Instructor: Ann Kronenberg
Number of Days: 3 Days
Skill Level: All levels
Material fee: $60.00
Maximum Number of Student: 10
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.
Exacto knife or scalpel & blades
Self-healing cutting surface
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
Xeroxed instructional materials including patterns, diagrams, instructions, and
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.