Artists’ Book Workshop and Readings

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March 19th, 4 – 7 p.m. @ HappyLuckyNo.1, 734 Nostrand Ave., Brooklyn, NY

Artists’ Book Workshop
with Christina Freeman and Cein Watson
Reading by Shawn Frazier

Christina Freeman and Cein Watson will introduce a short history of the artists’ book and present contemporary examples. Following a demonstration of both the perfect glue binding and pamphlet stitch methods, participants will have an opportunity to create their own book works. Bringing your own materials is encouraged, but not required.

Suggested Materials for Perfect Glue Binding:
For the signature – any paper that folds easily (no more than 500 sheets of 20lb paper, max 2″)
For the cover- any paper that is heavier in weight than the signature sheets (no more than 400gsm). To get an idea you can preview this instructional video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ntkQ4BFexhs
Max. binding area: 13 x 11″ (320 x 280 mm)
Max. book size: 12.5 x 9.5″ (315 x 240 mm)

Suggested Materials for Pamphlet Stitch: Straight Edge, bone folder, x-acto Knife, scissors, awl, no. 1 needle, 20 or 30 gauge thread, bee’s wax, clothes pins, lightweight paper for signature (8×12 inch strips), heavy weight paper for folding accordion cover (8×30 inches).

Locations to purchase materials:
NY CENTRAL ART SUPPLY
http://www.nycentralart.com/
62 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10003

TALAS
330 Morgan Ave , Brooklyn, NY 11211
http://www.talasonline.com/

Artist & Craftsman
38-9 34th St, Long Island City, NY
http://www.artistcraftsman.com/

Christina Freeman is an interdisciplinary artist based in New York City. Her work takes on various forms including photography, video, animation, drawing, sculpture, and collaborative performance. She received her MFA in Studio Art from Hunter College, City University of New York and has been invited to perform her participatory works as an artist-in-residence for SOMA in Mexico City, Heliopolis in Brooklyn, Galería Perdida in Michoacán, Mexico and the TEM market in Volos, Greece. In 2015 she was awarded the CUNY PSC Grant to study at the Center for Book Arts in New York City. Christina is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Fine Arts at Haverford College and an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Art at Hunter College.www.christinafreeman.net

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