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short staffed this week…

By July 9, 2022No Comments

Hi, all – please forgive this slapdash-quickly-thrown-together-excuse-for-a-blog this week! Our social media maven is taking a well-deserved vacation.

Here is some time-sensitive information – Please look forward to our usual newsy and entertaining blog next week!

Workshops and Classes at Art Central

Bookmaking for Journals or Gifts – One day workshop, July 23rd

Kathy Miller and Ardella Swanberg will present a class on bookmaking. You will learn to make 2 books. One will be a codex and the other will be a triangular accordion book. A codex is what we now think of as a book. It was developed in the Middle Ages and consists of pages bound at the spine and a cover that can be decorated. The accordion book is a piece of folded paper with hard end pieces that protect the paper. It can also be decorated. Both books make great gifts.

Join us Saturday, July 23, 2022, 10:30 AM to 3 PM (with a break for lunch) at Art Central, This class is limited to 8 people so call Ardella at 1(805)234-1754 to reserve your space!

Price $60

You will need:

1 sheet pastel paper

1 sheet 90 lb watercolor paper or other medium weight paper

1 piece of light weight fancy paper for end papers

1 piece heavier weight paper or book cloth for the cover


bone folder

archival glue—PVA or Yes

medium binder clips

¼ inch decorative ribbon or elastic cord (color coordinated with your papers) charms or other decorations for the covers

Please remember that we have a small parking lot. If you are attending one of our demonstrations or workshops, and it is not a physical hardship for you, please park on one of the nearby side streets. We appreciate your consideration.

We are forwarding the following information at the request of the City of Arroyo Grande.


City of Arroyo Grande and Arroyo Grande Public Art

“Art Outside The Box”

Call for local artists to transform the city with painted electrical boxes.  Interested? Please go to the AGPA website where all attachments can be found: The hope is to reach as many interested artists as possible.  Thank you!