Thursday – Monday 8/22-8/26/2024
American Academy of Bookbinding
Working on a theme of their choice, participants will develop a succession of images using wet and dry media in black and white and color. Experiments with oil and dry pastels, colored pencils, gouache, inks, and acrylic colors, and a variety of grounds – on various paper surfaces. These pieces might be a series of connected works or pages to incorporate into book form.
A cross-referencing of materials – creating resists and color-saturated surfaces as well as texture and dimension produced with various mediums and grounds, will expand the visual repertoire of each artist. Structured experimentation will result in a series of rich, layered surfaces as you develop a progression of imagery that imparts an unfolding story.
Designers, book artists, lettering artists, and visual artists of all stripes are welcome. (These pages may be used in Coleen Curry’s class A Simplified Binding), the following week, or bound with a simple structure in class, if you wish.
No prerequisites are required for this course; it is open to all students.
Materials fee $100
Registration will be completed via the American Academy of Bookbinding.