Artist’s Book Studies

with Laura Beyer
Wednesdays: September 29, October 6, 13, 20; 12–2pm CT

In this virtual workshop, create a series of dimensional artist’s book studies, or mock-ups of artist’s books, to help propel your book ideas into a physical form and out of your head! The focus of this workshop is on using text and found images to experiment and play with the book form. After making books, we will talk through what was made and identify how text, image, and book structure work together to create meaning in expected and unexpected ways.

This class will focus on making; brief demos will be followed by group work time and conversation. Stencil printing and pamphlet binding techniques will be demonstrated.

All skill levels welcome
Certificate: 8 hours, Category B

$160/participant (10% discount for MCBA members)
$80 for BIPOC participants (10% discount for MCBA members)
We are offering a reduced rate to BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) participants to honor equity and increase access and artistic opportunities for those who have historically been underrepresented in the book arts. For individuals to whom this does not apply, register at the rate listed first and, if you are able, consider making a donation when registering to support MCBA’s efforts to make reduced rates available.

What you’ll need to participate:
Tech requirements: For this participatory virtual workshop, we recommend joining on a laptop or desktop computer with a camera and microphone, if possible. You will receive step-by-step instructions for downloading Zoom (it’s free!) and accessing the workshop online approximately 2 days before the workshop’s start date.
Materials: You are responsible for sourcing your own supplies from the materials list. You are welcome to reach out to teaching artists with questions about materials in advance of the workshop (contact information is listed on the materials list). 

Registration for this workshop has closed. Add your name to the wait list and you’ll be contacted if another section of the workshop is scheduled.