- Thursday Evening Meetings
BABA meets the third Thursday evening of each month in room P-6 at Greendell School (4120 Middlefield Road in Palo Alto, next to Cubberley Center) from 7:18 to 9:00pm. Members share books, work in progress and information about book events and resources.
January 22: Meeting & mini-book swap
February 19: Meeting & ATC or "My Publisher" photo book swap
March 19: Meeting & handmade mini-book swap
April 16: Meeting & ATC or "My Publisher" photo book swap
May 21: Meeting & handmade mini-book swap
June 18: Meeting & ATC or "My Publisher" photo book swap
July 16: Meeting & handmade mini-book swap
August 20: Meeting & ATC or "My Publisher" photo book swap
September 17: Meeting & handmade mini-book swap
October 16: Meeting & ATC or "My Publisher" photo book swap
November 19: Meeting & handmade mini-book swap
December 17: Holiday gathering
- Sunday Workshops
BABA meets the first Sunday afternoon of each month in room P-6 of Greendell School (4120 Middlefield Road in Palo Alto, next to Cubberley Center) from noon-4pm.
Workshops are chosen by the group and taught by member volunteers, so topics vary.
January 4: No workshop this month. Happy New Year!
Februray 1: Transferring Images
March 1: Small Books: Matchstick Spine & What's Behind?
April 12: Creating Content for Artists Books (NOTE: Date change; this workshop will fall on the second Sunday.)
May 3: TBD
June 7: TBD
July TBD: TBD
August 2: TBD
September 6: TBD
October 4: TBD (traditionally, a Jam prep day)
November 1: TBD
December 6: TBD
January 5: Introduction to Golden Artists' Materials
Februray 2: Jacob's Ladder Book Structure (two variations)
March 2: Suminigashi & Surface Decoration Techniques
April 6: Solft Cover Coptic & Aunt Sally's Lament Structures
May 4: Organized Chaos in Doodling
June 1: Accordian Structure in an Altoids Tin
July 5: Field trip to a paper studio
August 3: Cyanotype Printmaking
September 7: Single Page Binding Over Tapes
October 5: Accordion with Frames & Venetian Blinds Bindings
November 2: Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) and Mini-Books
December 7: No workshop this month. Happy Holidays!
January 6: Introduction to Tools & Materials (includes construction of a sewing cradle)
February 3: Accordion Books (two variations)
March 3: Photographing Your Work
April 7: Coptic Stitched Bookbinding
May 5: Woven, Interlocking Book Structures
June 2: Introduction to Paste Papers
July 7: Controlled Wrinkles; Origami
August 4: Papermaking
September 1: Leatherwork for Book Artists
October 6: Natural Dyes on Paper & Fabric
November 3: Cardmaking Extravaganza
December 1: Polymer Clay Basics for Books
Additional member driven activities are announced via our Yahoo! discussion group.
If you would like to join the group, request an invitation via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For several years prior to Summer 2011, BABA met as a "Book Arts Professional Practices" class at Foothill College. Here is a link to some session topics covered.