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Upcoming Workshop
Flag books with Valeria Kremser
Saturday, May 4, 2019
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Registration opens today at 12:00 PM

The flag book is one of the most popular and versatile book art structures. It is a simple construction that offers an energetic way to display images and/or words. Comprised of a simple accordion and “flags” the flag book can be designed in such a way that the flags and be individual pages or part of larger image. In this workshop we will create two books. A simple paper flag book as an introduction to the structure and a more finished version with rigid board covers and a ribbon tie. All materials will be provided, but if you would like you can bring some decorative paper for your covers or collage material to decorate your books.

All needed tools will be supplied, but, if you have them, bring any of the following: scissors, glue stick, X-Acto knife, cutting mat, pens/pencils, and ruler. If you’ll need some nourishment during that time, bring it with you.
Members and Friends Event
Fisher Fine Arts Library
220 S 34th St, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Thursday, April 25, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Please join us at Fisher Fine Arts Library, part of Penn Libraries, to explore the breadth of its collections, from historical rare books about landscape architecture to contemporary artist books to a Materials Library and a letterpress studio. Come to be inspired, and learn about an upcoming opportunity for a Book Artist in Residence at the library - a collaboration of Philadelphia Center for the Book and Common Press. (Attendance is strongly encouraged for potential Artist-in-Residence applicants.)

The Fisher Fine Arts Library supports study, teaching and research in contemporary and historical aspects of art, architecture, city and regional planning, historic preservation, landscape architecture, studio art, and urban design. Text and image collections, in analog and digital form, have a global reach and concentrate on the arts of the western experience, Islam, South Asia and East Asia, from prehistory to the present.

Learn more about Fisher Fine Arts Library at, including Common Press at
Artists' Working Group
May 19, 2019 1:00 - 3:00 PM
RSVP Required.

PCB offers members a chance to join a critical community of artists and peers, approximately every other month, to share ideas and feedback about works in progress or in conception.

University of the Arts
333 S. Broad St., 6th floor Bindery

Call for workshop proposals
Deadline May 15, 2019
View PDF for more details

Philadelphia Center for the Book (PCB) and the Art Department of the Free Library of Philadelphia (FLP) are looking for artists to give book or paper workshops to run at the FLP’s Parkway Central Library during the school year 2019-2020.

Send your proposal to
Please include:
– Workshop Title
– Workshop Description
– Short Artist Bio including link to website if you have one
– Two images of what will be made in the workshop*
– Two preferred months for teaching
*Photos should run in a horizontal or landscape orientation, preferably with a 2:1 ratio (twice as wide as tall). 2160 x 1080 px is a recommended dimension.  Pictures can be file types JPEG, BMP, PNG, or GIF and between 500KB and 2MB.

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