Regina Public Library Workshops

The Regina Public Library is offering a couple of book arts workshops for adults this spring:

Handmade Journals:
Date: April 22, 2017
Time: 2:00 – 4:00 PM
Library: Glen Elm
Location: Meeting Room
Cost: free
Need a special book for your journaling or writing? Spend the afternoon on Earth Day making an unique, personalized journal from recycled materials. Supplies provided. Pre-Registration Required. You can register for the Handmade Journals workshop here.

Altered Book to Journal:
Date: May 7, 2017
Time: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Library: Albert
Location: Program Room
Cost: free
For adults and teens. Alter a used book and transform it into your personal journal for drawing and writing. Artist Gerri Ann Siwek will guide you through this rejuvenating process. Bring a used book if you have one. Extra books and other materials supplied. Pre-Registration Required. You can register for the Altered Book to Journal workshop here.

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Art Journal Jam – Lumsden, SK

The Lumsden and District Arts Council is holding a spring workshop all about Art Journals!

What is art journaling? Art journaling is play, exploration & experimentation wrapped into one – imperfection is ok!

In this workshop you will explore both the written and visual components of this creative art form; you will have a chance to try numerous painting and decorative techniques and you can explore any theme for the written part of your art journal. This will be a fast paced workshop so that you can try lots of quick creative approaches and go home with lots of great ideas!

Basic art supplies and a sketch journal will be included in the cost but you should bring a plastic gift card, 6 magazines that you can cut up, a dark sharpie permanent marker, and watercolour paints (if you have them). No artistic skills or talent required!

Instructor: Chris Nykoluk

Cost: $35.00 members. Non members-$45.00

Date: Sunday March 26th, 1-4 pm

Place: ArtSpace in Centennial Hall, Lumsden, SK

Registration: Send your fees to Box 1214, Lumsden, SK S0G 3C0 or drop by the Lumsden ArtSpace during open studio times. Class limit – 10.

Email lumsdenanddistrictartscouncil@gmail.com for more information!

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New Artist Book from Susan Mills Artist Books

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Art of the Book 2018 – Call for Entry

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Art of the Book 2018 is an international juried exhibition of members’ work, opening in Victoria, British Columbia in August 2018 and travelling for two years across Canada.

The Call for Entry is now available in PDF in both English and French.

These PDF files are also downloadable at https://cbbag.wildapricot.org/exhibitions

We hope you will consider entering your work in this exhibition. Jurors, venues, and additional information will be available in May 2017. In the meantime, the Organizing Committee at aob2018@cbbag.ca looks forward to your questions or comments.

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Saskatoon Update, January 4, 2017

Susan Mills will be having a solo artist exhibition at 330g Gallery in Saskatoon beginning January 20, 2017.

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Susan’s two-day Bookbinding course (Sundays, January 15 and 22) at Creative Commons YXE has one space left. More information can be found here. Creative Commons YXE will also be offering a Box Making course (Sundays, April 2 and 9) taught by Susan Mills. Information about the course and a link for registration can be found here.

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Lumsden and District Arts Council Workshops

The Lumsden and District Arts Council is offering two workshops this winter that may be of interest! Priority for registration is given to local residents up to 2 weeks before each class (“local” means you live within the Lumsden school district), but if there are spots left others can join!

Making Your Mark… An Introduction to Wheat Paste Paper Decoration

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date:  Sunday, February 5

time:  9:00 – 4:00 p.m.

location:  Centennial Hall, Lumsden, SK

Wheat Paste is an incredibly expressive medium which allows you to embed “your mark” directly on a wide range of papers and fabrics. Think “finger painting for adults” – making marks and designs with simple tools, stencils and stamps.  We will then start adding multiple layers with other collage materials, colored pencils, and felt pens.  

They’re fun and easy to make.  You’ll go home with a large supply of unique papers for future projects – for cards, collages, book covers, or gift wrappings.

Book Yourself In

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date:  Sunday, February 12

time:  9:00 – 4:00 p.m.

location:  Centennial Hall, Lumsden, SK

In this workshop you will learn the folding, cutting, and some simple sewing procedures involved in making both paper and hard covered books as well as the basics of bookmaking.  We’ll then proceed to variations of accordion books – some are sewn, some are simply folded, and all of them are fun!  All are easy, quick books and ideal as handcrafted gifts.  Books are a wonderful way to use your own handmade and/or decorated papers as well as combining with other commercial and recycled papers. No bookbinding experience is necessary.

Fees and Registration

Fees for each class are $75 for members and $85 for non-members. Membership fees are $10 per year.

To register, or for more information, please contact: maderbd@sasktel.net

To ensure your place in the class send a cheque made out to Lumsden and District Arts Council to Box 1214, Lumsden, SK, S0G 3C0 or bring the cheque to ArtSpace on Tuesday morning or Thursday evening.

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(Original image: cover of The American Woman, December 1919.)

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