In My Book
In My Book: Creating Personalized Artist Books
A 6-week art course meeting on these Mondays: 9/17, 9/24, 10/1, 10/15, 10/22, and 10/29.
6:30 - 8:30 PM
We will be making our own books with vintage style and open-ended artsy flair. You will be taken through the process throughout the course, starting with making the covers and the spine. You'll get to explore a variety of mixed-media materials and techniques. You can choose a theme to thread throughout your book. You might want to make it a memory book about your life, from childhood to adulthood. Or you might just want to make it mixed-media mayhem. Each page will be uniquely your own. You can make regular-sized pages with different kinds of papers. You will learn to make pockets for pages if you want to add those. You will learn how to make flaps, mini pages, windows and more. The sky is the limit and you do not need previous art experience. You just need a desire to be creative and a passion for learning and connecting with other women. Oh, and the stuff on the supply list below. :) A lot of stuff will be provided for you, but you really need to bring the items on the list AND start a pile of your OWN bits and bobs like photos, ephemera, cut-out magazine pics, washi tape, brads, bits of fabrics and various papers you like, embellishments, etc.
- An old book. Choose an old book at a thrift store with a vintage cover you like. Tongue-in-cheek titles make great ones. You'll want it to be medium-sized--nothing tiny but not bigger than say, 8 x 10. We'll be taking the book apart in class.
- a metal ruler
- an awl
- an X-acto knife
- a cutting mat
- a bone folder
- Optional: your own favorite supplies like favorite pens, stamps, stencils, inks, etc.
8 spots available on a first come- first served basis. (We need at least 4 to run the course. If it does not run, you will, of course, get a full refund.)
Come, relax and enjoy making one or more one-of-a-kind artist books!
Attached, please see some picture of books in progress.
Yellow Brick Road Studio
8271 Shimmering Rock
Instructor: Kerry Molina
Recently named "Best Local Artist" in Gainesville/Haymarket Lifestyle Magazine