Drawing in Books

with Babette Wagenvoort
Fridays: April 30, May 7, 14, 21; 10am–12:30pm CT

This virtual workshop, led by Netherlands-based illustrator and visual artist Babette Wagenvoort, is an invitation to sketch, play, and think about ways you might incorporate drawings into prints and artist’s books. Experiment with several ways to use drawings in books—from the many benefits of using a sketchbook, to drawing used in book art, to illustration and sequential drawing. Continue reading “Drawing in Books”

Fun with Accordions

with Rosae Reeder
Saturdays: May 1, 8; 9am–12pm CT

The accordion fold is one of the most versatile techniques used in bookbinding. It is exhibited in single-page books and concertina bindings, and is the foundation of many other book structures. In this virtual workshop, explore two of Rosae’s favorite accordion-based structures—an accordion book featuring a non-adhesive cover, and an expandable, hardcover album. Continue reading “Fun with Accordions”

A Satisfaction of Movable Mechanisms

with Shawn Sheehy
Wednesdays: May 5, 12, 19, 26; 4:30–6:30pm CT

Think back to the last time you picked up a movable card. You moved the mechanism back and forth, soothed and satisfied by the movement. You wished there was a collective noun for movable cards. Well, there is! Join seasoned paper engineer Shawn Sheehy in building a SATISFACTION of ten movable mechanisms that demonstrate a wide range of movement possibilities. Continue reading “A Satisfaction of Movable Mechanisms”

Unfolding Narratives: Writing for Artist’s Books

with Ellen Sheffield
Wednesdays: May 5, 12, 19; 7–9pm CT

In this three-part virtual workshop, learn techniques for generating text for artist’s books through conceptual approaches: text as image, as narrative, and as lyrical expression. Experiment with typographic systems and text itineraries, as well as Dada and Surrealist approaches. Writing exercises will be assigned before, during, and in between the three workshop sessions. Continue reading “Unfolding Narratives: Writing for Artist’s Books”

Documentary Comics

with Camilo Aguirre
Saturdays: May 15, 22, 29; 10am-12pm CT

In this three-week workshop, Camilo Aguirre will share his artistic process and the developmental strategies he uses to create his comics. Beginning with an introduction to various formats used in documentary comics, the workshop covers the importance of point of view in the comic—who we are and what our position is in the world—as well as identifying blind spots and how to address them. Continue reading “Documentary Comics”