Friday, September 19, 2008

The Ancient (?) Art of Bookmaking

Posted By on Fri, Sep 19, 2008 at 2:13 PM

Calling all stationery fanatics and people who love pretty stuff...

A Studio in the Woods will hold an all-day workshop on “Improvisational Bookmaking” on Saturday Sept. 27 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The workshop will teach participants different non-adhesive binding techniques and encourage them to incorporate spontaneity and creativity into their work. Participants are encouraged to bring any additional materials they would like to include.

Visual artist Angela Driscoll will lead the workshop. A resident of New Orleans, Driscoll has an MFA in book arts and printmaking. The workshop's $100 fee includes lunch and supplies.To participate, download the application or call 504-392-5359 to register.

"A Studio in the Woods, located on eight acres of bottomland hardwood forest on the West Bank of Orleans Parish, was donated to Tulane University in 2004 to ensure its longtime purpose as an artists’ retreat and field study center for students of all ages to learn about the preservation of the endangered Louisiana natural environment."

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