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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Workshop: Book Arts with Doug Baulos

This workshop is suitable for beginners. Students will explore modern hard cover reinventions of worked long stitch binding with artist Doug Baulos. Bring your original prints, drawing, or paintings/collages etc (3-4 8x10”) and we will work with a variety of spine constructions and expose the creative potential of the book/journal as an artistic object. In this workshop participants will make a codex with rigid covers and drummed signatures with multiple variations of spine treatments. Participants will learn various expressive techniques towards making an exciting and archival book/journal.

Doug will provide book signatures, binders board, some decorative papers, needles, thread etc - students are encourage to bring their own paper, collage objects, etc.

Doug Balous is Assistant Professor of Drawing and Bookmaking at University of Alabama at Birmingham. He received his MFA from the University of New Orleans and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the UAB.

Balous regularly teaches workshops and lectures on his research in book arts, drawing and mixed media. In 2009 he won the President's Award For Excellence in Teaching at UAB.

Workshop is limited to 8 spots, $75 per person.
To register email Mimi Boston at

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