Print & Book Arts

    • Tuesday, March 02, 2021
    • (PST)
    • Tuesday, March 16, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 3 sessions
    • Class time is Pacific Time, Class Code PB030221CL
    • 0
    Registration is closed
    **This workshop will be conducted via live streaming with Zoom.**

    Study with University of Washington Printmaking Professor Curt Labitzke. This exciting new class is designed for anyone interested in learning a variety of printmaking processes at home without a press using non-toxic, water-based materials. This is an all levels class, beginners encouraged!

    Long before the printing press was invented artists and craft peoples have used direct printmaking techniques to express themselves and embellish their surroundings. In your own space you will learn how to use stencils, relief printing, rubbings, and direct transfer methods along with hand coloring and collage to create your own individual artworks.

    No previous print or drawing experience is necessary. Students will be provided with a basic supply kit. This class will incorporate synchronous, live learning. Emphasis will be placed upon personal artistic development along with learning traditional craft skills and innovative contemporary drawing and print techniques. By the end of the third session each student should have several finished pieces suitable for framing. 

    Supplies to have on hand at home, not included in the kit.

    Students will need some basic supplies and anything they typically like to work with. These could include :

    A rolling pin or dowel rod of sorts, sticks, textural surfaces to take rubbings from, watercolors, crayons, pencils, tape, glue stick, a variety of thin papers to include, typing copy paper, wrapping paper, magazines, newspapers, water spray bottle, water source/sink, paper towels/rags, thin work gloves, apron, and work clothes.

    Details:

    • Registration for this class will close on Sunday, February 14th to allow adequate time to mail kits. Please verify your mailing address when registering.
    • We have an Intermediate class as a follow up to this class beginning March 30th you may want to register for after completing this beginner class. Please click here to read more.
    • This class will be taught via the Zoom video conferencing program. For a great video on how to use Zoom, watch this tutorialPlease make sure you have the most current version of the Zoom software.
    • A handout and Zoom link to join this online event will be sent to the email you registered with one day prior to the start. Please watch for this email. You may need to check your spam folder for this email.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply

    Instructor Bio:

    Curt Labitzke is an associate professor of printmaking at the University of Washington. His work is represented at the Island Gallery on Bainbridge Island and La Bottega dell Acquaforte Gallery in Laguna Beach, California.  Curt's work was included in the group of Seattle Regional Printmakers shows at Roby King Gallery in 2013 and 2014.  He has shown in galleries internationally in Italy, France, Chile and Mexico.

    • Friday, March 05, 2021
    • (PST)
    • Friday, March 12, 2021
    • (PST)
    • 2 sessions
    • Print & Book Virtual Zoom Room (Pacific Standard Time)
    • 0
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    **This workshop will be conducted via live streaming with Zoom.**

    Haiga is an ancient Japanese art form that combines a Haiku poem with a very simple painted image, using pens, ink and a touch of watercolor. To start off the first of the two sessions, Haiga artist, Dorothy Matthews will introduce us to the world of Haiku poetry, chat a bit about the use of watercolor paints, then show examples of Haiga that will prompt you to exclaim, 'I can do that in my journal... or on our trip...or even in my yard!'...And you can! 

    The conversation will continue with demos, tips & hints, plus thoughts on approaches and resources. As the 1st session closes, participants will be encouraged to give it a try at home, and then show & share their Haiga creations with the group at the beginning of session 2 on March 12th .

    An ‘around the house’ list of supplies will be provided in your registration confirmation email. These sessions promise to be lively - with comments, Q&As, creativity and laughter.

    We will present Creative Conversations in a two-session format. The first session will be a presentation of recent work by a guest artist. The second session will be a group sharing of participant's work inspired by the presentation.

    These events will be held each month on the first and second Friday of the month. The subject will change each month.

    Participants are encouraged to gather the following “around the house” items to have handy for the first session of the Haiga Creative Conversation, as well as for the at-home creative challenge. Don’t fret if an item isn’t available: Innovation is the key word for these Conversations. 

