Altered Books in Mixed Media
A book, (especially hardcover), is a perfect object:
portable, compact, amazingly extensive surface area to play with, sequential, dimensional, visual content to respond to, such as typography, layout grids, white space and possibly illustrations and photographs.
In this online course, conducted on Zoom (with the latest security protocols in place), we will look at slides of examples from contemporary artists, and my own samples, to explore the wide range of possible approaches, effects and techniques.
I will demonstrate and discuss the characteristics and uses of a variety of media, the benefits of working in mixed media, and delve into the design- and art-thinking needed when working on an altered book project.
Possible media include: painting, drawing, cutting, stencilling, gel printing, image transfer, stitching and collage, off the top of my head. We will certainly cover some of those topics but you are welcome to bring in any media you have and like working with as part of the mixture :-)
Each class will run 2.25 to 2.5 hours, with a short break roughly in the middle. If you are unable to supply your own book, I will have a limited number available at extra cost (sent by mail unless local, then porch-delivered).
This is your chance to draw all over a book! Or paint, print, write, collage, perforate and more! And to make a unique and personal artwork.
Level: Intermediate art-making experience, and up. This can be your first altered book or your tenth.
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Friday afternoons, 2:00–4:15pm EDT
May 15, 22, 29, June 5, 12 and 19, 2020
Cost: $150 for six classes, including access to the replay videos.
Preferred Payment Method:
E-transfer (via your online banking)
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