MAKING YOUR BOOKS! 4-Week Workshop Series

Introduced with a FREE DEMO and presentation

Sunday, January 24, 2:00-3:00 pm

To sign up for the free demo, email, or call the office at 415-506-0137 To sign up for the workshops, go to our website at

“Out of the Amazon: Natural Dyes” & Marbling

Instructors: Mark Wangberg & Connie Grauds

See how Natural Dyes are used in the Amazon and how local natural dyes can be used in your work! Add to your Book Arts tool bag — Marbling— as another expressive medium!

This Book Arts Workshop series will take you through the process of designing and making your own book! Learn how to go from a model to a finished book, considering typography, media, structure, etc. Along the way you’ll have the opportunity to learn four different sets of skills to help you! Mark will also be coaching you one-on-one throughout the workshops as you work on your own book. Each workshop will begin with a demo and studio time to work with demonstrated techniques and materials.

Sign up for all of the 4-week MAKING YOUR BOOKS Workshops to gain the most, or if scheduling is too tight for you, register for one or more of the individual workshops.

The Four MAKING YOUR BOOKS Workshops Include:

  1. 1. Natural Dyes — Their use in art making & books! / + Studio time, January 31, 11-3:30
  2. 2. Hardbound Books — Make a bound book that can be used as a journal or sketchbook, or used for 
your own book! / + Studio time, February 7, 11-3:30
  3. 3. Marbling — Create your own papers for books & collage, and use them in your book too! Make a Marble Valentine today! / + Studio time, February 14, 11-3:30
  4. 4. NEW - Folding Book Structures — Invented by a number of book artists, learn how to use them in your books! / + Studio time, Feb. 21, 11-3:30
Mark Wangberg has a lifelong passion for book making, including his experiences in working with acclaimed book artist Hedi Kyle. He holds an MFA in Book Arts and Printmaking from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. He has taught book arts workshops across the U.S. and his work was included in Lark’s 500 Handmade Books. His work has been exhibited at 23 Sandy Gallery, Water Gallery, MarinMOCA, Philadelphia Museum of Art, and RiskPress Gallery. Recently he has been giving book and paper making workshops in Africa and the Amazon. He founded Jack-In-The-Box Press in 1972.

Connie Grauds is a pharmacist, natural medicine expert, and author who has apprenticed with one of the last traditional Peruvian shamans for the past 21 years!. They lead trips to the Amazon!