Using one sheet of printmaking paper, students will decorate both sides using various painting and printing techniques. The instructor will discuss color choices using the color wheel, and color theory. In the afternoon, students will cut and fold the painted paper to create three accordion-fold books, then use cutting and punching tools to create interest and depth. Finally, students will sew in a 12-page booklet using a simple pamphlet stitch.
Students will take home their three books, plus a selection of mark-making tools for future use.
Please wear clothes that you don’t mind getting paint on, or bring an apron or large “painting shirt.”
Julie R. Filatoff is the Book Arts instructor at Santa Fe Community College. She is also a mixed-media and fiber artist as JiRaF Studio, LLC. Julie received her bachelor’s degree in art from California State University, Long Beach. Her work has been exhibited throughout the United States, including at the New Mexico State Capitol; in the book 1000 Quilt Inspirations; and in several fiber art and paper crafting magazines. She is the vice president of Santa Fe Book Arts Group and a member of Libros New Mexico Book Arts Guild.
Location: Vladem Contemporary Classroom