Guests are welcome to our meetings, but please note that for project-based programs, members will receive supplied program materials first. Guests are welcome to participate if there are extra materials.
Programs run from August – June. There is no scheduled meeting in July.
We meet at Manzano Mesa Multi-Generational Center (see Meeting Location to the right for details).
Free Table: Anything art related that you would like to clean out and share with the club is always welcome.
Sale Table: We are starting a sale table available to members to sell small amounts of unwanted or used art supplies. This is not for finished art pieces, just an ongoing white elephant thing for those who may be cleaning out their studios year round. But please bring things in in small increments. We cannot accommodate a whole studio! 10% of sales shall be donated to LIBROS.
Show and Tell Table: We love to encourage sharing our current works. We have a talented group of people who work in all sorts of mediums that are pulled together in book or box form. Pieces don’t have to be finished. You can also bring things in to discuss for help or inspiration. We will start this portion of the meeting at 9:15 am sharp so make sure to show up on time!
Please feel free to email or call Mita with any questions,
Mita Saldana, President. 505-281-5737
Join us for a one-session, 90-minute online class where we create a one-of-kind mini artist book. Measuring 2.5 x 2.5 inches when closed, we will build this book from scratch using basic materials and a no-sew binding. After learning the basic technique, you will be able to use it to easily create books of any size. Once our books are bound and our covers are covered, we will move to the inside where Seth will demonstrate his approach to abstract collage.
Given that the class is only 90-minutes, you will not have time to finish collaging all the pages in your book. But you will absolutely have time to complete the book structure, learn the collage techniques and start working on the pages.
Check your email for supply list.
Seth Apter is a mixed media artist, instructor, author and designer from New York City. His artwork has been exhibited in multiple exhibitions and can be found in numerous books and national magazines. He has published two books, The Pulse of Mixed Media and The Mixed-Media Artist (North Light Media) along with multiple mixed-media workshop videos. Seth is an instructor at Pratt Institute in NYC and his live workshops have been held throughout the North America, Australia and Europe. With travel restricted due to the pandemic, he has transitioned to teaching onlinel. More info at: sethapter.com/
Remember that we have books and DVDs to borrow at each meeting! If there is a particular book you'd like to borrow, please contact Glo Cantwell before the meeting (see sidebar to the right for details and a downloadable list by title and author).
LIBROS meets on the 1st Saturday from 9am to 12 noon (unless noted). Due to closures related to COVID-19, we will be hosting our programs online until further notice.
Updated December 2015
Don’t leave home without your bookbinding kit! Remember that many of our meetings are “hands-on” and the best way to learn new techniques is to try them yourself!
Lists updated 9-2018.
Debbie Finfrock is the current Librarian.
LIBROS has a collection of over 100 books, magazines, collaborative books, CDs, and DVDs for loan! There’s a wealth of information just waiting for you to use. We will have a few varied titles at each meeting for you to peruse and/or borrow. The charge will be $1.00 a month (payable upon check out) for ONE month. If you wish to keep your book another month, there will be an additional charge of $1.00, but you must return it by the time that month is over, or 2 months maximum in your hands. This is in consideration of your fellow LIBROS members.
When you peruse the list, you’ll be amazed at the breadth of the Bookbinding/Book Arts information available to you! Your rental fees go toward acquisition.