New Meetup: The Austin Book Arts Meetup Group Monthly Meetup

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Sent on: Tuesday, September 21, 2010 12:57 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for The Austin Book Arts Meetup Group!

What: The Austin Book Arts Meetup Group Monthly Meetup

When: Thursday, October 14,[masked]:30 PM

Where: University of Texas I-School
1616 Guadalupe Street Room 1.204
Austin, TX 78701

Austin Book Workers October 14th

Where: Thursday, March 11, Austin Book Workers meet at 6:30-8:30pm at the University of Texas I-School Building at 1616 Guadalupe, Room 1.208 (Second door to the left as you enter). There is free street parking and a garage on the west side of the building. Building security (locked after 5) requires prompt arrival.
When: 6:30 pm

October Program Information: The Bookbinding Guy Course: Part 1
For the first few meetings this year, we'll be working through Frankie Ridolfi's DVD and instructions for making a blank journal. Check out his site and the book he teaches at Each month we'll show part of the DVD then working through the techniques.

Meeting sizes will be limited in order to ensure that everyone gets the help they need. Also, paid club members will have priority in participating.

More to come on the details of the first meeting and what supplies you'll need. (Be aware that there will be supply fees associated with making the book. We'll try to keep them as low as possible.)

Austin Book Workers (Austin Book Arts Meetup) meet the second Thursday of every month, September through May. Each meeting is a class on techniques, tools, and talent. Great creative energy.

Austin Book Workers
About Us & Our Activities
Flickr Group:Austin Book Workers has a flickr group for your book related photos.
Austin Book Workers on Facebook
Austin Book Workers Blogspot
Promoting books and book arts in central Texas...

Book Arts Fair
Fourth of July weekend is Book Arts Fair in central Texas. Austin Museum of Art graciously lets us use their Art School facilities at beautiful Laguna Gloria for this free event, open to the public.

Austin Book Workers and friends demonstrate book making, book structures, the history of the book, paper making, marbling, suminagashi, paste paper making, gold tooling, calligraphy, letter press printing, and making miniature books. There are several hands-on areas where kids of all ages can enjoy creative play.

Under Cover Friends!
During the summer, when we don't have regular meetings, sign up for our book exchange.

In September we meet and share all the items we've made over the summer. Don't miss the September meetup. See fresh books made within the last three months by Austin book artists.

Through programs, workshops, and education, Austin Book Workers aim is to make central Texans -- and the world! -- more loving of books and book arts.

The common thread among us is the love of books. As a group, we explore everything from artists books to fine bindings. Our members are diverse: bookbinders, conservators, calligraphers, professionals, dabblers, students, artists, and people who just love books.

Our dues are still $12 a year for membership, since 1984.

You can also join Austin Book Workers by bringing a check to a meeting or through our Membership Form, by printing, filling out, and mailing us the form to the address on the form from the website

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