04/12/2014 @ 10:00 am – 04/12/2014 @ 6:00 pm
Book Arts Studio, J. Willard Marriott Library, level 4
Workshop fee: $80; Materials fee: $25
Turn a hardbound book into an artist’s canvas with bookbinder and conservator, Chris McAfee. Make a cover for a pre-sewn text block and finish it – not with cloth, paper, or leather – but with acrylic modeling paste. Then texture, scribe, and wax the covers to create a personal design. While spinning traditional techniques into innovative processes, investigate how bookbinding materials react to moisture and how to counteract related problems.