The Artists’ Book & Bookbindibg Course 2019
“So to speak” Creativity Talks
Friday, 14:00 – 18:00, 11 January – 17 May 2019
Taught by Franco Vecchiet, Roberta Feoli, Sioban Piercy, Meri Gorni and Andrea Buffolo
• Complete Program Fees (19 classes – 76 hours) €665.00
• 1-month fees (4 classes – 16 hours) €154.00
• 1-month fees (3 incontri – 12 hours) €115.50
• 1-afretnoon class (4 hours) €40,00
January 2019 – 3 classes with Franco Vecchiet. Project of a Book
11–25 January, 2–6pm
History and structure of the book;
Giving shape to ideas rhrough schetches and dummies;
Fold-out book, pop-out and folder.
Text & images: relief printing;
Creating 8 and 16 pages books from one sheet of paper.
Print & Collage;
Creating a limited edition
February 2019 – 4 classes with Franco Vecchiet. Realization of a Book
1 – 22 February, 2–6pm
Collage: history, materials and technique with our guest artist Déirdre Kelly.
Images and words;
Different solutions for printing the text.
Hard cover and flexible cover.
Final binding of fascicles;
Variations of Japanese binding.
March 2019 – 4 classes with Sioban Piercy. “the Sculpure Book”
8 – 29 March, 2–6pm
Through elaborate folds, visiting guest artist Sioban Piercy→ will make us transform prints and drawings into sculptures.
The classes will lead us towards a different way of presenting an artist’s book.
Presentation of the artist, example of works, and beginning of matrix processing (monotype or linoleum)
Print time on different papers and different copies
Folding examples and realization
Conclusion and time to sign the books
Installation of works for photos
April 2019 – 4 classes with Meri Gorni.“New Life”
5 – 26 April, 2–6pm
How to give new life to objects, images and thoughts;
Building a new book with collage, printing techniques and paper recovery.
April 5 (with Meri Gorni)
How to transform an old book into a new one. All participants will receive a book (the same for everyone) and, through various recycling proposals, each participant will design and create his own one
April 12 (with Meri Gorni)
Design and create a book and a bookmark with recycled papers
April 19 (with Manuela Piovesan)
April 26 (with Meri Gorni and Manuela Piovesan)
Conclusion of works / Recycling a dream, a journey, a poem for a book to realize for oneself, over time
May 2019 -3 classes with Andrea Buffolo & Roberta Feoli. “Books kissed by the sun: Cyanotype”
3 – 17 May, 2 – 6pm
Cyanotype, created by the English scientist and astronomer Sir John Herschel in 1842, is a photographic print technique recognizable by the marvelous deep blue, which allows the printing of images on paper, wood and fabric. Starting from the technique, we will try to create an overlap of two images that describe who we are and what we hide inside. Our body will be the first step / object to be fixed on paper with the sun’s rays that will “kiss” the self-portrait while, in a second step, objects and images will be printed. In addition to our portrait on fabric or paper, we will also create a small, instant accordion book with portraits of friends and loved ones to take with us.
History of Cyanotype, presentation of the works of the ‘Maestro’ Andrea Buffolo and preparation of paper.
Examples and experimentation.
Impressions and work with the sun to fix images and print overlays.
Creation of a mini-istant accordion book- made without the use of glues.
Participants must bring with them:
– Small and thin objects: leaves, flowers, semi-transparent fabrics and embroidery
– Photographs, images and small format drawings already printed in negative on trasparent paper
– Black markers of various thicknesses and sizes
– Paper of various sizes or cotton fabric