This class will take place across 4 sessions:
- Tues, May 4, 10am–12pm EDT
- Tues, May 18, 10am–12pm EDT
- Tues, May 25, 10am–12pm EDT
- Tues, June 1st, 10am–12pm EDT
During this intensive project based remote course, students will learn “how to think and create an artist book” by examining their concept, aesthetic, and techniques. The course will be taught from the artist’s studio and will start with a brief exploration of what an artist book is, followed by demonstrations of an accordion book structure (dos-a-dos); the technique of monoprints on plexiglass, zinc or copper (a form of printmaking that produces a unique print) for images and/or text, and the final creation and construction of a flag book. Students will be able to create their own artist book in four sessions with a final critique. No prerequisites needed, but ideally participants should have some book arts knowledge or experience.
There are a total of 12 spots open in this small-group workshop.
If you cannot comfortably pay tuition but are interested in taking this class, please consider filling out our financial assistance application here. We will notify you of your scholarship status before the start date of the class.
- 2 Book Board 0.098
- A variety of book-cloths
- PVA glue with brushes, rollers or sponge brushes
- 5-10 Printmaking paper like BFK or Arches, white or cream
- 1 bonefolder
- 1 roll of wax paper
- 1 exacto knife
- 1 ruler and square
- 1 cutting surface
- a variety of etching inks (Blick art, Gambling ink)
- printmaking spatulas
- 2-3 speedball rollers (Blick Art)
- 1 plexiglass surface, or zinc or copper plate
- 1 baren, or wood spoon for cooking
- 1 roll of paper towel
- 1 container Alcohol (99 purity is ideal but can also be any other you find)
- a few cotton Q-tips for painting
Note: Please come with all materials for the second class on and be aware that deliveries may take longer than expected during this time. You can find the art supplies listed for the class at Blick Art Materials and Talas.
About the Instructor
Maria Veronica San Martin is a multidisciplinary Latin-American artist living in New York. She was a studio artist at the Whitney Museum, ISP (NYC), a scholar at the Center for Book Arts (NYC), and have participated in many international art residencies. San Martin has taught at the Center for Book Arts (NYC), Penland School of Craft (NC) postponed due to covid, Universidad de Chile, and Universidad Catolica de Chile. San Martín has been performing and lecturing her “Moving Memorial” and “Dignidad” series at international museums, galleries, public libraries, universities and schools since 2016. She has exhibited nationally and internationally (currently exhibiting remotely at The Immigrant Artist Biennial in New York), awarded three Chilean grants, a NYFA grant, and her work in more than 60 collections including the Centre Pompidou (Paris), Metropolitan Museum (NYC) and The Walker Art Center (Minneapolis).
All images courtesy of the instructor.