    • For taking notes -    
      • Pencil or pen, and  
      • paper (or notebook)   
    • For experimenting along with Dorothy –   
      • A protected work surface for spills and oops;  
      • Some string and clips/clothespins to dry and admire work;  
      • Black pen, basic watercolor set plus brush;   
      • White paper heavier than copier paper -- multimedia pp is best, but 
        any heavy paper will do; and , finally
         
      • Some other ‘color’ (in addition to watercolor set) felt tips, crayons, 
        color inks, etc., as available. 
         
    • For saving masterpieces –  
      • Recycled shipping envelopes;  
      • Used paper bags; and/or  
      • Heavy wrapping paper.  

    Details:

    • This is a free online event. Sign up a friend too!
    • Registration will close on Wednesday, March 3rd at 3:00 PM.
    • This event will be presented via Zoom. For a great video on how to use Zoom, watch this tutorialPlease make sure you have the most current version of the Zoom software.
    • A link to join this online event will be sent to the email you registered with. Please watch for this email. You may need to check your spam folder.


    Artist bio:

    Dorothy Mathews has spent decades walking the art path with adults, in media that range from clay to watercolor. This journey led artist Dorothy to Haiga – an art form that uses minimum materials along with an open, creative mindset. Haiga relies on life experiences as well as artful, lighthearted observations of nature....which also describes Dorothy!



    • Thursday, March 18, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • Thursday, March 25, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 2 sessions
    • P&B Studio Virtual Zoom Room, Class Code PB031821BP
    • 9
    Register
    **This workshop will be conducted via live streaming with Zoom.**

    Photo of Tunnel Book-Bettiny PaulyDuring this 2 session class, students will learn the structure of the tunnel book. This book will have four pages between two folded concertinas that create the tunnel. The pages are decorated with collage/rubber stamping/painting/sketching. Once the ‘tunnel’ is finished we will make a cover for it with book cloth or paper.

    Details:

    • Registration for this class will close on Tuesday, March 16th.
    • Please look for a list of "materials to have on hand" in your registration confirmation email.
    • This class will be taught via Zoom. For a great video on how to use Zoom, watch this tutorialPlease make sure you have the most current version of the Zoom software.
    • A link to join this online event will be sent to the email you registered with one day prior to the class. Please watch for this email. You may need to check your spam folder.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.

    Instructor Bio:

    Photo of Bettina PaulyBettina Pauly is living in San Francisco as a book artist and working as a letterpress printer with Kim Vanderheiden at Painted Tongue Studios, Oakland, California. She teaches book arts and letterpress workshops at the San Francisco Center for the Book. Bettina studied at the Academy of Art University San Francisco in the Book Arts and Letterpress program under Chris Rolik and Macy Chadwick. In addition she took classes at the San Francisco Center for the Book, taught by Mary Laird, Julie Chen, Shawn Sheehy, Michael Burke and Kitty Maryatt.

    She loves books and boxes both as physical objects and as containers of meaning. She is interested in a variety of folded, sewn and woven structures in which she can incorporate her printing. Bettina is one of the 2016 artists for the small plates edition at the San Francisco Center for the Book. She is a member of the Hand Bookbinders of California and the Moveable Book Society.

    Her work can be found in library collections national and international and she was featured in the following publications: ‘500 Handmade Books’, ‘Good Mail Day’, ‘1000 Artists’ Books’, ‘Thread Loves Paper’, ‘Newsletter for the Movable Book Society, Ed Hutchins’, ‘Movable Book Society cover interview with Ann Staples, 2015’ ‘Bound & Lettered’, Volume 17 Number 2

    • Saturday, March 20, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • Sunday, March 21, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 2 sessions
    • Class is PACIFIC STANDARD TIME, Class Code PB032021SS
    • 6
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    **This workshop will be conducted via live streaming with Zoom.**

    Think back to the last time you picked up a movable card. You moved the mechanism back and forth, soothed and satisfied by the movement. You wished there was a collective noun for movable cards. Well, there is! Join seasoned paper engineer Shawn Sheehy in building A SATISFACTION of seven movable mechanisms that demonstrate a wide range of movement possibilities.

