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Medium & Message: A Book Arts Primer for Printmakers

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Amanda Thatch is an artist based in Detroit, Michigan. Since receiving a BFA in Sculpture from Washington University in St. Louis in 2004, she has spent time as a resident at Art Farm in Marquette, NE, an intern at Women’s Studio Workshop in Rosendale, NY, an Allessee Fellow aboard the traveling museum Artrain USA, and a Core Fellow at Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina. Thatch’s work has been shown at the Sheldon Art Gallery in Lincoln, NE, Creative Alliance in Baltimore, MD, Studio Fusion Gallery in London, England, and around metropolitan Detroit.
www.amandathatch.comAmanda came to WSW as an intern. I remember back then that her work was exciting, very thoughtful and much more complex than we were used to seeing from young artists. She was smart, very talented and a highly focused art maker. She has gone on to significant advanced study in print, paper and artists’ books.

Medium & Message: A Book Arts Primer for Printmakers

Amanda Thatch
July 29-August 2, 2013

Artists’ books reinvent expectations of book space. By seamlessly integrating subject, material, structure and sequence, the Artist Book delivers an experience that engages the reader’s intellect and senses. In this class we will explore how to generate ideas for an artist book, and how to select and adapt a structure to enhance the content. Discussions and exercises will help each student focus their voice into book form in creative ways. Our binding emphasis will be on structures that offer possibilities of special interest to book artists, such as the ability to work in single sheets or uninterrupted page spreads. This workshop will introduce five structures and many variations, including both sewn and adhesive techniques. Students will leave with a collection of binding models to reference in the future, as well as create a one-of-a-kind artist’s book using the structure most applicable to their work.

Tuition $775/$720 members
Lab fee $30
Class limit 8

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