Stitch a Book with Louisa Krátká

Rock/Paper/Scissors Workshop Series:
Stitch a Book with Louisa Krátká

February 24, 2024 / 1:30 – 4:30pm
6 Dublin St South / Guelph, Ontario

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In this half-day workshop, construct a small journal by hand: from folding and sewing papers, covering boards with decorative paper or plain book cloth, to the final pressing.

No prior experience is necessary. Workshop materials will be provided.

Accessibility information: The workshop will occur on the main floor of the Boarding House Arts. Washrooms on site are not wheelchair accessible.

This workshop series is co-presented by PS Guelph and Musagetes as part of Rock / Paper / Scissors Book & Print Fair.

Artist Bio:

Louisa Krátká attended the Nova Scotia College of Art (Halifax, NS, Canada), where she studied jewellery design, printmaking, textiles and book arts. After graduating with a BFA in 1999, Louisa worked as a children’s arts instructor for two years at the Burlington Arts Centre, teaching a course she designed entitled ‘Sound, Music, Art, Laughing’. Children made home-made musical instruments, listened to many genres of music, learned about the elements and principles of design, played music together and had fun.

After taking many courses in bookbinding, and completing an exchange in her final year of NSCAD at Philadelphia’s University of the Arts, Louisa founded and ran her part-time business, LK Bookbindery, in 2003 until 2018. While its website is no longer functional, its contents – specifically, photos of custom designed books, artist books and kids creations – are being integrated on this page: Book Arts. For nearly a decade (2008-17), Louisa facilitated bookmaking projects with hundreds of children at many Ontario schools as an Artist in Education, which was made possible with multiple grants from the Ontario Arts Council’s Arts Education program.