SURFACE DESIGN ON METAL & PAPER for BOOKMAKING & BEYOND! TAOS NM, MARCH 17-18

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SURFACE DESIGN ON METAL & PAPER for BOOKMAKING & BEYOND! TAOS NM, MARCH 17-18

195.00

Ahh, 2 days to explore surface design & bookmaking!

Get ready to play, laugh, learn and have a blast in this informative, messy workshop. You will learn how to alter paper and metal as well as how to make a sweet chunky book using only watercolor paper, canvas, metal & embellishments.

On day one, you will learn how to create gorgeous surfaces that will be used as the pages for your book. We will experiment with stencils, stamps & inexpensive household found objects to create yummy textures. I will introduce you to resists, glazes, gesso & ink to create depth, contrast & stunning color combinations. You will learn how to make magic out of imperfections, and how to make room for more happy accidents.

In the afternoon I will teach you my absolute favorite techniques for creating interesting surfaces on metal, including metal transfers & leaf printing, which will later be used as the covers for your book. These are tried & true techniques that I use on most of my art work, whether it be assemblage, book design or figurative sculpture.

On day two, we will tie it all together to create a beautiful 5x7 inch book. I will teach you how to bind this book as well as how to work with metal... distressing, punching, altering, and cold connecting.

You will leave with a beautiful book to fill with your cherished memories, photographs & writings, along with all information that you need to create more.

There is an additional $25 kit fee for this class.
Kit fee includes canvas book shell, sandpaper, fibers, waxed linen thread, needle, metal tools, finishing coat, glazes & several mark-making tools, as well as use of instructors hand carved stamps, stencils & consumables. Oh, and whatever else I decide to throw in at the last minute!

Kit fee is due at the beginning of class, please bring cash or checks.

CANCELLATION POLICY

IF YOU REGISTER FOR THIS CLASS AND NEED TO CANCEL AFTER February 17th, NO REFUNDS WILL BE ISSUED FOR ANY REASON, NO EXCEPTIONS. PLEASE READ ENTIRE CANCELLATION POLICY BEFORE REGISTERING.

CANCELLATION POLICY: Instructors make travel plans, purchase supplies, make kits & secure a workshop space far in advance. Last minute cancellations may cause cancellation of the workshop if the minimum is not met. We understand that situations can arise, causing a change of plans. Most of the time last minute cancellations are are unavoidable & unplanned. We sympathize when this occurs, however it is not possible for us to favor one circumstance over another, so we must maintain a standard policy for all and with no exceptions. A minimum of 5 students are needed to run the workshop & we reserve the right to cancel workshops that do not meet minimum student registration. You will receive a full refund if the minimum is not met. Cancellations before February 17th, your money will be refunded minus minus A $20 processing fee. Cancellations after February 17th, NO money will be refunded. Please do not ask. You may transfer your registration to another person, please contact me with the new name & email. By registering for this workshop you are agreeing to comply with our cancellation policy.

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SUPPLY LIST
Please read the supply list NOW and collect your supplies early. You may have to order some things online, so please allow plenty of time for this. I do not sell extra supplies in class. You may not be able to complete the project in class if you do not bring what is listed on the supply list. If you have trouble finding anything, or if you have any questions, please contact me at least two weeks prior to class at lklight@copper.net.

WATERCOLOR PAPER: Four large sheets (22 x 30). Please bring whole sheets to class, do not cut or tear. I prefer 90-140 lb. cold press

WHITE GESSO: Utrecht Artists' Acrylic Gesso, White, Medium Bodied, 16 oz.
http://www.utrechtart.com/Utrecht-Artists-Acrylic-Gesso--White--Medium-Bodied-MP9000-i1004379.utrecht
Please bring a full jar. This is a very thick gesso that works well for this project. If you have another brand of gesso that is thick (the consistency of yogurt) feel free to bring it.

CHALK PAINT: (not chalkboard paint) or ACRYLIC PAINT. Chalk paint is available at most craft stores & here....
http://www.dickblick.com. I prefer the Americana Decor brand, but any will work

RANGER ADIRONDACK DYE RE-INKERS: (NOT ALCOHOL INK)
2 or 3 bottles of your favorite earth tone colors. These inks have been discontinued by Ranger, but you might still be able to find some at your local stamp store or online. Please bring them if you have some. These are currently available here: http://www.polymerclayexpress.com/products/inks/ranger/dye

PVA GLUE, available here...http://www.dickblick.com/products/books-by-hand-polyvinyl-acetate-pva/

METAL FOR THE COVERS
4 pieces or more of 4 x 6 brass or copper. Metal absolutely must be copper or brass or the process will not work.
Thin brass or sheet metal is available at ACE Hardware...
http://www.acehardware.com/product/index.jsp?productId=20974136


OPTIONAL

I will have several of these for the class to share. If you’d rather not wait or share, please bring your own.

A few of your FAVORITE IMAGES printed on a laser copy, around 6x3 inches. I provide one in your kit for learning the image transfer technique, but please bring your own if you want to use your favorites.

A HEAT GUN: I will have 2 to share with the class. If it is a large class, you may have to wait, so please bring one if you can

SMALL PIECES OF METAL: if you’d like to experiment more with the metal in the afternoon.

STENCILS & STAMPS: I bring plenty to share, but feel free to bring your favorites

A METAL PUNCH: or a crop-a-dile if you have one


FIBERS & BEADS: for the spine


WAXED LINEN THREAD:  I  supply white, brown or black, if you’d like another color, please bring it.


RUBBER GLOVES to protect your hands from patina