Join a week-long class with seasoned artist Maureen Cummins to create your own artist's books. Receive one-on-one guidance to develop a fully-resolved maquette using various techniques to bring your artistic vision to life within the world of bookmaking.
Sep 9, 2024 - Sep 13, 2024
Workshop Fee: $1495
Workshop Duration: 1-week (Monday-Friday)
Workshop Location: On-campus
Class Size: 8
Watch: Maureen Cummins has produced over 25 limited-edition artist’s books and shares highlights from the past three decades of her practice, with an emphasis on how she creates binding structures that reinforce the social activist content of her work.
In this week-long class, students will be guided by this seasoned, renowned, and widely collected artist and instructor in developing a fully-resolved maquette from which to produce an edition of artist’s books. The class will begin with the instructor showing her collection of artist’s books, both her own and dozens of others made by artists from around the country.
Students will then share ideas for projects, and work one-on-one with the instructor, making use of studio facilities—which include equipment for silkscreen, block printing, letterpress, and digital media—to complete a finished maquette. The instructor will give demonstrations of printmaking and binding techniques as needed. No experience is necessary but helpful. This workshop would be a great follow-up to “10 Books in 5 Days” offered by Maureen the week prior.
All images copyright Maureen Cummins.
Instructor: Maureen Cummins
Maureen Cummins has cranked presses from California to the Eastern Arctic and produced over 40 limited edition artist books. Her books are based on subject matter as diverse as slave narratives, the Salem Witch Trials, turn of the twentieth-century gay love letters, and records from McLean Hospital, the oldest psychiatric hospital in the United States. As part of Swarthmore College’s Friends, Peace, and Sanctuary project, she was one of five artists working with Syrian and Iraqi refugees to tell their stories. Cummins currently lives and works in Woodstock, N.Y.