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15th Biennial Focus on Book Arts Conference

The 15th Focus on Book Arts conference offers five days of workshops that appeal to beginning and advanced book artists. Workshops are taught by renowned, professional instructors in the fields of bookbinding, printing, decorative papers, paper making, book art, and more. This year’s event will be held at Western Oregon University in Monmouth, OR.

While many of our classes are already at capacity, some remain open and are waiting for you to register! These classes include:
 Intensive Marbling on Paper and Fabric;
 Coptic Cross Stitch Journal;
 Funky Foldy: Fun Structures for the Studio or Classroom;
 Drawing and Lettering Sketchbook;
 Writing in the Blanks;
 Design with Scraps to Make a Hard Cover Long Stitch Journal;
 Interlocked – Woven Paper in Book Arts – Structure and Ornament;
 Stick Binding;
 Secretary Box;
 Introduction to Artist Books;
 Moving Steps Binding;
 Movable Magic: The Animating Binding; Creativity, Collage, and Coptic Stitch;
 Nengajo Linocut Paper Quilt Exchange;
 Four Seasons in a Spiral Tunnel Book; Collage Techniques for Altered Books;
 Block Printed Flag Books.

The catalog contains detailed workshop information and details on housing and other conference activities. The conference attracts over 200 book and paper artists from around the world. It includes five days of one- to three-day workshops, a Trade Show, an Artists’ Fair, a Faculty-Staff Exhibition, and several evening events. FOBA is an excellent opportunity for community, networking, and learning new skills. Workshop registration is open through May 31, 2024.

About Focus on Book Arts
Focus on Book Arts is a group of book artists dedicated to making book arts educational experiences available to all. They are a 501(c)3 non-profit with an all-volunteer staff. Please see the website (www.focusonbookarts.org) for more information.


Date(s): 06/18/2024 to 06/22/2024

Cost: depends on workshop(s)




Western Oregon University
Monmouth, Oregon United States