Bookmaking Workshop (Book Set C)

Workshop Type: Series of 4 classes via Zoom
Dates: Saturdays, January 23, 30 & February 6, 13, 2021
Times: 10:00 AM to 11:15 AM (Pacific Standard Time)
Deadline to enroll: Friday, January 15, 2021
Fee: $120 (includes all bookmaking materials and shipping within the US)
Instructors: Book Arts Roadshow
Register Now: Click HERE

This 4-session Bookmaking Workshop (Book Set C), taught by Book Arts Roadshow, focuses on providing basic information and hands-on instruction (via Zoom) on how to make selection a selection of six folded, adhesive and sewn book structures, with particular emphasis on adapting bookmaking projects so they can be reproduced using materials and tools that are commonly found around the home and/or are reasonably easy to obtain. This lively, stress-free Bookmaking Workshop is intended to provide bookmaking beginners with an opportunity to have fun, explore a new creative outlet, and plant seeds of ideas of how books may be incorporated with existing personal art practices.

In this workshop, participants will learn how to make “Book Set C” book structures. (NOTE: These book structures are different from the ones that were taught in 2020 Bookmaking Summer Camp Book Set A and Bookmaking Workshop Book Set B.)

  • Flag Book
  • Paper Slipcase Book
  • Map Fold Book
  • Meandering Book
  • Exquisite Corpse Book I
  • Exquisite Corpse Book II

Good Idea: Register for this workshop with friends and family from across the country — it’s a great way to make something together even when you can’t be in the same place.

Materials: Book Arts Roadshow will prepare all bookmaking materials for this workshop and will ship them to each registered participant via US Postal Service Priority Mail prior to the first session.

Tools: Participants need to provide their own:

  • glue stick scissors
  • pencil & eraser ruler
  • a few sheets of waste paper such as pages from an old magazine, catalog or newspaper
  • spoon (metal or wooden)
  • OPTIONAL: bone folder

Zoom Access Code & Password: Registered participants will receive an email containing the Zoom access code & password on Friday, January 22, 2021. (NOTE: The email will come from Book Arts Roadshow.)

Recording: The workshop will not be recorded and recording of this workshop is prohibited.

Book Arts Roadshow provides Book Arts instruction to and hands-on learning experiences for children, teens & grown-ups. Offerings include classes, summer camps, private group sessions, team builders, retreats and teachers professional development workshops. Find out more at

Local Talent – Celebrating Cultural Heritage

Call For Artists!

Showcasing how the artist’s background or culture appears in their art-making.  Accepted artists will have one of HCA’s 8 foot wide gallery panel/walls to display their art on for 6 weeks. 

All media considered. All artists and backgrounds considered.

Application deadline is February 10, 2021.

Application/Jury fee: $20 for HCA members; $20 for non-members. (HCA annual membership fee is $60.)
There is a $100.00 display/rental fee for accepted artists for the 6 week exhibit.

Apply on Entrythingy at the Bottom of the page:

Artists notified: February 14, 2021

Exhibition dates: February 27-April 11th

Art delivery and hanging dates: February 23- 24, 2021. No shipped work will be accepted for this exhibit.

Art pick-up: Unsold artwork may be picked up on Sunday, April 11 from 2-5; or Monday April 12th from 11 to 1:00. There is a $20 per day charge for artwork that is not picked up by Monday, April 12.

Contact Lois or Pam at

Please note this exhibit may be delayed due to COVID restrictions.

Juror: Evri Kwong. San Francisco Artist Evri Kwong’s drawing and paintings have been exhibited in galleries and museums across the United States and abroad.   

Here’s how to apply:


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Picture Your Future

This contest will promote children and teen’s creativity through photography. The goal of the contest is to encourage artistic skills and cultural awareness while raising much needed funds for Healdsburg Center for the Arts.

How to Enter:

Take a series of photographs and send us your best one showing an image of what or how the future looks like to you.  Is it a bright, sunny day?  Is it someone you love?  Is it your pet?  Is it your best friend?  Is it a wild finch at a birdfeeder?  Is it a photo of one of your artworks? Or is it something entirely unexpected?  It’s up to you!

