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Preserving Memories-Books and Boxes for Collectors

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June 3, 2021
June 4, 2021
10:00 - 4:00

Workshop Overview

Save your memories of one special day or a whole trip in a 3D journal. We'll construct three books; one with windows and slots for flat items and extra pockets can be created through origami folding or added; Next is a scroll with box sections for natural items you’ve collected, drawings, poems or photos to remember a day or place; and for the 3rd book we'll create a box with flaps for images or text. Participants will be introduced to various pasting, cutting, folding, construction and covering techniques and prompts for sharing text or poetry.

About the Instructor(s)

Mary-Ellen Campbell, a multidisciplinary artist does graphics, painting, sculpture, printmaking, book arts and mixed media work. Her work has been featured in 17 national/international solo exhibitions and over 85 group and invitational shows. Professor of Art Emerita from New Jersey City University, NJ, where she taught for thirty-four years. In 2004-05 she was awarded the Fulbright Scholar Grant to teach Book Arts in Thailand. Mary-Ellen won 12 residencies since 2007 in Finland, New Zealand, Australia, Turkey, Costa Rica, Colorado, N. Carolina, California and Minnesota, creating more than 75 books and mixed media artworks.

Materials List: Students Bring

Online and In-Person Participants Bring:

• Cutting tools (x-acto knife, or utility knife and scissors)

• Straight edge metal ruler 12" to 18"

• Cutting surface

• Flattish items for assemblage (i.e. feathers, postage stamps, etc.)

• Double-sided tape

• Ruler

• Pencils

• Bone folder

• Piercer - ceramic scriber like Klemper Straight Needle or Pro Needle Tool, or make your own #18 or 20 needle in cork

• Favorite decorative papers

• Two large sheets of flexible paper - possibly gauze backed for box and scroll

• Printed matter or photos

• Bookbinders PVA glue, I use Jade 403 from Talas but other bookbinding PVA glue brands are fine

• Glue stick

• 2-ply book board - about 12x16"

• Acetate - 1 sheet

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