2017: June 10 – 11, Hedi Kyle’s Innovative Structures – Part 2


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June 10 & 11, 2017
Saturday and Sunday, 10 – 5 pm

Cost: $250.00 (price includes a $25 materials fee)
Instructor: Karen Hardy

(No previous experience required. It is not necessary to take Part 1 of this class before Part 2)

Description: The myriad of unique structures invented by Hedi Kyle have had an enormous impact on the field of book arts. Artists far and wide have been inspired and influenced by her masterful paper engineering and particular genius for transforming the architecture and action of the book. This workshop will cover Hedi’s storage book, ziggurat book, and other inventions as time allows. Students in the class will collaborate to produce butterfly-pocket albums with translucent paper and pochoir, a project from Hedi’s own teaching repertoire. Pochoir is an image-making technique utilizing stencils, which can be stored in the built-in pockets of the album, making them part of the visual interest and content of the book.
We will use a variety of visually interesting materials and papers, and each student will
produce a collection of books that can be used as reference and inspiration for further
projects. Hedi’s examples teach us that the physical properties of a book convey meaning.
This sampler will provide a foundation for developing a sensitivity to the ways in which a
book’s weight, material, and movement inform the reading experience and connect
intimately to content.

Students should bring to the class:

  • bone folder
  • x-acto knife
  • glue brush
  • metal ruler
  • scissors
  • pencil
  • awl
  • cutting mat
  • decorative, patterned, and/or handmade papers, both lightweight and heavyweight
  • plastic container, shoebox size or larger (optional)