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18C240A - Surface Design on Metal and Paper - for Bookmaking and Beyond
August 23-24, 2018
Thursday-Friday, 9am-4pm
Leighanna Light

18C240A - Surface Design on Metal and Paper - for Bookmaking and Beyond

18C240A - Surface Design on Metal and Paper - for Bookmaking and Beyond

Ahh, 2 days to explore surface design and 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 and embellishments.

On day one, learn to create gorgeous surfaces that will be used as the pages for your book. We will experiment with stencils, stamps and inexpensive household found objects to create yummy textures. I will introduce you to resists, glazes, gesso and ink to create depth, contrast and 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 and leaf printing, which will later be used as the covers for your book. These are tried and 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 and writings, along with all information that you need to create more.

Materials fee includes canvas book shell, sandpaper, fibers, waxed linen thread, needle, metal tools, finishing coat, glazes and several mark-making tools, as well as use of instructor’s hand carved stamps, stencils and consumables. Oh, and whatever else I decide to throw in at the last minute!

Level: Beginner and above

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Tuition $290
Materials Fee $25

Meet the Instructor: Leighanna Light

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