  • Submit to:
  • Pictures must be in a digital format from your cell phone or digital camera
  • Submit in either black and white or color
  • One photo per entry
  • Submit your name, age, grade and school with your photo
  • Deadline for submission extended to Jan 15, 2021 by 5:00 pm


1st place $50

2nd place $30

3rd place $20

Each photo received will raise $5 through generous support of our sponsors.  The photos will be printed and displayed in a local storefront (to be announced later) in downtown Healdsburg.  We will also create an online photo gallery on HCA’s website with all the photos submitted.

Thanks to our generous sponsors Janis and Warren Watkins ($500 contribution) and Shaun McCaffery ($500 contribution).

Gallery of Entries – click on the image to see details

Free Workshops for Kids and Families

Home for the Holidays?

Take a creative break with these Holiday classes and tutorials!

Tell all of the kids and families you know about this special opportunity!

Book Arts Roadshow has partnered with San Francisco Public Library to offer 6 free workshops for kids & families during fall and winter 2020. All workshops will be broadcast live on the San Francisco Public Library YouTube channel on these dates:

Monday, November 23 :: Inside-Out Zines (Click here to watch.)
Monday, November 30 :: Twig Calendar Book (Click here to watch.)
Monday, December 7 :: Easy Decorative Paper & Notebook (Click here to watch.)
Monday, December 14 :: Expandable Art-Scrap-Photo Book (Up next 4:00 to 4:45 PM!)
Monday, December 21 :: Happy-Pockets Book, 4:00 to 4:45 PM
Monday, December 28 :: Caterpillar Book, 4:00 to 4:45 PM

No registration is necessary.

Additional Resources:




Live online workshops


Online live workshops on cartooning

(scholarships available)


Live online classes on shadow puppets, inventions and more. ($20)


Amazing lineup of workshops for kids (sliding scale)

Pre-recorded workshops/ tutorials:


Online tutorials from animation to sculpture


Short prompts for writing poems—and you can submit your poem for publication!


Bilingual online art tutorials

Smithsonian Museum free online tutorials.

WEST SIDE SCHOOL ART Tutorials by Jessica Martin


Joyful 4-D Journaling: a Special Bookmaking Workshop for the New Year

Workshop Type: 1 session, 4 hours (via Zoom) 

Dates: Saturday, January 2, 2021 

Times: 12:30 PM to 4:30 PM (Pacific Standard Time) 

Deadline to enroll: Wednesday, December 23, 2020 

Fee: $120 (includes all bookmaking materials and shipping) 

Enroll here:

Instructors: Book Arts Roadshow 

Joyful 4-D Journaling: a Bookmaking Workshop for the New Year, taught by Book  Arts Roadshow, is part hands-on workshop and part lecture, and provides hands-on  instruction on how to make a unique accordion-based journal that provides nooks and  crannies, flaps, fold-outs and pages on which to capture fleeting thoughts, record  memories of the past, track small achievements, hold dreams for the future and express  joy of the present moment. 

During this relaxing, stress-free workshop and lecture, the instructors will share  concepts that are alternative to traditional “diary” style journaling, focusing instead on  ideas for non-linear journaling, micro journaling, visual journaling, incorporating 3- dimensional elements and considerations for folding time into the journaling process. 

This workshop is for those who have never journaled before and are looking for a place  to begin, and for those who have an existing journaling practice who would like to try  something new. 

(NOTES: We will take a couple of 5-minute hands-and-fingers stretch breaks during the  session and a 10-minute snack break at halftime. No actual journal writing will take  place during this workshop.) 

Good Idea: This workshop makes a great holiday gift! 

Materials: Book Arts Roadshow will prepare all bookmaking materials for this  workshop and will ship them to each registered participant via US Postal Service  Priority Mail prior to the first session. 

Tools: Participants need to provide their own:

glue stick 


pencil & eraser 



a few sheets of waste paper such as pages from an old magazine, catalog or  newspaper 

spoon (metal or wooden) 

OPTIONAL: bone folder, Xacto knife, cutting mat 

OPTIONAL: your favorite warm beverage and a snack 

Zoom Access Code & Password: Registered participants will receive an email  containing the Zoom access code & password on Friday, January 1, 2021.  (NOTE: The email will come from Book Arts Roadshow.) 

