A Book Arts Basic Class
by Judy Christensen
Cost: $40 members/$50 nonmembers
$3 Materials Fee
Class limit: 6
For more information contact Janis Reeser.
Note: After class, we will go to “Fung Fung Yuen” for Dim Sum (optional).
Tools to bring:
Essential: X-acto knife, sharp pencil & eraser, bone folder, ruler, metal straight edge (for cutting—if ruler is metal, just a ruler is fine).
If Available: small cutting board (9" x 12" is ideal), centering ruler, stylus (for scoring before folding), square, markers or colored pencils.
Add movement to your artist’s books—this time with pull-tabs and parts that slide and turn. We will explore how to animate parts of your images and pieces of text to add excitement to your books. As time allows, we will construct up to four different forms, then attach them to a concertina. Paper for all structures, templates, and instructions will be provided. This class is for any skill level—no previous book arts experience is needed—and is open to all, even if you have not yet taken Movable Parts One and/or Two..
Judith Christensen has taught book arts classes to adults and young students for over twenty years. She has worked with the San Diego Book Arts Education and Outreach Programs, teaching in schools and libraries, and coordinating programs such as “Taking Art to the Neighborhoods,” in which 700 participants made a book, and “Every Child Needs a Voice,” making books with sixty students in the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program at Madison High School.