We did get together and print a book

What a great day everyone had here yesterday carving print blocks and printing.prints

The collection of prints looked wonderful in the beautifully made books.  Each book had a slip case to keep it safe.

A successful workshop.

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Yesterday’s clever book artists

Two books in one day

Yesterday four clever artists made two books each, glueing, stitching and learning their way through the workshop day.  Some used beautiful papers they brought with them and one used handmade paper.  Thankyou for rising to the challenge ladies.

 

Mapping the Journey 3 Day Workshop

     Mapping the Journey

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Artists Book 3 Day Workshop

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Vade mecum: The Constant Companion

Vade mecum is Latin for ‘take me along’

This term applies to any gathering of pages(or book)

which is used on a daily basis and can be carried

on the person for easy reference.

Spend 3 days creating beautiful individual concertina books with attractive additions: envelopes, small books and stitched pockets will be part of your final work.

This book can be a repository for memories of trips past or those just a dream, a companion for the journey.

This wonderful three days will include:

   Learning how to make your concertina journal and prepare a          hard cover.  You will be given many ideas for including your    memorabilia.  Envelopes, small books and pockets. These may             be filled with your memories or remain blank for                                                      a future journey. 

              Making a box or slip case to house your book.

                   Jan Miller

Email me with questions of you wish.

Dates: Thursday 8th & Friday 9th October, Saturday 21st November

Class Fee: $375     Materials Cost: $12

Venue: Opendrawer 1158 Toorak Rd, Camberwell VIC 3124

(03) 9889 7227

Details and registration at : opendrawer.com.au

At Last….three new workshops

TWO BOOKS IN ONE DAY

Two books

One for you and one to give away

This day will include the making of two books.

Book 1:  A soft cover book with holes in the spine to accommodate the sewing.

Book 2:  A case bound book with hard covers suitable for a journal of any sort. The pages will be light weight art paper suitable for writing or drawing.

Cost: $70

Materials Fee: $10

Date: Sunday 23rd August

Time: 10am – 3pm

BYO lunch, tea and coffee provided

Venue: 55 Woodhouse Grove, Box Hill North 3129

Other details provided after registration.

Email Barb at barb@barbadams.com if you wish to attend.

 

LET’S GET TOGETHER AND PRINT A BOOK

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Have you often wondered what to include in a blank book? Have you ever wanted to make a book with prints in it?

This workshop is a good way to get started on some simple printing which can decorate a book page. We will begin the day carving a simple block from a drawing of a tree, leaf or a bird. The concertina book we make will be a display space for our prints which we will share.

At the end of the day, you will have learnt how to make:

  • a concertina book in which we will display our prints

  • your own ‘soft cut’ print block

  • a clever hard cover, with no glue

You will take home a book of beautiful prints and a print block to use again and again.

Cost: $70

Materials Fee: $10

Date: Friday 4th September

Time: 10am – 3pm

BYO lunch, tea and coffee provided

Venue: 55 Woodhouse Grove, Box Hill North 3129

Other details provided after registration.

Email Barb at barb@barbadams.com if you wish to attend.

READY SET GO

Over tapesMake a journal and start writing or drawing in it.

This workshop will include the making a journal with hard covers and sections sewn over tapes.

Journal Over tapesYou will also learn some starting points for beginning to work on the pages.

Come with some ideas of how you might use your journal. Will it be a poetry book, an anthology, a travel journal, cookery book, somewhere to record the way you see the world in pictures or words?

When you have registered I will talk to you and suggest some things you may wish to bring to help you get started with your journal.

Each section will be sewn separately to accommodate later inclusions on the pages. The pages will be light weight art paper suitable for writing or drawing.

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Cost: $70

Materials Fee: $10

Date: Tuesday 15th September

Time: 10am – 3pm

BYO lunch, tea and coffee provided

Venue: 55 Woodhouse Grove, Box Hill North 3129

Other details provided after registration.

Email Barb at barb@barbadams.com if you wish to attend.

Papermaking Workshop

Have you ever made your own paper? Now is your chance.

I know it is cold but we can have warm water in the vat. Intro to papermaking

On Thursday 18th June I am running a papermaking workshop for Papermakers of Victoria at our wonderful studio in the stables at Bundoora Park.

Details and registration at http://papermakers.org.au/workshops/

Let me know if you are interested or have any questions and please pass this on to interested friends.

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Wedding Paper
Wedding Paper

A5 Coptic Journal Workshop

I am running another Coptic binding workshop and have a couple of places left.  Let me know if you are interested.

Tutor: Barb Adams

Coptic Binding
Coptic Binding

Saturday 9th May

10 – 4

Box Hill North

$70 plus $6 materials fee.

Most materials provided.

BYO Lunch Tea & Coffee provided

This workshop teaches the skill of Coptic Binding which is used to stitch a hard cover A5 journal suitable for art work, note taking, writing or as a travel journal.

Details and material list provided after registration.

Mapping the Journey Workshop Show & Tell

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This week the group from the ‘Mapping the Journey’ workshop in January, got together at my place to share their beautiful books.  What a delight it was to see the achievements of the group.

The cake Jan brought was delicious too!!

 

Papermaking workshop today

Today the sunny weather made it pleasant to gather and make paper in Barb’s papermaking studio..

Thanks to the enthusiasm of the beginner papermakers, the studio was full of laughter. We began with white cotton rag sheets and later experimented with embossing and different inclusions.  Thanks for coming ladies.

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Intro to papermaking

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Intro to papermaking

Intro to papermaking

Papermakers Exhibition at Stonehouse Gallery

 

Currents Exhibition

Paper Currents

Members of Papermakers of Victoria at Stonehouse Galllery, Warrandyte

Barb Adams, Marianne Little, Margaret Mason,

Dineke McLean, Liz Powell

Anne Marie Power, Chris Rose, Christine Smith,

Gail Stiffe, Sandy Ward

April 2 – 29 2015

MEET THE ARTISTS Saturday 4th April 2 – 4 pm

Stonehouse Studio and Gallery

103 Yarra Street

Warrandyte, 3113

Victoria, Australia

(03)98443629

www.stonehousegallery.com

Several artists will be demonstrating at Stonehouse on the Sundays of the exhibition between 1 – 4

Gallery open 10 – 5 daily except Good Friday

I will be at MEET THE ARTISTS and at the gallery demonstrating book binding on

Sunday 12th April

Introduction to Papermaking

cropped-paper.jpegI am running a paper making workshop in my studio in April and would love to see you there if you are interested in learning the skills and delights of hand paper making.  It is a short introductory course which makes it affordable.

Where: 55 Woodhouse Grove, Box Hill North

Date & Time: Thursday 2nd April  2015 – 12 PM – 03:00 PM
Cost: $50

Contact me if you have any questions and if would like to book.