Shadow & Light :: The LED Pop-Up Artists' Book

$ 400.00

September 12th, 2020 9:30 AM

  • Instructor: Susan Lowdermilk
  • Workshop Type: Binding, Arts
  • Workshop Status: Open
  • Workshop Start: September 12th, 2020 9:30 AM
  • Workshop End: September 13th, 2020 5:30 PM
  • Sessions: 2

In this workshop, students will learn basic pop-up techniques and simple electronic circuitry and combine them into an accordion book illuminated with LED lights that are specifically designed for paper arts! Students will work with variety of transparent materials as well as card stock. Form, materials and content, and how the three are essentially integrated will be discussed throughout the workshop, as well as problem solving, design and layout. Examples of artist books from the instructor’s collection will be presented and discussed.

*All skill levels welcome, beginning to advanced.

About Artist Books:
As one of the new artistic genres of the twentieth century, artist books are as exciting to design and build as they are to view. Contemporary artists continue to make books that push the definition of the book, as a multimedia, sculptural, narrative, art form. Unlike two dimensional artwork, the cadence, sequencing and amount of visual content and text are designed, allowing the viewer an explorative opportunity. Creating as well as viewing an artist books is a tactile, experiential journey. As a book artist you have the opportunity to be your own, author, artist/illustrator, typographer, printer and binder.

Materials to Bring: Mechanical pencil and eraser, notebook/sketchbook, ruler (metal with a cork backing is best), triangle (right angle, plastic or metal), X-acto knife and extra cutting blades

Optional and available at SFCB for student use during workshop: Glue stick, self-healing cutting mat, bone folder, awl

Workshop Fee (includes $30 materials fee): $400.00

Date & Time: Saturday & Sunday, September 12 & 13, 2020 :: 9:30am-5:30pm

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

Note: Please read over the SFCB Registration Policies before signing up for a class


About the Instructor | Susan Lowdermilk

Susan Lowdermilk is a book artist and printmaker. She creates hand bound artist’s books involving movable parts, pop-ups. She works in traditional print processes and uses digital media where necessary. She is a professor at Lane Community College in Eugene, Oregon. Additionally she teaches workshops in artist’s books, paper engineering and printmaking. She has had a thirty-year career creating artist’s books. Her work has been collected by over 60 public institutions worldwide and is represented in galleries throughout the United States. She earned her Master’s of Fine Art from the University of Oregon in Eugene, and her Bachelor’s of Fine Art from Colorado State University in Fort Collins.

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