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Virtual Quarterly Meeting & Artist Book Workshop on Flag Books

  • 18 Mar 2021
  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Cisco Webex
  • Join us March 18th, at 10am for the OPC Quarterly Membership Meeting online via Cisco Webex.  Following the business meeting, please join us for a book arts activity where OPC colleagues will demonstrate how to make a flag book.

    Tea Time: If available, feel free to join early at 9:45am for a social pre-gathering to say "hello" to colleagues, discuss member updates, and learn more about flag books.

    Meeting Information

    November OPC Quarterly Meeting     

    Thursday, March 18, 2020    

    10:00 am  |  (UTC-04:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)  |  2 hrs     

    Meeting number (access code): 120 663 3499

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Feel free to join early at 9:45 for a social pre-gathering to say "hello" to colleagues and discuss member updates.

Agenda (10 - 11am):

1. Call to order, agenda review, introductions (Ashleigh Ferguson Schieszer, OPC Chair Elect)
2. Leadership updates
     Chair Report (Ashleigh Ferguson Schieszer, Chair)
                                                    i.     LSTA Conservation Care Class
    Chair Elect Report (Jim Damico, Chair-Elect)
                                                    i.     2021 mini grant
     Approval of minutes (Jamye Jamison, Secretary)
     Review of finances (Miriam Nelson, Treasurer)
     Membership updates (Chloe Kie, Membership)
                                                    i.     Succession planning
     Marketing and Outreach Committee (Andrew Mancuso)
                                                    i.     Marketing schedule ideas
     Education and Programming report (Holly Prochaska and Kim Hoffman, Education and Programs)
                                                    i.     March quarterly meeting program
3.  Onboarding Checklists and Bylaws discussion

15 Minute Break (11:00 - 11:15)

Artist Book Workshop: The Flag Book  (11:15 - 12pm)

After the March Business Meeting, OPC colleagues will come together for a book arts activity.  As a group we’ll be making a flag book.  Instruction will include a hand-out, filmed instruction demo, and live instruction demo --- a variety of instruction formats for a variety of learners!

Participants should gather the following materials and tools ahead of time so we can dive in:


  •  A standard size greeting card (about 10” wide by 6.5” tall when open) OR a piece of letter size cardstock cut to 10”x6.5”
  • A larger postcard (about7” wide by 5” tall) OR and image on heavy paper about the dimensions of a large postcard

General tools and supplies:

  • bone folder
  • scalpel/craft knife (scissors will do in a pinch)
  • cutting mat
  • straight edge
  • adhesive - glue stick can work if your covers are paper but in general PVA is preferable
  • waste paper for gluing on

Want to learn a little more? Attend the OPC tea time (the 15 minutes before the beginning of the OPC Business Meeting) and talk with Education & Programs co-chairs Kim and Holly!

Adjourn (12pm)

Flag Book Workshop Resources:

See artist flag books being handled by Kim and Holly in action:

Impronta, by Jean Buescher, 1998  

Miami University Preservation YouTube Video

"The plant photographs in this ... book are color xeroxes of infrared silver prints shot in Florence, Italy. The type is handset Garamond and Goudy Open. Photographs, printing, book design, paper dying, and binding by Jean Buescher. Printed at the Digger Pine Press in Berkeley, CA on New Zealand flax flower pod (phormium tenax) naturally dyed Gray Rives BFK."—Colophon.

Click here for the catalog record.

The Underground Railroad, by Maryann J. Riker, 2014

Miami University Preservation YouTube Video

“Flag book made of binder’s board, paper, and acetate, with historical data tipped on pastedowns. Paper-covered boards. In paper sleeve.”  Click here for the catalog record.

Slapdown, by Damara Kaminecki, drawing & concept, Jeremy Schmall, text ; Sara Parkel, Mark Wagner, Amy Mees, & Cat Glennon, production, Brooklyn Artists Alliance, 2007

Miami University Preservation YouTube Video

“The Slapdown uses both the kinetic and auditory aspects of the flag-book structure to create a flurry of thwacking and smacking hands. Printed on both sides of the hands, the text assembles and reassembles in a Mad Lib of curse and cuss. Both poetry and construction evoke the dog-eat-dog tension and petty backstabbing of the cramped urban environment.”  Click here for the catalog record.

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