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NOTE: This class will be held in a live, online format using the Zoom Platform.
Class meets for two consecutive Saturdays 11/13 & 11/20, 3-5pm ET

This two-day sampler of three-dimensional structures will help to take your book forms into an altered state. You will leave with a collection of models, forms, and resources to further your book creation. You will create the Chinese paper masu box form that can easily be glued or sewn together in multiples to create 3-d storages spaces.
You will explore the versatile material of readily-available cardboard as an economical means to construct and easy ways to manipulate it as a sculpting material.

Plus you will learn the paper hinge box form to create easy board structures to house paper books.

Kits will be provided, but student will need:
Cutting mat
Bone folder
Xacto or utility knife
White glue or PVA
Newsprint or Scrap paper
Additional decorative papers and/or photographs

Images by Erin Sweeney

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Instructor: Erin Sweeney

Erin Sweeney lives and works in southern New Hampshire. She received her MFA in Book Arts and Printmaking from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, where she was awarded the Elizabeth C. Roberts Prize for Graduate Book Arts.  She also has a BFA in Sculpture from the Maine College of Art in Portland, Maine.

Sweeney exhibits nationally, most recently at the Rhode Island Center for Photographic Arts and at the Museum of the White Mountains in New Hampshire. In 2019, Sweeney was awarded a Ruth and James Ewing Award for Excellence in the Arts, and in 2020 was a juror for the Awards.

Additionally, Sweeney is the Coordinator of the Art Education program at Plymouth State University. She teaches Art Education and studio courses; develops curriculum, and assessment strategies, and loves to talk about teaching! She also teaches workshops at her Lovely in the Home Press and travels to teach workshops.