 pm
Pat D’Arrigo ARTS Center, 2820 Roosevelt Road, Suite 106, Liberty Station
$75.00 members, $100.00 non-members

Take both workshops and save: $125.00 members, $165.00 non-members

Emily Martin, Cross-Structure BindingThe Cross-Structure Binding is a contemporary binding which resulted from Carmencho Arrugui's study of pre-16th century bindings. This variation was developed by Hedi Kyle and uses a heavy cover paper with paste paper patterns on both sides. The cover is constructed from one long strip of two sided paste paper. The cover is folded in such a way that the covers are double thicknesses of the paste paper and the text block is sewn directly into the cover using strips cut into one end of the paste paper. These strips are laced through the spine and folded around to form a decorative pattern of crossing strips of the paste paper on the spine. This is a non-adhesive binding.

Emily Martin, Secret Belgian Binding

The Secret Belgian Binding is a historical binding, rediscovered by Hedi Kyle, and has been attributed to the Belgians. Its origins are still obscure. This hard cover book can be made with paste paper or other decorated papers or book cloth. The two covers and the spine piece are constructed of binder’s board covered with paper or cloth; each piece is separate until sewn onto the text block. The text block is sewn separately. The covers are sewn onto the text block using a pattern of stitches, which traps the spine in place with a set of loops back and forth across the spine between the front and back covers. This binding yields an attractive and very sturdy book with a decorative pattern of colored waxed linen threads on the spine.

Joan Michaels Paque, Free Lecture
April 18, 2008, 7:30 pm
Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, 1008 Wall Street, La Jolla

Joan Michaels Paque is a multi-media artist who has exhibited and taught internationally throughout Australia, Japan, Europe, Mexico, Canada and the United States. She studied at Layton School of Art and Marquette University on scholarship. This experience was a foundation for applications in both literary and visual art forms including the authoring and publishing of three books and writing for art journals. Her artworks are found in many prestigious public and private collections.

Joan Michaels Paque, Workshop, Creative Journey: 3D Paper Arts (Books, Boxes and More)
April 19-20, 2008, 9:00 am–4:00 pm
Pat D’Arrigo ARTS Center, 2820 Roosevelt Road, Suite 106, Liberty Station
$125.00 members, $165.00 non-members

Joan Michaels PaqueJoan Michaels Paque
Joan Michaels Paque

This hands-on Paper Arts course includes both traditional and innovative building and binding techniques. Among methods introduced are sewn, woven, interlocking, pop-up, origami and kinetic structures. The use of both conventional and unorthodox materials is illustrated along with creative concepts, ideas and applications. Architectural and engineering principles are explored along with expedient and simplified methods of working. Participants will make prototypes and maquette studies that are applicable in 2D and 3D for later adaptation into media, material and technique of choice. Emphasis is on kinetic structures. Instructor’s non intimidating, enjoyable methods encourage an empirical, problem solving approach  and  individual  style development.
Joan Michaels Paque includes the results of her research, development and experimentation with complex pleat and twist folds and tessellations that resulted in a series of unique sculptural kinetic books. Course content, for both the serious and the curious, is also applicable in the fine and graphic arts, sculpture and in teaching.  
For more information about Joan Michaels Paque, visit her Web site at www.joanmichaels.paque.com. Photos of her work may be seen at www.flickr.com/photos/83855901@N00/.

Diane Gage, Poetry Workshop, WORDPLAY: Occasions and Strategies
March 15, 2008, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
McCoy House, Old Town
$25 members, $35 non-members

In 30-some years of writing and teaching, poet/writer Diane Gage has amassed a treasure trove of strategies and tactics to get interesting words going somewhere together on a page. In this class she will share some of her best tricks and tips to help you get yours going too. Come prepared to play with lively words in whole new ways!
This event is supported by Poets & Writers, Inc. through a grant it has received from the Hearst Foundation.

Victoria Rabinowe, Free Lecture,
Friday, February 22, 2008, 7:30 pm
Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, 1008 Wall Street, La Jolla

Victoria Rabinowe's dream bookVictoria Rabinowe's dream book

Two of Victoria Rabinowe’s dream books.

