Spotlight: Creative Process Workshops at ARLIS/NA 2017

Today I would like to highlight two exciting workshops that will allow you to engage with your inner artist and learn more about artists’ book processes and structures.

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Typesetting equipment, Beamish Museum, County Durham, England, CC BY-SA 2.0. via Wikimedia Commons

First, the Letterpress Printing Workshop will allow participants to explore typesetting using both metal and wood type and to print assembled text using a hand operated cylinder printing press. This workshop will be taught by book artist, designer, and printer, Jessica Peterson. Jessica owns The Southern Letterpress in New Orleans and will be hosting participants at her press. The cost of the workshop is $75, which includes transportation and supplies. There is a limit of 10 participants for this workshop (taking place on Sunday, Feb. 5 from 1-4pm) so don’t hesitate to sign up if you are interested!

Next, the Folded Book Forms Workshop, facilitated by Alicia Bailey of the Abecedarian Gallery, will allow you to delve deeper into the innovative book structures that fill many artists’ book collections. Participants will use paper and basic tools to produce a set of sample books that can be used for reference and inspiration for future projects. Structures will include the Blizzard/Crown Book, Reverse Hinge Binding, Woven Accordion, and time permitting, the Turkish Map Fold. No previous experience is required. This workshop (taking place on Monday, Feb. 6 from 8am-12pm) has a cost of $60 and is limited to 12 participants. Sign up today!

Look out for forthcoming posts highlighting the career and skill development workshops on offer in New Orleans!

Kristina Keogh, Workshops Coordinator

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