23 Sandy Gallery is pleased to present

Photographic Artist Books
A workshop with Laura Russell

Four Tuesdays, February 5-26, 2008, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

PLEASE NOTE: This workshop is currently full. But, we are taking names for a wait list. If enough people sign up for the wait list we will schedule a second workshop as soon as possible. If you would like to be added to the wait list please send Laura an email and she will get back to you with further info. Thank you!

With the popularity of digital cameras and the high quality of today’s ink jet printers, artists and photographers are looking for ways to incorporate their own original photography into handmade artist books. These intimate books are an ideal vehicle for photographs as they can be used to create either purely visual books or books that combine text and image to form a compelling narrative.

This workshop is designed for photographers or book artists who want to create one-of-a-kind or limited-edition artist books using their own digital or traditional photographs. We’ll talk about concepting, photo and text selection, imposition and computer design considerations as well as practicing bookbinding and editioning techniques.

In this hands-on class you will bind four books, all using very versatile artist book structures that can be adapted for your future book ideas. For most of the books bound in this workshop you will have the opportunity to use your own photographs that you print and bring to class. No bookbinding experience is necessary as we will cover the basic principles from how to fold a sheet of paper to binding a hard cover book. All materials and handouts provided.

Download a registration form here.


Photographic Artist Books
Here are some samples of the types of books you will learn to make in this workshop.
Side-Bound Hard-Cover Album Structure
Wilderness Hike © Jill Timm
Mystical Places Press

A Book of Flhours © Jessica Spring
Accordion Structure
Dreams © Mary Phillips
Modified Butterfly Prototype
© Laura Russell