The Construction of an Art Book, Taos NM, October 8TH, 2017

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The Construction of an Art Book, Taos NM, October 8TH, 2017

100.00

In this workshop, you will learn how to transform remnants of canvas & metal into this sweet little art book. This project is appropriate for everyone. Whether you are just starting out or an accomplished artist, it can be as simple or as complex as you’d like. The actual construction of the book is very simple & requires no sewing or math skills. The book measures approx.. 5x5, but will most likely be larger after adding tabs, pockets & found objects. In addition to learning how to construct this book, you will learn how to create yummy surfaces with texture & depth, how to integrate your images with paint & design, and how to add tabs, pockets & mini books.  You will also learn alternative methods for connecting found objects without using glue.
Use this book to document your travels, or any other relevant event in your life, it will be treasured for years to come.

TAOS 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 week prior to class at lklight@copper.net.

WHITE GESSO at least 6 oz.- Utrecht Artists' Acrylic Gesso, White, Medium Bodied.  This is a thick gesso that is available here...
http://www.dickblick.com/items/02032-1006/
You will need this thicker gesso to achieve texture.

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

Two 6x6 THIN METAL PIECES for the covers, thin copper, tin or brass (26-28 gauge) One piece will be cut for 2 covers. You can find this at at ACE Hardware, please choose this size- .010 x 6 x12
http://www.acehardware.com/product/index.jsp?productId=1289144&kw=brass+sheet&origkw=brass+sheet&searchId=61348642363OR_
Or you can use cut up vintage metal tins, the flatter & thinner your metal is, the easier it will be to work with.

A variety of small & medium FOUND OBJECTS.  Think metal springs, tabs, bingo pieces, brass stencils, rusty stuff, chain, buttons, sign letters....  The possibilities are endless!

ADIRONDACK RE-INKERS DYE INK-(NOT ALCOHOL INK) 2 or 3 bottles of your favorite colors. These have been discontinued, but you should be able to find them by doing a google search. If you are able to find them or if you have some, please bring them along. If not, you can substitute 2 or 3 SMALL bottles of acrylic paint.  We will be using the paint & ink to stain the paper

A variety of EPHEMERA, paper & small images that are meaningful to you.

OPTIONAL
STAMPS OR STENCILS with a bold design (script, patterns, or hand carved stamps all work well for this project). I will have plenty to share but feel free to bring your favorites.

KIT FEE There is a $25 kit fee for this workshop.  It includes a prepared book block, extra canvas, cheese cloth, images, ephemera, wire, hardware & use of instructors hand carved stamps & tools, paints & ink.

IF YOU REGISTER FOR THIS CLASS AND NEED TO CANCEL AFTER SEPTEMBER 8th, 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 9/8, your money will be refunded minus a $10 fee to cover the credit card transaction. Cancellations after 9/8- 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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