Book Arts Workshop Co Hosted By Typology + Gallery44

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Book Arts Workshop Co Hosted By Typology + Gallery44
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Book Arts Workshop Co Hosted By Typology + Gallery44 says
TYPOLOGY is pleased to participate in the inaugural edition of the Toronto Art Book Fair with a pop-up exhibition in the project space, a vendor table in the third floor hallway, and an artist-led book arts workshop on the front lawn, hosted in partnership with Gallery 44 and generously supported by Japanese Paper Place.

Our free all ages drop-in Book Arts Workshop will be led by artists Emily Cook and Christopher Manson. Learn the fundamentals of using photo-based images and simple bookbinding techniques such as accordion, pamphlet stitch, and stab bindings to make your own small-format artist's book. Materials to make one softcover handbound book provided; bring your own images or use our materials to create your unique visual story. All ages are welcome to participate (with kids 7 and under accompanied by caregiver).

About the Artists

Emily Cook is a co-founder of Paperhouse Studio and has been pursuing research in papermaking since her undergraduate thesis in 2004. She continued her studies at Louisiana State University where she completed her Masters by creating a sculptural installation that used the properties of high shrinkage flax and abaca fibres. Her practice includes books arts, large scale sculpture, and both large and small scale pulp painting. Emily has worked in five papermaking studios in the United States and Canada and has been teaching workshops and classes in papermaking since 2007 to both children and adults.

Christopher Manson is a documentary photographer and photo instructor living and working in Toronto, Canada. His photographs have been published in The Observer on Sunday, Time Out Magazine, The New York Times LENS blog, and others. He is the author of numerous self-published photobooks, including Type 1 Teen, which tackles lifestyle changes required of Canadian adolescents living with Type-1 diabetes. A recipient of Visual Artist Grants from the Canada Council for the Arts (2013) and the Toronto Arts Council (2011), and a Magnum Photos Scholarship (2010), Manson has spent the last four years documenting the predicaments facing First Nations diabetics living in the remote northern regions of Canada.

For more information on all the amazing exhibitions, events, and vendors who will be at the fair, check out the TOABF website:

With thanks to our presenting partner, Gallery 44, and to Japanese Paper Place for their generous support for this workshop.
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