Book Arts Classes

    • Thursday, May 24, 2018
    • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • BARN Book Arts Studio, Class Code: BO052418CY+
    • 3
    Register

    Curious about letterpress but not ready to take the plunge into professional textbooks and technicalities? This afternoon session is designed for just that.

    You’ll get hands-on experience with movable type under the guidance of two experts as you craft a dozen two-color, personalized bookmarks to keep for yourself or give away to the favorite readers in your life. If you've ever wanted to learn more about letterpress, this is an excellent opportunity to find out whether letterpress is for you!

    Instructors:
    Carl Youngmann
    and Ellie Mathews operate The North Press in Port Townsend, where they make custom bookmarks and much more with the collection of two hundred antique type fonts they’ve acquired during the thirty-five years they’ve been printing the old-fashioned way.

    NOTE: Members are free, but should register, since there is a cap on enrollment. Non-members have a $15 fee.  

    • Friday, May 25, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • BARN Book Arts Studio, Class Code: BO052518ML
    • 3
    Register

    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. 

    • Saturday, June 02, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • BARN Book Arts BO060218MJL
    • 10
    Register

    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. 

    • Tuesday, June 05, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BARN Book Arts Studio, Class Code: BO060518MJ
    • 5
    Register

    Join us in our 'Book of the Month' Club held the first Tuesday evening of the month. The Traveler's Companion is the second in a series of workshops that feature a new structure for making books each time. 

    In this session, you'll be making a Traveler's Companion book. Using a simple binding method and a variety of page styles, you'll make a book with many small 'pockets' and pages designed to keep your travel ephemera, memories and small sketches safe. These small mementos make for wonderful memories to look at over and over again.  

    We'll have colorful paper for you to use, and you'll leave with a completed book as well as printed instructions and the skills to make more.  

    A $10 Materials fee 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 Susan Callan.

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

    • Thursday, June 07, 2018
    • Friday, June 08, 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Book Arts Studio, Class Code: BO060718ML+
    • 7
    Register

    Sponging, marbling, brayer rolling, chalk rubbing, stenciling, tempera batik, crayon/watercolor resist, starch prints, watercolor/ acrylics flood wash are just a drop in the bucket of the different methods of making and using decorative papers for use in artist books.  We'll have several different techniques set up each day in stations for you decorate papers that can be used in a variety of book arts tasks.  You'll walk away with a large stack of papers and the knowledge to make more either at home or in the Book Arts Studio.

    Bring an apron and wear 'messy' clothes, we'll be using lots of messy materials.  Be sure to bring your sense of playfulness as well.  

    There will be a $15 materials fee charged when you regisiter.

    For further information, contact MJ Linford, book.lead1@bainbridgebarn.org


    • Friday, June 08, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • BARN Small Class Room, Class Code: BW060818JD
    • 4
    Register
    In this follow-up session of the popular Ready, Set, Shoot: How to Photograph Glass and Jewelry Successfully. Jerry Davis is back to show you how to make the photos that you took look better with photo processing.  Transform your photos from ho-hum to eye-popping:  learn to crop; add artistic elements; adjust color, brightness, sharpness, and contrast; correct flaws; and use special effects. 


    You can participate in the class in three ways:

    1. Bring your laptop, photos, and photo processing software, such as Photoshop, Lightroom, or any other.

    2. If you do not have a laptop to bring, we will have two computers on-site running Photoshop Elements.  You can practice on these if you bring a flash/thumb drive with your photos on it.  If not, we will have sample photos you can use.

    3. You can also just watch as Jerry demonstrates what to do. Then, take this knowledge home with you to practice on your own.

    INSTRUCTOR: Jerry Davis has been a photographer for over forty years.  Part of that time he was a craftsman as well.   After photographing his own work, he started shooting photos for other artists.  Much of their work was in glass or silver.  Yes, he started with the hard stuff.  He often traveled to the artists' locations so they could have full access to their creations.   He constructed many small photo studios in the artists' workshops.  Jerry works with available light, natural light, continuous lights, and strobes.

    • Tuesday, June 12, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • BARN Book Arts Studio, Class Code: BO061218EM+
    • 7
    Register
    For anyone who has mastered the basics of letterpress but would appreciate a little guidance while launching into independent projects, here’s your opportunity to work with a couple of experts in the room. Carl Youngmann and Ellie Mathews, who operate The North Press in Port Townsend, have agreed to hang out in the studio for the day and look over your shoulder while offering as much or as little advice as you’d like.

    Carl and Ellie are well known in the letterpress community as being well-rounded and knowledgeable in many letterpress operations.  They can help you sort out any issues and problems you might have with your project.

    • Thursday, June 14, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • BARN Book Arts Studio, Class Code: BO061418EM+
    • 8
    Register

    Let’s get small! Learn the basics of letterpress printing while working with the classic form of seventeen syllable poems. Bring your own haiku or choose from those provided. You will learn the language, tools, and materials of letterpress along the way. Set the type and print enough copies to exchange with others.

    Instructors:
    Ellie Mathews and Carl Youngmann operate The North Press in Port Townsend, where they specialize in designing and printing poetry broadsides, including haiku
    .  They are excellent instructors, knowledgeable and patient and have gotten rave reviews from students at the BARN.  

    This class was originally Letterpress Boot Camp. It counts toward obtaining Member fob access to the letterpress equipment.

    Please Note: A $10 materials fee will be added when you register.


    • Thursday, June 21, 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • BARN Book Arts Studio, Class Code: BO061718MJ
    • 3
    Register

    Join us in our 'Book of the Month' Club held the third Thursday afternoon of the month. The Traveler's Companion is the second in a series of workshops that feature a new structure for making books each time. 

