Book Arts Classes

    • Thursday, July 19, 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • BARN Book Arts Studio, Class Code: BO071918SC
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    Join us in our 'Book of the Month' Club held the afternoon of the third Thursday of the month. The Carousel book is the third in a series of workshops that feature a new structure for making books in each session. 

    In this third session, you'll be making a Carousel book. The first carousel books date from the late 1930’s. This format is related to the tunnel book, with several layers in each segment. The viewer usually looks into a window or frame at the front of each segment. These books are great fun to make and decorate, and you can use a variety of mark-making tools to add images and text. You'll leave with a complete carousel and instructions to make more.

    There will be a Materials fee of $10 added to the cost of class when you register.

    These classes are taught by a variety of instructors, and you can expect great ideas, excellent teaching and experience.

    This class is being offered by Susan Callan, whose workshops are known for being informative, productive and just plain fun!

    • Saturday, August 04, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • BARN Book Arts Studio, Class Code: BO080418MJL
    • 6
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    In the Book Arts Studio Orientation you will get an overview of the variety of books and binding styles that can be made in classes at the BARN.  We'll also tour the studio and become familiar with the proper use of the equipment used in bookbinding.  In addition, participants will learn to bind a simple soft-bound booklet. 

    This orientation is free and open to both members and non-members alike,

    • Tuesday, August 07, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BARN Book Arts Studio, Class Code: BO080718MJ
    • 5
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    The Jacob’s Ladder artists’ book structure is borrowed from a folk toy traditionally made of blocks of wood held together with ribbons. The structure is held from one end and allowed to dangle vertically. When the block being held is tilted, the remaining blocks flip over in succession, producing a cascading visual effect. The Jacob's Ladder structure is an old one, but just as much fun and as full of amazement as it was when it was brand new. You'll use images from old books to create a two sided book whose pages flip over, using ribbons, book board, and your imagination!  

    A Materials fee of $10 will be added when you register. 

    These classes are taught by a variety of instructors, and you can expect great ideas, excellent teaching and experience.

    This class is being offered by MJ Linford.

    This class series is being repeated in the afternoons on the 3rd Thursday of the month. Please see the Book Arts Studio Calendar to register.

    • Monday, August 13, 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    • BARN Book Arts Studio, Class Code: BO081318MJL
    • 10

    This class has been canceled.

    For youth ages 14 - 18
    (Four session class: Monday through Thursday)

    This workshop is both an introduction to artists’ books that address issues of social change and personal narrative, and also an opportunity to make an artist book that safely expresses those ideas, beliefs, and feelings. This class is specifically designed for you, the teen who is looking for a way to safely express issues relevant to your world.

    From school shootings to college application pressure to social encounters, teens often hold very impassioned viewpoints about contemporary issues that can be distilled into meaningful artist books. Starting with simple writing exercises, we’ll explore the issues and experiences that are meaningful to you, and then we’ll work individually to create a book that expresses those concerns, emotions, and experiences. You’ll work on a simple binding structure while learning about how words and images can work together to tell a story.  A variety of mark-making tools will be supplied for creating images and text.  

    Important Notes:

    • Please bring this permission slip to the first day of class.
    • Minimal financial assistance available. Please apply here.
    • If you would like BARN to know any specific information about your child's allergies or learning needs, please email Julie Leung: julie@BainbridgeBARN.org


    Instructor: MJ Linford is a Book Artist with over 40 years of experience working with books and students. Her work can be seen in the book arts room at BIMA, as well as online on YouTube


    • Thursday, August 23, 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • BARN Book Arts Studio, Class Code: BO082318ML
    • 5
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    The Jacob’s Ladder artists’ book structure is borrowed from a folk toy traditionally made of blocks of wood held together with ribbons. The structure is held from one end and allowed to dangle vertically. When the block being held is tilted, the remaining blocks flip over in succession, producing a cascading visual effect. The Jacob's Ladder structure is an old one, but just as much fun and as full of amazement as it was when it was brand new. You'll use images from old books to   create a two sided book whose pages flip over, using ribbons, book board, and your imagination!  

    A Materials fee of $10 will be added when you register. 

    These classes are taught by a variety of instructors, and you can expect great ideas, excellent teaching and experience.

    This class is being offered by MJ Linford.

    Please Note: This class series is is normally held on the 3rd Thursday of the month. However, this month is different...it is being held on the fourth Thursday due to scheduling conflicts.

    • Saturday, August 25, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • BARN, Small Classroom, Class Code: BO082518AB
    • 7
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    Papercutting is an art that spans history and cultures, from simple silhouettes to intricate designs. In this class, you will learn the basics of papercutting and how to create your very own papercuts. We will cover everything from paper, finding inspiration and cutting techniques. You will leave class with at least one finished papercut ready for framing. 

    Level: Introductory/Beginning Class, all levels welcome 14+.

    An additional materials fee of $15 will be added to the class cost when you register. This fee is for a hobby knife and extra blades, self healing cutting mat, and paper. You will go home with these materials.











    Instructor Bio:

    Bloedel Reserve Creative Resident Anna Brones is a writer, artist and producer. She is the author of several books including Fika: The Art of the Swedish Coffee Break and Hello, Bicycle: An Inspired Guide to the Two-Wheeled Life, and the founder, publisher and editor of Comestible, a biannual journal about food. She also works as a papercut artist, creating illustrations from a single piece of paper.  More of her work can be found at http://annabrones.com/


    • Tuesday, September 04, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BARN Book Arts Studio, Class Code: BO090418ML
    • 6
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    Join us in our evening 'Book of the Month' Club held the first Tuesday of the month. Sometimes called the traditional name Asa-No-Ha Toji (Hemp Leaf Binding), Japanese stab bound books are a beautiful way to bind single sheets together to make a book form.

