Introduction to Bookmaking: Simply Folded to The Codex: June 8-10

Location

Fort Worth Community Arts Center
1300 Gendy St
Fort Worth, TX 76107

About The Event

Instructor: Deedra Baker

deedra@deedrabaker.com

www.deedrabaker.com

Dates:

6/8/18 – 6/10/18

Friday – Sunday

9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Description

Introduction to Bookmaking: Simply Folded to The Codex is an introduction to the application of concepts and techniques for bookmaking. The workshop places an emphasis on developing ideas, materials, and basic bookbinding techniques to create artist’s books.

Patrons who wish to participate may be at the novice or advanced artistic level. Methods of presentation for the workshop content will occur through lecture and demonstrations with one-on-one interaction with the instructor. There will be an opportunity to view and handle physical copies of handmade books to study the bindings and experience the tactile qualities of the materials used in book arts.

The workshop will demonstrate three bookbindings: Simply Folded: Snake Book, Simply Sewn: Single Signature / Pamphlet Stitch, and The Codex: Retchoso. Participants will learn about measuring, cutting, folding, and tearing paper, dissecting holes, folded and sewn bindings, and the creation of soft-covers. Participants will create a book for each of the above-mentioned bindings during the workshop for hands-on interaction and learning.

Learning Objectives

  1. Learn the technical execution of bookbindings, structures, and forms, while gaining an understanding of contemporary artists using bookmaking as an art form.
  2. Learn to design with type using experimental and alternative methods.
  3. Create technical sample books that demonstrate craftsmanship and technical expertise.
  4. Plan, design, and execute a limited edition Exquisite Corpse handmade book incorporating images and / or text that demonstrate creativity and a artistic vision.
  5. Learn to interpret and evaluate artist’s books through oral discussions.

Projects:

Simply Folded: Snake Book

  • Blank sample book with folded binding
  • Learn measuring, cutting, folding, and tearing paper

Simply Sewn: Single Signature / Pamphlet Stitch [Exquisite Corpse]

  • Learn to incorporate content into a single-signature, pamphlet stitch binding
  • Learn measuring, cutting, folding, and tearing paper, dissecting holes, and creation of soft cover

The Codex: Retchoso

  • Blank sketchbook with multi-signature binding
  • Learn measuring, cutting, folding, and tearing paper, dissecting holes, and creation of soft cover

Supply List

Shared items (from instructor):

  • Rulers
  • X-Acto Knives
  • Scissors
  • Thread
  • Bookbinding Needles
  • Bone Folders

Participants should bring:

  • Pencils
  • 50 – 80 lb. white drawing paper
  • Decorative or handmade paper (for covers and end sheets)

Materials to create unique work of art in book

  • Magazines
  • Construction paper
  • Draw utensils

Submitted by Art Room. Email: artroomfw@gmail.com

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