Cyanotype Printing on Handmade Book Cloth with guest artist, Joel Freeman
Session 1: Cyanotype
3 hours; Saturday, October 27; 12:30-3:30pm*
Session 2: Book Cloth 2 hours; date to be determined by students during Session 1 so that all can attend
Learn how to print your own book cloth! With cyanotype, an alternative photographic printing process recognizable by its signature blue color, we will design and print onto fabric using only objects and the sun. In our second session, we'll go through the process of turning that fabric into book cloth. You will leave this class with enough cloth to cover a book and the skills to continue making more.
For our first session you will need to bring objects that you will use create the design for your cyanotype. Some things to think about: -interesting silhouettes (e.g. plants) -semi-transparent objects (e.g. thin clothing) -geometric shapes ( e.g. puzzle pieces, wooden toys)
$80 (includes materials) *subject to rain-check if sun is not out
Please Note: Once paid, we cannot process refunds/cancellations on this particular class. We will however provide refunds in the event that we do not get enough people to sign up.
About the artist:
Joel, born and raised in Fayetteville, currently lives and works in Los Angeles. Having been introduced to bookbinding through a children's workshop at Little Mountain Bindery in 2007, Joel hasn't been able to let it go since. After undergrad he worked as production manager at a commercial printer and bindery in LA, and uses books as the backbone of his personal art practice. In particular, Joel loves exploring the play between a book's content and form, and teaching his knowledge and excitement to others.