Paper and Stitch Collage–Mixed Media
Saturday, January 18, 2013 | 10am–4pm
Richmond Art Center, 2540 Barrett Avenue, Richmond, CA 94804 | 510-620-6772

In this class, you’ll combine paper, thread and your own meaningful imagery to create a series of small collages. I’ll share a slideshow of collage inspiration and demonstrate techniques to help unify your works. Hand-stitching and embroidery will be demonstrated. Price will be posted in fall catalog. Additional details in this post.


Book Binding: Exposed Spines

Saturday and Sunday, January 25–26, 2013 | 10am–4pm
Richmond Art Center, 2540 Barrett Avenue, Richmond, CA 94804 | 510-620-6772

Exposed spines are a long-time favorite of mine. In this class, you’ll bind two soft-cover books with exposed spines: a crossed structure binding by Carmencho Arregui and a second that is sewn onto tapes. I also show you how to fold an origami pocket to include inside your books. Some bookbinding experience helpful but not required. Bring a lunch.

Materials list: bone folder with a point for scoring, metal ruler, triangle or L-square, craft knife i.e. X-Acto, cutting mat, bookbinding awl*, cheap glue brush, pencil and white eraser. Bring these if you have them: spring divider and a 10 1/2″ (or larger) plastic cutting square, i.e. Omnigrid $10 materials fee includes for your use: cover paper, inside sheets, waxed linen thread, needle, PVA glue, *t-pins as a substitute for awls, directions for making your books after the workshop.

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Previous
2013 Nov 2 Paper and Stitch Collage RAC
2013 Sep 7 Pocketful of Identity Workshop Sonoma County Book Arts Guild
2013 Aug 9, 16, 23 Collage in my Studio Workshops Leah Virsik’s studio
2013 Jun 19–Jul 31 Collage: Navigate Your Journey–Mixed Media RAC
2013 Jan 16–Feb 13 Collage Uncovered RAC
2012 Aug 20, 27 Paper and Stitch Collage Autobody Fine Art
2012 Jul 30 Paper and Stitch Collage Leah Virsik’s studio
2012 Jul 7 Slot & Tab Collage Book Sonoma County Book Arts Guild
2012 Jun 13–Aug 1 Collage Uncovered RAC
2012 May 19 Fabric Collage Postcards Mastick Senior Center
2012 Mar 29 ­–May 17 Collage Bound RAC
2012 Apr 4 – May 23 Collage Uncovered RAC
2012 Jan 11 – Feb 29 Collage Uncovered RAC
2011 Nov 5, 12 Expression thru Book Arts with Nan Watanabe RAC
2011 Sept 21, 28, Oct 5, 12 Mixed-Media Fabric Collage RAC
2011 July 6 – July 27 Layers of Meaning – Collage and the Book RAC
2011 July 2 Accordion Storage Binding Sonoma County Book Arts Guild
2011 April 6 – May 25 Layers of Meaning – Collage and the Book RAC
2011 Jan 12 – Mar 2 Layers of Meaning – Collage and the Book RAC
2010 July 10 Bind Your Own Scrap Journal SCRAP San Francisco, CA
2010 Apr 18 Simple Handbound Journal Frank Bette Center, Alameda, CA
2010 Feb 28 Make Your Own Artful Mail Frisbie St., Oakland, CA
2010 Feb 7 Simple Handbound Journal Frank Bette Center, Alameda, CA
2009 Nov 21 Simple Handbound Journal Frank Bette Center, Alameda, CA
2009 Oct 17 Bay Area Book Arts Jam Foothill College, Los Altos Hills, CA
2009 Aug 30 Simple Handbound Journal Frisbie St., Oakland, CA
2009 Alyson B. Stanfield’s Art Biz Connection Salon, Oakland, CA, Facilitator
2008 Artist Business CircleFrank Bette Center, Alameda, CA
2007 Alameda Literati Book Fair, Alameda, CA