On Wed., December 6, 2017, at 1 pm, the Book Arts Group will meet at the Stillwater Center for the Arts (SCA) to make Ornament Books. These diminutive books come with a slipcase which can hold the book and a gift card. Hang it on the Christmas tree with a gift card from the SCA gallery. The Perfect Gift!
The Book Arts Group is free and open to the public. We welcome you! If you would like to join us, please leave a comment here. Your comment will not be made public, and we will contact you via email with a supply list. Or call SCA at 405-744-1535 for contact information. Or just walk in!
Ornament Book with Slipcase, 2017
Thanks to the wonderful staff at the OSU Museum of Art, we made a big flap–actually, lots of big flaps. We were joined by staff and visitors as Jacqui led us through the process of creating flap books. Thanks to Carrie, Casey, the student assistants, Jacqui, Sandy and everyone who brought supplies and tools to add to the array that was prepared for us by the Museum folks!
A beautiful array of supplies and tools at the OSU Art Museum’s artLAB.
Sandy’s Flap Books
Sandy’s embellished flap book
Flap book basic structure
Join us on Wed., Nov. 1, 2017, at 1 pm at the OSU Museum of Art for our next Oklahoma Book Arts Group meeting. We’ll be making handmade books in the Museum’s artLAB and inviting the public to watch or make a book. No bookmaking experience is necessary.
In December, we’ll return to our regular meeting place, the Stillwater Center for the Arts, at 1 pm on Dec. 6. Our meetings are free and open to the public. If you would like a supply list for an upcoming meeting, please leave a comment and we will contact you. Your comment will not be made public.
New Day and New Time
Beginning October 4, 2017, the Book Arts Group will meet on the first Wednesday of each month at 1:00 pm at the Stillwater Center for the Arts, 1001 S. Duck St., Stillwater, OK.
Are you interested in trying your hand at some of the mixed media projects you see on this site? Please leave a comment (it won’t be posted publicly), and we will contact you via email with details for the upcoming project. Occasionally we might meet at another location, so in addition to providing a supply list, we will confirm the date, time and location of the meeting, as well.
This web site isn’t updated as frequently as it should be, because we’re all too busy playing with mixed media. Who wants to sit at a computer when you could be messing around with paint, glue, scissors, fibers, botanicals, inks, papers, and all sorts of found objects? If you know what we’re getting at, then you belong with the Book Arts Group.
Gelli printed accordion books.
There were only 3 of us at our meeting on October 12th, but we all made Double Pamphlet books. Thanks to Ali Manning of Vintage Page Designs for her tutorial, which can be found here.
They are all so different! Aren’t they all wonderful? Don’t you wish you’d been there?
We made pocket portfolios at our meeting today. Everyone’s turned out great. Many thanks to Jane LaFazio, whose design we used and who graciously gave me permission to teach it to the group.
Let’s start with a standing ovation to Cheryl! Her free-style quilted piece, Colorado Coneflowers, was published in the June/July 2015 issue of Quilting Arts Magazine. See photos below.
At our June meeting, we decided on projects for the following meetings:
July No meeting this month.
August Pocket Folder Book
September Blizzard Book originally designed by Hedi Kyle. (Thank you, Paula Beardell Krieg at Playful Bookbinding & Paperworks)
October Gelli print notebook
November Long Stitch Journal with Slotted Wrapper (Thank you, Ali Manning at Vintage Page Designs)
We meet at the Multi Arts Center on the second Monday of each month. We invite you to join us! Check out the rest of this site for details.
And now for some photos!
Congratulations, Cheryl, on one of your many incredible works being published in Quilting Arts Magazine’s June/July2015 issue.
Is it no wonder this piece looks 3D?!