Ann Kronenberg- Intelligent Design: Creating Your Own Book Structures

InstructorAnn Kronenberg
Skill LevelAll Levels
Length of Workshop2 days
Date (s)Saturday–Sunday, June 29–30, 2024
Cost$175 per day x 2 days + $20 Material Fee
Total Price of Workshop$370

Workshop Description:

How do those super-creative individuals that come up with new book structures do it? This workshop will help you understand the thought process.

We will examine—through demonstration, discussion, and construction—the evolution of “families” of book structures. Evolution of structures will be seen as driven by variation, combination, adaptation, and solution of problems. We will apply these processes, evolving our own families of structures derived from simple structures provided by the instructor.

At the end of this workshop you will have a collection of book structure models and the conceptual tools needed to engineer your own.

Materials/equipment to be provided by students:

  • Bone folder
  • X-Acto knife or scalpel & blades
  • Scissors
  • Self-healing cutting surface
  • Steel ruler
  • Triangle
  • Gluestick
  • Transparent tape
  • Pencil
  • Eraser
  • Simple collage materials OR rubber stamps and stamp pad
  • Small supply of newspaper or other scrap paper to facilitate gluing
  • Notebook and pen to take notes.

See Materials Glossary for definitions and images

Materials/equipment to be provided by instructor:

  • Paper for samples
  • Colored copier paper
  • Colored cardstock
  • Needles and thread
  • Wooden skewers
  • Xeroxed instructional materials including patterns, diagrams, instructions, and
  • Sample structures

Instructor Biography:

Ann Kronenberg is an artist and writer, who creates bookworks, sculptural objects, installations, works on paper, handmade paperworks, wearables, performance, and combinations of these forms. She writes memoir, essays, and texts for her bookworks.

She has exhibited her art at venues in New York City and nationally. She studied art and art history extensively, and has an M.F.A. from Hunter College, CUNY. Her undergraduate major was biological sciences (A.B., Cornell University), and she taught science and worked in laboratories for many years. Her science background informs her subject matter and analytical approach to art.