Stillman and Birn makes archival quality premium hardbound and spiral sketchbooks for dry or wet media. Their founder, Philip Birn was a highly admired Viennese book binder who brought the “old world” craftsmanship to a small plant in the SoHo section of Manhattan. He pioneered the concept of the black hardbound sketchbook in the 1950s.
Michael Kalman was inspired by Philip Birn to produce sketchbooks of the same superior quality. Come experience this paper for yourself! Drawings for free sketch books will be held throughout the evening.
Liz Carlson of the Wet Paint floor staff has been using them for some of her wonderful mixed media illustrations of birds with great success. You can find examples of her work at her Facebook artist's page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Liz-Carlson-Arts-and-Illustration/369925849700286
Thursday nights are TRY IT! nights at Wet Paint (5:30-7:30pm): Think of it as a kind of “Open Mic” at Wet Paint, where you can stop by & try your hand at various products or techniques. Some are loose & informal-- we set the theme & you explore! Others bring a special guest to share their expertise. With all of them, you get to try before you buy!