Saturday & Sunday, September 9-10, 2017
10 am – 6 pm
Student level: All
Ahh, 2 days to explore surface design & bookmaking!
Get ready to play, laugh, learn and have a blast in this informative, messy workshop. You will learn how alter paper & metal as well as how to make a sweet chunky book using only watercolor paper, canvas, metal & embellishments.
On day one, you will learn how to create gorgeous surfaces that will be used as the pages for your book. We will experiment with stencils, stamps & inexpensive household found objects to create yummy textures. I will introduce you to resists, glazes, gesso & ink to create depth, contrast & stunning color combinations. You will learn how to make magic out of imperfections, and how to make room for more happy accidents.
In the afternoon I will teach you my absolute favorite techniques for creating interesting surfaces on metal, including metal transfers & leaf printing, which will later be used as the covers for your book. These are tried & true techniques that I use on most of my art work, whether it be assemblage, book design or figurative sculpture.
On day two, we will tie it all together to create a beautiful 5×7 inch book. I will teach you how to bind this book as well as how to work with found metal, distressing, punching, altering, and cold connecting.
You will leave with a beautiful book to fill with your cherished memories, photographs & writings, along with all information that you need to create more.
There is a $25 kit fee for this class. Kit fee includes metal, canvas book shell, sandpaper, fibers, beads, waxed linen thread, needle, glazes & several mark-making tools, as well as use of instructors hand carved stamps, stencils & consumables
Early bird signup date: July 31 ($250)
Final registration date: Aug 18 ($275)