Crossed Structure Binding Workshop With Jody Alexander

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Crossed Structure Binding Workshop With Jody Alexander
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Platetone: Printmaking, Paper, and Book Arts is pleased to host visiting artist, Jody Alexander, of Santa Cruz, CA. She will be teaching a unique and beautiful binding called The Crossed Structure. The Crossed-Structure Binding is a contemporary binding that possesses charming historical accents. The sewing of the text block and cover are integrated creating a sturdy and compact book. The cover is embellished with your own decorative stitching that is both functional and a finishing touch that will make your book uniquely yours. This binding is perfect for a journal, datebook, sketchbook or artists' book project.
Date: June 20th, 2015 10am-3pm
Price: $95 supplies included, students will bring their own book binding tools
Place: 535 4th Ave S., Nashville, TN 37210
Registration: To reserve your spot in the class, please email Lesley Patterson-Marx at Payment will be accepted the day of the class.
Jody Alexander is an artist, bookbinder, librarian and teacher who lives and works in Santa Cruz, California. She binds books with found and discarded papers and fabric in a number of historical and modern binding styles, and rescues discarded books and gives them new life as scrolls, wall pieces and sculptural objects. Her pieces celebrate collecting, storytelling, and odd characters. Her characters, books, sculptural pieces and found items are often combined to create installations.
She has taught book arts at San Francisco Center for the Book, The Center for the Book in New York City and University of California, Santa Cruz. Her work appears in a number of publications including Masters: Book Arts: Major Works by Leading Artist, 500 Handmade Books, and 1000 Artists' Books: Exploring the Book as Art.
Jody is the 2015 recipient of the Rydell Visual Arts Fellowship, and is the owner and operator of Wishi Washi Studio at the Tannery Arts Center, in Santa Cruz, CA, where she and guest instructors teach bookmaking and paper arts workshops.
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By: Platetone Printmaking, Paper and Book Arts