Join Keri Schroeder in creating an artist's atlas that blends the art of mapmaking with personal narrative, revealing stories within the maps of your own creation.
Aug 12, 2024 - Aug 16, 2024
Workshop Fee: $1595
Workshop Duration: 1-week (Monday-Friday)
Workshop Location: On-campus
Class Size: 8
Maps tell a story. Maps are used for navigation, to organize information, and to make sense of the world not only of reality but existence. In this workshop, participants will create their own personal atlas. Through a series of creative prompts, we will generate our own maps of memories, commemoration, imagination, and personal exploration. We will utilize a variety of printing processes from digital to letterpress printing to compose our unique cartographic prints.
Participants will learn several folding and binding techniques to best compile and organize our maps. These can take the form of accordions, Turkish map-folds, and cascading folds. We will discuss how to best integrate image and text, and explore structures that best support your content practically and thematically. We will cover tips and methods for editioning.
Once our maps have been compiled and assembled, participants will build a sturdy 4-flap cloth-covered enclosure to secure them into a personal atlas. Just as artist’s books expand upon the traditional expectations of the book, an artist’s atlas will explore the conventions of maps. The resulting project will be a unique exploration into imaginative and internal space.
All images copyright Keri Schroeder.
Instructor: Keri Schroeder
Keri Miki-Lani Schroeder is a book artist based in San Antonio, Texas. She produces limited-edition artist’s books under the imprint of Coyote Bones Press, and teaches at various institutions. Keri…