SANTA PAULA, CA – Join paper specialist Gail Hercher and indulge in the joy of hand-crafted, personal bookmaking at the Santa Paula Art Museum! Hercher’s January 26 “Personal Bookmaking (Ages 16+)” class will focus on the Japanese Binding technique, with endless potential for personalization and artistic variations – from small, personal books to large format wall art. Each student will leave class with at least one personalized, Japanese Binding book. This class is for everyone age 16 and over. All skill levels are welcome, and all supplies are provided. The class will run from 12:00pm to 4:00pm. The cost of this class is $40.00 per person. Pre-registration is required, and online registration is preferred. You can register online at https://www.santapaulaartmuseum.org/classes/japanesebookmaking. You can also register by phone by calling (805) 525-5554.
Teaching artist Gail Hercher is a printmaker, bookbinder, and papermaker who currently resides in Ojai, California. Previously, Gail taught drawing, design, and color at Montserrat College of Art and Salem State College in Massachusetts, as well as in museums and art centers. For many years she also served as an artist-in-residence in schools through the Massachusetts Cultural Council. During her years in Hawaii, Gail taught weaving and mosaic work at the Honolulu Museum of Art and The Kamehameha School Creative Arts Program.
The Santa Paula Art Museum occupies two historic buildings located at 117 N 10th Street and 123 N 10th Street in downtown Santa Paula. The Museum features rotating exhibitions of vintage and contemporary art, creative classes for children and adults, family-friendly events, live musical performances, a gift shop, and more. Regular museum hours are Wednesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and Sunday from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Regular admission is $4.00 for adults, $3.00 for seniors, and free for students and museum members. For more information, please contact the Museum by calling (805) 525-5554, or e-mail [email protected].