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The Austin Book Workers / Book Arts April Meetup
This Meetup repeats on the 2nd Thursday of every month.
Austin Book Workers April 8, 2010
Where: Thursday, March 8, Austin Book Workers meet at 6:30-8:30pm at the University of Texas I-School Building at 1616 Guadalupe. 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
Probably not Gold Tooling
��� Because three new members expressed an interest in gold tooling, I have endeavored to find someone to demo for us and have a little hands on. The usuals suspects have conflicts, or are out of practice and I am sure I failed to ask someone who would be willing and able but I have failed miserably. So, it probably won't be a gold tooling program this Thursday, maybe in the Fall.
We have only the May meeting before Book Fair July 4, there is the summer book swap to join, and show and tell from Jeff Peachey's knife sharpening workshop. Bring a current project you are working on and we will plan next Fall's meeting programs. See you Thursday.
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.
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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 www.austinbookworkers.org.
With Angela Morales
This introductory level class will focus on the technique of Case binding. Case binding is the most common type of bookbinding - it's made up of pages folded into signatures, which are sewn together and attached to hard covers. The end result has a spine which is flat instead of rounded. These sturdy books have a myriad of uses, such as for sketch books, memory albums and gifts. Tuition: $150 Limited to six participants