2020 Workshops 

All online via Zoom


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

avagallery.org


• Tunnel Books on Wednesday November 11, 2020, 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 our books. 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 about 4” high x 6” wide, about the size of a postcard.

To register go to: avagallery.org/education/


• Paper Gifts on Wednesday December 9, 2020, 6-8 pm

We’ll make a small collection of paper toys and gifts, most of them easily sent through the mail. These include a flexagon, a spinner, a magic wallet, and other simple but fun structures. Our focus will be on making models with commonly available materials that can later be adapted for use with a variety of papers and personalized content.

To register go to: avagallery.org/education/


 

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


• Moving Circles: Volvelles on Tuesday November 24, 11am-1pm

Volvelles, sometimes known as wheel charts, are the focus of this workshop. These structures have been used in historic books, in promotional materials, and in devices to aid computation. Two or more circles turn to show information through cut out windows. This workshop covers a basic version of a volvelle and discussion of variations and ideas about incorporating content. Volvelles are fun to make as cards, personalized gifts or to include in artist books. 

To register go to: http://www.library.fau.edu/depts/spc/JaffeCenter/workshops/moving_circles_volvelles_2.php


• Paper Gifts on Thursday December 3, 6-8 pm
We’ll make a small collection of paper toys and gifts, most of them easily sent through the mail. These include a flexagon, a spinner, a magic wallet, and other simple but fun structures. Our focus will be on making models with commonly available materials that can later be adapted for use with a variety of papers and personalized content.

To register go to jaffecollection.org and click on the Workshops tab. Should be posted soon if not yet.


 2021 Workshops 

All online via Zoom


Workshops through Maine Media

mainemedia.edu


Design in the Details: Page Adaptations and Variations

Saturday and Sunday, January 23 and 24, 2021, 10am-1pm and 2-5:30pm

Learn a collection of inventive page possibilities suitable for use in a variety of binding structures. We’ll cover a range of techniques, with many based on historic structures, including how to incorporate photos or prints, oversized pages, loose material, as well as pockets, foldouts, envelopes, mounting options, and other display possibilities. We’ll also discuss the relationship between the reader-viewer and the design of the physical book as we work through these variations. Each participant will make a simple but useful book model to hold their page examples for future reference. To register go to https://www.mainemedia.edu/workshops/item/2-day-design-in-the-details-page-adaptations-variations-online/



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

avagallery.org


• Sewn Pamphlet Binding on Monday January 18, 2021,  6-8 pm

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/ 


• Artist Book 101 on Mondays, February 1, 8, 15 from 10am-12 noon and February 22 from 10-11am

In this 4-session workshop, participants will have an opportunity to develop a simple book project from concept to finished mock-up (or finished book if desired). In session one, we’ll learn 3 simple book structures, discuss content ideas, methods of getting text on a page, and materials, among other things. At the end of this first session, you’ll get an assignment to work on for the rest of the workshop (with lots of room for personal creativity). In session two, we’ll discuss our books in progress, answer questions, and problem solve with demos as needed. In session three, presentations of final mock-ups and plans for next steps to complete the books. The last optional session will be a show and tell to share the books made. This workshop is intended to be an opportunity for those interested in artist books to learn some book forms, shape their ideas, and apply their own art mediums within a structured format and supportive community. To register go to: avagallery.org/education/


• 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/


• 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/