Book Arts Roadshow was co-founded by Cheryl Ball & C.K.Itamura to provide Book Arts instruction to and hands-on learning experiences for children, teens & grown-ups in your own space. Book Arts Roadshow is on-the-go!
Cheryl Ball, Co-Founder is a native San Franciscan who has always loved books and paper. Cheryl has taken Master Classes in bookbinding with Dominic Riley and Michael Burke, and has completed the Bookbinding Certification at the San Francisco Center for the Book. She brought her love of bookmaking to her former position at a San Francisco Public Elementary-Middle School as their Art Coordinator and now, every year there, the students create original story filled bound books. 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.
C.K.Itamura, Co-Founder 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. She has created numerous hands-on learning experiences for the Contemporary Jewish Museum and other arts organizations around the Bay Area.