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- Make their own Artist's Books
- Participate in Fairs and other events
- Create your own project about Artist's Books
- Take advantage of your skills in order to create unique books
- Make, bind and sell your Artist's Books
- Get hold of painting and drawing materials, found or recycled objects, threads, buttons, paper of a variety of colors and weights, and prepare yourself to transform them into Artist's Books
- Any corner of your house or studio can function as a workshop for this course
This course contains theoretical and practical classes which go into depth in concepts such as The Art Book, The Artist's Book and The Object Book. You will also be able to make Artist's books with the binding included. It is a complete and intensive experience of multidirectional investigation and experimentation with the creator and coordinator of various Artist's Book Fairs such as LAEE (The Fair of Artists' Books and Unusual Editions) and FALA (The Alicante Fair of Artists' Books), the Publisher "Cangrejo Pistolero Editions", as well as being a teacher at and the founder of the Art School "CREA 13, Shared Knowledge".
This s a course that you can complete in just a few days, but you can develop what you learn from it for years. There are many cases of success where the students of this workshop have created their own projects and taken part in Fairs, transforming their creations into their way of life.
We will start by clarifying the concept of the "Artist's Book" in order to move onto looking at practical examples of them and then how they are made. We'll explore the Fairs and other alternative exhibition and selling spaces and we'll conclude with recent designs. Finally we'll add an interesting bibliography so that you can carry on learning.
Take this course and you will encounter a new way of understanding the "Book" that might well become a fundamental pilar in your life project. If you like drawing, pinging, design, sculpture o any form of plastic arts, this is your opportunity to apply your knowledge in order to reach a new level.
- This course is aimed at visual artists (draughtsmen, painters, sculptors, designers, etc.) that would like to pour their knowledge into this new concept
- If you like the Book world, and you'd like to learn to make your own easily, then this is the course for you
- Upon finishing the course you could create your own Artist's Book project and it could be a fun and interesting job option
In this first class we will talk about the concept of the Artist's Book and I will show you some examples. I will show some examples of my own work as well as other interesting examples in order to understand this visual discipline.
A brief tour through the long history of the book, which is the history of human knowledge, in order to understand its many transformations in different periods. From the enigmatic Sumerian tablets made from mud to the digital formats of our days, the book has undergone transformations in its form, an aspect that we will study in this class.
In this class we will look at the different classifications of Artist's Books and we will get ideas for making our own. From the traditional Artist Book, passing through the object Book, the installation Book, the parasitised Book, object magazines etc, we will uncover these concepts in order to understand better the many aspects of the Artist's Book.
Do I really need to know that the different parts of a traditional book are in order to make my own Artist's Book? Of course not, but getting to know the common book very will will help you to discover new areas, profiles and faces of this object that we can transform to our liking so that our object becomes unique.
Although Typography could be an entire course in itself, we must not forget that the universe of letters can form an important part of our project. In this class we will look at an interesting introduction to Typography for creating texts in our Artist's Books. And if you're really interested in Typography and you would like to delve into its secrets you can have a look at the books that we recommend in the essential Bibliography explained and in the general Bibliography that can be found in classes 24 and 26 of this course.
Although Japanese binding seems complicated at first sight, in this class we'll see how simple it is to start sewing loose pages together in order to achieve this beautiful form of catching the pages of your book. The different versions of binding in this way are infinite, creating drawings of straight lines with each movement of the needle.
Who said you needed glue or thread the bind a book? With only a few slits in the paper we can make a book binding that you'll be amazed by.
Do you want to decorate your Artist's Book with card covered in hand made or recycled paper? Do you think that giving your books covers a professional look would be very complicated? Follow the steps of this class and you'll how in little time you learn everything that you need to create good quality covers for your project.
It is advisable to add the necessary information to your work of art. This makes it more valuable and furthermore will accompany it so that it looks completely professional. Here we will show examples of information sheets that you can download in a PDF or Word format.