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Artists’ Books: Form & Content (6-Class Series)

September 12 @ 10:00 am October 24 @ 1:30 pm

Instructors: Mob of Two – Tiana Krahn & Sara L. Press ( artist bios )

Venue: Online (Zoom)

Dates: Thursdays, September 12, 19, 26 and October 3, 17, 24

Time: First 5 classes: PT, 10 AM – noon; classroom doors open at 9:50 AM
Last class (October 24): 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM; classroom doors open at 11:20 AM

Skill Level: Prior experience with making book structures. Students should be comfortable learning new ones on their own time if necessary. 

Class Description:
This 6-session course will support each student through the creation of their own individual artist’s book – that is, a book that unifies craft and concept into a cohesive whole. We will look at ways that a book’s physical form can reflect and enhance the ideas it “contains.” Materials might inspire a book’s content, or the other way around. This relationship between form and content will be the generative principle for the book you make during our series of classes.

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During class time, we will look at examples of artist books and the different components that must be harmonized to create a successful work of art. Instructors and students will explore approaches and give feedback, as a group, for each developing work. Instructors will also discuss practical aspects such as making mock-ups, where to find tutorials and supplies, and what to put in your colophon. 

In between classes, students will source materials on their own (inspired by our class conversations) and will work independently on their projects. We will not be “making” during class time, but will be developing projects conceptually and logistically. 

Students will have a final “show and tell” to share their unique bookwork or prototype for an edition.

Tools and Supplies:
All tools and supplies to be provided by registrant. SDBA’s Welcome Letter will be sent approximately two weeks prior to the first class session. The SDBA Welcome Letter will provide a weekly syllabus, along with tool and material information.

Class Recordings:
All registrants will have access to the recording for two months after the last class.

Class Fees:
Early Enrollment Program (EEP): $240
Member: $300
Non-member: $375  

Early Enrollment Program (EEP) is a member only, non-refundable discount. Join SDBA at checkout for reduced class fees.

EEP deadline: July 11, 2024
Registration Deadline: August 8, 2024 

$240.00 – $300.00


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Artists’ Books: Form & Content Sept 2024
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Artists’ Books: Form & Content Sept 2024 – EEP
$ 375.00
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