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The Collage Study Group is a group for collage artists to meet to share ideas, concepts and executions. It meets on the second Monday of each month from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Meetings may have topics or be work time, and formats may vary from month to month. This is a time to work together, share ideas, do demos and presentations, and when requested, constructive critiquing.
*Activities that require BARN Print Studio resources, training and/or additional materials are approved by the Print Lead/Steering Committee and posted separately. They are often space limited and all participants are required to sign up for them through the BARN website calendar.
BARN Members - Free (Please register)
Non-Members - $24 for July through December 2019 meetings and must register.
Drop in visitors are welcome for any of the individual sessions and can attend meetings for a fee of $20 per meeting/sessions, payable with cash or check at the time of the meeting.
Skill Level: Universal -- All skill levels welcome
Ages: Ages 14+ Welcome.
Bring a lunch if you like. There is a kitchen in which you can refrigerate and reheat food.
Please contact Meg Hartwell with any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
“Here's your opportunity to work with a couple of experienced printers in the room. Carl and Ellie will guide you through the considerations related to your project: type selection, typesetting, paper selection, inking, and gaining confidence with the mechanics of the BARN's presses.
Carl and Ellie are well-rounded and knowledgeable about many aspects of letterpress from design to press operations. They can help you sort out any issues and problems you might encounter on your project. Think of this session as a private lesson!
Letterpress Monitored Open Studio is for participants who want to practice what they learned in Letterpress introductory classes. Participants will work toward satisfying the qualifications needed for fob access to the studio to use the letterpress equipment and resources during Open Studios. A monitor will be present to assist you.
Please bring the Letterpress Instructional Packet you received as a handout from one of the introductory classes listed in the prerequisites below to guide your work.
If you have any questions, please contact Peggy Graving (email@example.com).
Back by popular demand, this class was highly praised by the participants the first time we ran it. The combination of writing and bookbinding made for a very satisfying and productive class, and the reviews were fantastic. Please join us.
This class combines bookmaking techniques and writing activities in a fun filled two days. In this class you will work with a master bookmaker and a published author to explore four themes: inspiration, power, shape, and passion. You will first create the basic structure of an explosion box, a specially
See the video of theExplosion Box
Jennifer J. Wilhoit, Ph.D. is an author, mentor, editor, and spiritual ecologist who has been researching the connection between creativity and nature for over two decades. Through her practice, TEALarbor stories, Jennifer works individually with writers of many genres from all over the world; offers workshops, training, courses, and retreats to diverse audiences; and presents her work frequently at professional conferences. Jennifer has published four nonfiction books including the just-released Weaned Seals and Snowy Summits: Stories of Passion for Place and Everyday Nature (Aug 2019), and Writing on the Landscape: Essays and Practices to Write, Roam, Renew (2017); dozens of articles, book chapters, essays, newspaper articles, and guest blogs. She’s already hard at work on her next book, scheduled for release early next year. Please visit her web site at http://www.tealarborstories.com
Mary Jeanne (MJ) Linford has been a professional book artist for over 20 years, under the press name Bad Girl Press (badgirlpress.com). Learning both by doing and also studying with Hazel Koenig at the University of Washington, she specializes in pop-up books and unusual bindings, as well as traditional binding styles. She also works with three other women under the press name Full Plate Press. Her books are in selected museums, libraries and collections nationwide, and can be seen in the book arts room at Bainbridge Island Museum of Art.
Wondering what Letterpress is? Whether you are a beginner or an experienced letterpress printer, drop in any time between 4:00 PM and 6:30 PM during this monitored studio session to become acquainted with BARN’s Letterpress Studio — its equipment, tools and resources. Join us for one or more sessions to get your questions answered and talk letterpress. Please see our calendar for other dates and times.
Free event - all levels of learners are welcome
No prerequisites required
Please register so we know how many to expect
Letterpress Monitor Bio's:
Hidde Van Duym is a Founding Member of BARN and is a member of the Book-Arts/Letterpress Steering Committee. He is a book-arts artist whose work has been shown at Bainbridge Arts & Crafts, Roby King Gallery, Craft in America, and the Artist's Books Collection at the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art. He regards the letterpress as an opportunity to expand his book-arts horizons.
