For two Monday evenings this spring—March 26 and April 2—from 6 to 9 p.m. I will be teaching a class on creating artist's books using the black and white photocopier as your press at MCBA.
Learn how to prepare and layout art and text to create an artist's book to be printed on the photocopier. In the first session we will discuss ways to gather, to size, and to create artwork that will reproduce well on the black and white toner copier. (You do not have to be computer savvy to create your final masters—paste-up techniques will be demonstrated. Alternately you can elect to work on the computer and I can give you suggestions for that as well.)
We will discuss ideas for layout and design. You'll learn the various parts of the book and their importance and function. Students will also learn how to customize the size of their final structure.
Students will then have a week to prepare their printing masters on their own. During session two we will print your pages, fold and collate them. The pages will then be bound into a Japanese stab bound book with decorative sewing and a colorful paper cover.
This is the perfect way to make editioned artist's books, or share your work and images with friends and family to commemorate a special occasion. Each student will make 2-3 copies of her/his book in class, but will retain the masters for future copy-making.
Working with color (on color printers or color copiers) and different cover options will also be discussed.
Join me to start planning and creating your next artist's book today!
$90 ($80 for MCBA members) + $15 supply fee
Early bird registration for certificate program enrollees: $80/$70, expires 2/27
All skill levels welcome.