From Poetry to Prints to Book Arts via ZOOM
September 16 @ 5:00 pm - October 16 @ 5:00 pm$400.00 – $600.00
Weekend 1 – September 16-18, 2022 Friday 5-7 PM, Saturday-Sunday 10 AM – 5 PM
Weekend 2 – October 14-16, 2022 Friday 5-7 PM, Saturday-Sunday 10 AM – 5 PM
During this 2-weekend workshop participants will have the opportunity to explore a series of book structures and to develop their individual accordion book arts project inspired by poetry or other writings. You are welcome to create a major book arts project along with the practice books or -if time is limited- you may develop further the practice books into book arts projects including prints and text. Follow your pace for a relaxing, replenishing and creative experience.
First, participants will create blank practice book structures: pamphlet, stab binding and folded books, and will be presented with variations. Then, working in any printmaking medium of their choice, participants will be guided through all the creative stages of an artist’s book: source of inspiration, thumbnails, sketches, references, dummy book, page design, text and image composition, front and back cover design, printing and binding.
Working in any printmaking medium of their choice, participants will be guided through all the creative stages of an artist’s book: source of inspiration, thumbnails, sketches, references, dummy book, page design, text and image composition, front and back cover design, printing and binding.
Text can be a poem, haiku or song; prints may be in any printmaking medium of your choice (relief, monotype, solar plates, lithography, etching, print collage, other). You are welcome to complete or modify existing prints, or create new ones to accompany the text. For those new to printmaking, a series of monotypes will be highly recommended, offering flexibility and limited studio equipment needed. This workshop will include limited printmaking demonstrations, focusing more on book development and encouraging artists to print outside of class time.
Emphasis will be given to the concept, text and image interpretation, sequence and rhythm, color and paper choices, alternative materials, size and format, hands-on and digital media options, one-of-a-kind and home printed editions.
This workshop is open to anyone who has a basic understanding of printmaking and book making.
No press necessary.
- Bone folder
- Cutting materials and cutting surface
- Metal ruler and straight edge
- Paper ( prints, colored, newsprint, other)
- Binder’s thread and needles
Limited to 6 participants
Payment for online workshops is on a sliding scale. Please pay what you can.