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Back by popular demand, we again have the good fortune to have a master paper marbling artist in our community, and now he's going to be teaching paper marbling techniques at the BARN! Please join us in welcoming Len Eisenhood, a master paper marbler, in an exciting and productive workshop.
The history of marbled arts dates back to the 1500's, when Middle-Eastern artisans established classical designs as background for calligraphy or as borders of pages. In the 17th and 18th centuries the art migrated to Europe, where new marbling designs, unique to each country, were developed.
In this hands-on workshop, you will become familiar with paper marbling's scaffolding process: paper preparation; mixing and applying paints; combing and over-marbling. You will have a chance to explore the art of paper marbling, and try several different techniques.
Each student will create marbled designs on a collection of six papers that include: Rives cotton rag, tyvek, deli wrap and watercolor papers. Your finished papers can provide inspiration for book making, collage and/or painting.
Len Eisenhood is an educator and artist and is currently showing his marbled papers and collaged paintings at Flowering Around in Winslow.
Come bring your work and join others of like mind while we make books, do letterpress and use the equipment. This is an independent work time, and limited supplies are available at cost.
Please register so we know how many will be coming. This is free for Members.
Guest price is $20.
Wondering what Letterpress is? Whether you are a beginner or an experienced letterpress printer, drop in any time between 4:00 PM and 6:30 PM during this monitored studio session to become acquainted with BARN’s Letterpress Studio — its equipment, tools and resources. Join us for one or more sessions to get your questions answered and talk letterpress. Please see our calendar for other dates and times.
Free event - all levels of learners are welcome
No prerequisites required
Please register so we know how many to expect
Letterpress Monitor Bio's:
Hidde Van Duym is a Founding Member of BARN and is a member of the Book-Arts/Letterpress Steering Committee. He is a book-arts artist whose work has been shown at Bainbridge Arts & Crafts, Roby King Gallery, Craft in America, and the Artist's Books Collection at the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art. He regards the letterpress as an opportunity to expand his book-arts horizons.
Peggy Graving is a member of the steering committees at the BARN for the Book Arts/Letterpress Studio and the Printmaking Studio. Her letterpress knowledge and skills have been developed in multiple BARN courses taught by Ellie Mathews and Carl Youngmann of The North Press in Port Townsend.
If you are a Non-Member (or a Member who has forgotten your fob), please park behind BARN on the lower level. There will be a Studio Doorbell to ring and someone will let you in.
Be a Maker for a Day!
Enjoy an afternoon of creative hands-on activities in BARN's 11 artisan studios. Make block prints in Printmaking, create Orizomegami paper in Book Arts, bake hand pies in the Kitchen, decorate a hand-turned wooden top in Woodworking. Create copper angels in the jewelry studio, watch computer controlled machines shape metal in the Metal Fabrication Studio, and see 3D printers in action. It's free, and open to all ages.
For more information contact: info@BainbridgeBARN.org
If you are looking for a good grounding in book making, this class is for you! We will focus on basic and intermediate level book arts skills, teaching studio tricks and tips, correct terminology, materials exploration and skill building. We'll explore folding techniques, simple books that use the accordion fold in a variety of ways, and standard signature binding techniques.
Starting out on Friday evening, we'll do a writing exercise and make it into a small book. We will then focus on basic and intermediate skills development on Saturday and Sunday while binding a variety of books.
This course will give you fob access to the Book Arts studio from 8 am to 10 pm seven days per week. A syllabus will be sent to those who have registered. Complete handouts will be distributed at the beginning of the class.
This class can only accommodate 8 students. We will start a waiting list when we have 8 students. We advise that you register early for this class as it is sure to fill fast.
Materials: All materials and tools will be provided. If you have tools that you prefer to work with, you are welcome to bring them as long as they are well marked.
Mary Jeanne (MJ) Linford has been a professional book artist for over 30 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 and unusual bindings, and is well versed in 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.
Back by popular demand, this class was highly praised by the participants the first time we ran it. The combination of writing and bookbinding made for a very satisfying and productive class, and the reviews were fantastic. Please join us.
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 included in the price of class.
Please feel free to bring a bag lunch. BARN has a refrigerator to store your lunch in.
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.
Fabric and the book form often marry to become stunning pieces of art. In this four session evening workshop, students will begin a simple writing exercise, students will learn a variety of techniques to create images and embellish fabric that will be sewn together to make a simple 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!
Please feel free to bring a bag lunch. We have a refrigerator for people to store their lunches and drinks!
Instructor Bio: Lynn Agnew grew up outside Philadelphia and moved to Washington State after she graduated from Middlebury College. started her career in art through printmaking. She began working with the book form in mid-career, and has been working with it almost exclusively since then. When she discovered fabric books, her work began to include all sorts of different techniques and materials. The two images shown here highlight the many ways that imagery is placed on the page and sewn elements are used to embellish the written word.
BARN Bazaar begins for public at 10 am to 3:00 pm
More information to be posted in October.