June 9, 2019 – June 15, 2019
Naomi S. Velasquez
In this workshop students explore how to design and create unique repurposed and altered books. You will learn the technical skills involved in altering found objects and existing book forms to create unique new sketchbooks, journals and artist’s books. Participants will investigate how to turn vintage books into reimagined objects such as looms. The class covers basic bookmaking techniques, including the coptic stitch and long stitch binding methods. Ideas will be investigated to create your own one-of-a-kind artist’s books that marry form and content for a distinctive expression. Open to all skill levels.
COURSE FEE: $600
Naomi S. Velasquez is an associate professor and Chair of the Department of Art at Idaho State University in Pocatello, Idaho. She obtained her MFA from the University of North Texas in Studio Art: Fibers and is an award-winning contemporary textile and book artist. Her work is held in collections including the University of Denver Library, Emory University Library, Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts and the University of North Texas Special Collection.
In order to complete your registration, a $300 deposit is required.