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THE BOOK AS ART: An Introduction

SEPT 6-8

Sept 6-8

Instructors: Teresa J. Wilber and Katrina Matthews

$160/weekend

Material Fee: $20/each


Plan for a weekend to explore the artistic world of Book Arts, creating books by hand, taught by Calligrapher and Book Artist Teresa J. Wilber and Bookbinder Katrina Matthews. The weekend will be a fun blend of learning the basic skills of the craft and bringing art alive in book form. Whether experienced or beginner, participants will cover important, basic aspects of making unique and intriguing books. Nestled in this workshop, there will be time set aside to explore your creativity, by embellishing and decorating your creations, with experienced book artists by your side.  Let’s have fun exploring the book as art together!


FRIDAY 5-8pm: Bookmaking Bootcamp: Learn the basics, from terms to techniques, and stitches to supplies, while making two fun, though easy book structures, a small softback, and an accordion book.


SATURDAY & SUNDAY 9-4pm: These intro-level days will involve creating a crossed structure book that exposes the stitching handiwork on its spine, lending itself to individualized decorations and embellishments. Also, based on ancient traditions, students will learn a Japanese stab-binding technique to fold and slightly sew, and create an elegant, yet practical book for journaling, sketchbook, etc. Included in this time is afternoon space in the book  arts lab to focus on the book as art.




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