Join Isobel Lewis in crafting captivating artists books with visual stories that celebrate the profound connection between art and the natural world on the stunning coast of Maine.

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During this spring workshop, students will take inspiration from the coast of Maine’s varied landscape, flora, and fauna to create unique artist’s books. Students will be shown easy drawing and image creation techniques to generate content that will then be transformed into books. A daily routine of observing the natural world, using it as a catalyst for art, and then transforming the prints into a variety of book structures.

Book Arts 1 - by Isobel Lewis

Book Arts 2 - by Isobel Lewis

Simple book structures will be demonstrated along with printing techniques such as gelli plate, collagraph, and how to make custom stamps from craft foam. Simple letterpress techniques will also be available. Over the week, the prints can be used to create content for a final book (or books) reflecting the time in Maine.

Book Arts 3 - by Isobel Lewis

More examples of instructor Isobel Lewis’s work

Holi - by Isobel Lewis

Fracture - by Isobel Lewis

black_03 - by Isobel Lewis

black_01 - by Isobel Lewis

black_02 - by Isobel Lewis

Shipping forecast - by Isobel Lewis

Seashells - by Isobel Lewis

Sailor - by Isobel Lewis

All images copyright Isobel Lewis.

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Instructor: Isobel Lewis

Isobel Lewis is a book artist and printmaker who lives and works in North Wales. Isobel has an MA in graphic design and works as a book designer for several UK publishers. Isobel also makes prints and one-of-a-kind limited edition artist books such as ‘The Kelpie Press’. Isobel’s work reflects a love of typography and pattern, and is inspired by the uplands and coast of Wales woven with her quirky imagination! In 2017 Isobel was Book Artist in residence at Maine Media Workshops. Isobel has traveled extensively including spending ten years in Rockport Maine.

Examples of Isobel’s work can be found in public and private collections both in the UK and in the USA including The Bodleian Library of Oxford, The National Library of Scotland, and Edinburgh Central Library.