Quincy Stamper


The Art of Bookmaking

Thursday, Oct 17, 2019 | 4:30–7:30pm

ADMISSION: Free with RSVP to schools@thecjm.org; dinner and resources included.

Try your hand at the art of original bookmaking as you learn techniques you can bring to your classroom. This workshop is great preparation for those who want to enter their students in the Ezra Jack Keats Bookmaking competition or for anyone interested in integrating bookmaking into their teaching practice. Cheryl Ball and C.K.Itamura, co-founders of Book Arts Roadshow, will provide book arts instruction as share examples of numerous bookmaking techniques that can be brought into the classroom.

About the Instructors
Sketch of Cheryl Ball with black lines on a lime green background
Cheryl Ball
Co-founder of Book Arts Roadshow

Cheryl Ball is a native San Franciscan who has always loved books and paper. Ball has taken master classes in bookbinding and brought her love of bookmaking to her former position at a San Francisco Public Elementary–Middle School as their art coordinator. Cheryl is currently the administration coordinator at the San Francisco Center for the Book and an ILSP Apprentice with the Alameda County Office of Education.

Sketch of C.K.Itamura with black lines on a lime green background
Co-founder of Book Arts Roadshow

C.K.Itamura is an autodidactic interdisciplinary artist, designer, and producer. Her work blurs the lines between mediums as she combines tangible materials, sensory prompts, book arts, photography, language, time, and space to create visual work, participatory projects, and conceptual installations. C.K. is an Artist-in-Residence of In Cahoots Residency, an Artist-In-Residence Alumna of Chalk Hill Artist Residency, an artist member of The Center for Book Arts, a former director of San Francisco Center for the Book, and a board member of Healdsburg Center for the Arts.

About The Ezra Jack Keats Bookmaking competition

Promoting the art and craft of original bookmaking in the classroom, the Ezra Jack Keats Bookmaking Competition invites K–12 students in the San Francisco Unified School District to design, write, and create their own books.

Close-up shot of student-made book
Quincy Stamper

School and Teacher Programs are made possible by major support from The Hearst Foundations and the Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation. Generous support is provided by Alaska Airlines,The Bavar Family Foundation, California Arts Council, Mimi and Peter Haas Fund, and Toole Family Charitable Foundation.

Image Credit

Annabeth Rosen: Fired, Broken, Gathered, Heaped (installation view), The Contemporary Jewish Museum, 2019. Photo by Gary Sexton Photography