This is a project and process based course that uses old books as the foundation for art projects and tools.
- Do you love books?
- Do you want to make intimate art with parts of old books?
- Are you willing to cut up and re-shape books?
- Take part old books
- Use them to make new books
- As foundations for print, paint and collage
- Work small and big
- Learn some basic binding techniques
- Embrace the book as a tool
This is a 4 lesson project based on the parts of the books covers, pages, spines and other stuff.
Lesson One – Begin with a structure that will show off your new skills. Take apart 4 books and save the parts. Then convert the covers into accordion books, enhance your end pages and create a stable hinge.
Lesson Two – Pages, Poems, black-out or white-out and, cut out poems. Reassembled page project- let’s begin a large scale piece that honors the rectilinear page. Find the most aged and worn pages for this project. some coffee and tea and white paint.
Lesson Three – Celebrate the spine – Use a few of your favorite spines for a dimensional collage. Craft one or more into a book mark. More uses for pages as stamping tools with “quilling” shapes and stencils cut aways.
Lesson Four – Smaller scale collages, Create simple stencils, and find raised images and text for rubbings.
Bonus info – Folding pages, Cover rubbings, old notes and faded pages, book parts and paper grain.
- Class begins June 30th through July 9th
- Includes 4 video lessons with supporting instructions
- Instructor support and guidance while class is in session
- Continued access to the course materials for 6 months
- Ability to download videos for forever personal use
- Membership in private Facebook group to share and ask questions
Session starts June 30, 2017
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Here is what some folks are saying about art classes with Linda Germain:
You will be amazed at how much you learn from Linda. Each day she shows you techniques, through her very informative videos. You can play the videos again and again to further understand the process.
I learned the basics – making a plate, rolling ink (this took some practice!) and pulling a print. I am pleased with this. I feel that I can really move on and explore this technique in greater depth on my own.
Marsha Hardin Reske – Make Monotypes
Linda is a clear and thorough teacher, who is even open to suggestions. I would recommend this class to a friend.
Barbara Gould – Make Monotypes
Emily Archer, Make Monotypes
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