Puget Sound Book Artists Workshop: Mining Your Personal Archive

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Tue, Mar 19, 2024 5:17 PM

Mining Your Personal Archive

Saturday, April 20, 1:00 PM–4:00 PM

Sunday, April 21, 9:00 AM–4:00 PM

In person at Becky Frehse's studio in Tacoma

PSBA Member Fee: $240 (includes material fee)

Non-member Fee: $275 (includes material fee)

In this weekend workshop, geared toward students with an existing art practice, we will draw on family history to create a communal artist's book that includes one page for each participant. The workshop will begin with Maureen Cummins showing projects of her own as well as books by other artists from around the world who work with family history in powerful and provocative ways. The group will then move on to writing exercises and prompts that open up the unconscious, our wellspring of creativity, allowing us access to ideas, inspiration, and themes for our work. Cummins will demonstrate ways to manipulate family photographs and other found imagery, as well as possibilities for pairing text and imagery. Throughout the weekend, the emphasis will be on serious play. Each student will have time to spend alone with their work, time spent sharing ideas with the group, and time to brainstorm one-on-one with the instructor. Each student will leave with one completed communal chapbook. Ideally, each artist's finished page will act as a springboard for a future, finished book project of their own.

Experience with Book Arts preferred but not necessary.

Maximum enrollment 10. Registration ends soon!

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Studio address will be sent to registrants prior to the workshop

Scholarships are available for this workshop. For more information visit the link below.


Instructor Bio:

Maureen Cummins is a native New Yorker who has cranked presses from California to the Eastern Arctic and produced over 40 limited edition book projects. Her “re-created” books are based on subject matter as diverse as slave narratives, turn of the century gay love letters, and first-person accounts by war refugees. She is represented in over one hundred permanent public collections and has received over a dozen grants and funded residencies, including a Pollock-Krasner award. She currently lives in Woodstock, NY. For more information about the artist, visit her website at: www.maureencummins.com

Questions? Contact Jessie Wing jwing.pcdc@gmail.com