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NOTE: This class will be held in a live, online format using the Zoom Platform
Class meets Saturday Afternoons 3-5pm EDT for three Weeks
Oct 24th, Oct 31st, Nov 7th

The Record Book is another fabulous Hedi Kyle creation: a very cool book that is created out of pockets. Each folio is folded, cut, and scored, and then stacked in such a way as to create a book that can house any number of cool items: ephemera, photos, recipes, poems, flotsam and jetsam. The Masu progression is a favorite of mine—a simple origami structure that can be a box with a lid to house objects, can be flattened and attached to other boxes for a sculptural book, or sewn together to make sections for a book or a constructed surface! And last but not least, the Plunder book challenges us to create a “book” out of provided materials, adding only adhesive, thread, or small structural items. A super fun challenge—and a good way to explore book structures and techniques with challenging materials.

All images: 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.