Events

Secret Belgian Binding

Studio Place Arts (SPA) | Barre, VT | February 10, 2020

Secret Belgian BindingMonday February 10, 2020: 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday February 11, 2020: 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

The not-so-mysterious Secret Belgian binding was developed to have the appearance of a Japanese stab binding, but also to have the ability of opening flat. The structure was invented by Anne Goy in the mid-1980’s and was relatively unknown until Hedi Kyle introduced it to the United States.

The text block is sewn is first, before attaching the covers with an intriguing woven sewing pattern – no glue is needed! This hard cover binding is perfect for use as a journal or sketchbook.

You will receive a detailed handout and resource list for all materials we use.

Some previous experience with bookbinding is helpful, but not required.

Supplies: Bone folder, scissors, X-Acto knife, metal ruler, awl, cutting mat, bookbinding or tapestry needle (bring them if you have them – don’t feel obligated buy anything)

Cost: SPA Members $40.00 / Non-Members $50.00

Materials fee: $10.00

Register online or contact Studio Place Arts at (802) 479-7069.

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The Moving Book – Pop-Up Basics

Studio Place Arts (SPA) | Barre, VT | February 29, 2020

Pop-up books by Elissa CampbellSaturday February 29, 2020
Hours: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Age: 14 years+

If you want to add more magic to your cards and artist books, then give pop-ups a try! Also known as paper engineering, pop-ups use cuts and folds to create motion and energy in paper structures.

Through the creation of a series of pop-up cards, you’ll learn the basics of three-dimensional construction, including box supports, props, and straddles. You’ll then bind these cards into a book, which will become a handy reference for future work.

You’ll receive a detailed handout and resource list for all materials we use. No previous experience is required – this is a great class for a beginner. However, you’ll probably feel more comfortable if you have experience using an X-Acto knife.

All materials are included in the materials fee, but feel free to bring materials for use in creating your cards.

Several ideas are:

  • Collage materials (paper)
  • Photographs
  • Rubber stamps and pads
  • Markers, pens, colored pencils, etc.
  • Decorative scissors/punches

Note: For younger participants: This is an all day, intensive workshop requiring focus and the use of sharp tools.

Supplies/Tools: Bonefolder, ruler, X-Acto knife, cutting mat, scissors, pencil.

Materials Fee: $12.00

Cost: SPA members $50.00  / Non-members $60.00

Register online or contact Studio Place Arts at (802) 479-7069.

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3-D Star & Tunnel Books workshop

Studio Place Arts (SPA) | Barre, VT, USA, | March 9, 2020

Star Book

Monday March 9, 2020: 5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday March 10, 2020: 5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

These beautiful, three-dimensional books are sure to capture the imagination! Don’t let the appearance of these books fool you – they’re much easier to create than it looks.

Participants will create the books from layers of paper and collage materials. The star book opens up completely to form a star shape when the covers are held back-to-back. You can use the attached ribbon ties to secure the book when open or closed. The tunnel book has pages suspended between two, thin folded accordions. Openings in the pages allow you to see through the book to the back, creating layers of depth.

In this workshop, each participant will leave class with a completed book and the basic knowledge of bookbinding technique. You will receive a detailed handout and resource list for all materials we use. You might feel more comfortable having some previous bookbinding experience in this workshop, but it is not required.

All materials are included in the workshop fee, but feel free to bring materials for use in creating a theme/concept for your books. Several ideas are:

  • Collage materials – small bits of handmade paper, fabric, fibers, etc.
  • Photographs: Sized at least 12″ wide x 5″ high (bring multiples of each image)
  • Rubber stamps and pads
  • Markers, pens, colored pencils, etc.
  • Decorative scissors/punches

Cost: Members $45.00/Non-members $55.00

Materials fee: $15.00

Register online or contact Studio Place Arts at (802) 479-7069.

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The Moving Book – Pop-Up Basics

Bayside Activity Center | Colchester, VT | March 21, 2020

Pop-up books by Elissa CampbellSaturday March 21, 2020
Hours: 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

If you want to add more magic to your cards and artist books, then give pop-ups a try! Also known as paper engineering, pop-ups use cuts and folds to create motion and energy in paper structures.

Through the creation of a series of pop-up cards, you’ll learn the basics of three-dimensional construction, including box supports, props, and straddles. You’ll then bind these cards into a book, which will become a handy reference for future work.

You’ll receive a detailed handout and resource list for all materials we use. No previous experience is required – this is a great class for a beginner. However, you’ll probably feel more comfortable if you have experience using an X-Acto knife.

All materials are included in the materials fee, but feel free to bring materials for use in creating your cards.

Several ideas are:

  • Collage materials (paper)
  • Photographs
  • Rubber stamps and pads
  • Markers, pens, colored pencils, etc.
  • Decorative scissors/punches

Supplies/Tools: Bonefolder, ruler, X-Acto knife, cutting mat, scissors, pencil.

Cost: $68.00 (includes all materials)

Register online or print out the registration form and mail it in.

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Japanese Bookbinding

Studio Place Arts (SPA) | Barre, VT | March 23, 2020

Handmade Japanese bound booksMonday March 23, 2020: 5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday March 24, 2020: 5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Would you like to take a trip to Asia without getting on a plane? In this workshop, you’ll try your hand at Watoji or Japanese bookbinding.

You’ll start off by learning the Yamato Toji, a binding which uses strips of paper instead of sewing thread. Next, four more traditional binding styles will be explored – Yotsume Toji (Four-hole Binding), Koki Toji/Kangxi (Noble Binding), Asa-No-Ha Toji (Hemp Leaf Binding) and Kikko Toji (Tortoise Shell Binding). Time permitting, you’ll also create an account book known as Daifuku Cho.

In this workshop, each participant will leave class with 5-6 books and a basic knowledge of bookbinding technique. You will receive a detailed handout and resource list for all materials we use.

No previous experience required – this is a great class for a beginner.

Supplies: Bone folder, scissors, X-Acto knife, ruler, awl, cutting mat, needle (bring them if you have them – don’t feel obligated buy anything)

Cost: $35.00 SPA members/$45.00 Non-members

Materials fee: $12.00

Register online or contact Studio Place Arts at (802) 479-7069.

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