Have you made a shelf full of blank books? They don’t need to stay that way. In your mind, you may have a number of ideas but no known way to get them into a book format. We can help.
Learn about what makes an artist’s book through lively participatory discussions that are not just for artists. What are they? Why make them? How do you get ideas for making them? What is the process of making them?
Sessions 1 and 2: talks, discussions, examples from the instructor’s collection, and a slide presentation. We will also welcome guest speakers: Mar Gonzalez Palacios, with her remarkable artist’s books from Yale University’s Art of the Book Collection and book artist Stephanie Wolff.
Session 3 and 4: hands-on structure exercises and samplings of techniques that do not involve any special equipment. Guidance will also be offered in any ongoing projects that students would like to present.
The goal is to prepare students to go off on their own with the confidence to be more creative in making books with content.
This class is online; Eastern Standard Time.
Term: 2021 Winter
Suggested Ages: 18+
4 sessions: $120.00; Capacity: 12
-(6) sheets of heavy weight but foldable paper that, when folded with the grain, are the desired final page size of approximately 3.5 x 5”. Cut those 6 sheets exactly the same size, grain parallel to the fold. - Strip of scrap paper (for measuring) 1” x 6” - Thread for sewing: any of these will work: bookbinder’s linen thread, quilting or buttonhole thread, dental floss - Needle for sewing that will work for the thread you use - Magazine (or book) with pictures and text to cut up - Scissors - Glue stick or double sided tape (no fancy adhesive needed) - a pen and pencil - optional: colored pencils