Ann Kronenberg – Interlocked–Woven Paper in Book Arts–Structure and Ornament

Instructor: Ann Kronenberg

Number of Days: 3 Days Skill Level: All levels Material fee: $60.00 Maximum Number of Student: 10

Workshop Description:

We will explore the structural properties of woven and interlocked paper through the construction of 3 to 4 non-adhesive binding structures including a multi-signature structure sewn on paper straps woven into a slotted paper cover, Carmencho Arregui’s and Hedi Kyle’s “crossed structure” bindings, and Claire VanVliet/Elizabeth Steiner interlocking structures.  Paper weaving will also be explored as an ornamental process through the creation of papers woven from strips of colored and decorative papers. Choosing papers, methods of cutting strips, varying strip width, shaped weavings, various ways to create warps, different weaves, and incorporating woven papers into bookworks will be explored.  

Materials/equipment to be provided by students:

Decorative papers (student decorated or purchased)—Small sheets, strips, large scraps. Double-sided papers are particularly useful. Bone folder Awl/pin tool Exacto knife or scalpel & blades Scissors Self-healing cutting surface Steel ruler Triangle Gluestick PVA Glue cup Glue brushes Pencil Colored pencils Eraser Small supply of newspaper or other scrap paper to facilitate gluing Notebook and pen to take notes Optional—portable paper cutter/trimmer

Materials Provided by Instructor:

Canson MiTeintes papers and cardstock in assorted colors Text weight and cover weight papers for the books Colored thread Bookbinding thread Needles Xeroxed instructional materials including patterns, diagrams, instructions, and bibliography Reference books Samples.   Prerequisites: 

Instructor Bio:

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. Website: