New Mexico Art League
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The Wonderful World of Book Arts with Mita Saldana

  • 07/22/2019
  • 07/26/2019
  • 5 sessions
  • 07/22/2019, 10:00 AM 3:00 PM (MDT)
  • 07/23/2019, 10:00 AM 3:00 PM (MDT)
  • 07/24/2019, 10:00 AM 3:00 PM (MDT)
  • 07/25/2019, 10:00 AM 3:00 PM (MDT)
  • 07/26/2019, 10:00 AM 3:00 PM (MDT)
  • Main Studio
  • 5


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If you have every been even a little curious about books arts. . . this class is for you! We will explore this unique medium using traditional books as a framework. Once you have these techniques down, you can expand and make more complicated constructions of books based on these simple original forms. Each week we will explore a specific structure including a simple section pamphlet stitched book, whirlwind books, accordion books, flag books, scroll books, palm leaf books, tunnel books, etc. While making these books we will discuss the use of various materials, different types of glues, and the basic rules of book building. In the second half of the course we will build a portfolio using book board, decorative paper and book cloth that can contain photos and drawings of your work. If time permits, Mita will guide you as you focus on a project of your own using the structures learned. When you finish this class you will have an extensive working knowledge of the materials, tools and the many types of artist book structures to incorporate into your own future projects. A materials fee of $30 should be paid directly to the instructor at the first class meeting.

Please sign up early; class size is limited.

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Hours: 10 am to 4 pm Tuesday - Saturday  505-293-5034

3409 Juan Tabo Boulevard NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87111     Map It  

Mailing address: P.O. Box 16554, Albuquerque, NM 87191                              

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