Empty your dusty flat files! In this workshop participants will reimagine antiquated works on paper into interactive artists’ book structures. Each participant should bring a multitude of their own works on paper that they don’t mind cutting, altering, and collaboratively sharing. Drawings, collagraphs, cyanotypes, intaglio prints, lithographs, photographs, relief prints, serigraphs, watercolors, etc., on any type of paper, may be utilized. Emphasis will be placed on construction of the concertina structure, board books, soft spine accordion, and boxes. The ephemeral properties of paper, adhesives, book board, book fabric, collage, image transfer, mixed media techniques, pockets, pop-ups, recycling prints into waterleaf paper, and basic screen printing will be included. This workshop is open to 2D artists working in any discipline who subscribe to the philosophy, Waste Not, Want Not—as we create new and attractive book works from botched and obsolete impressions.
Adam Larsen is a passionate artist, a dynamic teacher of the visual language, and an impeccable craftsman. His creative work exists in varied forms of drawing, printmaking, sculpture, and artists’ books. This mixed media affiliation allows him freedom as an artist to produce work in any combination of material and process in which to inform and enhance his concept. Adam holds an MFA degree from Wichita State University, KS and has exhibited his work extensively throughout the region, around the country, and internationally. He is currently a tenured, Professor of Art at Snow College in Ephraim, Utah where he teaches design, drawing, mixed media, and printmaking.