    All you need is a simple set of hand tools, a short stack of materials, and an interest in engaging with technical paper mechanics. And to dial up the satisfaction quotient, you'll bind your collection into a tidy sample book. This class will be technical, and very, very... satisfying. All levels are encouraged.

    Each session will have a one hour break. The session will begin at 10:00 AM (Pacific Standard Time) and go until 12:00 PM then there will be a one hour break. Class will resume at 1:00 PM.

    Tools and materials to have on hand:

    • xacto knife with extra blades
    • bone folder awl
    • microspatula
    • tweezers
    • scissors
    • ruler
    • cutting mat
    • pencil
    • glue
    • double sided tape
    • pre-workshop access to printer and copy paper
    • Japanese screw punch (optional)

    Details:

    • Registration for this class will close on Sunday, March 7th so we can get kits mailed in a timely manner. Please verify your mailing address when registering. Cancelations will not be accepted after the closing date.
    • This class will be taught via Zoom. For a great video on how to use Zoom, watch this tutorialPlease make sure you have the most current version of the Zoom software.
    • A link to join this online event will be sent one day prior to each session to the email your registered with. Please watch for this email. You may need to check your spam/trash folder.
    • BARN reserves the right to cancel this class in the case of low enrollment and a full refund will be given. 
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.

    Instructor Bio:

    Shawn Sheehy is an artist with a love of ecology who enjoys exploring such themes as interconnectedness, adaptability, and evolution. Passionate about pop-up books, he works sculpturally with the book format and has presented numerous workshops on pop-up engineering across the country.

    • Monday, March 22, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (PDT)
    • Class time is Pacific Daylight Time, Class Code PB032221RG
    • 3
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    **This workshop will be conducted via live streaming with Zoom.**

    Join artist Roni Gross where we will be exploring a variety of artists and their approaches to collage. Students will experiment with several techniques designed to generate new relationships between the materials chosen to work with. What you collect gives clues about the colors, textures and subjects that interest you.

    Materials to have on hand:

    • scissors
    • ruler
    • pencil
    • colored pencils (optional)
    • colored papers including patterned ones
    • magazines 
    • photos
    • maps 
    • glue stick or any fast-drying glue
    • (use what you have around the house - no need to buy anything)

    Details:

    • Registration for this class will close on Saturday, March 20th at 10:00 AM (PDT).
    • This class will be taught via Zoom. For a great video on how to use Zoom, watch this tutorial
    • A link to join this online event will be sent to the email you registered with. Please watch for this email. You may need to check your spam folder.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.

    Instructor Bio:

    Roni Gross is a book artist whose work is in the collections of The Library of Congress, Harvard, Yale and many other public and private collections. She runs Z'roah Press which produces limited edition sculptural books.

    • Wednesday, March 24, 2021
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM (PDT)
    • P&B Studio Virtual Zoom Room, Class Code PB032421BP
    • 6
    Register
    **This workshop will be conducted via live streaming with Zoom.**

    During this class students will explore cutting stencils from a variety of materials and then how to apply pigments of different colors to the stencils to create forms. We will look at various examples of Pochoir and discuss how the technique can be used in book art.

    Details:

    • Registration for this class will close on Sunday, March 21st.
    • Please look for a list of "materials to have on hand" in your registration confirmation email.
    • This class will be taught via Zoom. For a great video on how to use Zoom, watch this tutorialPlease make sure you have the most current version of the Zoom software.
    • A link to join this online event will be sent to the email you registered with one day prior to the class. Please watch for this email. You may need to check your spam folder.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.

    Instructor Bio:

    Bettina Pauly is living in San Francisco as a book artist and working as a letterpress printer with Kim Vanderheiden at Painted Tongue Studios, Oakland, California. She teaches book arts and letterpress workshops at the San Francisco Center for the Book. Bettina studied at the Academy of Art University San Francisco in the Book Arts and Letterpress program under Chris Rolik and Macy Chadwick. In addition she took classes at the San Francisco Center for the Book, taught by Mary Laird, Julie Chen, Shawn Sheehy, Michael Burke and Kitty Maryatt.

