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[BKARTS] Winter Class Schedule for The Los Angeles Book Arts Center

LABAC  Schedule 
Oct-Dec  2006 
Problem Solving  with Gloria Helfgott 
Opportunity Knocks!  You’re in the middle of a project and just realized you 
have an engineering  problem and don’t know how to resolve it. Or, you have a  
in mind but can’t get  a grip on the best content or structure to express it. 
Or, you’ve created a  prototype but need suggestions on how to make it "come  
This is an incredible  opportunity to confer with a problem-solving expert. 
Gloria Helfgott is offering  one-hour consultation sessions to anyone who has 
problems to solve or wants to  talk through a project and bounce ideas around. 
Gloria has over 20 years  experience in teaching book arts throughout the 
United States at Bennington  College, the University of Utah, Women’s Studio 
Workshop, New York, the Center  for Book Arts in New York, and the San Francisco 
Center for the Book, to name a  few. Her work is included in most contemporary 
book art collections, among them  the Victoria and Albert Museum, UCLA Special 
Collections, the Brooklyn Museum  of Art, and the National Museum for Women in 
the Arts.   
The fee is $100/hour -  which Gloria is generously donating to the Los 
Angeles Book Arts  Center. 
Contact Gloria  Helfgott at (310) 666-9003 to make an appointment. 
Saturday, November  11 
Bookbinding  for Beginners 
Tania  Baban 
Learn basic techniques  of the art of handmade books.  Participants will 
create several easy and  fun books, including a chapbook, an accordion, and hard 
cover structures.   
Marina Del  Rey 
9:30am to  4:00pm 
$95 - Nonmembers  $75 -  Members 
Materials Fee - $20.00 Payable to  Instructor 
Saturday, November  18 
Tour of Private  Collection 
Gary E. Strong is the University  Librarian at UCLA and a long time collector 
of artists’ books.  Mr. Strong  will give a tour of his collection and talk 
about his experiences as a  collector.  Mr. Strong’s collection includes works 
by Robin Price, Peter  and Donna Thomas, Joe D’Ambrosio, Yolla Bolly Press, 
and many other fine press  and artists’ books.  
2pm to  4pm 
Free to members only   
Space is limited and reservations  are required 
Please call Dawn Henney at 310 914-1898 to make a  reservation 
Sunday, November  19 
Post  Book 
Charlene  Matthews 
A post book is a versatile book  structure that uses screw posts to hold the 
pages, enabling the user to change  the pages on a whim.  Used by 
photographers as portfolios, it also can be  used to house correspondence and original art 
work.  Participants will make  a simple structure, discuss more complex 
structures, and learn how to hinge art  work and photographs for a more elegant 
look and ease of page turning.   Blank pages will be provided, but participants 
are encouraged to bring their own  photographs and art work.  Books will be 
covered with cloth, but individual  collage and debossing on the Kwikprint will 
be  encouraged. 
West  Hollywood 
9:30am to  4:00pm 
$95 - Nonmembers  $75 -  Members 
Materials Fee - $20.00 Payable to  Instructor 
Saturday,  December 2 
Multi-signature  Hardcover Book and Slip case 
Tania  Baban 
Learn how to construct a hardcover  book using decorative papers and 
bookcloth. Sew signatures into a text block and  build a slip case for the book. 
Marina Del  Rey 
9:30am to  4:00pm 
$95 - Nonmembers  $75 -  Members 
Materials Fee - $20.00 Payable to  Instructor 
Sunday, December  10 
Button Mechanical  Tightback   
Charlene  Mathews 
The button mechanical tightback is a  variation on the mechanical tightback 
structure taught in previous  classes.  Two sewing needles are used and the 
signatures are sewn through  buttons on the spine.   
West  Hollywood 
9:30am to  4:00pm 
$95 - Nonmembers  $75 -  Members 
Materials Fee - $20.00 Payable to  Instructor 
Sunday, December  10 
Terry Braunstein  Lecture 
Terry Braunstein, creator of the  City of Cerritos' 50th anniversary 
sculpture to  be dedicated in the Cerritos Civic Center on Monday, November 20, will  
present a special program in the Skyline Room of the Cerritos Library on 
Sunday,  December 10, at 2pm. She will discuss her work as a book artist as well as 
a  designer for works of public art. The program is free and open to the 
public.  For more information, please call the library at 562-916.1342.   
Braunstein’s work will be displayed in the library through  December. 

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