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During 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.
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