This virtual workshop takes place on Tuesdays, March 1 & 8 from 6–8pm ET via Zoom
- Tues, Mar 1, 6–8pm ET
- Tues, Mar 8, 6–8pm ET
About the Workshop:
Led by Instructor Ben Denzer, this virtual two-session course for all experience levels explores the world of experimental artist books.
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.
Between sessions, Denzer will be available for optional 1 on 1 conversations to give feedback and construction advice.
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!
- 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.