REGISTER APRIL 1
Book Arts: An Artist's Handmade Book — Rachel Siegel
July 30 — August 5
You’ll learn how to make an artist’s book, using handmade papers, a variety of binding techniques, and non-traditional materials to highlight your unique art. As you work from start to finish, you’ll explore a variety of structures and formats from accordion to wire binding, including sewn bindings. Through a hands-on process of measuring, cutting, folding, pasting and sewing paper, you will create structures to present and store a collection of your 2D-artwork. We will discuss editing and sequencing your work, experimenting with design, layout, text, and options for mounting art in a book. You’ll see your work transformed into a beautiful presentation piece in just five days. And if you don’t have a collection of artwork for a book, you can create blank books for gifts or future projects. We will create one group book project and edition it, so each of you will be able to take home a copy. Class Material Fee: $15. www.rachelsiegel.net
REGISTRATION STARTS APRIL 1, 2017
Five easy steps to registration:
1. Select one week long class, lodging, and meals below.
2. Add to your shopping cart and check out.
3. After payment you will be sent an email confirmation.
4. In the confirmation email is a link to a registration form.
5. You must complete registration form to finish your transaction.
TWO WEEK PARTICIPANTS: If you are taking BOTH one week workshops, please click the button below to see more options and requirements for two week participants.
CLASS SUPPLY LIST:
Bring your choice of media, tools and supports for this week of exploration.
Your favorite Scissors*
A bone folder*
Unique or special personal materials, such as handmade papers, paste paper, fabrics, leather scraps, collage materials, old maps, etc.…
Personal art supplies, such as calligraphy pen, favorite writing utensils, etc.
Your content for your book:
*Note: instructor will bring a few extra pairs of scissors, Exacto knifes and bone folders but it’s always nice to have your own for the duration of the workshop, so bring your favorite tools!
Optional materials: Book Binding cloth, decorative papers, etc
Optional Tools: Ale, Book binding Needles, cotton rags
For me, art goes beyond beauty, but I find it a great hook. The intention of my creative work is to socially engage by observing the universality of experiences and sharing stories that reveal a deeper understanding of our lives.
Rachel Siegel lives in Portland, Oregon. She teaches photography for Portland Community College. Her artistic work includes photography, digital prints, artist’s books, video and installation work. Rachel weaves together multiple interests, often using humor and playfulness to investigate issues that are significant to her: including body image, family, health and labor. Rachel works on collaborative and solo projects. She has exhibited national and internationally, received grant funding for projects and her work is owned by private and institutional collections. Her MFA is from University at Buffalo, State University New York. And her BFA is from University of California, Berkeley.