Two Day Bookbinding Workshop: Book As Archive & Enclosure

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ABOUT THIS EVENT
Event Category

Arts & DIY

Note: This is a multi-session event series. By purchasing the event package, you acknowledge that you can attend all event dates included below.
Event Overview

By regarding a book work as an interactive sculptural object,  instructor Alicia Bailey has developed various ways of adapting traditional bookbinding structures to create book works designed to hold dimensional objects. In this workshop, two books will be created. They will be built both from provided, pre-cut materials and personal images/artifacts students will be asked to bring to the workshop.

One of our books will have a thick front cover that will house a dimensional object and text block of pages designed to hold flat artifacts in window cut outs (potentially visible from both sides of the page). The second book will have a text block with at least one thick page designed to hold a dimensional object and thinner covers.

With great flexibility at the spine and sturdy, rigid pages, these books work well both when handled or displayed as a traditional book form or as a sculptural object.


This is a two-day workshop (Saturday and Sunday) from 10-5 each day with one hour for lunch

Minimum age

All ages welcome

Prerequisites

Best for those with at least minimal experience in book or paper arts. Students must be at least 18 years of age.

What's Provided

ALL materials, many of them pre-cut, provided.

What You Can Expect From This Experience
  • limited to 6 students
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Alicia Bailey

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Studio artist and gallerist Alicia Bailey, Denver, Colorado, has a particular passion for book works that include elements beyond surface printed images and text; that move beyond traditional book forms and embrace presentation flexibility, innovative page folding tactics, rigid page construction and use of alternative materials.

Alicia is affiliated with several artists' book professional organizations and has served on the Executive Committee of Guild of Book Workers since 1998. She is owner/director of Abecedarian Gallery in Denver, Colorado, founded in 2007 and focused on the exhibition, promotion and sale of contemporary artists' book works. Alicia also acts as an independent curator/juror, instructor/mentor and regional events coordinator in the book arts. She currently teaches at Art Students League of Denver, and also through many regional art centers throughout the Rocky Mountain region.

EXPERIENCE REVIEWS

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    Sarah S.
    Reviewed on 04/15/18

    Had a great workshop this weekend. The material was well pace, and the learning environment pleasant, sunny, and welcoming. Alicia was great- walked everyone through all of the steps patiently and gave tips and suggestions that new and experienced students can learn from.

    Had a great workshop this weekend. The material was well pace, and the learning environment pleasant, sunny, and welcoming. Alicia was great- walked everyone through all of the steps patiently and gave tips and suggestions that new and experienced students can learn from.

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