Book Arts for Printmakers
Learn skills in bookbinding and transform your prints. Discover the narrative and sequential possibilities inherent in the translation of prints to artist books. Participants will gain technical skills in cutting, folding, measuring, gluing and sewing. The first part of the workshop will be focused on creating blank binding models. Participants are encouraged to bring printers proofs, make ready and old prints to experiment with structure. We will then shift our focus to create a collaborative artist book. Working within a theme, participants will create imagery using the technique of pressure printing. Prints will be exchanged with members of the class, and each student will bind the work together in their own artist book. Printmakers will explore ways in which the book arts become a tool for conceptual exploration.
Katie Baldwin is a printmaker and book artist living in Huntsville, AL. She has traveled internationally as an artist in residence. She was one of seven international artists selected in 2004 to learn traditional Japanese woodblock printing (mokuhanga) from master carvers and printers at the Nagasawa Residency on Awaji Island, Japan. Under Queen Anne’s Revenge Press, Baldwin produces artist’s books and woodblock prints. She has exhibited extensively, most recently at Gedai University in Tokyo, Japan, The Ice Box in Philadelphia and the San Francisco Center for the Book. Her work can be found in collections including the Library of Congress in Washington DC. She has received grant funding through several organizations, including the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and the Independence Foundation Fellowship in the Arts. Baldwin received her MFA from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. She served as the Victor Hammer Fellow at Wells College from 2011-2013 and is the 2019-2020 Artist-in-Resident at Common Press, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA. She is currently an Associate Professor at the University of Alabama Huntsville.