Handmade Books, Alphabets, and Writing Tools

Course Overview

Explore a variety of techniques for making books and filling them with various calligraphic techniques. Pair this course with "Kids CAN Read & Write Cursive" (January 9) or begin tonight. In this hands-on workshop, participants will learn various folding and binding techniques for making books as well as some new alphabetic styles to fill them.


Diane Chickadel has been a classroom teacher and administrator for over 40 years. In addition, she is a fiber artist, artist’s bookmaker and calligrapher. Her books and calligraphy work have been exhibited on the East Coast and locally. Her artist’s book, Con L’occhio, designed with students at UCDS, was awarded best children’s book at the Seattle Book Arts Fair.

Karin Vance Chickadel is an artist living in the Seattle area. As part of a military family, she travelled throughout her youth and as an adult has made the Northwest her home. In 1998, she received a BA in Interdisciplinary Arts and a BS in Psychology from the University of Washington. After working in sculpture for years, Karin discovered the niche of artists’ books while earning her MA in Art Therapy at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She went on to focus her studies in book arts at Columbia College Chicago, where she earned her MFA in Book and Paper Art in 2005. She has exhibited her work in galleries across the United States and has been published in American Craft magazine. She was a GAP recipient in 2014. She has taught general art and book arts to a range of ages from preschool students to adults. In her current body of work, she creates sculptural books that explore the beauty of skylines, silhouettes and neighborhoods.

Date & Time: February 6, 2020 from 6:00pm-8:00pm

Fees: $40 (clock hours included)

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$ 40.00