Excellent Workshop Opportunity in Seattle with Susan Collard
The Book Arts Guild and Guild of Book Workers Northwest Chapter co-sponsor:
Wood Shop Basics for the Book Artist a workshop taught by Susan Collard September 27 & 28, 2014 10:00am-5:00pm Art Building Room 207 University of Washington Seattle campus
This class provides an introduction to cutting, drilling, and fastening wood using common hand tools. Each student will make a small board book with poplar, oak, and birch aircraft plywood pages, bound with Tyvek and Japanese repair tissue. The books will include enticing features of the “constructed” book: a shadow box with mitered corners, simple magnetic closures, windows, and a fold-down mirrored page. Students will use collage and assemblage to integrate content into their books.
The class is aimed towards artists with little or no woodworking experience who would like to explore the use of wood and other rigid materials in their books. The major goal is to give students confidence in utilizing wood, as well as other unconventional materials such as glass and metal. Tools and materials for the prototype will be provided.