    She loves books and boxes both as physical objects and as containers of meaning. She is interested in a variety of folded, sewn and woven structures in which she can incorporate her printing. Bettina is one of the 2016 artists for the small plates edition at the San Francisco Center for the Book. She is a member of the Hand Bookbinders of California and the Moveable Book Society.

    Her work can be found in library collections national and international and she was featured in the following publications: ‘500 Handmade Books’, ‘Good Mail Day’, ‘1000 Artists’ Books’, ‘Thread Loves Paper’, ‘Newsletter for the Movable Book Society, Ed Hutchins’, ‘Movable Book Society cover interview with Ann Staples, 2015’ ‘Bound & Lettered’, Volume 17 Number 2

    • Tuesday, March 30, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • Tuesday, April 13, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 3 sessions
    • Print & Book Zoom Room, Class Code PB033021CL
    • 9
    Register
    **This workshop will be conducted via live streaming with Zoom. Registration will close 3/16.**

    This exciting new follow-up/next level class is designed for those students who have completed the Beginner Workshop. This intermediate workshop is for students interested in advancing to the next level and continuing to make prints at home without access to a printing press. In your own space you will learn how to make multiple color/multi-layered prints using direct printing techniques first presented in the beginning course.

    We will cover designing and creating a print that is built up in layers, printed more than once, using monotype, relief printing and drypoint methods. We will also cover the use of registration systems and tips on using color as a means of personal expression, choosing a pallet, mixing inks and paints and a bit of history about pigments. Emphasis will be placed upon personal artistic development. Students will choose their own subject matter and work in whatever size/scale fits their needs.

    All classes will be live via Zoom to include technical demonstrations and group discussions. Everyone will be provided with a supply kit prior to the first session containing a variety of water-based inks and materials. Please verify your mailing address when registering. Registration will close 3/16.

    Suggested materials to have on hand:

    • A rolling pin or dowel rod of sorts
    • Sticks Textural surfaces to take rubbings from Watercolors crayons pencils
    • Tape, Glue stick
    • A variety of thin papers to include, typing copy paper, wrapping paper, magazines, newspapers.
    • Water spray bottle
    • Water source/sink
    • Paper towels/rags,
    • Thinner work gloves,
    • Apron, Work Clothes.

    Details:

    • Prerequisite: Printmaking Without a Press BEGINNER workshop is strongly advised. Techniques presented in the beginner workshop will not be covered in this intermediate class.
    • Registration for this class will close on Tuesday, March 16th at 6:00 PM to allow adequate time to mail kits. Refunds or credits will not be issued after March 16th.
    • When registering, please choose whether you want your kit shipped or you will pick up the kit at BARN. Please verify your mailing address when registering to have kit shipped. Local pick up registrants will be notified by email when the kits are ready for pick up. Kits will include: speedball starter ink set-6 colors, extender, 2 acrylic sheets.
    • This class will be taught via the Zoom video conferencing program. For a great video on how to use Zoom, watch this tutorial.
    • A Zoom link to join this online event will be sent one day prior to each session to the email you registered with. Please watch for this email. You may need to check your spam folder for this email.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply


    Instructor Bio:

    Curt Labitzke is an associate professor of printmaking at the University of Washington. His work is represented at the Island Gallery on Bainbridge Island and La Bottega dell Acquaforte Gallery in Laguna Beach, California.  Curt's work was included in the group of Seattle Regional Printmakers shows at Roby King Gallery in 2013 and 2014.  He has shown in galleries internationally in Italy, France, Chile and Mexico.

    • Friday, April 02, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • Friday, April 09, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 2 sessions
    • Print & Book Virtual Zoom Room (Pacific Time)
    • 42
    Register
    **This workshop will be conducted via live streaming with Zoom.**

    Join Carolyn Terry and co-host Susan Callan as they share their practice of Art Journaling. Carolyn has been keeping art journals for over 20 years and has lots of tips  and tricks for getting started, from overcoming the fear of a brand new journal to finding topics to write/illustrate to keeping your daily (or almost daily!) practice going.

