Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Focus on Book Arts Conference 2013

I am so excited to be invited back as a teacher at the Focus on Book Arts Conference this year. I'll be teaching our Ten Book Workshop (exciting details below). I love watching all the books made throughout this workshop and we have so much fun!

In the Ten Book Workshop each student creates ten books. 

While aimed at beginners, students of all skill levels are welcome. I've had intermediate students take the class and love it. We all learn by going back to the basics, and in this class we will cover the basics of bookbinding.

The ten book structures we make in the 3 day workshop are:

- Single sheet book
- Chapbooks
- Japanese stab bound book
- Flowerfold book
- A traditional hardcover book (sewn onto tapes with a drop spine)
- Accordion book with pockets and signatures
- Circle accordion book
- Hinged ledger book
- Soft cover leather long-stitch book
- Hard cover long-stitch book

The Focus on Book Arts Conference is Book Arts heaven for one week. It's held in Forest Grove, Oregon which is just a 20 minute drive from Portland. You can visit focusonbookarts.org to explore and learn more about the conference. Registration is already underway, so sign up soon if there is a particular class you'd like to take (like the Ten Book Workshop!)


Pat said...

Hi there,
I'd really like to take your class at Forest Grove but I am a REAL beginner at this and don't want to hold the class up. The class description reads geared for a beginner, was wondering how basic it really is.

Unknown said...

Hi Pat,

It's very basic and you will not hold the class up at all! We've had all skill levels take this but most are students who have never made a book before. We stick together for half the class but after that, we all go at different paces so those who take longer don't feel too rushed.

Pat said...

Oh great! I'll sign up tomorrow! Thanks for the prompt answer and look forward to meeting you and learning all that I can.

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