Artist Books: Examples & Methods (Fall 2021)

Ben Denzer
Image courtesy of the artist.

Event Info

This virtual workshop takes place on Wednesdays, November 3 & November 10 from 6–8pm ET

  • Wed, Nov, 3 6–8pm ET
  • Wed, Nov 10, 6–8pm ET

About the Workshop:

This virtual two-session course for all experience levels is taught by Instructor Ben Denzer.

In the first session, Denzer will introduce a working definition of the term “artist book,” share a survey of historical examples, and outline basic bookmaking techniques. Students will then be prompted to create their own experimental artist books using materials they have readily available around them.

In the second session, each student will share their completed artist book in a group critique.

Class size is limited to ensure an optimal student-to-teacher ratio. Register now before the remaining spots fill up!

Required Materials:

  • Using materials that are already readily available to you in whatever space you are planning on Zooming into the class from is highly encouraged!

About the Instructor

Ben Denzer is an artist, designer, and publisher focused on exploring the book as an object. He is a former Center for Book Arts resident.

His work has been collected by The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, The Museum of Fine Arts Houston, the New York Public Library, and the University of Oxford among other institutions.

He has been awarded by the Type Directors Club, the Art Directors Club, Young Guns 16, Society of Illustrators, AIGA, BIGNY, and AI-AP.

Ben designs and publishes Catalog Press (a small edition artist press), runs the Instagram @ice_cream_books (praised by Bella Hadid as “the most important Instagram out there today”), teaches at SVA and Parsons, and is a 2020 artist-in-residence at the Broad Institute.

All images courtesy of the instructor. 

In order to best serve our community near and far, many of our online classes are pay-what-you-can. The amount you choose to pay goes directly toward our instructors and toward creating scholarship opportunities for the future.

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