In July I completed two weeks of workshops at Art New England in Bennington, Vermont, offered by Mass College of Art: “Book Arts” taught by Valerie Carrigan and “Rethinking Landscape” taught by Emily Eveleth. I strongly recommend the ANE program to anyone interested in packing a semester’s worth of study into one week, instructed by world-class artists. Here is the Facebook ANE link.
ABOVE: Clever projects designed by a patient and well organized instructor made it easy to complete many books in five days even though this was my first bookbinding class.
The cool lamps were provided by the program.
Paste Paper, made from acrylic paint and methyl cellulose on Mohawk Vellum, was used to decorate hardcover bound books and as wrappers.
A wall of landscape oil paintings on gessoed paper, approximately 10″x10″
Intense sun, humidity, wind and bugs were harder to cope with than days of rain.