The Painted Book 2015

Book, book, book yourself into a winter adventure.  Pack your bag with art supplies and wave goodbye to January!  

2015 Painted Book Adventure with Martha Cole

Four Sundays–January 11, 18, 25 and February 1.

9:30 to 4:00 first two days; 9:30 to 3:00 last two days.

In Lower Centennial Hall in Lumsden.

Lumsden and District Arts Council is pleased to offer another art book making class with Martha Cole.  In this 4 day workshop students will make papers, then sequence, embellish and assemble them into a covered book.

Martha is a master teacher and welcomes participants of all levels of experience–beginners to advanced.  “We are a group of teachers and learners” says Martha.  Each workshop is unique because of what the participants bring to the sessions.  Martha adapts the design of the book so that it is easy enough for beginners yet offers additional challenges to those who’ve been in previous sessions.

Class is limited to 10 participants.

Fees:  $275 for Arts Council members; $285 for non-members. Materials, supplies and hall rental included.

Membership is $10.00 and can be included with your registration.

** To ensure your place in this workshop, reply to and then send your cheque (or send 2 cheques–one at $150 now and then $125 post-dated to January 2).

Make cheques out to Lumsden and District Arts Council and mail to Box 1214, Lumsden, SK  S0G 3C0

When spots are available we welcome nonresidents so please send in your registration and we will keep you on the waiting list until Jan. 2

Receipt of your cheque confirms your place in the workshop if you are “local”.  

For further information call Barbara Mader–(306) 731-3607 

Martha’s comments about this workshop:

The popular “Painted Book Adventure” workshop is happening again this year in Lumsden.   This workshop will introduce the participants to a unique process of creating a hardbound book in which the painted interior text sheets and the cover are created simultaneously. Initial papers and fabric cover are created using traditional wheat paste techniques in contemporary ways in combination with a variety of multi-media techniques. The focus will be on combining text and imagery using stitching/collage/multi-media to create and sustain a concept through the length of a book. All the essential bookbinding skills are taught in the workshop and no special calligraphic skills are needed. A sense of exploration and adventure and a willingness to try something new are definite assets. 

For information about Martha Cole and many examples of her work, check her website


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