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[BKARTS] NMWA Book as Art programs



Following are the education programs that are being held in association
with the National Museum of Women in the Arts' upcoming exhibition The
Book As Art: Twenty Years of Artists' Books from the National Museum of
Women in the Arts (October 27, 2006 - February 4, 2007). The programs
are listed by category: adult workshops, family programs (ages 8-12
accompanied by an adult), teen program, literary event, and teacher
program. 

 

Sharon Wasserman

Director of the Library and Research Center

National Museum of Women in the Arts

 

 

Education Programs for The Book as Art (by program category)

October 2006-February 2007

 

ADULT WORKSHOPS

Explore your creativity in workshops inspired by The Book as Art: Twenty
Years of Artists' Books from the National Museum of Women in the Arts.
Work with book artists, illustrators, and authors to learn various
elements of book making and decorating. No previous experience is
required and all materials will be provided. For each workshop: Members
$20, Seniors and Students $25, General $30; or, pre-register for all
four adult workshops in the series and receive a 15% discount off the
total cost. Reservations required: call 202-783-7370 or e-mail
reservations@xxxxxxxxx 

 

Saturday, November 4, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Create Your Own Artist's Book: Dynamic Decorated Papers

Discover some of the imaginative and unique creations in The Book as Art
during a tour of the exhibition. Then, create watercolor-enhanced,
Sumi-ink patterned, and marbleized papers with the help of
author/illustrator Adjoa Burrowes, artist Amanda Gordon, and NMWA
educator Mieke Fay. 

 

Saturday, December 2, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Create Your Own Artist's Book: Word Play

Tour the Book as Art exhibition and explore the ways artists use text
and integrate it with book formats and images.  Next, you will work with
author Joy Jones to create your own stories and poems and learn a book
format in which to keep your writings. 

 

Saturday, January 6, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Create Your Own Artist's Book: Word and Image

Take inspiration from works in the Book as Art exhibition and NMWA's
collection during this writing and art-making workshop. Write poems and
prose in response to the art you see and create your own unique artist's
book to hold your writings under the guidance of book artist Sally
Canzoneri.

 

Saturday, February 3, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Create Your Own Artist's Book: Beyond the Accordion Fold!

Explore the Book as Art exhibition, which features more than 100
artists' books in every shape and size imaginable, and work with book
artist Carol Barton (featured in the exhibition) to create several books
of your own in unusual formats.

 

 

FAMILY PROGRAMS

Participants will work with book artists, illustrators, and authors to
explore the many fun and interesting facets of the book arts in these
workshops inspired by The Book as Art: Twenty Years of Artists' Books
from the National Museum of Women in the Arts. All materials will be
provided. These programs are free for ages 8-12 accompanied by an adult.
Reservations required: call 202-783-7370 or e-mail
reservations@xxxxxxxxx 

 

Sunday, November 5, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and 2-5 p.m.

Dandy Decorated Paper!

Explore the imaginative works on display in The Book as Art: Twenty
Years of Artists' Books from the National Museum of Women in the Arts,
and then make your own decorated papers to use in bookmaking. Create
watercolor-enhanced, Sumi-ink patterned, and marbleized papers with
children's book author/illustrator Adjoa Burrowes, artist Amanda Gordon,
and NMWA educator Mieke Fay. 

 

Sunday, December 3, 12:30-2:30 p.m. and 3-5 p.m.

Writing Wonders

Discover how book artists combine words and images and choose a format
for their books during an interactive tour the exhibition The Book as
Art: Twenty Years of Artists' Books from the National Museum of Women in
the Arts. Next, work with author Joy Jones to create your own stories
and poems and make a book in which to put your writings. 

 

Sunday, January 7, 12:30-2:30 p.m. and 3-5 p.m.

Brilliant Books and Bios

What words and images would you use to tell the life story of someone
you know? See how artists in the Book as Art exhibition have
incorporated biographies into their unique book formats. Then, authors
Joyce Schwartz and Ellen Butts will walk you through the process of
writing a biography and guide you as you interview a friend or family
member and write and illustrate their stories in a book you make
yourself.

 

Sunday, February 4, 12:30-2:30 p.m. and 3-5 p.m.

Fabulous and Funky Book Formats

Artists' books come in many unusual shapes and sizes. After you discover
the many possibilities by viewing works in the Book as Art exhibition,
artist Carol Barton, whose books are featured in the exhibition, will
help you create some fabulous and funky books of your own. 

 

 

TEEN PROGRAM

Saturday, November 4, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Role Model Workshop. Printmaking 101 with Artist Sara Varon 

Have an itch to learn about printmaking? Scratch it-and linoleum-during
this hands-on workshop! New York-based printmaker, illustrator, and
author Sara Varon will share information about her career and her art
and discuss the basics of printmaking and bookbinding. Participants will
then design and cut their own linoleum blocks, use the blocks to print a
series of unique postcards, and create a hand-made book to hold their
creations. This program is free and open to middle and high school
students and college undergraduates. Reservations required: call
202-783-7370 or e-mail reservations@xxxxxxxxx 

 

LITERARY EVENT

Monday, October 30, 7 p.m.

Audrey Niffenegger

Audrey Niffenegger is a visual artist and writer who captured readers'
imaginations with her highly original first novel The Time Traveler's
Wife (2003), which blends fantasy with unsentimental romance to tell the
tale of artist Clare and time-traveler Henry. Niffenegger has also
written and illustrated Three Incestuous Sisters (2005), about a trio of
gifted siblings, and the forthcoming The Adventuress (September 2006),
centered on an alchemist's daughter. These visual novels evoke magical
worlds and dreamlike journeys through inventive text and images. One of
Niffenegger's handmade books is featured in the Book as Art exhibition.
A reception and book signing follow the program. Members $7, Seniors $8,
Students $5, General $10. Reservations required: call 202-783-7370 or
e-mail reservations@xxxxxxxxx

 

TEACHER PROGRAM

Wednesday, October 25, 4-7 p.m.

Teacher Open House. The Book as Art: Twenty Years of Artists' Books from
the National Museum of Women in the Arts.

This drop-in open house features tours of the exhibition with curator
Krystyna Wasserman, take-home resource materials, hands-on activities,
and light refreshments. This free event is open to all area educators
and registration is required.

 

 

Sharon M. Wasserman

Director of the Library and Research Center

National Museum of Women in the Arts

1250 New York Avenue, NW

Washington, DC 20005

tel: 202.266.2806

fax: 202.393.3234

www.nmwa.org <http://www.nmwa.org> 

 

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