The Handmade Artist's Book – The Art Students League

The Handmade Artist’s Book

Lucy Fradkin

Workshop Description

1:30-5:00 pm
Fee: $425
Instructor present every day
Enrollment limited to 12 students
Please request supply list

Artist’s books are a unique medium for making one-of-a-kind works of art. The possibilities are endless from using a traditional blank book, to painting and collaging pages of a vintage book to folding papers to create unique sculptural works. Join award-winning artist Lucy Fradkin in an exploration of the medium. Students will use a variety of drawing, painting and collage techniques and materials to create personal works that tell stories. The workshop will begin with a brief history of the medium and an overview of the possibilities. Demonstrations will include basic stitching and folding methods and archival collage techniques. Although group discussions and critiques will be integral to this workshop, individual work and one-on-one instruction will be the focus.

About the Instructor

Lucy Fradkin’s work was selected for the third time from thousands of entries for the triennial Portrait Competition opening in March 2016 at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery in Washington DC.  She is the recipient of numerous prestigious awards including a Pollock-Krasner Grant, an Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation Grant, a Sharpe Foundation Studio Grant, and two Fellowships in Drawing/Works on Paper from the New York Foundation for the Arts. She has taught at a myriad of institutions, including MoMA/PS1 Museum, the Queens Museum and Anderson Ranch Arts Center. She has exhibited nationally (New York, Boston, Aspen) and internationally  (Italy, Greece, China) at numerous museums and galleries.  Her work has been reviewed in many publications, including The New York Times and The Boston Globe.
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