Material as Metaphor: Book Objects with Aurora De Armendi Sobrino
July 17 - July 21| $350 – $1200
Material as Metaphor: Book Objects – Aurora De Armendi Sobrino
Dates: July 17 – 21, 2023
Studio: Bindery and Silkscreen
Tuition: Sliding Scale, $350-$1200
Lab fee: $100
Class limit: 8
Explore the timeless medium of bookmaking with the inclusion of painterly and graphic silkscreen images. Students will learn adaptable book-structures as well as silkscreen techniques. Participants are encouraged to bring a work in progress or an idea for an artist’s book they would like to develop during this workshop. Throughout the process, we investigate the sequential possibilities the book form offers. We look at the relationship between form, material, and content in printmaking media and how these relationships come together to create and inform meaning within book objects. WSW’s artist’s book collection will serve as a tool to aid our conversations. This workshop is highly experimental. The instructor is interested in working with students to explore their ideas, engaging in play and creativity while practicing bookbinding and silkscreen skills.
In order to reserve your space in the class, we require a deposit. From the drop down menu below, please select your desired tuition level. Registration is on a first-come first-served basis, and you can read about our refund and cancellation policies here.
Aurora De Armendi Sobrino
Aurora De Armendi Sobrino is an artist and educator currently teaching at SUNY New Paltz as Assistant Professor in the Printmaking Area. Before accepting this position, Aurora worked as a Master Printer at Two Palms, in NYC. Through a balance of scholarly and material research, her work has taken the form of artist books, prints, and ceramics and it has been exhibited at venues such as Wave Hill Garden, the International Print Center (NY), Center for Book Arts in NYC, Instituto Cervantes (NY), San Francisco Center for Book Arts, Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Fototeca de Cuba, among others.