Book Arts Intensive

Book Arts Intensive

February 20, 2012

Studio Place Arts (SPA)
201 North Main Street
Barre, VT

Tuesday, February 20, 2012: 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (1/2 hour lunch break)

This one-day, intensive workshop will provide participants with the basics for making a variety of artist books. The workshop will emphasize the accordion book, a deceptively simple book structure. While the basic folded form is easy and quick to produce, it can be adapted into more complex and creative books. In this workshop, participants will create several books based on the accordion structure – the basic accordion, panel book, the flexagon, and the flag book. In addition, the structures will incorporate artist trading cards that will be created during the workshop.

Participants are encouraged to bring materials/tools for both decorating the book covers and creating the artist trading cards. Additional materials will be available for use during the class. In this workshop, each participant will leave class with four completed books and a basic knowledge of bookbinding technique. You will receive a detailed handout and resource list for all materials we use. No previous experience required – this is a great class for a beginner.

Cost: Members $55.00 /Non-Members $65.00

Materials fee: $10.00

Supplies: Awl, bonefolder, ruler, X-Acto knife or utility knife, cutting mat, scissors, pencil, glue brush, glue stick.

  • Note: Bring the the supplies if you have them – don’t feel obligated to buy anything. I’ll have extras available.

Optional materials/tools: Collage materials (small bits of handmade paper, fabric, fibers, etc.), photos, rubber stamps and pads, markers, pens, colored pencils, and decorative scissors.

  • Note: These materials will be used for creating content for your books.

To register, call the Studio Place Arts office at (802) 479-7069.

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