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2021 Online Workshops 

Stephanie is offering workshops online via Zoom through the Jaffe Center for Book Arts, Maine Media Workshops & College, AVA Gallery & Art Center, and the Morgan Conservatory. More workshops will be posted as scheduled. See below for current offerings. 


Workshops through Jaffe Center for Book Arts at Florida Atlantic University:


• Historic Valentines ( A second session added) on Thursday February 4, 2021, 6-8 pm

In the mid-19th century, cobweb or bee-hive valentines were sometimes delivered on Valentine’s Day. They had a picture, often flowers or a picturesque scene, with a string in the center. When the string was pulled the top picture revealed a second picture underneath, visible through cuts in the top layer with the stretched paper having the appearance of a cobweb. The woven heart in hand was another “token of love” exchanged in past times. We’ll construct a model of both of these historic valentines. Participants can make more personalized valentines to send for Valentine’s Day or incorporate these techniques in their artwork after class. To register go to:

http://www.library.fau.edu/depts/spc/JaffeCenter/workshops/historic_valentines_2.php


One Sheet Books on Thursday February 11, 2021, 6-8 pm

We’ll make a selection of simple folded “books” in this workshop. These structures are great for zines, comics, cards, and other self-publishing ventures, as well as artist books. We’ll discuss paper, layout, and duplication methods. These books can be used with simple, inexpensive means of duplication, as well as with more complex artmaking mediums and methods. Our focus will be on making models that participants can use as reference for their own work after the workshop. To register go to:

http://www.library.fau.edu/depts/spc/JaffeCenter/workshops/one_sheet_books.php


• Microfiction Mini Books on Thursday March 11, 2021, 6-8 pm

A very short story will be the content of a mini artist book. Participants will write a story in six words and create illustrations. Then bind it into a very simple but versatile book structure. The writing is meant to be a fun exercise, but participants are welcome to use existing stories should they choose. This structure could be used for any kind of content: text or image or both and can be scaled up in size. To learn more about this writing form, search the internet for “six word stories” or “six word memoirs”. A famous example, allegedly by Ernest Hemingway: “For sale: baby shoes. Never worn.” To register go to:

http://www.library.fau.edu/depts/spc/JaffeCenter/workshops/microfiction_mini_books.php


Workshops through AVA Gallery & Art Center, Lebanon, NH: 

avagallery.org


• From Flat Sheet to Folio on Monday February 15, 2021, 6-8pm

Referencing historic book layout, we will make a flat sheet of paper into a folio that can stand alone as a card or be bound with more folios to create a book. This method allows for imaging only one side of the paper and the ability to have an image to cross the center fold without interruption. This is a useful technique for printmakers or anyone who makes flat work on paper and wants to explore a simple but effective way to image pages for a book. Using dry media art supplies, participants will make images, place some text, fold folios and bind them into a simple cover. To register go to: avagallery.org/education/ or the direct link to the workshop:

https://26497.blackbaudhosting.com/26497/From-Flat-Sheet-to-Folio-W20


• Sewn Pamphlet Binding on Saturday February 20, 2021, 9 am-12 noon

This workshop focuses on the single signature sewn softcover pamphlet with pockets, a foldout and a string and button closure. Ways to personalize and elevate this simple book will be discussed. A great structure for small editions of short text, blank journals and pocket calendars.

To register go to: avagallery.org/education/ or the direct link to the workshop: https://26497.blackbaudhosting.com/26497/Sewn-Pamphlet-Binding-W21-02 or to 


• Microfiction Mini Book on Monday March 15, 2021, 6-8pm

A very short story will be the content of a mini artist book. Participants will write a story in six words and create illustrations. Then bind it into a very simple but versatile book structure. The writing is meant to be a fun exercise, but participants are welcome to use existing stories should they choose. This structure could be used for any kind of content: text or image or both and can be scaled up in size. To register go to: avagallery.org/education/ or the direct link to the workshop: https://26497.blackbaudhosting.com/26497/Microfiction-Mini-Book-W20


Workshops through Morgan Conservatory, Cleveland, OH:

https://www.morganconservatory.org


• One-sheet Books on Thursday March 4, 2021, 6-8 pm

Participants will make a selection of simple folded “books” in this workshop. These structures are great for zines, comics, cards, and other self-publishing ventures, as well as for artist books. Paper choices, layout, and duplication methods will all be covered. These books can be used with simple, inexpensive means of duplication, as well as with more complex artmaking mediums and methods. Our focus will be on making a set of models that participants can use as reference for their own work after the workshop.

To register go to: https://www.morganconservatory.org/one-sheet-books


Tunnel Books on Thursday March 18, 2021, 6-8 pm

These structures are like small theatres, similar to the shoebox dioramas children make in school. We will use our own illustrations or images cut from magazines or other source material in making our models. If you come with an idea or simple sketch for a small 3-dimensional world you want to create, you’ll be well prepared to make the most from this workshop. Our tunnel books will be 4” high x 6” wide, about the size of a postcard. We will discuss variations of the form and ways to incorporate the theatre into a folder or case. The model we make will be a solid basis for a creating a final finished book or as reference for future work.

To register go to: https://www.morganconservatory.org/tunnel-books