Open Studio with book artist Karen Hanmer

February 18, 2015 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
RCAH Art Studio
362 Bogue St., Snyder-Phillips Hall
East Lansing, MI 48825
United States

On Wednesday, February 18, 2015, from 7 to 9 p.m., the RCAH community is invited to join bookbinder, book artist, and teacher Karen Hanmer for an open studio workshop making triangle books in the RCAH Art Studio.

"Pyramid Power: the hinged triangle book" Workshop

This book structure functions on numerous levels: as a codex held in the hand and read page by page in sequence, as a sculpture, and as a delightful object to play with.

In this workshop, students will make one or more book models, as time permits, with the triangles hinged to form different patterns and plans for adding imagery and/or text to future books. All materials will be provided by the instructor.

Discussion will include cutting triangles of consistent size and angle, techniques to ensure flexibility of the structure, how to determine a path through the structure for text and imagery, and various patterns for assembly. Setup of digital files will also be discussed. Students will have the opportunity to examine a variety of models and finished pieces.

Importance of creating and refining prototypes will be stressed.

The workshop is appropriate for adults of all skill levels.