Hoffman Center Offers Bookbinding
The Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita will offer Bookbinding, a two-day workshop March 30-31, from 10:00 am to 3:00pm each day.
This workshop will cover three different methods of bookbinding: a single signature hard bound book or journal with blank pages, an accordion style book made from a single large sheet of paper, and a “no glue” small book. Students will also practice painting techniques using marbling, chalk rubbing and paste to decorate papers for book covers.
Students will come away with three beautiful books of their own making ready to be filled with writing, sketching, doodles, collages, or gifts.
Bookbinding is an ancient craft practiced by cultures throughout the world. Palm leaf and bark were the early forerunners to paper. Bound by cords the hard covers were ornately decorated. Scrolls made from papyrus sheets were rolled to ease handling and storage. An estimated 700,000 scrolls were in Egyptian library in Alexandria when it was sacked and burned to the ground by Arabs in 640AD. Early modern books were made from binding individual sheets of vellum.
Barbara Temple Ayres has a degree in Art and German Literature, and a MAT in Art. Ayres began her career as a production potter. She helped found Fire Mt. School in Falcon Cove where she taught elementary kids over a span of 25 years. She started a summer art camp through the Cannon Beach Arts Association, which is in its 17th year. Ayres learned and practiced bookbinding and also entered the complex world of watercolor while teaching kids ten years ago. She is a well-known artist, and host in the Hoffman Clay Studio and Gallery.
Barbara says “art knocked me over in college and I’ve been smitten ever since.”
Dates: March 30-31, 2019
Time: 10:00am to 3:00pm
Materials Fee: $25 (paid to the instructor)
For more information follow this link to the Hoffman Center for the Arts: https://hoffmanarts.org/film-2/