Upcoming classes

Front Image: ©2011 Nan Watanabe Seeker’s Path paper, fabric, plastic 4 5/8″ x 3″
Rear Image: ©2011 Leah Virsik Discovery acrylic paint, paper, Tar Gel 3 5/8″ x 2 9/16 x 5/8″

I’m looking forward to teaching with Nan Watanabe coming up in September and November! We’ll be two different book structures for each session. Enrollment at the Richmond Art Center starts August 16 by calling 510-620-6772 or register online beginning August 23.

expression through book arts
Leah Virsik & Nan Watanabe
Each of us is an artist with a unique point of view. In this session, we will amplify and weave your creative voice using content and book structures. Explore how content leads structure and how structure leads content, sparking ideas for project direction. Working with collage, paint, mixed-media and content of your choosing, you’ll create meaningful, one-of-a-kind artist books. Materials list. $15 materials fee to instructors. 10 students minimum. Bring lunch.

Class FA18P • 2 Sat, Sep 10 & 17, 10 am – 4:00 pm
RAC Member $90 • Nonmember $110
Class FA19P • 2 Sat, Nov 5 & 12, 10 am – 4:00 pm
RAC Member $90 • Nonmember $110

Center Front 5 by Leah Virsik
©2010 Leah Virsik Center Front 5 paper, muslin, acrylic, thread 5 1/4 square inches
I’ll also be teaching mixed-media fabric collage demonstrating a technique I learned from DJ Pettitt. I’ve put my own spin on this technique and over the past year and a half it continues to excite me.

mixed-media fabric collage
Leah Virsik
Layer painted papers, thread and ephemera on muslin to create flexible collages that can stand alone as wall pieces or folded to make book pages or covers. Simple bindings will be demonstrated. Bring sewing machine during last two sessions if desired. Materials list. $10 materials fee.

Class FA20P • 4 Wed, Sep 21 – Oct 12, 6:30 – 9:30 pm
RAC Member $90 • Nonmember $110

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