Artist Book Making Intensive

Cynthia McGuirl, Abbie Read, and Sandy Weisman
Aug 4, 2017 - Aug 6, 2017 at 10:00am - 4:00pm
26 Split Rock Cove
100 / day; $275 for all three (and a $15 / day materials fee)
Limited to 8 participants

What is an Artist Book?  Do artist books require words?  Or images?  What about structure as a part of the content?  Yes, yes, and yes.   Because artists’ books are works of art that utilize the form of the book. They may be published in small editions, though they are often produced as one-of-a-kind objects.  And their subject matter is as varied as any other art form.

In this series of workshops three Maine book artists will explore a variety of book structures, decorative techniques, and content.  Each day there will be one primary focus for the day, and at least one auxiliary technique that can be completed in short bursts of time, perhaps over lunch, or while you’re waiting for something to dry.

Participants will leave with several completed books, a lot of handouts for further explorations, and some other useful skills and decorated papers for future bookmaking.

Friday August 4
Gelatin Prints with Abbie Read plus Xerox transfers with Sandy Weisman

Saturday August 5
Coptic Binding with Abbie Read Stab Binding with Sandy Weisman plus paper marbling with Cynthia McGuirl

Sunday August 6
Hardbound Book  with Cynthia McGuirl plus Sun Prints with Sandy Weisman

maximum 8 participants each day please bring your own lunch; drinks provided