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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

New Web Design

Check out the newly re-designed CBAS website (up in January) for all information about the organization and for updates on current and future events. This will now consolidate website and blog as a good central location for keeping up with what's happening.


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Tuesday, January 13, 2015


Marbled endpapers, ca. 1880
Ready for a great "working" field trip? CBAS is sponsoring 2 Turkish marbling weekend workshops with Ann Alaia Woods in her Columbus studio: 3304 Grasmere Avenue, Columbus, Ohio.  Choose either April 25-26 or May 2-3. Saturday will be instructional and Sunday will be an open studio day for experimentation. Minimum participation is 6 students, maximum 8. Cost is $150 per person.

For interested parties who may not wish to drive back and forth, carpooling and shared lodging should be a possibility. Registration cut-off dates are April 11 and April 18 respectively.

To print out a registration form for the workshop:  https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6qP8Km6l3vsVXFlOS1Qa1pxeHc/view?usp=sharing

From Ann, here a few more details:
Plan to have a great time...and bring these for you own use: 
Work clothes, apron, or smock
Hair covering—scarf, wrap, or cap
Sensible shoes—you'll be on your feet a lot
Cardboard—2 pieces, approximately 15" x 20"
Newspapers—small handful, to transport papers
Notebook (or pad) and pen for note taking
Lunch—coffee, tea, filtered & spritzy water will be supplied 

From The Art of Bookbinding, Joseph William Zaehnsdorf, 1890
Come join us and leave with your own beautiful handmade papers to use in future book making projects.