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Class Name :

Class Date :

April 17 - April 18

Meeting Times :

Mon-Tue 9am-4pm (2 sessions)

Class Location :

Room 201/101

Instructor :

Peter Thomas

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About this Class:

More Making Books by Hand: The Scroll As book • PBPT171W02

Explore the exciting world of the artists' books, creating various scrolling book structures. Participants will be given handouts describing various ways scrolls have been used in books. Students will then be given appropriate instruction in basic book arts binding techniques to make a 3 by 2 inch case bound book with a scroll in place of the pages. This structure, created by Peter and Donna Thomas, features a wooden framework holding a scroll housed in a paper covered case binding. Advanced students may have time to make additional scrolling books or put text in their books and will want to come prepared with extra supplies and short 4-10 word quotes to work with.

Recommended Tools:
Students might want to bring objects to add scrolls to.

Peter Thomas is a book artist and hand papermaker who, since 1977, has been working individually and collaboratively with Donna Thomas, making fine press and artist books. Peter has been active in the leadership of IAPMA, the Friends of Dard Hunter, the Miniature Book Society, Book Arts Santa Cruz and co-founded the Ukulele Club of Santa Cruz. Peter and Donna are authors of “More Making Books by Hand” and “1000 Artists’ Books”, and produced a documentary/educational video titled “The Ergonomics of Hand Papermaking.” Since 2010 they have intermittently traveled 50,000 miles, in three cross-country trips, as Wandering Book Artists, displaying their work and giving lectures, workshops, and papermaking demonstrations.

Artwork by Peter Thomas

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