Instructor: Mary-Ellen Campbell
Number of Days: 2 Days
Skill Level: All levels
Material fee: $25
Maximum Number of Student: 10
If you’ve ever wanted to bind prints, digital photos, or
paintings that are on single sheets, we will learn both non-adhesive,
folded bindings and sewn bindings. A simple album to Hedi Kyle’s
Crown, and Claire Van Vliet’s Slash bindings based on concertina
folds allow pages to be added and removed. On the 2nd day two sewn
bindings: single page coptic and figure 8 stitch used to create sculptural books or hanging books can incorporate heavy weight pages
from various materials such as board, wood, metals, foam to be used as
single pages will also be taught.
Students can choose to bring pre-made artwork for binding or bind blank pages to be filled in or replaced later. 5 sample books will be completed.
Materials/equipment to be provided by students:
cutting tools-scissors, utility blade
card-weight paper for patternsmetal ruler
pages with personal artwork to bind-if desired
favorite decorative papers for covers
Materials Provided by Instructor:
book board for covers
piercer and bone folder if student doesn’t bring their own screws
PVA, glue brushes, containers
assorted decorative papers
Mary-Ellen Campbell, holding advanced art degrees from Michigan State
U and Pratt Institute, NY, is Professor Emerita of art with 34 years of teaching.
She taught book arts workshops abroad and across the United States at
San Francisco Center for the Book, Mendocino Art Center, CA, Sitka, OR
and other art centers. She has had more than 16 solo and 85 group
shows including her mixed media art and books. Her 12 art residencies
where she made numerous books about place include New Zealand,
Australia, Finland, Costa Rica, Turkey, Kenya and various states.