Victoria Rabinowe, Workshop, The Art of the Dream
February 23, 24, 2008, 9:00 am–4:00 pm
Pat D’Arrigo ARTS Center, 2820 Roosevelt Road, Suite 106, Liberty Station,
$125 members, $165.00 non-members

Create a book filled with dream-inspired artwork that investigates the realm of enchantment, the landscape of myth, and the genius of the night mind. Guided techniques in dream work, image making and creative writing will transform the curious wanderings of the night mind into books filled with the archetypal themes of personal metaphor and symbolic imagery.
Bring a dream. It can be a recent dream or one from any time in your life. If you don’t consider yourself a dreamer, start now by keeping a journal, a pen and a small flashlight by the side of your bed. Ask for a dream before you go to sleep and stay in bed for a few moments in the morning before getting up and into the day’s activity. Train yourself to jot down any fragments and any dream material whether it makes sense or not. Try to take a moment at breakfast to reread and clarify your notes. If you are in the habit of journaling or meditating, take time to muse upon some of the characters, events or emotions that come up without any need to “interpret”.
All participants should bring a journal or notebook to work in for the workshop. We will do collage and writing dream exercises on Saturday before building our books and doing our final project on Sunday.
Victoria Rabinowe
Victoria Rabinowe is a multimedia artist whose work is profoundly inspired by her dreams. She believes that dreams are one of the most authentic links to the creative source. Trained in advanced DreamTending at Pacifica Graduate Institute, she has taught over 500 workshops, seminars and retreats in the art and craft of dream work to artists, writers, therapists, teachers and spiritual guidance counselors. She is an annual presenter at the International Association for the Study of Dreams.
You can find out more about Victoria at http://victoriadreams.com.

A Free seminar by Sandra Kroupa
Athenaeum Music and Arts Library
January 18, 2008, 3:00–5:00 p.m.
Answering Questions: Professional Practice in the Book Arts

In this seminar Sandra Kroupa will present some basic guidelines of professional practice for book artists based on the typical questions she answers on a regular basis. Topics that will be addressed are selling books to institutions, working with book dealers/galleries, exhibitions, donations, copyright, materials choices, packaging, publicity and editioning. She will talk about what the artist should know about the “how, what and where” in identifying their work. There will be time for participants to ask their own questions as well. Co-sponsored by San Diego Book Arts and the Athenaeum Music and Arts Library

San Diego Book Arts General Meeting
January 19, 2008, 2:00–5:00 p.m. (note time change)
La Jolla Riford Library
7555 Draper Avenue (off Pearl, two blocks east of La Jolla Blvd)
Striving for Balance: Text, Image, Structure

In this illustrated lecture, Sandra Kroupa, Book Arts and Rare Book Curator at the University of Washington Libraries, Seattle, will look at artists’ books from the last twenty years, focusing on pieces that successfully balance the three main elements of books—text, image and structure. Ms. Kroupa hopes to introduce the audience to work of emerging artists, artists who are still striving for national recognition, while not missing the important names in the field. All the images will be drawn from the Libraries’ 14,000 volume Book Arts Collection.
Sandra Kroupa has worked in Special Collections at the University of Washington Libraries for nearly 40 years, most of that time involved with the book arts. Sandra writes, lectures, teaches classes, curates exhibitions and gives workshops on topics related to the book arts, both historical and modern. A founding member of the Book Arts Guild, a regional book arts organization begun 28 years ago, Sandra schedules lectures and workshops of visiting artists and acts as membership secretary of the group. She has apprenticed to a bookbinder, owns two letterpresses and takes as many workshops and specialized courses as possible to better assist students in understanding book history and creating their own books.

 

A quilted book

Quilted Books Workshop: Jane LaFazio
October 20, 2007, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Semi-Permanent Ink Spot in the Art Center Lofts
710 13th Street, Studio 210, San Diego
$65.00 members, $85.00 non-members.
Materials Fee: $10

Create a small fabric book containing your story or poem. As you create your book from your fabric, you’ll learn transfer techniques to get your words on to fabric, basic sewing and embroidery techniques, and hopefully the joy of creating with cloth. Jane will supply the stiff interfacing for the book pages, a few book designs to choose from, fabric scraps, threads, and buttons. You bring an assortment of small pieces of fabric (4 or 5 ‘fat quarters’ (a fat quarter is a piece of fabric18x22”) sold at craft or fabric stores would be enough) sewing needles, scissors, and most importantly, your short story or poem. (Optional: sewing and embroidery thread, ribbons, buttons, charms or anything that fits the theme of your text.)

Questions?Jane@PlainJaneStudio.com See Jane’s art at www.PlainJaneStudio.com To reserve a spot in the work shop, send a check (made out to SDBA) for $65.00 members, $85.00 non-members, to Al Rodríguez, 736 Sutter Street, San Diego, CA 92103.

