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[BKARTS] Three Bienes Center Book Arts Workshops



The Bienes Center for the Literary Arts is pleased to offer the
following book arts workshops:

#1) THE ARTIST'S JOURNAL

*Thery McKinney, Instructor
Saturday, August 28, 2004, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
$85.00 (includes $35.00 materials fee)

The artist's journal is a specialized book structure that allows
immediate availability for quick sketches and small painterly studies.
This one-day workshop will provide step-by-step instructions for the
construction of a finished flexible canvas-bound journal. The journal is
divided into three sections: 1) a section for notes and graphite
drawings; 2) watercolor sketches, and; 3) acrylic or mixed media
paintings.
All materials will be provided for the cover decoration and assemblage
of a finished book.
Discussion will include the "how to" personalize the journal for your
own specific requirements.
No previous bookbinding experience necessary.
Parking instructions will be sent upon registration confirmation.
Limited enrollment.
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#2) NO-GLUE, NO-SEW BOOKS

*Thery McKinney, Instructor
Saturday, September 11, 2004, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
$75.00 (includes $25.00 materials fee)

Don't let the fear of gluing or sewing keep you from creating your own
books. Each participant will explore and finish six inventive book
structures, including a slit and slot construction and ox-plow pamphlet.
All materials will be supplied. Parking instructions will be sent upon
registration confirmation. Limited enrollment.

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#3) COVERED BOXES

*Bob Muens, Instructor
A two-day workshop:
Saturday, Oct. 16, 2004, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 17, 2004, noon - 5:30 p.m.
$100 (includes some materials)

A well-made, attractive box is an essential element in the presentation
and production of artists' books, collectable books, or special objects.
In this workshop, participants will construct two types of boxes: a
lidded box covered with decorative paper using bone pin closures and an
archival clamshell box: the lidded box is simple, quick, and versatile;
the clamshell provides not only an elegant home for any book but also
aids in its preservation. Boxes incorporate techniques that can be
applied to a variety of structures. Binder's board, book cloth, bone
pins, Japanese ribbon and PVA adhesive will be provided. A list of basic
tools and other supplies required for the class, along with parking
instructions, will be sent upon registration confirmation.
Limited enrollment.

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*Thery McKinney  is a multi-media artist and instructor with twenty
years of experience who specializes in calligraphy, paper and fabric
marbling, and the creation of artists' books. She graduated from Florida
State University with a BA in Fine Arts and has studied with nationally
and internationally known masters.
She was the winner of the 2000 Florida Artists' Book Prize.

*Bob Muens received his training in Washington, D.C., from Florentine
bookbinder, Gianluca Chegai and noted English-style binder, Thomas
Albro. On staff at the Conservation Office of the Library of Congress
for five years, he worked on the preservation and repair of books and
other objects from the Library's rare collections. In 1996 he opened his
first studio in Key West. He is a member of the Guild of Book Workers
and the American Institute for Conservation.



James A. Findlay
Broward County Main Library
Bienes Center for the Literary Arts
The Dianne & Michael Bienes Special Collections and Rare Book Library
100 S. Andrews Ave.
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301
954-357-8692 (voice)
954-357-6762 (fax)
jfindlay@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (e-mail)
www.broward.org/bienes

Broward County Libraries Division
(A Service of the Broward County Board of County Commissioners)



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