Archival Photo Book NEW! Class
Sunday, October 21, 11:00-4:30pm
Instructor: Kristen Lewis.
This class with local bookbinder Kristen Lewis grew out of comments made by some fine art photographers who took her Japanese Stab Binding class last year. They loved the elegance of the journal and how easy it was to make, and asked if she would create something similar specifically designed for photographs. (Typical journals aren’t suitable for albums since the added thickness of the mounted photos causes the pages to splay open.) Kristen’s new Archival Photo Book is her response to their request. The album features metal eyelets for a nicely finished look on the stab binding, and a concertina spine that adds spacers between the pages to allow for the added bulk of photographs. In addition, the signatures are made of heavier paper that won’t “flop” under the weight of the photos when the pages are turned. The result is a beautiful book that accommodates added materials, whether photographs, collage, or other keepsakes. Besides displaying a collection of photographs, we can see the album being used in several ways. A unique baby book, perhaps? Or a guest book at a wedding? Take a polaroid photo of each arriving guest, paste it in the album, and let the guest write a wedding wish next to it for the bride and groom. What special memories!
Please bring the following optional materials:
- Lunch/water bottle (there will be a 30 min break)
Cancellations made up to 14 days prior to the first class meeting will be refunded or, at the participant's option, used to pay for another class. Two Hands Paperie will retain a $10 processing fee for EACH class cancelled by a participant. After 14 days, there is no refund or credit. In addition, the fee for a class cancelled within this 14-day timeframe by a participant cannot be transferred to pay for another class. These policies are to ensure that teachers are compensated for their investment in materials and in time spent preparing for the class. We reserve the right to cancel a class if fewer than 3 students enroll 48 hours prior to the scheduled class time. If for any reason Two Hands Paperie cancels a class, students will be called at the phone number on file and refunded the FULL class fee.
Kristen Law Lewis was bitten hard by the book bug during the last semester of her undergrad studies in Studio Art at CU Boulder. She's made all kinds of books since, and even created a line of hand bound books that she sold in galleries throughout Colorado under the name Papercuts Press. She later pursued artifact conservation, a second love, and earned a degree in Museum Studies. Kristen mixes her time between sculpture, bookmaking, and caring for museum collections. Her artwork - which reveals her deep love for paper, books, and maps - originates in her study of nature, and melds scientific and spiritual habits like collecting. These days she finds herself teaching others the art of bookmaking and loving every minute of it! One of her favorite things about book making is that the definition of "book" is so broad. Can you imagine using a paperwasp nest in a book? Kristen could. Using a rainbow of threads, she carefully stitched the nest to form the cover of a book for the 2011 Eccentric Artists Garden Exhibit in Boulder. She's constantly experimenting. Her latest work is with sewable electronics, which can add light to almost any piece of art. To quote her, "Book making is the perfect combination of craft and technology". Her blog is at http://www.papercutspress.blogspot.com.