Building a Book Art Reference

with Alisa Banks
Tuesdays: October 12, 19, 26; 7–9pm CT

In this virtual workshop, build a book to serve as a library of low-tech methods for adding text and imagery to your book work. Learn low-tech methods for adding text to book pages, creative ways to attach images to book pages, and how to assemble the book structure which will resemble an album.

Each session will feature demonstrations, discussion, and brainstorming. Participants may follow along or work on their own between sessions. Together, we’ll create a tool that can be used to enhance or inspire your next project!

Alisa Banks is a visual artist who creates sculptural books, textile collage, and multi-media work to address identity politics; she frequently incorporates fibers and found materials that reference traditional craft techniques. Her work has been exhibited in Canada, Africa, Asia, Europe, and throughout the US, and is housed in several private and public collections, including the Smithsonian Institution, the US Library of Congress, and the New York Public Library.

All skill levels welcome
Certificate: 6 hours, Category B or C

$165/participant (10% discount for MCBA members)
$85 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). 

Please note: Registration closes 10/4 at midnight (CT).