[GBW] workshop with Paul Johnson in So. California

Eric Alstrom, GBW Communications Chair communications at guildofbookworkers.allmail.net
Thu Dec 6 08:53:43 EST 2007

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Start 2008 Creatively with Book Artist Paul Johnson
Paul Johnson will be in Southern California at the start of the New Year.
You can be inspired at one or both of his workshops: The Book as Picture:
The Permanently Open Page (Books you can hang on the wall!) at the Long
Beach Museum of Art, Sunday, January 20, 2008. To get more information
and/or make a reservation, please visit the Long Beach Museum of Art web
site, www.lbma.org <http://www.lbma.org/>  and click on the Education Page,
scrolls to the adult public programs for information.

And/or: Dream House Carousel Book at Sue Ann Robinson¹s studio in Long
Beach, Monday, January 21, 2008, 10 AM to 4 PM. Space is limited to six

Make a four-room pop-up book that joins end to end to make a 360-degree
house-in-the-round. Carousel books are as popular in children¹s book
publishing today as they were in the 19th Century. Using basic folding,
cutting and joining techniques ­ no advanced engineering skills required -
we explore the minutiae of a doll¹s house as pop-up movables. There will be
plenty of opportunities to personalize this magical panoramic book ­ it
could be a portrait of your own home!
Paul Johnson has an international reputation for his pioneering work in
developing literacy through the book arts and as a book artist. Author of
over fifteen titles including A Book of One's Own, Literacy Through the Book
Arts and Pictures and Words Together, (all Heinemann, USA) he ran until
recently the Book Art Project from Manchester Metropolitan University (UK).
His work is in the collections of the Cooper-Hewitt Museum in New York, the
National Gallery, the Library of Congress, Washington DC, and many
universities including UCLA, Berkeley and Yale. His work was selected for
Stand and Deliver, an exhibition of pop-up edition books that until recently
toured the USA. He exhibits widely and is on the UK Craft Council's select
list of British designer-makers.
To Register for the workshop January 21 at Sue Ann¹s studio, send a check
made payable to Sue Ann Robinson in the amount of $120.00, to Robinson at
4752 Pearce Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90808. Space is limited. Include your
contact information. You will receive directions, supply list and receipt
upon receipt of your check. Thank you.

 Eric Alstrom 
 Communications Chair & WebBinder
 Guild of Book Workers
 communications at guildofbookworkers.allmail.net

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