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.
Apr 29, 2024 - May 3, 2024
Workshop Fee: $995
Workshop Duration: 1-week (Monday-Friday)
Workshop Location: On-campus
Class Size: 8
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.
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.
More examples of instructor Isobel Lewis’s work
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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.