Workshop of Interest

Kate Cheney Chappell ‘83 Center for Book Arts presents-

Intimate Apparel: Books Worn Close to the Heart with Anne-Claude Cotty
$125, call (207) 780-5900 to register
Wishcamper Center Multi-Purpose Room (USM)
Portland, ME

For centuries, books have been made to be worn on the body: journals, almanacs, sacred texts inscribed in miniature scrolls and tablets around the neck, sewn into leather amulets for the wrist or tucked into a girdle belt at the waist. This workshop will focus on three innovative structures that bind elements of style and adornment with the play of a book inside. Form and content will include an added dimension of concealment and enchantment as these are books that can be shared but mostly remain closed and private. The workshop will begin with a slide show and end, of course, with a fashion show of the day’s creations!

Anne-Claude Cotty
Since moving to Deer Isle over 30 years ago, A-C has enjoyed a career evenly divided between teaching and studio practice. She is a community artist, touring artist on the Maine Arts Commission roster, conference presenter, Haystack faculty and art teacher on 2 bridgeless islands. Her work as a printmaker, experimental photographer and book artist has been exhibited across the country and abroad. She holds graduate degrees from Georgetown University (M.S.) and the University of Alberta (M.F.A. in Printmaking).

What to bring
bone folder, scissors, x-acto knife and blades, self-healing mat, metal and plastic rulers
optional (materials will be provided but you are welcome to bring a small assortment of supplies from home): ephemera (scraps of decorative papers; photos, prints, drawings to recylce); cord, embroidery floss, ribbon; beads, buttons, buckles; rubber stamps and ink pads; pencils, inks, watercolors, acrylics, metallic powders; brushes for glue and media; metal foils and findings; poetic texts (yours or others’)


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