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[BKARTS] Seattle Center for Book Arts: Visiting Artists Workshop

*We have a fabulous class coming up this month with visiting artists Peter &
Donna Thomas.
Don't miss your chance to learn from this rare and fantastic workshop

*Exploring Miniature Books with Peter Thomas

Wednesday and Thursday, October 10 & 11
10 am – 4 pm •  $140 + $40 materials fee
For more info and to register:

This two day workshop will explore the exciting world of miniature and
artists' books. Participants will learn basic bookarts techniques while
making four miniature books with innovative book structures developed by
Peter and Donna Thomas. There will be handouts, with directions for how to
make each book structure. These directions are taken from the Thomas's book
*More Making Books By
by Quarry/Rockport Publishers.

*Day 1*
A. The Nested Accordion Pop-up Book, a three inch accordion book where one
accordion weaves in and out of the other.
B. The Dowel Hinge Spine Accordion Book, or the Woven Spine Book, as we have
lately started calling it, is a three inch accordion book where the
accordion fold text page weaves through dowels and attaches to the covers of
the book to create a piano hinge-like spine.

*Day 2*
A. The Scrolling Book. In this book the scrolling page takes the place of
the text block in a case bound miniature book.
B. The Dowel Spine Portfolio. This project will demonstrate non-adhesive
binding techniques while creating a portfolio to hold business card sized

Advanced students may have time to put text and imagery in their books. They
will want to come prepared with a short 4–10 word quotes and imagery to
collage. Pre-cut materials will be provided for all projects, but students
may want to bring their own papers to substitute. This will be fun and
informative workshop and students will go home with four completed books.

*Instructor Biography:* Peter Thomas was born in 1954 in Los Angeles,
California. He attended the University of California at Santa Cruz where he
studied the book arts with William Everson at UCSC's Lime Kiln Press.* *Since
1976 Peter and Donna Thomas have worked collaboratively and individually,
making paper, letterpress printing and book binding, to create books. Under
the previous imprint of The Good Book Press, and the current imprint, Peter
and Donna Thomas: Santa Cruz, their books have been shown in individual and
group exhibitions in the USA and abroad, and have been purchased for
collections around the world. More information is available at their

Please contact Lillian Dabney at (206) 937-9756 or
more information. To register for this class, please see our website
pay using a credit card, debit card, or PayPal account. You may also print a
registration form on our website, and mail it in with your payment.
*Please register by October 8, 2007*

Lisa Hasegawa
Director of Programming
Seattle Center for Book Arts

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