PASTE PAPERS with Madeline Durham

April 13, 10a-5p (with lunch break)
Your Bindery, 991 S. Jason St., Denver, CO 80223 Limited to 12 registrants.
April 14, 10a-5p (with lunch break)
Ewing Farm, 1915 N 95th St. , Lafayette, CO 80026 Limited to 10 registrants.

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Learn the brush technique that Madeleine has developed over many years. Learn how to hold and move the special brush that she uses to create a variety of lines, shapes, and patterns. You will also learn a couple tricks for blending colors. Leave the class with a basic knowledge and ability to create straight lines, wavy lines, subtle blending techniques and geometric patterns. Suitable for all level of students.
Co-sponsored by the Rocky Mtn. chapter of the Guild of Book Workers (GBW) and the Book Arts League (BAL), the workshop on Sunday, April 14 is a repeat of the April 13 class in Denver.
You may sign up for one or both classes. GBW and BAL members get a discount (see below).

Madeleine Durham is a paste paper artist who shows her work in her hometown of Santa Fe, NM and around the country. She travels to many shows including the annual Guild of Book Workers Standards Conference, the International Calligraphy Conference, and Codex. Her papers lend themselves well to many applications including fine book binding, calligraphy, book art, and collage. She’s produced special-edition work for Nawa- kum Press, Palace Press, Flea Circus Press, and one of the top three social media platforms. Her work has been used in one-of-a-kind books by Don Etherington and Monique Lallier among many others. Her papers can also be found in the collections of the Watson Library at the MET, North Bennet Street School, The Amer- ican Academy of Bookbinding, and the Morgan Conservatory. In a moment of inspiration years ago she happened upon a way of creating paste paper designs using a brush technique which has evolved into the paste painting which she creates for her wall art. Visit her website at

Members: $90 (GBW or BAL)
Non-Members: $115
Material Fee: $34 paid to instructor on day of class.

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Saturday May 4th & Sunday May 5th // Taught by Lucia Farias

In this 2-day weekend workshop, students will make an articulated binding. This contemporary binding has a round spine, a three-piece case, mosaic leather headbands and will be covered in full leather. Students will begin by gluing the cover board pieces onto Japanese paper and then covering in full leather. The jointed cover will open sequentially, allowing incredible movement. Design movable parts for the covers of your book and embellish them with leather inlays and onlays as time allows.

Basic bookbinding skills required. Some leather paring skills will be helpful. If students are new to leather paring, this skill will be introduced during the class. 
Lucia Farias earned an MFA in Book Arts/Printmaking from The University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA. She currently teaches bookbinding at Universidad de Monterrey and runs her bindery Oveja Verde. She has taught workshops for the Philadelphia Center for the Book, San Diego Book Arts, The International Printing Museum in Carson, CA, Museo MARCO, Pinacoteca de Nuevo Leon, El Ombligo del Libro.

$240 for BAL members, $250 for non-members

Classes run from 9:00am to 4:30pm each day
ALL materials provided

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BAL Cancellation Policy
Full refund 2 weeks in advance.
No refund after that – unless instructor cancels class.
BAL members receive credit for future class within the same calendar year.

Book Arts League Liability Release Form Our Liability Release Form must be signed and brought to first class. Thanks! Please click to access the pdf.