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NEW! Dis/connecting the Altered Page
This two day intensive workshop introduces students to altering pages of found books through collage that begins with a sequence of inter-connecting concepts. Using the language of computers, 'cutting' and 'pasting' informs students to assess and integrate a range of disparate imagery. Through the practice of dis/connecting two or more pages through the use of zippers, Velcro and machine stitching, for example, constructing relationships through layering images is another focus of the class. Students are motivated to use their intuitive processes, combining meaning and grasping the formal issues of shape, line movement, pacing and transitions. Developing a sensitivity for integrating their art making intentions through abstract and narrative concepts are challenged. Accomplishing this task during class students work on individual pages using a variety of mediums; print materials derived from the computer; offset printing; found book pages; magazines; or their own picture-making sources. The class will also profile current artists working with both altered books and pages.

Douglas Beube
February 11 - 12 , Saturday and Sunday, 10am - 4pm

Douglas Beube Doug Beube is a mixed-media artist working in bookworks, collage, sculpture and photography. Since 1993, he has been curator of a private collection, The Allan Chasanoff Bookworks Collection: The Book Under Pressure, in New York City. Doug teaches classes at Parsons in artists' books, collage, mixed-media, and photography and workshops at Penland, Haystack and Peter's Valley. He regularly lectures on his work throughout the US, Canada and Europe. In the fall of 2011 a monograph about his artwork over the past thirty years entitled, Breaking the Codex: Bookworks, Collage and Mixed-Media in which several writers, critics and curators contributed essays about his art, is available through his website

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