Building with the Map Fold taught by Claire Marcus

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Parkway Central Library

1901 Vine Street

Room 132

Philadelphia, PA 19103

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Starting with the classic map fold, we will build a variety of book or zine structures. Bring your prints, drawings, altered pages, or decorative papers to combine into stars, extend into chains, or create pop-up elements. Pages can be nested and combined with found objects for sculptural effects. Options for covers and closures will be presented. No previous book art experience is required.

Claire Marcus has a special interest in landscape’s power to evoke memory and narrative. Her work in book formats and mixed media is created with printmaking and drawing, stitched with found objects. Increasingly sculptural in form, it reflects her background as a fifth generation fiber artist, synthesizing family heritage with training in painting and architecture. Marcus holds MFA and BFA degrees in painting and a BA in architecture from the University of Pennsylvania where she studied with Neil Welliver and Rudy Burckhardt. Rackstraw Downes supervised her teaching fellowship. She has conducted standards-based, preschool- 20 residencies and community arts projects for the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts since 1998, working with a range of populations including adjudicated youth and adults.

This free workshop will take place 10 AM - 1 PM in Room 132 of the Parkway Central Library. Materials will be provided, but participants may bring their own tools.

The Art Department partners with the Philadelphia Center for the Book to bring free book arts workshops to Parkway Central from September to May. Space in these very popular classes is limited; please let us know in advance if you will not be able to attend after you have registered so that we can release tickets to those on the waiting list

Registration is required and will open Tuesday, April 20 at 12:00pm

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