Ballarat Autumn 2021
6th – 11th April 2021View Event
is an American living in Las Vegas, Nevada located in the Southwestern region of the USA. She studied Illustration Design at the Columbus College of Art and Design with a focus on children’s books. Her work as a creative visual display artist for the past three decades has greatly influenced her interest to integrate found objects into her board books. Her books have been shown at the Bascom Center for Visual Arts in Highland, North Carolina and local galleries, library’s and government buildings in her region. She is a Director Circle Artist for Somerset Studio Magazine. Her work has been featured in multiple Stampington & Company publications and in The Artful Storybook by Terry Taylor. She teaches workshops in the USA and abroad.
INCLUSIONS: Artful Assemblage of Ephemeral Gatherings in a Board Book
In this workshop we will distress board books and artfully transform them to tell a story using our own ephemeral inclusions. Pages will be texturally resurfaced using layers of paper, paint, ink, colored pencils and marking tools of your choice. Scaring, scratching, drilling and burning will add additional points of interest giving visual voice to our gathered treasures.
We will challenge our thought process in approaching the assemblage and curation of collections be it textile scraps, special papers, metal findings or organic materials (which we will hopefully source on premise). Multiple techniques will be explored including, hand sewing, wiring, overlays, cutouts, and plaster wrap. We will bind our book using a non-traditional but artful approach with waxed linen thread. Leaving the spine exposed or covered will be optional. Exploration and experimentation is encouraged. This workshop is suitable for creative’s of all levels.