A Taste of Gold
June 9, 2007, 9:00 – 11:00 am
McCoy House, Old Town San Diego
$15.00 members, $20.00 non-members
$4.00 materials fee will be collected at the workshop

Did you ever wonder which gold to use on a project? Did you know that no two golds are exactly alike? Yvonne Perez-Collins will lead us through gold sampling of 34 products. This is an excellent opportunity to see a wide variety of gold inks and paints on artist quality white and black paper. You will test these fluids in your writing tools. Each participant will leave the meeting with two excellent reference sheets and three pages of information. At the end of the sampling, you may be surprised which pigments have become your favorites. To reserve your place, send a check (made out to SDBA) to Al Rodríguez, 736 Sutter Street, San Diego, CA 92103.

A Taste of Gold

"The gold presentation I will be giving on June 9 will give you the opportunity to test just over $250 worth of assorted gold pigments. The sample sheets you create will help you make an informed choice on which gold pigment will be appropriate for your next project, whether it be for book pages/covers, collage, painting or calligraphy. 

  • Pre-lined sheets of black and white Mi Teintes paper will make your sampling easy to keep things in order. 
  • A three-page chart of information will include sources, prices, features for all the products tested.  
  • Pigments will include gold pens, brush, ink, watercolor, gouache and acrylics. 

I look forward to sharing this informative morning with you. A $4 material fee will be collected for the art paper, hand-out and pigments."
–Yvonne Perez-Collins, Workshop Artist

Reviews of this Workshop

I took this workshop recently and it was a fun and easy way to see a wide variety of products. It was easy to see that several were not what we thought they were and could then identify our favorites. I keep the sheets as my gold reference!
–Megg Sohn, SDBA Board Secretary

I took this workshop at a recent meeting of the Calligraphy group and can tell you that the information you will gather is invaluable. When will you ever have over 30 samples of gold media to sample? For fifteen bucks! I've already used the information on a piece I'm working on. And you don't have to be a calligrapher to use this media—I'm not. Gold is legendary in its ability to add sparkle and class to your work. Find out what does work and what doesn't work, for all that glitters is not gold.
–Al Rodriguez, SDBA Programs Chair

Design Matters: The Work of Dominic Riley, Artist Bookbinder
July 6, 2007, 7:30 pm, Lecture
Athenaeum Music & Arts Library
100 Wall Street, La Jolla

Dominic Riley studied bookbinding at the London College of Printing, and has worked in binderies in London, New York, San Francisco and for the last six years in the Lake District in England. He is a founder member of the bookbinding program at the San Francisco Center for the Book, where he teaches every summer. He also travels across the US teaching bookbinding. He is a past president of the Hand Bookbinders of California, and is currently Vice-Chairman of the Society of Bookbinders, and a Licentiate of Designer Bookbinders, the two UK based societies devoted to promoting the craft. His Design Bindings are held in many private and public collections, and he has won over a dozen awards in the last five years for his bindings.

Pastepaper Sketchbook

Pastepapers, Contemporary Patterns with Acrylics
July 7, 2007, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.
The Ideal Sketchbook
July 8, 2007, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.
Swedenborgian Church
4144 Campus Avenue, San Diego
Each workshop, $75.00 for members, $115.00, non-members;
Both workshops, $140.00 for members, $180.00, non-members.

Dominic Riley’s “ideal sketchbook” is based on a historical design that is relatively easy to produce, yet results in a very durable and functional binding. You will take home a book that you will be proud use. And even experienced paste paper makers will benefit from time spent with this creative and innovative designer. Dominic’s classes are a delight; comfortably paced, yet packed with useful information and techniques. To reserve your place, send a check (made out to SDBA) to Al Rodríguez, 736 Sutter Street, San Diego, CA 92103. Please be sure to specify which workshop(s) you want to attend.

April 1, 2007 2:00-4:00 p.m.

The Eighth Annual Edible Book Tea
UCSD Geisel Library, Seuss Room
FREE to SDBA Members, Guests Public
(Funds raised in the raffle/silent auction go directly to support programs and exhibitions for SDBA members.)

The Edible Book Tea is just around the corner and to make it a success we need three ingredients: edible books or book related items, donated items, and YOU!

Thanks to Lynda Claassen, Special Collections Librarian at UCSD, last year’s tea was a great success. All who attended had a wonderful time seeing, eating, winning, and making books. Once again, Lynda has generously extended a welcome to SDBA and the Edible Book Tea. Please join us in the Seuss Room in UCSD’s Geisel Library and help make this year’s event truly special.

  • Visit the “Make and Take” table and create a unique flag book!
  • Sample the many and varied edible “books.” They are a feast for the eyes as well as the stomach!
  • Donate an artist’s book, printed broadside, blank book, book about book arts, new art supplies, pop-up book, subscription to an art journal, a print, gift certificate, or whatever. Buy raffle tickets or bid on silent auction items and go home with a piece of art!
  • Buy a raffle ticket for a chance to win a 4 day, 3 night stay in a private downtown Vancouver condo (Donated by Past President Elaine Antoniuk)!
  • Visit with friends and make new ones as we spend a pleasant afternoon together over tea and art! What could be better?

