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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.
Alicia will select the forms for this session based on who registers and which forms will be new to everyone in the class.
NOTE: Because Alicia will be traveling from Denver, we do ask that you try to register before September 1 to be sure she can arrange for airline tickets, etc.
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 owner/director of Abecedarian Artists Books in Denver, Colorado. In her studio work, she has focused on book arts since the mid-nineties, producing artists' books, sculptural books and limited edition books. Her work has been featured in dozens of solo and group exhibits throughout the world and is held in numerous public, private and special collections.