Peggy Graving is a member of the steering committees at the BARN for the Book Arts/Letterpress Studio and the Printmaking Studio. Her letterpress knowledge and skills have been developed in multiple BARN courses taught by Ellie Mathews and Carl Youngmann of The North Press in Port Townsend.
Think of this as letterpress without the letters. Almost. Because whatever letters we do use will be big and manageable. We might even print some upside down. Along the way we will surprise ourselves with a few discoveries. Most of the experiments will result in abstract prints.
Working with transparent inks and overprinting, in broad, quick strokes, we will emphasize familiarity with the press. You can expect to learn the mechanics of pressure and position.The aim is to prepare you to use the press independently.
You might end up with something suitable for framing.
Letterpress experience is a plus but not required. Printmakers welcome!
Carl Youngmann and Ellie Mathews operate The North Press in Port Townsend and are not afraid of seeing new approaches to making art on letterpress equipment.
Please contact Letterpress Programming Manager, Peggy Graving (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions
This class has prerequisites, please see details.
This two-day workshop is the whole enchilada: type selection, type setting, paper selection, ink mixing, and overall deepening of your skill as a letterpress printer. Begin using the language of letterpress, the tools, and the materials of the craft while taking the plunge into the intricacies of registration for color work and combining type with graphic elements such as linoleum blocks - or even photopolymer plates (assuming you have one in your back pocket - if not, we'll provide samples).
We'll start by scooting through letterpress basics: working with type, locking up a form, and preparing a project for the press, where we'll focus on the three P's of make-ready: Packing, Pressure, and Positioning.
This is a skills and techniques workshop intended to ready you to work on your own projects with confidence during monitored Open Studios (members and non-members).
An ideal class for the beginning student who wants to learn a variety of basic skills while stitching up a trio of amazing small books. You’ll learn tips on selecting the right paper, and how to determine its grain; do’s and don’ts of adhesives/glues; preparing signatures, and three (3) styles of sewing for three totally different books – the 5-hole pamphlet stitch, the chain-stitch on a ‘case’ covered signature; and the elegant-but-simple 2-signature running stitch. You’ll take all of your books home with directions (paper or emailed) for making additional books on your own.
Susan M. Callan has been a devotee of Book Arts for over 25 years. In the mid 2000’s, she was invited to join a 12-artist team, each teaching their own discipline under the auspices of The Creativity Center. In that Center’s 5-year run here on Bainbridge, she discovered the genuine joy of sharing her Book Arts knowledge and skills with enthusiastic students. She’s been teaching (and, of course, still learning) all aspects of Book Arts and creativity ever since. Since 2017, she has taught BOOK ARTS; THE CREATIVITY FACTOR at the national Focus On Book Arts conference in Forest Grove, Oregon, in addition to several other venues closer to home..
BARN will be closed and the front and back doors locked down to both Members and Non-Members beginning at 7:00 PM on Friday night as we begin preparations for the Bazaar at BARN.
Doors will reopen to all on Saturday, at 8:00 AM.
If you have questions, please contact Carla our Membership Coordinator at Membership@bainbridgebarn.org.
BARN members wishing to participate in this event must be a member for a minimum of 3 months (must join by August 31st) to participate. You can contact Carla Mackey at email@example.com for an application which will be available Monday, October 21.
This is a staff holiday.
Contact: Denise or Catherine C.
7.21.2019- Date change to Monday 12/16 as per DD
Go wild making your own gift-wrapping for any occasion; make snazzy dust-jackets or (note)book covers; even “make” scraps for cards and/or bookmarks. We’ll use a variety of large-size papers and different techniques such as Suminagashi marbling, color-blending washes, dip ‘n fold, creative stamping, and more. Each student will finish up with a generous supply of their original decorative design papers for using in a dozen special ways all year long.
The floors in the Print & Book Arts Studio will be sanded and varnished. The studio will be closed while the work is being done and to allow for adequate drying time.
If you have questions, please email: PrintandBook.Lead@bainbridgebarn.org.
Posted by Tammie on 10/12/2019
Be a Maker for a Day!
Check out our 10 studios, participate in making crafts or generally check out BARN! It's free, and open to all ages.
More information will be posted later in October 2019.
For more information contact: info@BainbridgeBARN.org