A Book Arts Basic Class
by Judy Christensen
Cost: $40 members/$50 nonmembers
$3 Materials Fee
Class limit: 6
For more information contact Janis
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, Japanese hole punch.
Add movement to your artist’s books. We will begin by constructing a prototype for a “Slide-out Panorama/Pop-up Theater” structure. This form folds flat for storage (or mailing). For display, the sides slide out to create a theater/diorama format. We will talk about ideas for adding text and stand-up structures. As time allows, we will then create an accordion fold book with two forms of pop-ups: one cut from the existing page with a colored background and one using the existing page as the base with cut and folded forms added. This accordion will have one to several (depending on time) pop-up forms in it. Paper for all structures, templates and instructions with measurements will be provided.
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.