Meeting Times

Monthly Gatherings

- 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.

2015
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.

2015
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


2014
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!


2013
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


- Other

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 info@bayareabookartists.org.

Past Meetings
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.

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