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Re: ARTIST BOOK WORKSHOPS



We are announcing PALISADES BOOK WORKSHOPS in Southern California, a series
of workshops for the summer session:

1. Pop-Ups for Artists. Although pop-ups are usually equated with
children's books, they have the potential to explore special dynamics as in
a sculpture garden or gallery installation.  By investigating unique forms
of pop-up structure, historical and current, students in this workshop will
build a book (or books) by deconstructing an existing format and utilizing
the information learned.  11 July
Beth Thielen, Instructor

2. Innovative Printmaking for Artists' Books, with and without a press.
New techniques make it possible to work with stabile non-toxic materials to
create prints. Participants in this workshop will learn to make and print
fimo clay plates for intaglio printing, water-based monoprinting, block
printing and pochoir. We will also create templates for printing pop-up
forms. Several of these processes will enable the artist to create small
editions at home without expensive equipment.   25 July     Beth
Thielen-Gloria Helfgott, Instructors

3. Text and Story in the Artist Book.  Many book artists have difficulty in
expressing words along with their imagery in the composing of a book.  This
workshop will explore the integration of a page by examining examples  of
successful works and critiques of works in progress.     8 August
Judith A. Hoffberg, Instructor

4. Box Works (Boxes and Books are singular forms that split open, doubling
and halving themselves in the process).  The box three dimensionalizes the
rectangular image of a page allowing for the alteration of the flat surface
and enabling the imagery and text to become readable sculptures.  This
workshop will explore the making of boxes that become unique books through
the use of a variety of structures and materials.    22 August       Gloria
Helfgott, Instructor

These Sunday workshops are offered for one day each (9:30 am to 4 pm).  The
tuition is $65 plus materials (which can run from $5 to $10).  Class size
is limited to eight.  Pre-registration is essential.  Participatns will be
notified of what they should bring to class.

We will offer more classes in the fall, such as clamshell boxes, variations
on an accordion fold, stressless bindings, books and the collector,
curating Artist Books and writing classes for book artists.

If interested, please contact Gloria Helfgott at (310)230-0155.


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