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Promoting public interest and participation in the arts since 1961.

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Gualala Arts Workshop
Japanese Bookbinding
Instructor: Terry McClain

Saturday-Sunday, July 29-30, 2006
10:00am - 2:00pm

Japanese Book Register by: July 14

Tuition: $80 members; $95 non-members
Materials fee: $11
Materials List: Yes
Min. 6 students; max. 12 students
Age: 15 and older (younger if accompanied by an adult)

This two-day workshop covers all aspects of assembling a book using traditional Japanese methods including designing, bluing a cover, punching and stitching. Japanese binding has a simple elegant look and is suitable for books and portfolios of all sizes and shapes, including non-traditional formats. Materials are non-toxic.

Terry McClain has an MFA in Fiber from the University of Oregon, with an emphasis on Japanese papermaking and fiber techniques. She teaches surface design on paper and fabric at Art Institute of California - San Francisco and was Artist in Residence in 1998 and 2003 at the Asian Art Museum. This workshop is a compliment to our Japanese-American exhibit opening July 8. We have several Japanese themed events planned for July, check for more details.