Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Illuminated Coptic Book Weekend Workshop

‎Hello friends!

Barbara J. Dunham and I are teaching a 3-day weekend workshop March 8-10. 
If you love bookbinding, stitching, paper, letterforms, collage, and sharing a weekend 
with smart and fun creatives just like you, THEN TAKE THE CLASS! 
We love you! — at BINDERS Art School.


This 3 day workshop will introduce book makers to collage techniques along with instruction on Coptic bookbinding. We will create an 8"x8" book. In the style of the illuminated manuscripts from the Italian Renaissance, but with a modern twist, we will create and embellish the primary letter of the first page of each signature producing a book elegantly covered, and with an interior unique to each student and the theme of their book. The first day will be spent creating the cover, its title, and starting the illuminated letters. The second day will be devoted to fashioning more letters for each of the signatures of the book, and on the third day, calligrapher and book artist Anne Elser will lead the class in the Coptic bookbinding technique. *Note: Books (Davey board cover & 6 hand-torn-folded signatures) will be provided at instructor's cost of $30 each, one per student, payable to Barbara Dunham on first day of class.

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