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Basic Paper Making Workshop, Regina

PART I – BASICS

Basic paper making, with minimal equipment.
In this workshop you will learn the basics of making paper pulp (using recycled materials & purchased pulp). Where to buy and how to make screens & decals. How to dry the paper and how to store the pulp. You will leave with your handmade paper!

PART II – PAPER PROJECT

Come back & make a project with your paper.
This workshop will focus on making small books and cards with your handmade paper.

You can register for PART I & PART II together or separately.

DATE & TIME & COST:

PART I: November 18th, 1:00 pm – 5:30 pm ($130)
PART II: November 25th, 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm ($40)

INSTRUCTOR: Gerda Osteneck

LOCATION: RedFox Creative Studio300 – 1954 Angus Sttreet, Regina, SK

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Multi-Accordion Book Workshop, Regina

This workshop introduces book artists to a fascinating structure that binds multiple accordion folds together into an elaborate honeycomb format. A truly flexible binding with limitless variations, it allows for experimentation with dimension, perspective, and visual effect. The multi-accordion can accommodate folds of different heights, lengths, and shapes, simple pop-up features, and cut-out windows. The structure can be left long and linear, or bound together on one side into a circular fan. It can be viewed multiple ways and directions; a structure that begs for interactivity with the reader.

Participants will learn the sewing and folding techniques and build models that explore these concepts. Several variations will be shown  for students to consider for future projects, which may include incorporating pop-ups and cut-outs.

No experience necessary. Professional art supplies included.

COST: $110

DATES & TIMES:
October 1st,  9:30 am – 4:00 pm (1/2 hour lunch)

INSTRUCTOR: Kathryn Hamre

LOCATION: RedFox Creative Studio, #300 – 1954 Angus Street

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The Evolving Book – Contemporary Artist Book Practices, Banff Centre Residency

The Banff Centre is currently accepting applications for residencies March 5 to March 30, 2018 in artists books. This is really exciting news!

Here’s a quick overview from their website:

Program Overview: The Evolving Book: Contemporary Artist Book Practices is a program focused on the role of artists’ books in contemporary art practice. Artists’ books (books as art) arose in the 1900s as a format for exploring visual art and text-based practices; as a method of democratizing art distribution, and as a vehicle for sharing conceptual, critical, and political ideas.

This program will explore the shifting understanding of contemporary artists’ books as an expansive practice; whereby the book format generates (rather than indicates an end point of) the creative process.

Oral practices, graphic design and typography, photography, performative practices, craft, alternative book structures, the book as object and sculpture, and publishing and distribution systems are included in this broad understanding of the book as a beginning point in a public practice.

What does the program offer? Residencies offer structured programs where artists, curators, and other arts professionals come together to create work and discuss pertinent themes. Through peer interaction, discussion groups, studio work, formal lectures, and studio visits from world-renowned visiting artists and curators, participants gain new ideas and insights that can be applied to creative exploration and professional development of their work.

In this program, participants will develop and create new work, construct and de-construct format, structure, language, and explore various mediums to push artists’ books into new territories and forms.

This residency will include access to the Paul D. Fleck Library and Archives collection of over 4,000 artists’ books.

Who should apply? Visual artists of all mediums, graphic designers, illustrators, and typographers are welcome to apply. Applicants should have an exhibition/publication record, formal training in visual arts, or equivalent experience and recognition from their peers.

You can find more info about the program and prepare your application here: https://www.banffcentre.ca/programs/evolving-book/20180305

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Book Presses for Sale

Book Presses for Sale (located in Regina):

  • one 18″ x 18″
  • two 14″ x 14″
  • one 15″ x 15″
$10 each
Please contact Lisa if you are interested.

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