About Pocosin Arts

Bookmaking Workshops at Pocosin Arts

Bookmaking Workshops
at Pocosin Arts

We have a few exciting bookbinding workshops to choose from in 2018. Come play with paper and explore alternate materials, mark making and traditional techniques – as just some of the interesting processes being explored in these book making classes.

Daniel Essig

Daniel Essig

Treasure Binding

Treasure Binding

Explore the pleasures of creating a hand-bound book. Utilizing a binding that has withstood the test of time with its elegance, flexibility, and strength, we will bind a book of wood, fine papers and ridged translucent mica sheets. Cut, scratch, hammer, glue, paint, and sew back into the pages to create niches, alcoves, and secret spaces to house and protect treasures, images, and words. Participants will become familiar with mica and its unique characteristics.

ALL LEVELS

Session runs August 1 – 5, 2018
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. daily, open studio hours on select days.
$470 tuition + $35 registration fee

Artist Bio
DANIEL ESSIG Daniel Essig is a studio artist and workshop leader living in Asheville, North Carolina. He is a recipient of the North Carolina Artist Fellowship Grant. His work has been collected by the Smithsonian Renwick Museum, The Miniature Book Collection at the University of Iowa Libraries and University of California Santa Cruz, McHenry Library, Special Collections. Many of Daniel’s sculptural pieces are featured in The Penland Book of Handmade Books.
www.danielessig.com

$505

Daniel Essig Bookmaking Workshop

Christopher Davenport

Christopher Davenport

Alternative Process Photography Books

Alternative Process
Photography Books

We will use environmentally-friendly cyanotype printing processes to create books from digital negatives. Shooting and editing images, book layout, making digital negatives, alternative photo printing and darkroom techniques, and simple bindings will be covered. We may even hit the streets of Columbia for a few shots.

ALL LEVELS

Session runs September 5 – 9, 2018
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. daily, open studio hours on select days.
$470 tuition + $35 registration fee

Artist Bio
CHRISTOPHER DAVENPORT earned his MFA in Book Arts from the University of Alabama where he is currently an instructor leading courses in Conservation Photography, Art and Ecology, Film and the Environment, and Environmental Research and Advocacy. He uses film, photography, handmade paper, and the artist book as documents of ecology to visualize conservation concerns. His photographs, artist books, films, and research has been presented at national and international venues such as Yale University. His work is in public and private collections in Europe and North and South America, including Yale University, Wesleyan University (CT) and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Chris has taught at Penland School of Crafts, Robert C. Williams Museum of Paper Making (Atlanta), the University of Alabama in Birmingham, and is a past Alabama Arts Council Arts in Education Resident. His Pocket Knife Press books are represented by Vamp and Tramp Booksellers.
www.pocketknifepress.com

$505