Portfolio for Artists


portfolio3Protect your important documents or art on paper. Each student will learn to make a custom portfolio, and will also learn about tools, materials, and techniques for book arts. Cloth, board, and decorative paper will be provided. This class is appropriate for graphic designers, photographers, fine art printers, or anyone with a document or art work that they want to protect.

Level: This class is appropriate for students at all levels.
Dates: Saturday, September 23
Time: 10am-4pm
Max. no of students: 6
Instructor: Mary Baughman
Cost: $90 tuition + $15 materials fee

Note: Members receive a 10% discount off the price of tuition and materials. Please click here to join as a Member.

Completion of this class will qualify you to use the studios for your own projects. Details on Open Studio may be found here.

Mary Baughman cares for books at the Ransom Center. 39 years of work in this dynamic institution have convinced her that books are the technology of the future. Teaching book arts for children has convinced her that children who learn to love books will support the libraries of the future. Promoting book arts has convinced Mary that a book arts center will be welcome in Austin. Mary is a member of the Lone Star chapter of the Guild of Book Workers, a member of the American Institute for Conservation, and a founding member of Austin Book Workers, and one of the originators of the Book Arts Fair held for 20+ years at Laguna Gloria Art Museum.

We are sorry but registration for this event is now closed.

Please contact us if you would like to know if spaces are still available.


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♦ Classes are listed in chronological order by start date. Space is limited. Pre-registration is required.
♦ Members receive a 10% discount on tuition and materials. Please click here to join as a Member. To receive the discount, please select the Member Rate on the drop-down, under Choose an Option. This is located on the registration page for each individual workshop.
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♦ Tuition and all materials are covered by the cost of the class. Students will be notified in advance if the instructor requests that students bring simple tools. Nothing fancy or expensive will be required in addition.
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