Kids, teens, friends, brothers, sisters, parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles of all ages and experience levels are invited to celebrate the creative spirit through exploring the book arts. We'll begin by creating beautiful colored pages and binding them into books. Next, we'll head outdoors, books in hand, to sketch, jot down notes, collect materials, and find our stories to tell. Back in the studio, we'll use ink, watercolor and natural materials to embellish our pages with calligraphy, decorated letters, drawings and paintings. You'll go home with two amazing books that tell your very own story!
About the Instructor
Andie Thrams is a California-based visual artist. Her devotion to creative work in wild forests has evolved into artist books and paintings held in collections at Yale University and the University of Washington, among many others. Since 2001, she has been creating a series of paintings and artist’s books called, “In Forests,” which has been widely exhibited and honored. She earned a BA degree in art practice from the University of California, Berkeley, and teaches for the San Francisco Center for the Book, San Francisco State University Field Campus and more. She was a Sitka Artist-In-Residence in 2004.
Inga Dubay taught at the Oregon College of Art and Craft for twenty-five years. She is co-author of “Write Now: The Getty-Dubay Program For Handwriting Success,” “Italic Letters: Calligraphy & Handwriting,” and “Getty-Dubay Italic Handwriting Series”. Dubay & Getty have presented 170 handwriting seminars for medical professionals and numerous workshops for the public. Inga served on the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology Board for twelve years and has taught at Sitka since 1992. Website: www.andiethrams.com
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