    Carolyn spent half of her teaching career as a middle school art teacher,  and found art journaling to be a very good way to keep her own art work going. After retiring and moving to the Northwest, she delights in the lush plant life, large bird populations, and persistent raccoon families that give her lots of  material for both her art journals and her artists’ books.

    Carolyn will talk about both handmade and purchased journals, art materials to get started (most of which you’ll already have), where to get ideas, how to decide what to put in the journals, and how to keep going.

    These sessions promise to be lively - with comments, Q&As, creativity and laughter.

    The first session will be a presentation of recent work by the guest artist. The second session will be a group sharing of participants' work inspired by the presentation.

    These events will be held each month on the first and second Friday of the month. The subject will change each month.

      Details:

      • This is a free online event. Sign up a friend too!
      • Registration will close on Wednesday, March 31st at 3:00 PM.
      • This event will be presented via Zoom. For a great video on how to use Zoom, watch this tutorialPlease make sure you have the most current version of the Zoom software.
      • A link to join this online event will be sent to the email you registered with. Please watch for this email. You may need to check your spam folder.


      • Tuesday, April 27, 2021
      • (PDT)
      • Tuesday, May 11, 2021
      • (PDT)
      • 3 sessions
      • Class time is Pacific Time, Class Code PB042721CL
      • 12
      Register
      **This workshop will be conducted via live streaming with Zoom.**

      Study with University of Washington Printmaking Professor Curt Labitzke. This exciting new class is designed for anyone interested in learning a variety of printmaking processes at home without a press using non-toxic, water-based materials. This is an all levels class, beginners encouraged!

      Long before the printing press was invented artists and craft peoples have used direct printmaking techniques to express themselves and embellish their surroundings. In your own space you will learn how to use stencils, relief printing, rubbings, and direct transfer methods along with hand coloring and collage to create your own individual artworks.

      No previous print or drawing experience is necessary. Students will be provided with a basic supply kit. This class will incorporate synchronous, live learning. Emphasis will be placed upon personal artistic development along with learning traditional craft skills and innovative contemporary drawing and print techniques. By the end of the third session each student should have several finished pieces suitable for framing. 

      Supplies to have on hand at home, not included in the kit.

      Students will need some basic supplies and anything they typically like to work with. These could include :

      A rolling pin or dowel rod of sorts, sticks, textural surfaces to take rubbings from, watercolors, crayons, pencils, tape, glue stick, a variety of thin papers to include, typing copy paper, wrapping paper, magazines, newspapers, water spray bottle, water source/sink, paper towels/rags, thin work gloves, apron, and work clothes.

      Details:

      • Registration for this class will close on Tuesday, April 13th at 6:00pm to allow adequate time to process and mail kits. Refunds or credits will not be accepted after April 13th.
      • You have two options when registering: to have a kit mailed to you or to pick up a kit at BARN. If you want your kit mailed, please verify your mailing address when registering. If you choose to pick up your kit, you will be notified by email when and where kits can be picked up.
      • This class will be taught via the Zoom video conferencing program. For a great video on how to use Zoom, watch this tutorialPlease make sure you have the most current version of the Zoom software.
      • A handout and Zoom link to join this online event will be sent to the email you registered with one day prior to the start. Please watch for this email. You may need to check your spam folder for this email.
      • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply

      Instructor Bio:

      Curt Labitzke is an associate professor of printmaking at the University of Washington. His work is represented at the Island Gallery on Bainbridge Island and La Bottega dell Acquaforte Gallery in Laguna Beach, California.  Curt's work was included in the group of Seattle Regional Printmakers shows at Roby King Gallery in 2013 and 2014.  He has shown in galleries internationally in Italy, France, Chile and Mexico.

