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Beyond the Cover: The Fine Art of Bookmaking

During this fast-paced week, artist Christine Style will alter your perspective on books. She'll take you on a personal journey showing you there's more to a book than meets the eye. Not just pages between two bland covers, the books you create will amaze and delight you. They may even tempt you to give them as gifts...OR you may want to keep them to turn into sketchbooks, journals, or even graphic novels. One type of book you will be making is the Japanese Stab Bound Book with a visible binding that incorporates waxed linen. You will be making several styles of books during this exciting week.

June 14-19, 2015
For campers entering grades 6-9

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Instructor: Christine Style

Christine Style a full-time professor of art at UW-Green Bay teaching primarily, drawing, design, and printmaking courses.  She has her Master of Fine Arts degree in printmaking from UW-Milwaukee and my undergraduate degree in art from UW-Madison.  She also leads UWGB studio art based travel courses to Florence, Italy every even summer (since 2002) where they work in the studios at Santa Reparta International School of Art, in the heart of Florence for 4 weeks.  Prof. Style often integrates bookmaking into her coursework.

Bookmaking can be about so many things and can be created using a variety of processes, binding methods and styles.  In this 1-week class we will explore:
Ideas:      What can a book be about?  What form can it take?  Is text needed or is it primarily visual?
Process:  Different book formats will be created – called dummy books or mock-ups they show you the process and allow you to practice the techniques.    
Result:    We will work to finish at least one complete multiple-page book with hard covers that has a theme of your choosing. Inside this book there may be other books inserted into pouches, envelopes, or other ways you come up with. 

Daily Class Hours:

  • 8:30 am - 4:00 pm Monday - Thursday
  • 8:30 am - 3:00 pm on Friday (The Final Exhibition Show will be from 3:00-4:00pm. Campers will be dismissed when the show has concluded).

Camp Fees:

  • Commuter Fee: $295 (includes instruction, lunch, and camp t-shirt)
  • Resident Fee: $579 (includes instruction, room, meals, counselor supervision, evening activity transportation, and camp t-shirt). The cost of evening activities will vary depending on the camper's choice. It is recommended that campers bring $25-$30 with them to camp for activities and snacks.
  • Class Lab Fee: $15

Click Here To Download 2015 Class Supply List

A NOTE ABOUT SUPPLY LISTS: The supply list linked to each class are suggestions. You are not required to purchase everything on the list. These supplies can be purchased at an art supply store OR at craft stores, e.g. Michael's, Hobby Lobby, Ben Franklin, Walmart. Tradewinds, of Green Bay, will pre-package your supply orders and will deliver them the first morning of camp. More information about this service will be described in your supply list letter. Minimal supplies are actually needed for most classes and others are suggested to enhance the 'experimental' aspect of the class. Please call or e-mail us if you have questions.


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