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18A540- Prospero’s Books
May 17-20, 2018
Thursday-Sunday, 9am-4pm
Andrea Matus deMeng

18A540- Prospero’s Books

18A540- Prospero’s Books18A540- Prospero’s Books18A540- Prospero’s Books18A540- Prospero’s Books

Imagine you stumble across a beautiful box, your curiosity gets the better of you and you open it only to discover a treasure trove of unusual and otherworldly books on the interior. The Book of Mirrors (for interested in self-reflection), The Bestiary of Past Present and Future Animals (a menagerie of fantastical critters), The Book of Utopias (the travel guide to idyllic lands), The Book of Water (a book of aquatics tales) and so many intriguing others.

In this four-day book making extravaganza we’ll be creating our own Mystical Box to house books we’ve altered, bound, painted and assemblaged. We’ll work our way through several distinct book binding techniques, including the illustrious Mixed Coptic Binding, the Long Stitch and my very own “the Canadian”.

The Mixed Coptic bookbinding allows us to bring eclectic “pages” and page like objects made from a variety of different materials together as well as incorporating traditional book signatures. Wood, mica, paper, plastic, metal, fabric and much more can be sewn together and bound; disparate elements unified. A mixed media artist’s dream come true.

We’ll use paint, collage and assemblage techniques to build or alter a box that will house all of your newly created books.

Materials fee includes:
Use of all artist quality paints
Use of VerDay Paints
Use of AVES Epoxy Clay
All specialty adhesives
Small bag of ephemera
Use of Waxed Linen Threads
Use of specialty tools for book binding
Use of tools for assemblage
Use of stencils and molds
Eyelets and setters
Sanding sponge
Small piece of mica
Secret ingredient for “The Canadian” binding

Level: Beginner and above

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Tuition $550
Materials Fee $45

Meet the Instructor: Andrea Matus deMeng

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