Reimagining Books

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.


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.

Naomi S. Velasquez

In order to complete your registration, a $300 deposit is required.

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  • hard copy paper catalog online catalog or course description

Registration Fees

There will be a one-time $50 non-refundable registration fee which enables you to register for as many workshops as you like during 2019. All cancellations must be made in writing by mail, fax or email (no phone calls please).

A cancellation fee of $100 will be charged on cancellations received more than 45 days prior to the start of your workshop. Cancellations received 45 days or less prior to the beginning of the workshop receive no refund.


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