Making Books with Found Materials

with Savannah Bustillo
Thursdays: December 2, 9; 4:30–6:30pm CT

Experiment with a playful approach to making new narratives with found materials and existing prints! Start by learning how to find and organize found materials as well as strategies for working with spontaneity and chance to build a compelling narrative. Learn four simple book structures (Japanese stab binding, saddle stitch, pamphlet stitch, and one-page book) and discuss the unique possibilities each structure brings to shape narrative in books.

Participants will have the option of creating one or more books between the first and second workshop meeting so work can be shared for friendly critique during the second night of the workshop. The teaching artist will also share examples and ideas for adding more content to your books.

All skill levels welcome
Certificate: 4 hours, Category A or D

$85/participant (10% discount for MCBA members)
$45 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 11/23 at midnight (CT).