Marilyn Bonaventure is the enthusiastic Co-President of the California Chapter of the Guild of Book Workers. She has been trying out new ideas and reaching out to like-minded organizations: calligraphers, paper makers, book artists, print makers. Here is what the Guild is doing in upcoming months:
> Hello to All,
> I have been working on an active year's program for the Guild of Book Workers' California Chapter as you can see from the following calendar that I have included in this email. I know that you are not members of the Chapter but hope that you might be enticed by the renewed energy. I hope that you might fine something of interest and plan to attend any or all of the events. It would be great to see you again.
> Marlyn Bonaventure
> Guild of Book Workers, California Chapter
> Programs, Co-President
> Calendar of Events for California Chapter of Guild of Book Workers
> May 20, Spring Open General Chapter Meeting. 2:00 - 4:00 at Marcia�s home,
> 11836 North Park Ave., L.A., Calif. 90066 (310-722-9004).
> RSVP- california@...
> Open to all chapter members, mark your calendar and plan on a nice afternoon with your friends and cohorts.
> Rebecca Chamlee will give a presentation on Paper Choices for the Binder, Printer and Book Artist.
> Choosing the right paper for a book project can sometimes be a daunting task. The look and feel of the paper is a crucial part of the overall experience of the final piece. To get the best result, it is best to start thinking about the choice of paper before starting work.
> We will look at paper samples and comparison charts to understand the sometimes subtle differences in weight, surface texture, softness, versatility and color of a broad range of commercially available mould and hand made book and fine art papers. Letterpress test samples will show how different papers respond to printing with type, linoleum cuts and photopolymer plates.
> June 23 Bookbinding Fundamentals Workshop 9:30 -4:30 with Marlyn Bonaventure at
> Orange County Fine Arts Village, 3851S. Bear St., Suite B-15, Santa Ana, CA 92704, www.ocfinearts.org
> This class will introduce students to the basic tools, materials and vocabulary of bookbinding. Techniques for the construction of simple bindings will be demonstrated and students will construct three basic book structures. Those who are interested in furthering their bookbinding experience will find that these basic techniques are the foundation of more complex structures.
> This class will also discuss the book form as a format for other art mediums and share the idea of the �Artist Book�.
> Fee: $60.00 (+ $5.00 materials fee). Registration info below.
> Pre-registration required by June 16th, class minimum 5, refunds in full until June 16th.
> July 14, Introduction to Paper Marbling Workshop, 9:00�4:30 with Rebecca Chamlee,
> Simi Valley, California
> Marbled papers appeal to all ages and can be made in many different ways using more or less complex methods. This one day hands-on workshop will provide an easy introduction to traditional style marbling using water-based paints floated on carrageenan, which will be prepared in advance. Participants will be able to make familiar marbled paper patterns including stone, curl and comb designs, with further possibilities and the opportunity to explore their own ideas if time allows. Preparing marbling size, how to prepare papers for marbling and how to make simple combs will be covered. You will have a selection of papers to take away ready for use in bookbinding, craft and card making projects. Materials and tools will be provided. It�s a messy process so wear work clothes or bring an apron.
> Minimum participation is 6 Space is limited to 10 so register early.
> Fee $75.00 + $15 material fee paid to the instructor at the workshop. Registration info below.
> August 5, California Chapter�s Annual Election Meeting. 2:00 - 4:00 at Marcia�s home (see May 20..for address)
> RSVP- california@...
> This is the year for the election of our chapter officers. We are asking for nominations for the board positions. We ask you to consider a nomination of either your name or someone who you think would be open to filling a position. Also consider volunteering to help a board member in some of the events that are on the drawing table right now.
> For this meeting we are planning something new. Knowing that most of you are planning on attending we want to stage a Bookbinding Swap Meet. If you�ve accumulated an excess of binding or printing tools or book arts materials, papers and odd �n ends that you�d like to thin out and that would be of interest to someone else bring them to this meeting to trade or sell.
> Any questions contact Marlyn Bonaventure or Marcia Moore:california@...
> To Register for these workshops: Make checks payable to Guild of Book Workers. Mail your payment and your contact info to Barbara Wood, 3530 Mountain View, Los Angeles, CA 90066. Include your name, address, phone number and email address.
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