Winter Classes and Workshops 2016
Book Arts Classes and Workshops at Paper Birds Studio

4175 Loughborough Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63116

If you are interested, please call Joanne at (314) 616-2257 to reserve a spot.
Classes and workshops are limited to 5 people.

Be sure to stop by Richmond Heights Public Library in January to see a display of my books in the windows at the main entrance.

CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS — Limited to 5 people. Reserve your spot today!

Wednesday Evening Classes
Book Binding Studio
Session 1: January 13, 20, 27, February 3, 10, 17, 2016 -- 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Session 2: March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 April 6, 2016 -- 6:30 pm to 8:30 pmm

Cost: $200.00 includes most materials.

This class will concentrate on varying book forms and building book skills, basic or ongoing. Students may join for individual projects. This class is scheduled for 8 weeks, usually 6 weeks, but I wanted to be flexible during the summer, when people take vacations and may miss a week or two.



Paste Paper Play
Saturday, January 23, 2016. 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Cost: $35.00 includes most materials.

Learn to make your own decorated paper by making paste papers. Create colorful, vibrant patterns by covering paper with paste and then drawing in the paste, stamping, combing or pulling. This centuries-old process creates exciting, intricate designs with endless possibilities. Come play in the colors and the paste and create your own personalized, playful papers to use in books, stationary, collage, weaving or whatever projects you like.

An extra $5.00 buys book cloth to decorate for one of the other classes.

Wire Binding

Saturday, February 6, 2016. 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Cost: $110.00. Includes most materials needed.

Daniel Kelm invented a style of bookbinding called “wire edge binding” in the mid-1980s. The pages of this book are sewn on wires and the book lies flat when open. Bring a Japanese screw punch if you have one. We will start with a drawing/painting on pages and then bind these into the book. Bring two colors of acrylic inks to work with.

Adventures in Box Making
Saturday, February 20, 2016. 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Cost: $100.00. Includes most materials needed.

Make a box with a divider for holding pencils and pens.

Bring a sheet of decorative paper to personalize your box if you wish.

The Secret Belgian Binding
Saturday, March 5, 2016. 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Cost: $100.00.    

Come and learn how to bind a book with an interesting pattern of weaving the cover onto a text block. This makes a versatile book with a hard cover that folds back to provide and support for writing and drawing.

Bring some decorative paper to embellish your book or use for decoration.

Sumi Painted Accordion Books
Saturday, March 26, 2016, 9:00 to 3:00 pm

Cost: $110.00.    

Create a painted background on paper and write your favorite poem or quote on the accordion folded piece. The end will be hard covers, covered with more of your painting.


The World of Journals — Map making
Explore the ways to map your life, journeys, dreams, events, etc. This will be a creative painting, drawing event.
Friday evening, February 12, 2016, 6:30 to 8:30 pm.

Explore Maps and their place in journaling. Come with an idea to map your world. Bring colored pencils, pencils, colored pens, watercolors or other paints to make your map.

Call to reserve a space.

If you are interested, please call Joanne at (314) 616-2257 to reserve a spot

Classes and workshops are limited to 5 people.

Book Arts Classes and Workshops at Craft Alliance
Workshops and Classes taught by Joanne Kluba

Craft Uncorked – Valentine Pop-Up Book

Make a Valentine’s Day inspired Pop-Up card or book while enjoying a glass of wine or two with some snacks throughout the evening. Joanne will guide you through the steps to create a one of a kind heartfelt book to make that special someone swoon.
Friday February 5, 2016. 6-8:30 pm. Delmar Design Studio.

Coptic Stitch Leather Books

The Coptic chain stitch creates one of the most popular and attractive of all bindings. It’s an ancient yet simple exposed sewing stitch with many possible variations. You will fold, punch and sew a text block for binding and select options for covers and wrappers. You will create two books in this class. Some sewing experience helpful, but not required.
Grand Location – Tuesdays, January 12-February 16, 2016, 6:30 to 8:30 pm

Delmar Location – Tuesdays, February 23-March 29, 2016 6:30 to 8:30 pm

Grand Location – Tuesdays, April 12-May 17, 2016, 6:30 to 8:30 pm

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By Joanne Kluba