Mixed Media Artist Book with Gelly Prints & Transfers
In this four-week course we will make a simple accordion-fold artist book, incorporating and exploring gelly prints and image transfers, along with some other media.
(More experienced book artists are welcome to work on a different book structure.)
Gel plates (or gelly or gelli plates) are fun, flexible, versatile and seem to inspire creativity! We will use them to make various kinds of prints either directly into our books, or onto other surfaces that we can then collage on.
Also, you will learn how to make image transfers from pre-printed materials such as magazines or books, along with factors that make the process difficult and those that make transfers more successful.
For those interested in making transfers of their own drawings and photographs etc, I will explain how, along with some do's and don'ts.
We will also take a look at design and content, ways to combine your gelly prints and transfers with other media and examples of artist books made by interesting artists.
Each class will run 2.5 hours, (sometimes a little more), with a short break roughly in the middle.
An artist book is a wonderful, interactive and compact project that is full of creative possibilities – a great opportunity for creative play!
Level: Intermediate art-making experience, and up. This can be your first artist book or your tenth.
Friday afternoons, 2:00–4:30pm EDT
October 2, 9, 16, 23, 2020
All classes will be recorded, so links can be provided, to you and other registered students, to the replay videos.
Live on Zoom option: $120
for four classes, including access to the replay videos, the private Facebook group, and any handouts (in pdf format).
Video-only option: $100
for one-year access to all four video replays, the private Facebook group, and any handouts (in pdf format).
For either payment method, please indicate "Artist Book live" or "Artist Book digital" in the comment line with your payment, so I know what course you are registering in! Thank you :-)
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If I need to cancel a course you have registered in, you will be refunded the full amount of your course fee, or you can opt for a credit toward another course, event or other offering, if you prefer.
If you are unable to attend a course you have registered in, and classes have not yet begun, I can give you a credit toward another course, event or other offering. No refunds.