Invitations will be mailed mid-March for the Edible Book Tea. When you get your invitation, please return the enclosed RSVP cards and make sure to check off what you are bringing to the tea.

Those who are bringing edible books, items for the raffle, or otherwise participating, should plan to arrive and set up between 1:00 and 1:30.

Most of all, come and have fun!

—Gina Pisello and Stephen Sloan, EBT chairs

March 10, 2007, 10:00–1:00 PM

Shaping Words with Poet Diane Gage at San Diego Writer's Ink / Semi-Permanent Ink Spot, Downtown, San Diego, $25.00

What do a pantoum, a villanelle, a triolet, a list, and a cinquain all have in common? Each is a possible way to shape a poem! As a book artist, you no doubt pay careful attention to the formal properties of your creations. But what about the formal properties of the words inside your books? And how might such forms harmonize, or even do the tango, with your book structures?

Poet Diane Gage offers a workshop focused on some poetic forms that might lend themselves well to book projects. Her approach tends to be playful and participatory, so besides examining a variety of poetic forms, participants will have a chance to spend time writing as well. You are also invited to bring ideas and questions about your own future book projects.

Diane is a published poet who earned a Ph.D. in English Literature from Arizona State University in 1978. Since then she has gone on to develop her interest in visual art (especially fiber and collage) as well as in language. Some of her fiber art work is available at La Jolla Fiber Art Gallery on Girard Avenue in La Jolla. Dr. Gage is also trained as an Expressive Arts Counselor, helping people to flourish and blossom as creative beings. Recent projects include “Walking In Birdland,” in which daily haiku composed on walks in her 1950s tract-home neighborhood have become a series of books that were displayed in the recent SDBA show at the Mission Valley Library.

You can read a bit more about Diane online at www.publicaddress.us. Click on the name “Gage” when it appears as you scroll over artists’ photos on the homepage. Here’s an example of a “list” poem, recently published in the “Magee Park Poets Anthology 2007” and the “San Diego Poetry Annual”:

FINCH LANE
Diane Gage

the man who took to folding
laundry in his dreams
the man who walked a dog
smaller than the fold of his belly
the man who edged his lawn daily
while his daughter shook her head
the man whose father wasn’t sad
enough in his mother’s waiting room
the man who pulled over when
Bjoerling sang Nessun Dorma
the block they all lived on
with its cracking sidewalks

February 24 & 25, 2007

Sas Colby Workshops. Sas Colby’s workshops have room for six more participants. Names will be added to the list in the order in which their check is received. If your check is received after the class is full, the check will be held in case of a cancellation.

Sas Colby is a mixed media artist with more than thirty years’ experience. Her survey exhibition, “Twenty Years of Book Thinking,” originated in Santa Fe before traveling to Philadelphia and Oakland, California, in 1995. She was the featured speaker at the James Renwick Craft Alliance of the Smithsonian Institution. Her work is in many international art collections including the Australian National Gallery, Canberra, and the Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris. Sas currently divides her time between Berkeley, California, and Taos, New Mexico, where she conducts annual art retreats.

Metaphor and Meaning in Artists’ Books. Saturday, February 24, 2007. This workshop investigates the role of metaphor in artists’ books, and provides the tools to conceive and produce a visual book uniting content and materials. Writing exercises will lead participants into producing text for visual interpretation. Non-traditional methods of bookmaking will be demonstrated. The emphasis is on how to unify text, image and material to make the book come alive.

The Art of Juxtaposition. Sunday, February 25, 2007. Make a small construction using found objects and collage. One plus one equals much more than two. See how the pairing of images and found objects immediately generates additional meaning in an artwork. Through a series of free associative exercises we’ll each design a small construction that illustrates the power of juxtaposition, similar to the way metaphor functions in poetry. Collage and assemblage techniques will be demonstrated.

Both Sas Colby workshops will be held at Mesa College and will cost $90 00 each. If you sign up for both workshops, however, the fees are discounted to $175.00. Send a check (made out to SDBA) to Al Rodriguez, 736 Sutter Street, San Diego, CA 92103, to reserve a spot. Bring a lunch!

February 23, 2007

Sas Colby will present a visiting artist lecture in conjunction with her workshops at 7:00 PM at the McCoy House in Old Town San Diego State Historic Park. FREE to members and the general public.
Google Map of how to get to Old Town