    This month we will decorate a box and fill it with sampler stitch patterns and templates.  You'll go home with a handsome box filled with stitch designs and the skills to make many more templates, and endless stitch designs.

    A Materials fee of $10 will be added when you register. 

    These classes are taught by a variety of instructors, and you can expect great ideas, excellent teaching and experience.

    This class is being offered by MJ Linford.

    This class series is also being offered in the afternoons on the 3rd Thursday of the month. Please see the Book Arts Studio Calendar.

    • Thursday, September 20, 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • BARN Book Arts Studio, Class Code: BO092018MJL
    • 6
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    Join us in our afternoon 'Book of the Month' Club held the third Thursday of the month. Sometimes called the traditional name Asa-No-Ha Toji (Hemp Leaf Binding), Japanese stab bound books are a beautiful way to bind single sheets together to make a book form. 

    This month we will decorate a box and fill it with sampler stitch patterns and templates.  You'll go home with a handsome box filled with stitch designs and the skills to make many more templates, and endless stitch designs.


    A Materials fee of $10 will be added when you register. 

    These classes are taught by a variety of instructors, and you can expect great ideas, excellent teaching and experience.

    This class is being offered by MJ Linford.

    This class series is also being offered in the evenings on the first Tuesday of the month. Please see the Book Arts Studio Calendar.

    • Saturday, September 22, 2018
    • Sunday, September 23, 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Book Arts Studio, Class Code: BO0918JWMJL
    • 7
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    In this two session class you will learn the techniques and gain the skills necessary for making your own nature journal/sketchbook with a Coptic binding. Learn from a writer/spiritual ecologist and a master bookmaker.

    You will be guided through step-by-step instructions for compiling, completing, and decorating your handmade book. Coptic-bound journals allow for pages to be opened flat, making them ideal for outdoor use.

    You will also be guided through simple outdoor, creative, nature-based, and writing activities aimed to inspire content for your journal/sketchbook. Please bring a willingness to go outside (with weather-appropriate clothing, rain or shine) for brief periods of time to engage in some of these inspiring activities. Students will leave class with their Coptic-bound book and a start on filling the pages with nature-inspired writings and images.

    There will be an additional $10 supply fee paid during the registration process.

    Please feel free to bring a bag lunch. BARN has a refrigerator to store your lunch in. 

    Instructors:

    Jennifer J. Wilhoit, Ph.D. is an author, mentor, editor, and spiritual ecologist who has been researching the connection between creativity and nature for over two decades. Drawing from ecological and human nature, she offers compassionate processes for navigating writing and other creative projects. Through her practice, TEALarbor stories, Jennifer works individually with writers of many genres from all over the world; offers workshops, trainings, courses, and retreats to diverse audiences; and presents her work frequently at professional conferences. Jennifer has published three nonfiction books including Writing on the Landscape: Essays and Practices to Write, Roam, Renew (2017); dozens of articles, book chapters, essays, newspaper articles, and guest blogs; and keeps her own blog. She’s currently working on her next book, scheduled for release later this year. Jennifer is also a longtime hospice volunteer. Please visit her web site at www.tealarborstories.com


    Mary Jeanne (MJ) Linford
    has been a professional book artist for over 20 years, under the press name Bad Girl Press (badgirlpress.com). Learning both by doing and also studying with Hazel Koenig at the University of Washington, she specializes in pop-up books as well as traditional binding styles. She also works with three other women under the press name Full Plate Press. Her books are in selected museums, libraries and collections nationwide, and can be seen in the book arts room at Bainbridge Island Museum of Art.


    • Saturday, October 20, 2018
    • Sunday, October 21, 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Small Classroom & Book Arts Studio, Class Code: BO102018AB
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    We are very excited to bring Alicia Bailey back to BARN for another of her wonderful workshops.  

    Alicia is a rare combination of talented artist and excellent teacher, and this workshop is sure to be another fabulous experience.  

    This is a weekend class you won't want to miss!

    A materials fee of $20 will be added when you register.

    Please feel free to bring a bag lunch. BARN has a refrigerator to store your lunch in.

    Using a variety of layering, transfer and mark making techniques, and working from a personal memory or other favorite narrative, participants will create a hard cover accordion book.  Participants will then create a single tray partition box with a built in shadow box that will allow for permanent storage of a personal object alongside the newly made book.

    • Participants will be asked ahead of time to bring a small object to the workshop that triggers a memory or holds some sort of personal significance.
    • No previous bookmaking experience is required. Painting and drawing experience is helpful but not required. 
    • Please feel free to bring a bag lunch. BARN has a refrigerator to store your lunch in. There are limited options for purchasing lunch nearby.

      Alicia Bailey is a well-known book artist, and owner of the Abecedarian Gallery in Coloroado.  She currently travels the country giving workshops and trunk shows of the work of book artists from her gallery.  She began publishing under the Ravenpress imprint in 1996. Ravenpress publications are held in private, public and special collections worldwide. 

      Please note:  If this class should fail to meet the minimum enrollment 10 days before the first scheduled meeting, it will be canceled.

      • Saturday, November 17, 2018
      • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
      • BARN wide event

      BARN Artisans' Sale


      Join our BARN Artisans in a show and sell event. 


      More info to come soon!

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