Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Artist Books Final Critique Ends Residency

Accordian based books with cut-outs

Altered artist book

Traditionally bound book with signatures and a leather cover

Our final critique at Wilson H.S. marked the end of my residency there. Students presented their final books and talked about why they chose the book form they did and noted any successes and challenges in the process.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Marbling Magic

My new residency at a local high school with AP students continue. Each student will create an artist book based on a pre-selected theme. 

Students experiment with marbling papers for their books.

Discussing and demonstrating the process 
One of the marbled papers created by students

Experimenting with marbling silk with art teacher Ms. Lambert

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

New Beginnings Bookmaking Residency

My new art residency began today at a local high school. I will lead AP students in a Sculpture I class to create artists books based on themes they've been working on all year. On the first day I shared a variety of book structures with them and talked about the uniqueness of artist's books as an art form. 

To warm up, students were invited to make their marks on a large sheet of brown paper and a piece of corrugated cardboard with tempera paint. Later we will fold them up to make a simple book form.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014