Innovative Folded Forms I

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Arts & DIY

Event Overview

In this workshop, students will be introduced to creative and innovative book structures using that most wondrous of humble materials, paper, and basic tools. Inspired by innovators in the book arts field such as Claire van Vliet and Hedi Kyle, the focus will be on form and structure rather than content. Each student will produce a collection of sample books that can be used as reference and inspiration for further projects.


I teach a lot of folded forms classes around the state and will select the forms for this session based on who registers and which forms will be new to everyone in the class.


This class is suitable for all skill levels, ages 16 and older.

Minimum age

All ages welcome

What's Provided

I provide all the materials, many of them pre-cut, for this class. I also provide a basic tool set for each student. Students should bring a notebook/pencil for taking notes and an apron (or wear studio clothes).

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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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    Anne C.
    Reviewed on 05/23/17

    Alicia is an amazing teacher. I've taken several of her classes and have enjoyed them immensely because of her preparation and expertise, straight-forward teaching style, and her great sense of humor and relaxed approach. I highly recommend taking any of her classes!

    Alicia is an amazing teacher. I've taken several of her classes and have enjoyed them immensely because of her preparation and expertise, straight-forward teaching style, and her great sense of humor and relaxed approach. I highly recommend taking any of her classes!

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    Amy E.
    Reviewed on 04/03/17

    Really fun class in a nice space. Alicia is really knowledgeable about making books and I learned a lot. I will definitely look for other classes with her in the future - highly recommended.

    Really fun class in a nice space. Alicia is really knowledgeable about making books and I learned a lot. I will definitely look for other classes with her in the future - highly recommended.

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    Patty M.
    Reviewed on 04/03/17

    A great day spent in Alicia's classroom folding papers into fine little books! Small classroom with only a handful of talented students makes for easy quick learning, and an interesting day. Having some experience in bookmaking I especially appreciate the small library of models of books I have accumulated as reference thanks to Alicia's classes. In addition, she has taught me many little tricks and shortcuts, and ways to do things without math and cumbersome measuring!! Patient, friendly and skillful, Alicia is a good mentor to know. Classes well worth taking!

    A great day spent in Alicia's classroom folding papers into fine little books! Small classroom with only a handful of talented students makes for easy quick learning, and an interesting day. Having some experience in bookmaking I especially appreciate the small library of models of books I have accumulated as reference thanks to Alicia's classes. In addition, she has taught me many little tricks and shortcuts, and ways to do things without math and cumbersome measuring!! Patient, friendly and skillful, Alicia is a good mentor to know. Classes well worth taking!

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    Melany A.
    Reviewed on 03/07/17

    I recently took this workshop, not knowing what to expect. I had no previous experience with book arts but was intrigued by the pictures on the course site. Alicia's class was so much fun! She kept enrollment to a small group which allowed all of us plenty of time to create 5 beautiful folded pieces. I learned so much from her and from the other creative people in the group. My interest is peaked and I cannot wait to continue learning more from Alicia and others in the book arts world. Do yourself a favor and register for a class. It is a great outlet for anyone at any level of experience.

    I recently took this workshop, not knowing what to expect. I had no previous experience with book arts but was intrigued by the pictures on the course site. Alicia's class was so much fun! She kept enrollment to a small group which allowed all of us plenty of time to create 5 beautiful folded pieces. I learned so much from her and from the other creative people in the group. My interest is peaked and I cannot wait to continue learning more from Alicia and others in the book arts world. Do yourself a favor and register for a class. It is a great outlet for anyone at any level of experience.

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    Maeve L.
    Reviewed on 02/27/17

    Class with Alicia was great. She's very knowledgable about the world of artist books. She taught us 5 structures, talked to us about Abecedarian Gallery, other book artists, and much more. It was a great class all around.

    Class with Alicia was great. She's very knowledgable about the world of artist books. She taught us 5 structures, talked to us about Abecedarian Gallery, other book artists, and much more. It was a great class all around.

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    Anna K.
    Reviewed on 02/26/17

    I was so engrossed with the class that time flew by! In between teaching us how to bind the books, Alicia shared with us her wealth of knowledge regarding Denver's Art Scene and various facets of book binding. Looking forward to taking many more classes with her! :)

    I was so engrossed with the class that time flew by! In between teaching us how to bind the books, Alicia shared with us her wealth of knowledge regarding Denver's Art Scene and various facets of book binding. Looking forward to taking many more classes with her! :)

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    Judy V.
    Reviewed on 02/26/17

    I had an inspiring and fun time. Alicia gave many tips and techniques which I can use with many projects. I will take other classes from her.

    I had an inspiring and fun time. Alicia gave many tips and techniques which I can use with many projects. I will take other classes from her.

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