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Books & Paper B Summer Session 4

Books & Paper Summer Session 4
July 5-17, 2020
Rory Sparks

This class will present a brief history of the Fluxus art movement of the 1960s and engage with the playful humor it’s known for. Through a series of lively prompts and spirited games, each student will make unique books inspired by this art form, which relied on elements of chance and viewer participation. We’ll also explore kits and instructions as companion pieces to our books as we delve into the connection of art and life through play. We’ll cover several book structures with variations on each, including whimsical page treatments such as spinning wheels, pull tabs, and pockets and also construct simple paper and board boxes and enclosures to house our inspired creations. All levels. Code 04B

Studio artist, edition binder, printmaker; teaching: Pacific Northwest College of Art (Portland), Oregon College of Art and Craft; founder of Working Library (Portland) and Em Space Book Arts Center (Portland); exhibitions: c3:initiative (Portland), Joseloff Gallery (CT).

three cubes printed with symbols and directions on each side
Rory Sparks, "Way Finding," paper, letterpress, wood, cloth, 1 x 1 x 1 inch each