ONSITE: Tiny Books, Big Charm
Small is beautiful! We’ll make handfuls of tiny books in three styles (accordion, dragon, and wrap-around cover), each under three inches square. Not only are tiny books adorable, working at this reduced scale allows us to work easily and quickly, and to think about how scale changes our experience. No prior bookbinding experience is required. This class is an ideal introduction to bookmaking for a newcomer and a fun exploration for an experienced bookbinder.
- Students should bring cutting mat or other cutting surface, ruler & X-acto. All other materials including paper & bookmaking tools are provided by instructor with costs covered by materials fee.
Due to a set of stairs, this classroom is not wheelchair accessible.
Classes are confirmed one week prior to the start date. In order to help us confirm classes, please register as early as possible.
This is an On-site course. Students must follow current Covid-19 protocols, as outlined on our website. For more info visit visarts.org. On-site courses do not come with studio access outside of class time. Paid open studio access is available through our Studio Access Program: if interested please visit visarts.org.
About the Instructor
Under the moniker Blue Skies Workroom, Alyssa designs and makes bags, aprons, books, and other delights for everyday living using her own screenprinted fabric and papers, lots of vibrant patterns, glowing colors, and sometimes chickens. You’ll find her work at Quirk Gallery, the ICA shop, Penland Gallery, and online at BlueSkiesWorkroom.com. Alyssa teaches workshops and at VCU where she served as the 2017/2018 School of Business Artist in Residence.