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[BKARTS] Artist's Books exhibit and workshops in St. Louis

Below please find listings for Book Arts related
workshops and courses offered this fall at Craft
Alliance in St. Louis, MO. For additional information
please consult their website

In conjunction, the Gallery at Craft Alliance is
Bound Visions: Artists' Books
September 15 - November 5, 2006
Co-Curated by Ken Botnick & Robert Ebendorf 
Free Opening Reception: 6:30-8:30pm, Friday, September
Free Public Lecture: 3:30pm, Saturday, September 16

Bound Visions: Artists' Books takes a fresh look at an
art form that is at once commonplace and deeply
ingrained in our culture. Co-Curated by Ken Botnick,
Professor and Head of the Book Art Department at
Washington University in Saint Louis, and by Robert
Ebendorf, the Carole Grotnes Belk Distinguished
Professor at East Carolina University. Exhibiting
artists come from throughout the United States and

Weekend Workshops

SEPT: Erin Vigneau Dimick - Bookbinding for Teachers

In this two-day intensive for teachers of K-6th
grades, you will learn how elegant, simply assembled
book structures can be made with the papers you have
in your classroom right now.  You will leave with a
variety of samples and ideas for including book arts
in your classroom to help enhance literacy and all
aspects of your curriculum.  No previous book binding
experience necessary.  Methods may be adjusted for
other grade levels.  (Ask for a certificate in order
to get Personal Development Credits from your


Tuition: $144                                         
          MEMBERS: $130*
Lab & Materials: $25

3102     Sat & Sun     Sept 30 & Oct 1    

OCT: Erin Vigneau Dimick - Decorated Paper Sampler

Have you ever wondered how those beautiful decorated
papers used in bookmaking, framing and decorative
paper arts are made?  Here's your chance to try
several techniques using traditional Eastern and
Western historical paper decoration and patterning,
such as Japanese Orizomegami dyeing and Suminagashi
marbling, Paste paper, stamping and resist techniques.
 In each of these techniques we will first explore
traditional skills and patterns and then break with
tradition, building upon it with the use of multiple
pigments and inks, masking, unorthodox and ad hoc
tools, layering and mixing techniques.  Each
participant will take away a sampler of traditional as
well as experimental decorated papers to use for
scrapbooking, gift wrapping, calligraphy, bookbinding
and paper arts.  (See related five-week book arts
class on Fiber class pages in this catalog.)


Tuition: $144                                         
   MEMBERS: $130*
Lab & Materials: $25

3105     Sat & Sun     Oct 21 & 22     10:30A-4:30P

OCT: Daniel Essig - Wooden Coptic Book Covers

Developed as early as the fourth centure, this elegant
Ethiopian binding style has withstood the test of
time.  This structure, combined with wooden covers,
opens a wide range of exciting possibilities for both
the beginner adn advanced book artist.  In order to
gain a better understanding of the basics of
woodworking, you will use hand powered tools to drill,
shape and smooth your book covers.  Wood finishes,
including distressing, painting, stains and waxes will
be covered along with the chance to incorporate a
window, inlay and closure.  Maximum 8 students.  (See
Essig's books in the exhibition Bound Visions Sept
15-Nov 5.)


Tuition: $315                                         
      MEMBERS: $275*
Lab & Materials: $35

3106     Fri, Sat & Sun     Oct 27-29     9A-4P

Fall Courses

Altered Books: Joanne Kluba

Learn how to transform a book into a visual art form. 
Complex folding, rearranged pages, collaged images,
significant subtractions or additions, are all part of
the process.  Book Artist Joanne Kluba will show you
how to turn an ordinary book into a personalized work
of art.  Repeat students will be able to take their
ideas to the next level.  (6 week)

Tuition: $120                          MEMBERS: $108*
Lab & Materials: $10 

Session I
0841     Sept 13-Oct 18     Wed 6:30-8:30P

Soft Bound Leather Books - Nag Hammadi Style: Joanne

Create decorative papers for pages with your own
patterns, images or texts and learn to bind them into
soft leather books similar to the Nag Hammadi finds in
Egypt in the 1940's.  You will be able to complete at
least two books in this 5-week class.  (5 week)

Tuition: $100                    MEMBERS: $90*
Lab & Materials: $10

0842     Nov 8-Dec 6     Wed  6:30-8:30P

Established in 1964, Craft Alliance provides
inspiration and education in fine contemporary craft
to the entire community through exhibitions, sales and

The brainchild of six local craftspeople, Craft
Alliance began as a cooperative gallery in the Central
West End in St. Louis, MO. In 1969, the organization
moved to its present location in The University City
Loop, which provided more exhibition space as well as
a studio for the instruction of classes in the craft

Guild of Book Workers' 100th Anniversary Exhibition Now Online - Catalog Available
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