Pyramid Art Book
Saturday, April 4th, 10:30 - 5:30pm
Instructor: Kristen Lewis
Local book artist Kristen Lewis explores the sculptural side of bookmaking with her latest project. Shaped like a pyramid, it’s an interesting and elegant art piece with a surprising reveal inside – a three-dimensional book that’s also in the shape of a pyramid. Stunning! Though Kristen’s new book looks complicated, it’s straightforward to build from the pre-cut pieces she provides. Plus, she’s known for her clear step-by-step instructions. We love how the definition of a book has morphed in the art community to embrace all kinds of materials and shapes. This class is an exciting opportunity to explore the dimensionality of bookmaking with someone who’s constantly pushing the envelope. The cone-shaped book inside the pyramid case is removable for decorating at home. Depending on time, you might be able to start working on the pages in class. Kristen will discuss several ideas on variations for the folded page content. A different form begs for a different approach to content.
Please bring the following optional materials:
- All materials supplied. Students will go home with an extra set of covers to make a second book at home.
- apron to protect clothes from glue
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.