Book Arts Open Studio
January 17, 2012
Studio Place Arts (SPA)
201 North Main Street
Wednesday January 17, 2012: 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday January 24, 2012: 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday January 31, 2012: 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
This experimental workshop is like a mini retreat, where students who have taken some book arts classes in the past can explore taking their artist books to a new level. Enjoy the creative environment of working with other artists – it’s like a book arts play date!
In this 3-part workshop, I’ll share several of my one-of-a-kind artist books and provide some insights into how I created them. I will share my skills and strategies with students in order to coach students to conceive of and create their own one-of-a-kind art book. The workshop will include a discussion of the relationship between a book’s structure and content.
The use of both standard and unconventional materials will be demonstrated, along with creative ways to apply them to the book arts. A wide range of tools and materials will be available for you to try, including collage, carved block stamps, image transfer, Dremel, and paper cutting. Different binding techniques will also be explored.
Participants are encouraged to bring materials/tools for use in their books. Additional materials will be available for use during the class, some of which will be available for purchase (due to expense). Please contact SPA for a suggested materials list.
You will receive a detailed handout and resource list for all materials we use. This workshop is best-suited to someone with previous book arts experience.
Materials Fee: $15.00
Cost: SPA members $70.00 / Non-members $80.00
To register, please call the Studio Place Arts office at (802) 479-7069.