Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Bookmaking Two: The Opened Book

Hello Friends!

I've designed a new Bookmaking class just for students who have already taken bookmaking and want a closer look at developing a book or journal's interior. This summer in July and August, 2010 the journey will begin with Bookmaking Two: The Opened Book.

This class will also be taught twice more this year in the Fall and Winter. (Times stated below.)
Sign-up is available NOW for the Summer 2010 session.

Introducing Bookmaking Two: The Opened Book with Anne Elser

Tuesday Evening
July-Aug 2010
Tuesday, July 20, 27, Aug 3,10,17,24
Min 4/Max 15

Tuesday Evening
Oct-Nov 2010
Tuesday, Oct 26, Nov 2,9,16,23,30
Min 4/Max 15

Tuesday Afternoon
Dec 2010-Jan2011
Tuesday, Dec 7,14, Jan 4,11, 18, 25
Min4/Max 15

BOOKMAKING 2: The Opened Book with Anne Elser
Intermediate to Advanced | Fee: $140 | Min. 4/ Max. 15

If you've taken one or several bookmaking classes and are ready for the next step of creating content on those lovely hand-bound pages, join us in Bookmaking 2: The Opened Book.

Nothing can be more intimidating than a book of blank white pages. We will begin by creating signatures with a mixture of several different types, colors, ages and textures of papers - anything from vintage sheet music, magazines, lined or graphed paper, envelopes, postcards, etc. By alternating these pages with blank pages, you'll have a book that wants to be altered further: touched, written in, cut into, stitched, painted, repainted and filled with purposeful doodling, writing and drawing.

Working at your own pace, your book can be themed or worked into loosely. Set your sights on the color palette and theme of your choice and by the end of the first week, you'll have "accidentally" found a collection of things you're enchanted with to incorporate into your book. Bring all the scraps of fabric and paper you've been saving to incorporate into the covers or pages of your book.

The approach in this class from to the "treasure hunt" pasting, binding, working and re-working will be an intuitive one, with the correct assumption that as artists, we have all the answers inside and before us, even before we begin.

We will work in a relaxing, engaging and completely intuitive manner, while sharing each of our unique talents, discoveries, experiences and processes with each other. You won't want to miss a moment.

We will make at least one book and a box for your book to live in. And if you're really hungry for more - make two! Bring all your bookmaking supplies and at least one set of color paints/inks in the medium of your choice and a set of drawing pens/pencils/markers.

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