Recording: The workshop will not be recorded and recording of this workshop  are prohibited. 

Book Arts Roadshow provides Book Arts instruction to and hands-on learning  experiences for children, teens & grown-ups. Offerings include classes, summer  camps, private group sessions, team builders, retreats and teachers professional  development workshops. Find out more at

Mosaic Stepping Stones with Barbara McNally


An In-Person and Socially Distanced 2-Day Workshop

Create colorful and unique mosaic stepping stones for the garden in the 2-day workshop.  This class is great for beginners and continuing students alike.  We will cover design, approach, materials selection, tool use and mosaic setting and grouting. This class focuses on use of color, pattern and repetition, while teaching students how to use tile cutting tools to get special cuts, creating different looks with various setting styles. 

Saturday is dedicated to design and mosaic creation, and on Sunday students will learn how to grout and finish their stepping stone so it can be displayed or used in the garden.  Depending on how fast you work, you may be able to create up to 2 stepping stones.

There will be a 45 min break for lunch on Sat. Please bring your own lunch.

Dates:  Jan. 9 & 10  

Times:  Sat., 10:00 am – 3:00 pm., Sun. 10:00-12:00

Where: Barbara’s studio in Alexander Valley (directions to follow upon enrollment)

Fee:  $125 which includes all materials. 

Register here:

**Enrollment is limited to 6 people only.  Masks mandatory.

2021 Members Exhibit

Inspiration and Connection

January 9 – February 21, 2021

During these times of uncertainty, and for some, isolation, members share through art what brightens their day. Is it the comforting beauty of nature? The bright colors on your palette? Music? A note from a dear friend? In the quiet moments of these times, what helps you to feel connected and comforted?

Thu-Mon 11-3, in HCA’s Gallery

Online catalog:

All pieces are for sale and can be purchased through this online catalog. Shipping is not included in the listed price and is the responsibility of the buyer.

Want to become a member? Join now at, or stop by the gallery at 130 Plaza St., Healdsburg.

in-Person art Pods

Create a custom art course for your child and their closest friends.  Choose any combination of subjects including painting, drawing, collage, printmaking, clay, sculpture and other 3-D objects. The pods will be led by an HCA instructor and are in-person following all Covid safety precautions at a mutually agreed upon outdoor location.  Masks mandatory.  Prep and clean up included in price.  All materials are included in the price. 

For information, contact:


Healdsburg Center for the Arts announces a Zoom paper clay sculpture demonstration with sculptor MICHELE COLLIER

Michele will host you on Zoom during an intimate visit to her studio as participants observe how to create a spontaneous figure using paper clay slabs.

During this demonstration, we learn that many rules are set aside as she rolls, slams, squeezes and stretches the clay. This unique medium – – is perfect for all skill levels.  

Michele will be sculpting a standing figure from undulating slabs. Follow along as she shares her secrets for working in this unusual way. Her work is truly unique and depends heavily on the properties of this clay. A clay that uses paper additives to give it strength in wet or dry form. It fires to cone 10…it’s REAL clay, but unlike any clay you have used before.

Michele has been using this clay exclusively for 15 years and all of the methods she will be sharing with you are discoveries she has made and used in her sculptures. The original rules of clay are changed and this opens up a vast array of possibilities. Discussion of non-glaze surfaces will be covered and “how to” sheets will be available online for each effect.

Sat., Jan. 16th, 10:00-1:00.  

Cost: $50
Zoom details will be sent a day before the class.

Click here to register:

PAPERCLAY WORKSHOP Materials and tools:

WOODEN ROLLING PIN…the biggest one you can push around.

RED RUBBER RIB…they are the softest

METAL RIB…no teeth


WOODEN CLAY TOOLS…a selection of your favorites 

BOARD (large enough for your sculpture)




On Michele’s website, you can print these pages for your reference.

Holiday Gift Gallery

Each holiday season, Healdsburg Center for the Arts features a bounty of artist made goods. The Gift Market offers an opportunity for artists to share their work with the community, providing original, hand-crafted creations for people to share and enjoy.

Here are some of the great gift items available at HCA’s HOLIDAY GIFT GALLERY: