Pop-Up Paper Structures
A special kind of creative magic awaits you in this workshop.You will learn basic
on-the-fold pop-up structures, then progress through a series of more
surprising three-dimensional constructions.These can be included in
book formats or work alone as paper sculptures. A slide presentation on
the history of movable books will be included.
Tunnel Books (1-2 days)
A "tunnel" or "peephole" book is a set of pages bound with accordions on two sides and viewed through a central opening. Students will learn the basics of constructing a tunnel book by designing their own model. Explore the exciting possibilities for adapting this format to your personal creative vision. Historical examples will be presented in a short slide lecture. No experience necessary. A great class for teachers, artists, and graphic designers.
Carousel Books (1-2 days)
A "carousel" or "star" book consists of several accordion-fold sheets bound together to create layered stage-like pages. Students will learn the basics of constructing this book form, then develop
imagery around a theme or text. Participants should bring images or collage
materials which they can use to create a visual
story. The workshop will
allow each student to explore the exciting possibilities for adapting
this format to their personal creative style. Historical and contemporary
examples of carousel books will be presented. No experience necessary.
A great class for teachers, artists, and graphic designers.
Sculptural Book Structures
Students in this class will learn a wide variety of pop-up and sculptural book structures. Formats will include the carousel and tunnel
book, along with other inventive forms. Bookmaking tools, materials, and basic techniques will be discussed.The class requires no previous bookmaking experience and is an ideal session
for teachers, graphic designers, and artists, and anyone who likes to play.
Streamlining the Production of
Artist Book Editions
When making multiples of a book, artists must approach the project
with a different set of design constraints than when making a unique volume.
process of streamlining production can be fun and creatively challenging. In this workshop, students will learn how to make choices concerning reproduction methods, bindings, edition size, and structure based on limitations of time, facilities, and budget. The class will include directions for making jigs and templates, and suggestions for making the production process more efficient. Participants in the workshop will work together to design and produce a small edition in the class, and each student will get a copy of the project.
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