November 5, 2016

Book Arts at EpicFest, ImaginOn

Journal Making Workshop

11:00 - 2:00


July 19 and 28th, 2016

Book Arts

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library

Charlotte, NC


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June 29, 2016

ICSA Conference

Collage Workshop


June 18th, 2016
Book Arts
with April Marten Studios
Free Event, Open to the Public
10:00am - 2:00pm

Collage Explorations

February 6th, 10:00am - 3:00pm

(registration closed)




Start the year off committed to making more art.  Whether you are a seasoned artist or just beginning to explore your creativity, collage is an accessible art form that is well suited to the process of personal expression.  The immediacy of collage gets at the heart of the creative process, putting images and textures together to investigate new visual possibilities.  It is about trusting your intuition and your willingness to jump right in and compose works of art.

We will explore content, composition, techniques, tools and materials.  Bring your own collection of paper, images, and other saved material.  If you don't have a collection, start accumulating now.  Some material will be provided.   Bring an open mind, challenge your creative voice, and GROW from there.



Book Arts Basics, Part One

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November 8th 2015, 10:00am - 5:00pm










What is an artist's book? 


Artists' books are works of art that utilize the form of the book. They are often published in small editions, though they are sometimes produced as one-of-a-kind objects. The idea of a book is not confined to its common commercial definition but can take many inventive forms. The book can emerge from the creative process as a graphic novel, a sculpture, an installation or any form at all. We will explore content, techniques, tools, materials and make inspired works of art.  Bring an open mind, challenge your creative voice, and GROW from there.


Small Structures, Painted Pages
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August 15-16 2015, 10:00am - 3:00pm


What is an artist's book? 


My idea of what makes a book a book is quite open-ended.  There are many different types of books: accordions, pop-ups, altered books, portfolios, boxes and more.  Can sculpture be a book?  Can a painting or box be a book?  Of course!  We will explore Book Arts and in the end, make inspired works of art.  Bring an open mind and challenge your creative voice.  We will start with a basic book structure (traditional stab-binding), make painted paste paper, and GROW from there.

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April Marten | Contemporary Artist | Represented by Monica King Projects | New York, U.S. |