Fledge to Flight: Paper, Book, and Fiber Processes – SOLD OUT!

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Title: Fledge to Flight: Paper, Book, and Fiber Processes Celebrating Ornithology and Conservation

Type of Workshop: furoshiku and sashiko stitching, dye, photo emulsions, book binding, paper making, mixed media, and mark making

Instructor: Doug Baulos

Date: Oct 3, 2020

Time: 10 am -4 pm

Price: $110/100 members

Participants in this workshop will create a furoshiki quilted and sashiko sewn fabric/or paper collage book form utilizing multiple, dye, photo-emulsion, mixed media, mending, sewing and mark making processes. During the lab workshop, participant will experiment widely with boro mending, cyanotype and other photo emulsions, printing and using papers and fibers created from Doug’s Dye Garden. We will then experiment with putting processes together into finished works. We will discuss Alabama Audubon’s bird conservation projects. We will focus on observing and heightening awareness of textures and patterns observed in nature while creating beautiful folded book and quilt forms to promote field inquiry and your artistic and mediation practice. The processes will provide a platform for ecological discussion about extinction and sustainability and help provide mending (remediation) practice for participants. We will also discuss Shinrin-yoku, which is a recognized relaxation and/or stress management activity in Japan.

Although Doug has plenty of materails, Students should bring the following materials:

  • various collage papers and or fabrics. If in doubt about thickness – bring lots (rice papers, decorative papers, ephemera or found linen or flax fabric you are willing to use are all great
  • Ruler
  • Pencil and eraser
  • Pushpins
  • Tiny Bowl and Brush for glue
  • Wax Paper
  • Scissors
  • Mat board
  • Xacto blade or Utility Knife
  • Bone Folder, if you have one
  • Crewel or embroidery needle
  • Spool of Coats and Clark button thread, as well as any other string, embroidery threads, and needles you may want to work with

Remember if you don’t have something listed above – Doug will brings lots of extra tools and fun paper etc!

Douglas Pierre Baulos received his MFA from the University of New Orleans and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

He regularly teaches workshops and lectures on his research in book arts, drawing and visual ecology. In 2009 Baulos won the President’s Award For Excellence In Teaching at UAB.

He currently is the Assistant Professor of Drawing at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and the curriculum director at Studio by the Tracks, an art center that provide free art classes to emotionally conflicted children and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder or other mental illnesses. His drawings, installations, and books have been exhibited/published both nationally and internationally. His current works are explorations (visual) and meditations (poetry) centering on his ideas of spirituality, love, death, shelter, and hope.

Visit Doug’s website

A $25 fee will be charged for all class refunds due to a withdrawal. Refunds will be given up to seven (7) days prior to class start date. Thereafter, no refunds will be given, unless the ESAC cancels the class.


A $75 fee will be charged for all workshop refunds due to a withdrawal. Refunds will be given up to one (1) month prior to the workshop start date. Thereafter, no refunds will be given, unless the ESAC cancels the workshop.


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