Making Books

The Art of the Book

The Art of the Book
Instructor: Sonia Farmer
Time: Tuesday, 6pm-9pm
Duration: 6 weeks
Maximum per class: 10
Price: $255
Other options: $150 for 3 weeks

This class is designed to help students think of the many ways a book structure can become an art object. Each week, examples, a demonstration, an in-class creative assignment will help students to expand their knowledge about book binding structures and to think about the book as a participant in story rather than simply a vessel. These would be a useful classes for writers, artists wishing to expand their practice, or those interested in self-publishing.

Materials included.

About the Instructor:
Sonia Farmer is the author of two chapbooks, What Becomes Us and Grow. Her work has won the 2011 Small Axe Literary Competition in Poetry and has appeared in The Caribbean Writer, Poui, tongues of the ocean, WomanSpeak Journal, Correspondence, Ubiquitous, and The Carifesta X Anthology.

She is the founder of Poinciana Paper Press, a small fine press that produces hand-bound limited-edition chapbooks of Caribbean writing, based out of The Bahamas. She is a bookbinder, letterpress printer, hand papermaker, and printmaker, and aims to publish books as beautiful as the words they hold. She has a BFA in Writing from Pratt Institute.