Time & Location
Feb 05, 2022, 10:00 AM – Feb 26, 2022, 1:00 PM
Lexington, 130 Waltham St, Lexington, MA 02421, USA
About the Class or Event
4 Saturdays, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Begins February 5, In Studio
Skill Level: All
Materials fee: $50
Explore the world of artist’s bookmaking with this survey of techniques and applications. From single sheet constructions, accordions, and sewn binds to more complicated Japanese Puncture/Stab binds, Portfolios, Pop-ups and unique hybrids, this course covers all the materials and techniques needed to create personal artist’s books. Students will complete examples of each technique in sizes from 4x6, 5x5 to 3x4 inches, along with an Origami box to house the collection. Focusing on larger-scale, personal projects will continue throughout the month with critique and discussion
finishing off each afternoon.
All levels of artists are welcome. The range of techniques we'll cover will improve and expand the art practices of any artist regardless of media.
All tools and materials are supplied.
A $50 materials fee must be paid directly to the instructor at the beginning of the class.
Book cloth, book board, decorative papers, assorted papers and cardstocks will also be provided. You are encouraged to bring personal scraps, photographs, ephemera, sewing notions, odd office supplies, fabric remnants...get personal! The book arts tool kits are available for in-class use. The technique handouts have a thorough material list with suggested suppliers, books and websites.
About the instructor:
Cristina Hajosy is a mixed media artist, art educator and designer based in Greater Boston. She is the owner of Hajosy Arts (hajosyarts.com), an art studio of photography, printmaking, book arts, and historical decorative arts, especially paper marbling and paste paper. She is the co-founder and president of New England Book Artists (newenglandbookartists.org), a nonprofit book arts organization that has quickly grown since 2019. Her work strives to foster understanding and personal growth through book arts via art education and the creation of beautifully challenging and personally satisfying art.
Cristina was born in Rome, Georgia to parents who were doctors. She grew up on a cattle farm with a large catfish fishery, family garden, pecan orchards, and horses alongside private school, art classes, music lessons, and country club activities. According to Cristina, “My story is a modern-day Green Acres complete with Hungarian heritage and an amusing clash between high and low cultures. "