2017 Summer Workshops
I may add a fly by visit to the London Centre for Book Arts sometime in May or June. In the meantime, here are a couple of things on the calendar for July and August:
I am headed to Frogman’s Print Workshops in Omaha for the first time to teach a course on artist books and enclosures from July 10 to 15: In this course participants will produce artists’ books inspired by personal possessions. Each student will come to the course armed with a collection of small objects which we will use to generate content for our books. We will investigate a variety of simple book structures and discuss the possibilities they offer for incorporating content. After warming up with a series of writing assignments and book sketches, students will each create an artist’s book devoted to an object they select. In the last stage of the course, we will produce boxes to house the books and the objects as a unit.
I am excited to return to the Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina this summer to teach an artist book workshop during session five (July 23 to August 8.) This letterpress-based workshop is devoted to books as an expressive form. We’ll begin by combining simple bookbinding techniques, writing exercises, and drawing assignments to create book sketches and drafts. We’ll waste no time moving our ideas to the press: setting type in metal, carving imagery from linoleum, and guiding our ideas into book form. By the end of the session, each participant will create an edition of an artist’s book. Topics will include basic press operation, hand-setting type, letterpress image-making, and basic bookbinding structures. All levels.