Sunday, February 7, 10am - 4pm
Watches, Time, and the Hourglass Book
Looking at time as inspiration we will first create stencils and paint on paper with gesso and acrylic inks. We'll then use our painted paper as the cover of this simple but elegant hourglass sketchbook or journal, which is based on multiple pamphlet stitches. In the beginning of the session we will draw and cut stencils and paint resists and washes. The latter part of the workshop will be devoted to binding the book, devised by Alisa. We'll also discuss further content development. All levels welcome!
Thursday, February 25, 10am - 4pm
Fish, Nature, and the Fishbone Fold
We'll explore the connections between form and content as we layer large sheets of paper with pearlescent acrylic inks, then bind one or more versions of a fishbone folded book originally devised by Hedi Kyle.
Looking at examples of natural connections such as fish and scales, the cloud formation known as "mackerel sky," markings on a "mackerel tabby" cat, and leaves of a redwood tree, we'll begin the workshop by painting large sheets of paper with sparkling pearlescent acrylic inks. Then we'll bind the papers into one or more variations of this flexible, visual and sculptural book and discuss further content development. All levels welcome!