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Cathedral of Stories

  • North Park Community Adult Center 2719 Howard Avenue San Diego, CA, 92104 United States (map)

3-Day Workshop by Jill K. Berry

Member-Early Enrollment: $276
Member Fee: $345
Non-Member Fee: $420
Materials Fee: $35

Early Enrollment is closed.
PLEASE choose another registration option.

On the first day you will paint a “story” and then deconstruct the pages to be the inside of the book. It is a process Jill calls “isolating preciousness” since in the end the cut up pages are even more beautiful than the whole.  You will then create a sacred space for your abstracted and intimate stories in this layered artist book. Enter the space through a carved copper door, wander through illustrated spreads and create a small altar of offerings. Make this hardcover cathedral book while also learning new techniques with copper, clay, paint finishes and framed illustrations. This book was featured in 1,000 Artists' Books: Exploring the Book as Art by Peter and Donna Thomas.

Jill Berry is a mixed-media artist who makes books, maps, paintings and other story-telling structures. She works with a bent towards classical art and teaches painting, lettering, journaling, mapmaking and various other mixed media classes worldwide. You can find her work in Somerset Studio, Letter Arts Review and Cloth, Paper Scissors, Art Journaling magazine, Drawing Lab, Journal It! The Complete Decorated Journal, 1000 Artists’ Books, and various other publications. She has written three books: Personal Geographies: Explorations in Mixed-Media Mapmaking and Map Art Lab and Making Art From Maps. Her artists' books are in private and public collections nationwide. Jill feels that art is necessary and accessible to everyone.


Earlier Event: February 23
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Later Event: May 4
Introduction to Paper Marbling