Accordion Books: Variations on a Theme

Bookbinding Basics

Class #3

Accordion Books:  Variations on a Theme

Wednesday, November 8, 2017   6:00-9:00 p.m.

Studio 164, Essex Studios, 2511 Essex Pl, Cincinnati, OH 45206

Don’t let the simplicity of the basic accordion book fool you.  This versatile structure can be the foundation for a number of variations. 

You will take home several models that include accordions with wrapped board covers, pockets, signatures, and simple pop-up structures.

Instructor: Lou Kroner

Lou Kroner, longtime CBAS member and retired teacher, is the current Outreach Coordinator.  Besides books, he makes handmade papers from local plants and assemblages using his papers.

 

$25 CBAS members $35 non-members

Advance registration required. RSVP by Monday, November 6th.

Register online now! Class size is limited.

Questions? Contact cbasprograms@gmail.com.

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Cradle and Pamphlet Stitch Workshop

Bookbinding Basics

Class #2

Cradle & Pamphlet Stitch

Wednesday, October 11     6:00-9:00 p.m.

Studio 164, Essex Studios, 2511 Essex Pl, Cincinnati, OH 45206

 

A punching cradle is one of the essentials of any bookmaker’s kit. You’ll make your own collapsible cradle, perfect for carrying to meetings and workshops and easy to store at home. Use your new cradle to learn pamphlet stitch binding, an easy and practical sewing technique with seemingly infinite variations. You’ll go home with several small handmade books and a foundation in sewing books that you’ll use again and again.

Instructor: Janice Kagermeier
Janice Kagermeier, a retired librarian and compulsive workshop attendee, is current CBAS Study Group Coordinator. She enjoys teaching binding techniques to CBAS members and friends.

 

$25 CBAS members $35 non-members

Advance registration required. RSVP by Monday, October 9.

Register online now! Class size is limited.

Questions? Contact cbasprograms@gmail.com.

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New Uses for Produce

by Cecie Chewning

Who knew that carrots, apples, corn, potatoes, turnips, limes and others were just waiting for their chance to become tools to make art?

Janice led CBAS Study Group last weekend to explore the possibilities of stamping with veggies and fruits as well as with grasses, leaves and other growing things. There was also fun foam available to cut and print with. Dee led off the afternoon with examples of her printed work to inspire the group.

Here’s a sampling of the afternoon’s creativity:

Remember…as a CBAS member you, too, can explore your talents with Study Group that meets once a month in our studio at Pendleton Arts Center. For more information, contact Janice at kagermeier@fuse.net.

Inspiration on Film

Feeling stuck? Here are a few movies to get you un-stuck:

Who Does She Think She Is? OK, I admit I cry during some point during almost every movie I watch. That includes The Color Purple, Big, Ponyo, and The Secret World of Arietty, plus every film mentioned in this post. OK, and some commercials. But throughout this one I was a mess! Trying not to defer the dream takes an enormous amount of emotional, personal, and financial effort — but not as much as ignoring your gifts. Witnessing these brave women’s lives can be quite draining, but also inspiring.

Camille Claudel Kind of depressing, but the passion, wow! Such a beautiful film. I saw this back in the day (it came out in ’88). Rodin (played by Gerard Depardieu) is kind of a tool. Isabelle Adjani is marvelous, as always.

Ratatouille A little French rat pursues his impossible dream of becoming a chef. What’s not to love?

What movies inspire you? Discuss!