During this three week workshop, participants will collectively create a limited edition handmade artist book using mixed media methods. Students will learn various image-making techniques such as pochoir, letterpress printing, mono printing, collage and more!
Rachel will also guide the class in exercises to generate text and content for the pages of their artist books. The history of zines and artist books will be explored as a base for inspiration as well. Participants will leave this workshop with an original artist book (or two) and plenty of skills that can translate into future projects.
See what happens when zines (DIY or self-published magazines) meet artists' books (limited edition handmade books) in this three-week workshop with book artist Rachel Curry. Explore the culture and history of both mediums to find similarities and differences between the two. Learn letterpress printing, bookbinding and mixed media techniques. Make your very own books using these skills and resources
Each student will design and create a mini personal zine as well as a collaborative class zine that highlights the best of both worlds.
Classes meet Tuesday February 13th, 20th & 27th from 6:30 - 9:30 PM.
This is a community collage night I host the first Tuesday of every month at Book Show. Collage materials and snacks are provided, there is a rough prompt and participants are invited to share stories about crying in this safe space while we craft and support each other. $5 suggested donation. Contact me or book show for more info!
Book artist, Rachel Curry will lead participants in a day of experimentation with pressure printing. In this alternative image making process, using the Vandercook press, flexible printing plates are cut by hand and placed on the cylinder of the press. Paper is then run on top of the plate and over an inking surface on the bed of the press. The resulting images are beautiful, fuzzy and organic. This process leaves much room for interpretation and play. Students will learn basic press set up, proper inking techniques, and multiple pressure printing methods. Everyone will have an edition of original prints by the end of the class. Total beginners and experienced printers are all welcome!
Why buy holiday gifts when you can make your own?
Learn to make THREE handmade books that make for truly original presents in this exclusive workshop with book artist, Rachel Curry! Rachel will lead participants in the creation of accordion folded photo albums, pamphlet stitch notebooks, and leather bound long stitch journals.
Don’t miss this opportunity to learn new skills and make personal gifts: YULE LOVE IT!
I will be vending at the 1st annual SFZF this year! Stop by my table to say hi and pick up some hand made letterpress goodies and zines! Here is the event page: https://www.facebook.com/sfvzinefest/photos/a.1547975072102453.1073741827.1547887305444563/1990277077872248/?type=1&theater