Here’s a preview of what’s in store at our March 17th workshop, when we’ll be creating small hand-bound books from reclaimed and recycled papers. And that’s just the half of it… Did I mention that we’ll also be creating “found poems” to inscribe, illustrate, or otherwise imply within the book pages?
Nicki and I put together these sample books to give you a sneak peek. Click on any of the photos for a closer look!
(Are you curious about the tiny print on the front of that green book? It says: va-va voom / lucky street. Which you are free to consider some sort of enigmatic fortune-cookie prophecy for The Rest Of Your Life, Starting Today. Hey, I know I do.)
The inner pages of each book are created from a variety of found, reclaimed, or recycled papers from the Bent Tuba Studio stash of goodies. These might include pattern paper, old road maps, paste papers, paint chips, magazine pages, scrapbooking papers, old dictionary pages… you name it. We don’t like to throw anything away. (Seriously, why would we throw away perfectly good some-kind-of-paper when it’s art waiting to happen?)
The best part is that the book you create in this workshop will be 100% unique. You’ll choose what papers to use on the inside, which binding suits your fancy (we’ll teach you three ways to do it), and where your imagination guides you in assembling a new poem from various old sources of text. And don’t worry — for you poets who don’t know it, there will be instruction on two different approaches to creating “found poetry.” Not to mention complete freedom to do it any old way you please.
Do take note of the cardinal rule of Bent Tuba Studio, which applies to all creative processes: There’s no way to do it wrong. It’s all about trying something and seeing what happens.
Wanna sign up? We only have room for 8 people in this workshop, so register here quick like a bunny.
Questions? We love questions. Meander through the FAQ for a little light reading, or get right to the point with an email to email@example.com.