Sculptural Kinetic Bookmaking

$ 70.00$ 145.63

The sculptural kinetic book is a very flexible format using origami folding and altered book collage to create a book form that springs into a geometric circle shape. This multi-layered book showcases the beautiful papers and collage book pages used to create it!

In this workshop, we’ll start with learning the fundamentals of kinetic books, including history of the exploding map fold, as well as a look at instructor’s private collections as inspiration. After that is the fold-a-thon! We’ll teach you the map fold so you can fold your own kinetic book.

We’ll provide all source materials and books to find your collage elements! You can also choose to bring your own found materials, imagery and/or book you would love to rework into an altered collaged art book. Participants will leave this workshop with a sample book of their own design and detailed instructions to make more at home!

Monday, November 6th 2016
1 day class, 3 hours
6.30pm – 9.30pm
Instructor: Natalie Draz
Price includes all materials.
Level: Beginner, no experience needed.

All bookbinding and/or box-making classes come with the option of purchasing a beginner or advanced tool kit for a discount rate. Please refer to the list here of what comes with each kit.

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Artwork pictured above by Natalie Draz.

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Natalie Draz is an cross-disciplinary artist with a BA in Anthropology and Printmaking from University of Toronto and a MFA from in Print Media from Concordia University. She creates environments of exploration and transformation using interdisciplinary works. Using pop-up books, printmaking and installation, Natalie creates works to tell stories and narratives. Viewers are invited to engage firsthand, discovering pathways and hidden facets in her pop-up books.

Natalie creates works that immerse the viewer in her documentation and storytelling. Her worldview is accessed via visual narrative strategies of pop-up books, engaging installations, and intimate moments of discovery. Using printmaking and photography, she investigates the structures of books and anatomical studies as launching points to a new way of reading a very alternative book.

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