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Books & Paper B Summer Session 2

Books & Paper Summer Session 2
June 7-19, 2020
Maria Veronica San Martin
Creating Artists’ Books

Students in this workshop will create artists’ books by examining their history, concepts, aesthetics, and techniques. We’ll start by looking at examples and asking basic questions about artists’ books: What are they? How do they differ from traditional books? What is their place in visual art and cultural criticism? Then we’ll cover collage, painting, drawing, and hand-press printing methods along with a variety of adhesive and nonadhesive bookbinding techniques. Finally we’ll work together to find ways to interpret messages through different book formats as students conceptualize and create their own projects. Students will learn to build content, forms, and three-dimensional spaces by means of artists’ books. All levels. Code 02B

Studio artist; teaching: Center for Book Arts (NYC), Universidad de Chile; collections: Centre Pompidou (Paris), Metropolitan Museum (NYC), Walker Art Center (Minneapolis).

artist book by Maria Veronica San Martin
Maria Veronica San Martin, "Indignity and Resistance," monotypes, screenprints, glass beads; accordion book, 13-1/4 x 10 x 1-1/4 inches