      • Friday, May 07, 2021
      • (PDT)
      • Friday, May 14, 2021
      • (PDT)
      • 2 sessions
      • Print & Book Virtual Zoom Room (Pacific Time)
      • 47
      Register
      **This workshop will be conducted via live streaming with Zoom.**

      Join artist Susan Callan and other fellow artists who have traveled, kept journals en route, and didn’t leave the urge-to-art at home. Perhaps the art was an annotated menu, an adorned map, a hurried sketch of a stranger on a train, or a full-page of paint to capture a unique scene. Art stirs the traveler’s memory to re-live that moment, and the trip. Years later, it draws readers in, providing a time capsule  – in art and words.

      A travel journal can start with either bought or handcrafted books; it can be slim and sparse of content or bursting with your experiences. They are all priceless treasures. 

      Bring your favorite ‘artified’ travel journal to the Conversation. Bring questions, or tips you’ve picked up along the way. We’ll all be enriched by each other’s efforts. 

      The challenge between the 1st & 2nd session? Just for an afternoon, be a tourist in your own neighborhood. Create one or two bits of art. Bring them to life with a few well-chosen words. Build on your past AND the Conversation’s first session. We’ll show & share results in the 2nd session...and, wish everyone a Bon Voyage d’ART on their next trip. 

      These sessions promise to be lively - with comments, Q&As, creativity and laughter. Don't miss it!

      The first session will be a presentation of recent work by the guest artist. The second session will be a group sharing of participants' work inspired by the presentation.

      Around-the-house Materials and Supplies

      SESSION #1:

      • Pen/pencil and notebook/paper... for notes.
      • A couple of your favorite Art Travel Journals***
        *** Showing a page of a Travel Journal: Take a photo of the page, making sure the art is as highlighted as you wish. Transfer the photo to your computer/device. Crop as necessary. Place the photo on your desktop... or however it is accessible when on Zoom. When you want to show it/them, Split or Share Screen, so that the viewers see a clear, steady image you can “talk to”.

      SESSION #2:
      For your “Trip” around the Neighborhood
      • Whatever is in your travel art kit
      • Sketch Paper of your choice
      • Pen/pencil/scissors?/ruler? glue-stick?
      • Paints or other color media of your choice
      • Flat Ephemera picked up along the way eg: leaf, scrap of paper, etc.
      • Heavier paper/cardstock for a cover (optional)
      • Camera for photos to sketch later

      These events will be held each month on the first and second Friday of the month. The subject will change each month.

        Details:

        • This is a free online event. Sign up a friend too!
        • Registration will close on Wednesday, May 5th at 3:00 PM.
        • This event will be presented via Zoom. For a great video on how to use Zoom, watch this tutorialPlease make sure you have the most current version of the Zoom software.
        • A link to join this online event will be sent to the email you registered with. Please watch for this email. You may need to check your spam folder.


        • Monday, July 19, 2021
        • (PDT)
        • Thursday, July 22, 2021
        • (PDT)
        • 4 sessions
        • BARN Outdoor Classroom1, Class Code PR071921LA
        • 6
        Register

        *This class is for youth ages 12-16*

        Spend a week creating art in one of BARN's outdoor classrooms this summer! We will spend this session exploring several kinds of printing and image transfer techniques including mono-printing, relief printing, stamping and solar printing. After making a portfolio of prints, we will assemble them into a small book complete with text. Our subject will be trees, but no worries about drawing, as our projects will be geared for fun and experimentation.

        Students should wear clothing suitable for working with paint and inks.

        Details:

        • This class is for youth 10-14 years old.
        • To register your youth, please put in the "First Name" field your first name then in parenthesis put the youth's first and last name (if different than yours). The email address you register with is where all reminders will be sent to.
        • Please click here to register youth for an optional supervised lunch hour from 12-1pm for the week of this class.
        • Please complete and return this minor permission form if BARN does not already have one on file for your child from a past class.
        • BARN will be practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Students and instructors will be required to wear masks, wash or sanitize hands frequently, maintain a distance of six feet between individuals, and stay home if they are sick. More details can be found here.
        • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply. 

        Instructor Bio

        Lynn Agnew is a working book artist and retired educator. In addition to working as a teacher and school administrator, she worked for Microsoft and created curriculum for the WA State Arts Commission. Her artistic focus is currently on making books and fabric pieces. Her work can be found in university and private collections around the country.



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