Upcoming Fine Art Classes
Fine Art Department
Instructor: Rhiannon Alpers
Students will build and cover a matchbox drawer structure to house their book with a compartment for found and collected pieces to accompany their book. The top of the matchbox has an inset panel for creative decoration or sculptural elements to be added. Created as a multiple signature hand-sewn hardcover this book structure allows for content to be added after the fact or collages in with mark making techniques and transfers. The sewing structure is a traditional link stitch and the hard cover has an inset panel for a decorative sculptural panel of curiosities to be added. During the class there will be a slideshow of contemporary work which can give students ideas and inspiration about how to take this book to the next level in their artist book practice.
Basic bookbinding experience is needed for this class; sewing of multiple signatures and gluing with a working knowledge of measuring and cutting. A basic bookbinding skill set will allow students to focus on the creative aspects of the binding and box making elements. Please inquire if you are unsure about your skill level for the course.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Previously Rhiannon worked as the Head of Studio Operations and was the Production Coordinator for the Imprint Publications for San Francisco Center for the Book. She was also the Studio Technician at Columbia College's Center for Book and Paper program before moving to San Francisco. She has apprenticed/interned at Turkey Press in Santa Barbara, Larksparrow Press in Evanston, and worked as a production bookbinder for the Paper Source Bindery in Chicago.
She has exhibited nationally, and her edition and one-of-a kind-artist books are produced under the Gazelle and Goat Press imprint. Gazelle and Goat is a letterpress and bookbinding studio located in the Mission District of San Francisco.
In 2015 she received the Minnesota Center for the Book Arts Jurors' Recognition of Merit for her edition, Remnants, which was exhibited at the CODEX International Book Fair and other galleries nationwide.
TUITION & FEES
There is a registration fee of $45 for each class for non-members. Current Mendocino Art Center members do not pay a registration fee and may take 10% off each class registration. The discount is reflected in the prices above. Not a member yet? You may sign up below.
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