Artist Books (Simple/Experimental/Expanded) *VIRTUAL STUDIO* with Carolyn Craig

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Carolyn is an interdisciplinary artist examining body gesture and language through archival and performative processes. Her material processes focus on printmaking , photography and artist books. She is currently a board member for Frontyard ARI, Marrickville, Sydney and teaches at the National Art School. She holds a PHD from the Queensland College of Art. She has been a finalist in Her work is held in the National Gallery and Library of Australia, Burnie Regional Gallery, Mackay Artspace Bookarts Colllection, State Library QLD, Griffith Artworks as well as many private collections.

In this course, students will be taken through technical and conceptual exercises to explore the book form as way of narrating our current Covid era.  We will use experimental techniques drawn from printmaking, drawing and photography (i-phone) to investigate the contemporary artist book form.  Classes will be structured through an investigation of technical repertoire applied to a diverse range of contemporary and traditional book forms.

Curriculum will investigate a simple concertina book, to zines, Japanese binding, flip-books (both digital and hand rendered) to a final project investigating an expanded self-directed project that considers the book.

Technical Skills

Conceptual investigation of the book form
Basic bookbinding
Experimentation with materials
Drawing and tracing
Simple photo manipulation
Sewing
Text (hand rendered and the printed)
Collage
Frottage
Scanning skills
Walking as mapping

Required

No skills are required

Access to basic art materials, needle and thread, ruler, paper ( rice, found, and reasonable print or drawing paper – small amounts), pens, ink, iPhone or camera, glue, crayon or charcoal, 2B or 4B pencil. Other materials will be sourced individually based upon project development. Experimentation will be encouraged over expending money on art shop materials.

Tuesdays, 6:30pm to 9:00pm

$360.00 for 9 weeks