Bookbinding 101: The Coptic Book
November 22 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm$25
In a world of all things getting more and more expensive – have you ever wanted to learn to make your own books? In this workshop you will learn how to make a Coptic book complete with handmade covers and a handstitched text block. You will learn how to make inserts and install an elastic band in your cover to hold your book closed.
You will leave the workshop with a finished book and a toolkit to make your own books in the future!
FRIDAY, NOV 22
630p – BYOD (Bring Your Dinner)
700p – Workshop
$25 Includes Materials REGISTER HERE http://bit.ly/2ot4yER
ABOUT THE ARTIST/INSTRUCTOR
Andrew Wilson is a multimedia artist working in the intersections of the consumption of the Black body, ritual and funerary rights honoring the deceased, new interpretations of mythology and queerness. His work is at once beautiful with an attention to craftsmanship and repulsing in its graphic subject matter. He wants to create an extra moment of counfoundment for the viewer to contemplate their relationship to the work and the imagery and histories it evokes. He received his BFA from Ohio Wesleyan University in 2013 with a concentration in Jewelry/Metals and his MFA from the University of California, Berkeley in 2017. Wilson’s work has been in many galleries and institutions including: The Berkeley Art Museum, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, SOMArts, and the Museum of the African Diaspora. He has received such awards and honors as: the Jack K. and Gertrude Murphy Award, an Emergency Grant from the Foundation of Contemporary Arts, the Carr Center Independent Scholars Fellowship, the McColl Center and more. He has also worked with Carrie Mae Weems on The Spirit that Resides in Havana, Cuba alongside the Havana Biennial and The Future is Now Parade for the opening of The REACH in Washington D.C. His work has been collected by Michigan State University and the University of New Mexico.
Artist Name: Andrew Wilson