Artists’ Books: The Book as an Artform
Adult Enrichment / Fine Arts & Crafts -
Artists’ books, which are publications that are conceived as artwork, can take many forms. Explore the basic techniques of bookmaking—folding, cutting, and stitching—as you create unique artist books using two binding methods. Make a dos-à-dos pamphlet (“back-to-back” in French), which combines two separate stacks of paper together in opposite directions to form a single volume. Then create a tunnel book or “peep show,” engineered like an accordion and made from a series of cut-paper panels that create the illusion of depth and perspective when placed behind each other. All levels are welcome on this artful journey that explores the intersection between two- and three-dimensions. Please note: Student supply list will be approximately $50.
Stephanie Stigliano has experience leading online art groups in book arts, drawing, and printmaking to students of all ages. Her artwork is in the collections of the Fogg Museum and the Houghton Library of Harvard University, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, the National Museum for Women in the Arts, and the Book Art Museum of Łodz, Poland. She has taught Printmaking and Books as Art at Walnut Hill School for the Arts, Natick, MA since 2007.