The Art of the Book: 3-Part Bookmaking Workshop

This 3-part book workshop will be held on the following Thursdays: September 8, 15, and 22 from 7:00-8:30pm. ***By registering for this event, you are committing to attend all three parts of the workshop.***

Books are objects that many of us enjoy everyday—they hold stories, recipes, knowledge, and pictures, to name a few. But books can also be works of art in and of themselves.

Please join Watertown book artist Katie Higgins-White in exploring the fascinating process of bookmaking this September. Over the course of three consecutive meetings, we’ll give you the chance to enter the wonderful world of book arts!

You’ll begin with simple bookbinding techniques during the initial session, learn to create pop-ups and pockets in the second, and, finally, put these elements together to create a polished, thematic book of your own!

Abstract Painting Workshop

Instructor, Billy Newcomb, is an artist from Southwest VA in the Henry and Pittsylvania counties area.

He uses a multitude of media for my work. His favorite medium is pen & Ink followed by printmaking painting, sculpture, and blacksmithing.

Reid Street Gallery

24 Reid Street

Chatham, Virginia

Eleven Voices Exhibit

Themed on different countries or regions each season, the Fall Fine Art Exhibit compliments the Annual Wine on Harvest Moon Event, a celebration of fine food, fine art, and fine wine at the Deering Estate.
Referencing the eleven official languages of South Africa, “Eleven Voices” is an exhibit that aims to incite a conversation about cultural struggle, memory and identity among contemporary artists. Co-curators Rosie Gordon-Wallace (Diaspora Vibe Cultural Arts Incubator) and Kim Yantis (Deering Estate) select works that reflect thematic inspirations from South African art and culture. There will be a Curator’s Conversation at 7:30 pm. Works from the Special Collections of DVCAI, Petra Mason, and Kathryn and Dan Mikesell.
Image:Courtesy of the Petra Mason Collection – artist book excerpt and African cloth collection
The exhibit will be on view from October 8 through November 26, from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm daily, free with Estate admission.