    In this session, you'll be making a Traveler's Companion book. Using a simple binding method and a variety of page styles, you'll make a book with many small 'pockets' and pages designed to keep your travel ephemera, memories and small sketches safe. These small mementos make for wonderful memories to look at over and over again.  

    We'll have colorful paper for you to use, and you'll leave with a completed book as well as printed instructions and the skills to make more.  

    A $10 Materials fee 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 Susan Callan.

    This class series is also being offered in the evenings on the 1st Tuesday of the month. Please see the Book Arts Studio Calendar.

    • Saturday, June 23, 2018
    • Sunday, June 24, 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Book Arts Studio, Class Code: BO062318LA+
    • 9
    Register

    Join artists Lynn Agnew and Peggy Vanbianchi to learn the process of moving from concept to completed book. Our subject will be “trees” for this 2 session workshop. We will do a short, creative writing exercise as well as experiment with several printmaking processes.

    Printmaking techniques will include relief printing, mono-printing, rubber stamping, and paper lithography. We will conclude by combining our images and text in a chapbook structure.

    An additional Materials Fee of $20 will be added when you register.

    Please bring a bag lunch. A refrigerator, microwave, coffee, and tea are available in the kitchenette at BARN.

    Instructors: Lynn Agnew and Peggy Vanbianchi are printmakers and book artists whose artwork is in selected museums, libraries and collections nationwide.  Their work can be seen in the book arts room at Bainbridge Island Museum of Art.

    Both Lynn and Peggy have incorporated printmaking in their work for many years. They are excited to share some stress-less printing techniques and show you how to display your finished work in the simple format of a chapbook. You bring a favorite high-contrast, black and white (no grey tones) picture of your favorite tree or trees. Your image should be a portrait orientation at least 6”x 8”. It can be either a photograph or drawing. All other supplies will be provided.


    Contact MJ at: Book.Lead@BainbridgeBARN.org

    • Saturday, June 30, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • BARN Book Arts Studio, Class Code: BO063018EM+
    • 6
    Register

    Join us for a day of surprise and discovery while we set aside the rules of reading left to right. Working with transparent inks, overprinting and abstracting, we will learn to see letters of the alphabet as shapes to be spun upside down, repeated and overlapped. This workshop is for people with a willingness to make things up as they go along. Letterpress experience is a plus but not required.

    Bring a sense of playfulness and imagination with you, along with a brown bag lunch.

    An additional Materials Fee of $10 will be added at registration.

    Instructors:
    Carl Youngmann and Ellie Mathews operate The North Press in Port Townsend and are not afraid of seeing new approaches to making art on letterpress equipment.  

    • Tuesday, July 03, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BARN Book Arts Studio, Class Code: BO070318MJ
    • 7
    Register
    Join us in our 'Book of the Month' Club held the first Tuesday of the month. The Carousel book is the third in a series of evening 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 MJ Linford.


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

    • Friday, July 06, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • BARN Book Arts Studio, Class Code: BO070618ML
    • 8
    Register

    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. 

    • Monday, July 16, 2018
    • Thursday, July 19, 2018
    • 4 sessions
    • BARN, Book Arts Studio, Class Code: BO0718MJ-2
    • 10
    Register


    For youth ages 13 - 18

    Come rock the Book Arts/Letterpress studio print shop and learn useful design skills. Letterpress for Teens is a 4 session workshop (Monday through Thursday) workshop that provides a unique hands-on learning experience to high school students (minimum age 13). This is a great opportunity to work on your own ideas, get practical and design guidance, and put your work out on the street to be seen by the community. Learn the power of visual persuasion and the basics of letterpress in this fun week of printmaking at the BARN.

    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: 
    Mary Jeanne Linford has been a professional book artist for over 40 years.  Under the press name Bad Girl Press. she specializes in popup books. 
    Her work can be seen in the book arts room at BIMA, as well as online on YouTube 


    • Thursday, July 19, 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • BARN Book Arts Studio, Class Code: BO071918MJ
    • 5
    Register
    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 evening 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 MJ Linford.

    • Monday, July 23, 2018
    • (PDT)
    • Friday, July 27, 2018
    • (PDT)
    • 5 sessions
    • BARN Book Arts Studio, Class Code: BO0718MJL
    • 9
    Register

    For youth ages 11-15

    In this class, you will explore the world of popup books and movable magic…all by making a popup book of your very own, with structures that are sure to amaze and amuse!  We’ll learn the basics of popup structures at the beginning of the class, showing how simple popups can be combined to make incredible effects. Then, we’ll explore classic popup and movable structures in a very cool book with your own personal touches!

    You will be provided a standard bookbinding took kit for use during the class, so no need to purchase materials and tools in advance! 

    Please bring to class: fun papers, ideas, and a sense of humor.

    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: Mary Jeanne Linford has been a professional book artist for over 40 years.  Under the press name Bad Girl Press. she specializes in popup books. Her work can be seen in the book arts room at BIMA, as well as online on YouTube 


    • Saturday, August 04, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • BARN Book Arts Studio, Class Code: BO080418MJL
    • 8
    Register

    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. 

    • Tuesday, August 07, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BARN Book Arts Studio, Class Code: BO080718
    • 8
    Register

    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
    • Thursday, August 16, 2018
    • 4 sessions
    • BARN Book Arts Studio, Class Code: BO0818MJL-1
    • 10
    Register

    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
    • 8
    Register

    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.

    • Tuesday, September 04, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BARN Book Arts Studio, Class Code: BO090418ML
    • 8
    Register

    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: BO050118MJL
    • 8
    Register

    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.

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