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Spontaneous Books Workshop

Spontaneous Books Workshop

BAG Workshop

April 29, 2017 | 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Spontaneous Books

taught by Lisa Hasegawa and Yuka Petz

Saturday April 29, 2017 10am-3pm

2100 Building, 2100 24th Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98144

Cost: $65 for BAG members, $75 for non-members (includes $15 materials fee)

Be inspired by the moment! Spontaneous Books guides participants through three exercises designed to broaden our approach to artist’s books. We will work independently on the Book in a Bag, collaboratively on the One-Hour Books and then apply what we’ve discovered to the No Text Narrative Challenge! Appropriate for beginners and seasoned pros, our workshop will be a day of creative and spontaneous fun.

Students need to bring:

Bookbinding (tapestry) needles




Self healing cutting mat

Glue stick

Snap-off blades/X-acto knife and blades

Collage materials **to share**

Rubber stamps and other mark making tools


Helpful additional items:

Bookbinding awl

Linen thread


All other materials will be provided.

There is free parking below the 2100 building and street parking on adjacent blocks. The classroom is on the third floor. The 2100 Building is accessible via elevator and stairs.

Class will be filled on a first-come, first served basis with a maximum of 15 students. Registrations will be confirmed via email or phone.

Yuka Petz is a visual artist working in a wide range of media, including but not limited to book arts, papermaking, and physical computing. She received her MFA in Book Arts/Printmaking at University of the Arts in Philadelphia, and her BFA in Graphic Design from the Rhode Island School of Design. She is a founding member of SIFT, an interdisciplinary book arts organization in New Orleans, and a member-at-large of Antenna Gallery.

Her work has been exhibited in the U.S. and internationally, and Yuka’s artist books are in the permanent collections of several public & university library special collections. She recently returned to live and work in her beloved New Orleans. See more of her work at yukapetz.com & studioippiki.com.


Lisa Hasegawa loves and lives in the world of printing: she works at an offset printing company, as a letterpress printer as ilfant press, and has been teaching letterpress printing at Pratt Fine Arts Center since 2005. Her work has received several awards; including a Grant for Artist Projects (GAP) from Artist Trust in 2008 and a Larry Sommers Art Fellowship Merit Award in 2010. Her artist’s books and prints are collected nationally in both public and private collections. Her work has been published in several books and can be seen online at ilfant.com.


REGISTRATION POLICY: Your registration reserves your place in the class. If the class is filled, a waiting list will be established. You will be notified if you are on the waiting list. If you sign up for the class but cannot attend and your place can be filled from the waiting list you will receive a full refund. If there is no waiting list, but you find a replacement for yourself, you will receive a full refund. If your place cannot be filled, your full registration may be retained to help cover the expenses of the class. If the class must be canceled, we will notify you and issue a full refund.


To register for the class, please complete the attached PDF and send with a check, payable to Book Arts Guild,

for the full registration amount ($65 for BAG members, $75 for non-members) to:

Robin Kessler, 7510 23rd Avenue NW, Seattle, WA 98117


Download Event Flyer (PDF)