Artist Books From Idea to Execution, April 20-May 18
With Elizabeth Castaldo
April 20-May 18, Mondays 6-9pm
In this class, students will be produced to the artist’s book creation process. Starting from idea and working toward execution, students will develop strategies for working with sequential and image based content, bridging the gap between concept, material, process, form, and finished work of art. Students will make three book structures, accordion, pamphlet, and drum leaf binding, and then create their own one of a kind artist’s book. This class is ideal for artists who want an introduction into the world of artist’s books or for those curious about artistic expression with the book form.
Students should come prepared to class wtih ideas, images and materials to work with or incorporate into the artist's book. This could be collage materials, photos, special papers, decorative papers, drawing materials. The scale will be approximately 5 x 7.
- bone folder
- pencil and eraser
- xacto or snap off olfa knife
- a small triangle
- glue brush
About the Instructor:
Elizabeth Castaldo is an artist, printmaker, and bookbinder living and working in Peekskill, NY and New York City. She was a 2017 - 2018 Scholar in Residence at the Center for Book Arts. She has taught courses at Nassau Community College, SCAD Atlanta, the Wallkill River School, and the Center for Book Arts. Castaldo received her MFA from SCAD Atlanta where she was a Dean’s Fellow in Printmaking and her BFA from the School of Visual Arts. Castaldo’s work has been exhibited internationally. Her work has been collected by the Savannah College of Art and Design, Carnegie Melon University, Yale University, and other institutions.