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Easy Books that Fold, Sew & Pop (Book Binding)

Location: Room 01: After school, Meadowbrook Community Center
Time: 3:00 - 5:00, 2019-03-30
Maximum attendance: 12

Minimum age: 12

In just two hours you can create a small collection of books that combine the fundamentals of bookmaking in the form of an accordion structure and/or single signature books. No experience necessary. All materials and tools will be provided.

Instructor: Bonnie Thompson Norman
For Bonnie Thompson Norman books are a passion and a profession. She has been proprietor of The Windowpane Press for about forty years. She learned to print at The Woman’s Building in Los Angeles where she took the class so often she became the teacher’s assistant and, eventually, the Studio Director. It was that community-centered environment which forged a lively and involved dedication to teaching letterpress printing and book arts to as many people as possible in an affordable and accessible atmosphere. Bonnie worked as a hand bookbinder in a commercial bindery for nearly twenty years. She teaches classes in printing and book making in her home studio. Bonnie produces works varied in content, technique, craftsmanship and structure that offer challenging questions, provocative puns and inspiration about timeless and/or contemporary issues in the form of broadsides and artist’s books. Her work is in public and private collections, both nationally and internationally, and has been included in numerous exhibitions and publications.