30 April – 29 May 2016

DESCRIPTION

During this intensive workshop, participants will discuss the elements that make up a book, explore and try various techniques of book illustration, and finally, design and make their own publication.

Just as a building is composed of certain elements—foundation, walls, roof, doors, windows, and rooms—which create a comfortable space for its inhabitants, a book also has structure, allowing the reader to effectively communicate with and ultimately enjoy it. A cover and dust jacket, endpaper and spine, font and illustrations—these are some units in the language of book-making language, making each publication authentic in its appearance and feel.

A children’s book, in artist Viktor Pivovarov’s opinion, “ideally… should be made so that one would love to put it under the pillow at night. It should externally and internally commensurate to oneself, fit one’s hand and soul. <…> it should be allowed to enter it. And secondly, having entered it, the space inside should be comfortable.”

The participants of the workshop will learn the entire book-making process, from beginning to end, and will create their own handmade, single-copy book. The designs could vary—but more importantly, one should really want to put the book under one’s pillow at bedtime. Literary content could also differ, from texts suggested by the instructor, to a favorite fairy tale, or even an original story written by the participant.

ABOUT THE COURSE INSTRUCTOR

Anastasia Golovina is an architect, teacher, and artist. Golovina graduated from Moscow Institute of Architecture in 2002 and has worked as Architect at Central Research and Restoration Project Workshop. In 2008–2009 Golovina was a faculty member at Moscow Institute of Architecture’s School of Architectural Development. Golovina’s artworks and architectural projects are available at www.noarov.ru/golovina.

schedule

April 30, Saturday

12:00–15:00 Garage Kids Room

Book-Making Studio

May 1, Sunday

12:00–15:00 Garage Kids Room

Book-Making Studio

May 28, Saturday

12:00–15:00 Garage Kids Room

Book-Making Studio

May 29, Sunday

12:00–15:00 Garage Kids Room

Book-Making Studio

HOW TO TAKE PART

For children and teenagers, ages 9+.

The number of participants is limited.

To apply for the book-making studio workshop, please, email courses@garagemca.org with “Book-Making Studio” in the subject line and the name, age and contact details (phone number and email address) of the candidate in the body of the letter.

Optional: If you wish, please send the text the participant would like to use in class (no longer than 3,000 words, please) as an attachment in the email.

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