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  • Marcia Moore
    Jun 6, 2006
      News from Backspace Book Arts in delightful Venice California

      Saturday July 15 OR Sunday July 30 9-4 Book Binding for Book Artists.
      $125 All materials included
      An intensive one day course designed to present as many structures as
      possible for making artists' books. Content development, materials
      and other resources will be discussed. Check the Backspace Book arts
      website for a more complete description or call Marcia Moore for more

      Letterpress Basics -Marcia Brown
      $100 All materials included.
      Learn the basics of letterpress printing using the three platen
      presses at Backspace. Typesetting, composition and press technology
      will be discussed. Students will print a variety of small cards.
      Class size is extremely limited. Please call Marcia Moore to arrange
      a date.

      Marcia Moore is off to The Paper and Book Intensive held this year in
      La Porte, Indiana Backspace will be opened with the wonderful Chuva
      Featherstone holding down the fort. Please call ahead to make sure
      she is there. 310-722-9004

      The past few weeks have been full of exciting classes and events.
      Gabriel Fox taught a wonderful workshop for the Guild of Bookworkers
      which I attended. Gabrielle is a thoughtful and tireless teacher and
      the miniature books we made were innovative and inspiring.
      The workshop was held at Kater Krafts book bindery in Pico Rivera and
      generously hosted by Bruce Kavin, son of the late Mel Kavin. Bruce
      shared his father's collection of miniature books with extraordinary
      designer bindings. An incredible weekend.

      Domiinic Riley came to Venice to teach two one day workshops at
      Backspace Book Arts. Titled the Ideal Album and Sketchbook, students
      were treated to the Dominic Riley haute style of bookbinding and
      wonderful books were made. These classes were designed for both the
      novice and the more advanced student and many new techniques were
      presented that offered endless opportunities for future work. Check
      the pictures up on our website.

      Then, as if those two events were not enough, Los Angeles was treated
      to a wonderful talk by Kitty Maryatt. Hosted by Otis college of Art
      and Design and The Los Angeles Book Arts Center, Kitty talked about
      her work in book arts and fine binding, her early education in
      calligraphy and the many things that inspire and inform her work. It
      was truly an exciting, informative and inspirational talk.

      Be sure to drop by Backspace to see the beautiful, unique books in
      the gallery. These works are one of a kind made by "plain people" not
      book binders or artists. Books incorporating human hair, pressed
      flowers, autographs and other symbols of love, affection and school