Book Arts Basics Class by Judith Christensen
Cost: $40 members/$50 nonmembers
Materials fee: $2
Class limit: 6
For more information contact Janis Reeser.
Tools to Bring:
Required: X-acto knife, sharp pencil & eraser, bone folder, ruler, scissors, metal straight edge (for cutting—if ruler is metal, just a ruler is fine).
Suggested: Small cutting board (9" x 12" is ideal), centering ruler, stylus (for scoring before folding), square, markers or colored pencils (for embellishing pop-up or sliding/flipping forms in your book).
Imaginative and fun, books with movable parts are especially engaging. We will begin with some elementary pop-up structures that use the page as the base into which the added forms that compose the actual pop-up are fitted. We will construct an accordion book with basic pop-up structures, such as a form that can be a table top, one that can be a cube, and others that additional forms and content can be glued onto. As time allows, we will then create samples that have parts that pull to change the image, and parts that have a tab that turns, flips, or slides them.
Note: This is Part Two of a two-part series on Movable Parts for Artists’ Books. There is no requirement to take Part One before Part Two. All are welcome to participate in Part 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 for many of those years, 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.