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Bookbinding I (A): Soft Cover Books (Nights)
March 2, 2017 - March 30, 2017
Aurora De Armendi
March 2 – 30, 5 Thursday, 6 pm – 9:00 pm
Fold, sew, and glue paper into books! In this 18-hour introductory class you will fold accordion books and explore concertinas, sew pamphlets with paper covers, glue single pages into butterfly books, and more. This class is suitable for beginners and also for anyone looking for basic models that can be made at home without special equipment. No experience required.
Bookbinding I, part of our Core Curriculum and taught by our Core Instructors, is now offered in two successive parts: Bookbinding I (A) and Bookbinding I (B). Taking the two classes together is equivalent to our Bookbinding I (A+B) section.
For this class, all materials are included, but please bring the following tools with you to each class. Tools marked with a star (*) are available for purchase at the time your class starts.
Cutting tool such as X-acto knives, and Olfa snap blades* (strongly preferred)
Pin tool* or Awl*
Aurora De Armendi is an interdisciplinary artist. She works primarily in printmaking, video and artist books. Through research and experimentation, her projects explore how we inhabit or imagine both identity and place in our constant redefinition of home. Histories of the periphery are documented using photography, presented as physical ink printed on paper via photogravure. The torn edges and color-saturated pages in her books invite viewers to engage with the haptic qualities they signify, as materials conflate with metaphor. Her use of printmaking as a process derivative practice, offers entry to what is seen and what is yet to manifest.
Aurora De Armendi studied at The Cooper Union School of Art (BFA, 2005) and The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA (MFA, 2009). Her work has been included on group exhibitions at the MDCC Museum (Miami, 2016), the Bronx Biennial (Wave Hill Garden, 2013), International Print Center, The Center for Book Arts in New York as well as in cities in the United States, Iceland, Hungary, Argentina, Cuba among others. In 2016, Aurora completed artist residencies at Anderson Ranch Arts Center (Colorado) and Jamaica Flux (Queens, and was a finalist for the Cintas Foundation Fellowship. She teaches at The Cooper Union Outreach Program and Parsons The New School for Design.
Tuition: $450 non-members / $425 members. Become a member.