Book Arts & related upcoming events

    • Monday, July 24, 2017
    • Friday, July 28, 2017
    • 5 sessions
    • BARN Book Arts, Printmaking & Fiber Studios, 8890 Three Tree Lane, BI WA 98110
    • 0

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    Express Yourself: Personalize a book creation, design an art print and learn to up-cycle your wardrobe in Project Runway with simple sewing techniques. 

    This is a full week immersion experience at BARN, you will be here all day, learn basic skills in the Glass Arts, Jewelry/Fine Metals and Woodshop, cook your own lunch with the Kitchen Arts and become a BARN teen!

    Studios: Book, Print and Fiber Arts  

    Ages: 13- 18

    Additional material fee needed on the first day of class: $50Please have student bring check or cash to the first day of class.

    Click below for more Teen Camps: 

    July 31 - August 4 
    Triple Treat, Jewelry, Glass, and Wood: Teen Camp at BARN  

    August 7 - 11 Outdoor Fun: Make an Adirondack chair, metal stars, glass mobile and a small planter


    • Saturday, July 29, 2017
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • BARN, Great Room, 8890 Three Tree Lane, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
    • 15

    Discover the fascinating work that can result when visual arts and poetry collide. Poet Shin Yu Pai will discuss the history of artist-poet collaborations and creative innovation in American literature.

    During the free talk, she will show her work as a writer, her commissions for art and cultural museums, and her collaborative work with painters, photographers, installation artists, composers, and video artists. She'll also discuss developing hybrid works that bring together her creative practices as a writer, photographer, and museologist. 

    InstructorShin Yu Pai is the author of several books including AUX ARCS, Adamantine, Sightings, and Equivalence. She is the recipient of grants from 4Culture, Seattle’s Office of Arts & Culture, and The Awesome Foundation. She is currently poet laureate of the City of Redmond and was a 2014 Stranger Genius Award nominee. She has also served as a poet-in-residence for the Seattle Art Museum. In 2010, she became a member of the Macondo Workshop for Writers. Her visual work has been exhibited at The McKinney Avenue Contemporary, The Paterson Museum, American Jazz Museum, Three Arts Club of Chicago, Center for Book and Paper Arts at Columbia College Chicago, and the International Print Center. She received her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

    Pai lives in Seattle.

    About Humanities Washington Speakers Bureau: Speakers Bureau is one Humanities   Washington’s oldest and most popular programs. A roster of 31 cultural experts and scholars provides low-cost, high-quality public presentations across the state, encouraging audiences to think, learn and engage in conversation. These diverse and engaging speakers cover a variety of topics, including popular culture, photography, architecture, literature, food, film and history. Best of all – these presentations are free and open to the public. For more about Speakers Bureau, visit

    • Saturday, August 05, 2017
    • Sunday, August 06, 2017
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN. 8890 Three Tree Lane
    • 9

    Fabric and the book form often marry to become stunning pieces of art. In this 2-day workshop, students will learn a variety of techniques to create images and embellish fabric that will be sewn together to make a simple and durable counting book for children or a sample book for the working fiber/book artist. Image-making techniques will include dying, painting, drawing, printing, stenciling, sewing, and digital transfer.  Instructor Lynn Agnew will walk us through a variety of sewn book techniques. Using buttons, embroidery thread, fabric scraps and other decorative techniques, participants will take home a sampler book of various techniques that can be utilized as a reference for making more ‘soft books’.  

    This is a great opportunity to work with both fabrics and books...  It's an opportunity not to be missed!

    Supply fee: $15

    Take Away: Students will take home a sampler book, plus ideas and instructions for making more.

    • Sunday, September 10, 2017
    • 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • BARN 8890 Three Tree Lane
    • 12

    In this workshop, students will be introduced to creative and innovative book structures using that most wondrous of humble materials, paper, and basic tools. Inspired by innovators in the book arts field such as Claire van Vliet and Hedi Kyle, the focus will be on form and structure rather than content. Each student will produce a collection of sample books that can be used as reference and inspiration for further projects.

    Alicia  will select the forms for this session based on who registers and which forms will be new to everyone in the class.

    Studio artist and gallerist Alicia Bailey, Denver, Colorado, has a particular passion for book works that include elements beyond surface printed images and text; that move beyond traditional book forms and embrace presentation flexibility, innovative page folding tactics, rigid page construction and use of alternative materials. Alicia is owner/director of Abecedarian Artists Books in Denver, Colorado. In her studio work, she has focused on book arts since the mid-nineties, producing artists' books, sculptural books and limited edition books. Her work has been featured in dozens of solo and group exhibits throughout the world and is held in numerous public, private and special collections.

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