Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Featured Instructors in September

Pyramid is lucky to have two esteemed book artists and papermakers coming from out of town this September to teach workshops. 

Bea Nettles is teaching Triple Accordion Collage in the books studio on September 15th. Bea has been exhibiting and publishing her autobiographical works since 1970. Since that time, she has had over fifty one-person exhibitions. Her images are in numerous collections including the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the National Gallery of Canada, the Phillips Collection in Washington DC, and the International Museum of Photography at the Eastman House. Her artists’ books can be found in special collections libraries at universities including Yale (Beinecke), Washington, and Virginia. She taught photography and artists’ books from 1970-2007 at Rochester Institute of Technology, Tyler School of Art, and the University of Illinois where she is currently Professor Emerita. Nettles continues to lecture and teach workshops internationally.

About the workshop:
Triple Accordion Collage: Sunday, September 15, 10-4
Description: This intermediate structure is versatile and is especially suited for landscape imagery. It lends itself well to the use of collages. Three accordions of varying widths are sewn together and will be housed in clothbound covers. Participants should come prepared with a variety of papers to fold and items to attach.


Jiyoung Chung is teaching Joomchi and Beyond in the paper studio September 20-22. Jiyoung is an internationally exhibiting artist, painter and freelance writer who has developed an innovative method for bringing a traditional Korean method of papermaking called Joomchi into contemporary art forms. Jiyoung has been featured in American Craft magazine and has taught workshops around the country including at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, the Rhode Island School of Design, and Penland School of Crafts. She has work in many collections including the Museum of Art and Design in New York.

About the workshop: 
Joomchi and Beyond: Friday-Sunday, September 20-22, 10-3:30
Description: Joomchi is a unique Korean traditional way of making textured handmade paper by using water, and eager hands. This workshop offers participants the opportunity to become acquainted with its history, practice and role in Korean society, as well as the hands-on techniques and reinterpreted adaptations into contemporary art form. Joomchi creates strong, textural and painterly surfaces by layering and agitating Hanji (Korean mulberry papers). Its usages are diverse and it can be incorporated into surface design, collage, new way of drawing, wearable, unconventional body ornament or sculptural object: 2-D & 3D either functional or fine art oriented.

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