Archived entries for Book Arts

Project 1 – Single Sheet Books


Ideas for single sheet book structures

Ideas for single sheet book structures

Wonderful examples presented today for ideas when approaching a book using a single sheet of paper. Start with a simple idea, build a structure and then match it with content and imagery. The above photo is linked to a small gallery of photos on Flickr. Or click on this link. See you Tuesday.

Secret Belgian Binding

 (Jim Escalante)Due to recent interest in class in the Secret Belgian Binding, I posted some photos of a demo that Carey Watters gave many years ago. I will look for other resources so that you can master this binding. It is fun. Click on the image to see many step by step photos.


Soon you will be able to see use links to download course resources; such as handouts and other information on this page. This will be a new menu added on the top menu bar. I will up date this post once I have started adding information.

Art446 – Artists’ Books

Art 464 – Papermaking

Art 646

Speaker at UW-Madison faculty colloquium

Room L160 in the Elvehjem building at UW-Madison.

Room L160 in the Elvehjem building at UW-Madison.

Today at 4:30pm in room L160 of the Elvehjem building I will give a talk about my work and the courses that I teach. For more information. Everyone is welcome.

New Video: How to make a Clamshell Box

The clamshell box, also known as a drop spine box, is a favorite among printmaking students. I am asked often how to make one and if I can help. We usually make one of these in the Art 446 Artists’ Book class. I don’t think a true novice will be able to make a portfolio by simply watching this video. However, my goal is for this to be a tutorial to help students when they are working outside of class. I hope this helps. I am still a novice at making videos. This link will take you directly to YouTube where you can watch it in full screen mode.

New Video: Making Watermarks

Barbara Landes gave a daylong workshop demonstrating how to make watermarks. This link will play it on Students worked with Flexicut and hot glue guns to create drawing and images to use as watermarks. I will gather more photos soon and will link them to this post. Students made some great pieces. For more information on Barbara Landes‘s work, click on this link. More information about Myszka Lewis’s artwork, visit her page. Thanks to everyone that participated.

Letterpress: a video by James Paul Escalante

More than a year has passed since this video was filmed in room 6451. You may find it informative.

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