Dream Books

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March 23rd, 2016 10:00 AM

  • Instructor: Mark Wangberg
  • Workshop Type: Arts
  • Workshop Status: Closed
  • Workshop Start: March 23rd, 2016 10:00 AM
  • Workshop End: March 23rd, 2016 4:00 PM
  • Sessions: 1

DREAM Books (Mark's invention) are made using recycled or new corrugated cardboard or plastic and thin dowels or skewer sticks, creating an accordion fold structure with multiple possibilities for hinging, adding flags / windows, etc.

The basic DREAM Book structure can be painted / collaged, spray-painted, add text, rubber stamping, etc. Offers a world of possibilities from altered book concepts, woven components, pop-ups, etc. Can be made small (most of these examples are table size)  or very large, like former students who made huge 3 foot by 4 foot panels.

We will explore a variety of options for creating these DREAM Book structures. These are fun and easy books that can be altered in many ways.  Learn a variety of techniques for constructing these books horizontally or vertically.  After sharing DREAM Book models with friends and other teachers more and more variations have emerged!

We will consider a huge variety of ways to print, stamp, stencil, paint and make marks on our DREAM Books. Many templates will be available to use (and participants can make their own templates for future use).  Bring some DREAMING to your art and book making!

Explorations To Include:  ( Note:  depending on interest )

1. Spray paint as an image / design tool for your DREAM Books

2  Many different templates to use in your DREAM Book making

3. Look and examine a variety of examples in my own collection of DREAM Books

4. Create a number of "pages" in your ownDREAM Books, large or small…

5. Many ways to expand on these structures to make more DREAM Books…

Materials to Bring: Ruler (longer & wider the better), bone folder, scissors, X-Acto type cutter, larger self-healing mat (16 x 20 or large) for cutting templates, mat cutter or box cutter, serrated knife (like a steak knife), materials you are drawn to (natural or manmade), scrap fabric, scrap leather, collage materials, rubber stamp images or alphabets, pre-printed texts or poetry in a variety of sizes, collage papers, metal scraps, thread, yarn, & wire you like to use, new or used CORRUGATED CARDBOARD & /OR CORRUGATED PLASTIC, flexible corrugated board if you can find some, color papers (larger the better as it will allow you to do BIGGER DREAM Books), thin dowel rods or skewer sticks (1/8 inch dia.), glue stick and / or PVA, paints, camera, notebook / sketchbook, latex or plastic gloves, apron, small & large needles you like to use, awls if you have them.

Workshop Fee: $150

Date & Time: Wednesday, March 23, 2016 :: 10:00am-4:00pm

Location: 375 Rhode Island St, San Francisco, CA 94103

Note: Please read over the SFCB Registration Policies before signing up for a class. If you are registering within 3 days of the start date for this class, please call 415-565-0545 ex.105 to complete your registration 

About the Instructor | Mark Wangberg

Mark has explored Natural Materials and Dyes in the Amazon and in California and leads trips to the Amazon with his wife Connie Grauds, who has been working in the Amazon for over 21 years.

Mark Wangberg has a lifelong passion for Book Arts, including his long experience in working with acclaimed book artist Hedi Kyle.

Mark has been making artist books for more than 40 years. He holds an MFA in Book Arts and Printmaking from the University of the Artsin Philadelphia. He has taught book arts workshops across the U.S. and his work was included in Lark’s 500 Handmade Books. He founded Jack-In-The-Box Press in 1972.  He is also a published poet. 

His work has been exhibited nationally, internationally and at 23 Sandy Gallery, Water Gallery, MarinMOCA, Philadelphia Museum of Art, and a solo show at RiskPress Gallery in Sebastol.  Recently he has been involved in presenting book, paste paper and marbling workshops for indigenous people in Africa and the Amazon.  

Mark has taught thousands of children and adults how to make books and teaches book arts (simple to complex binding, paste papers & marbling, etc.) as well as portfolio prep for college bound students. He also specializes in classes for teachers who want to make books in their classrooms!  Mark lives in San Rafael and Peru and teaches in the San Francisco area and the Amazon.



375 Rhode Island St
San Francisco, CA 94103-5133
United States