A “tunnel” or “peephole” book is a set of pages bound with accordions on two sides and viewed through a central opening. This exciting book form dates from the mid-eighteenth century and was inspired by theatrical stage sets. Students will learn the basics of constructing a tunnel book by building structural models and then will explore options for adding text and imagery. Participants will be encouraged to experiment in adapting this book to their personal styles. Historical and artists’ examples will be presented in a brief slide lecture. This is a great class for teachers, artists, and graphic designers.
Tunnel Books; Nov 9 & 10; 10am-5pm
- Date & Time: November 9 & 10, 10am-5pm
- Materials Fee: $35, payable to Pyramid at the start of class
- Instructor: Carol Barton
Carol Barton is a book artist, painter, curator, and teacher who has published several editions and has organized both local and national shows of artists' books. She has taught at elementary, high school, and university levels, as well as conducted adult workshops at art centers across the United States. Her work is exhibited internationally and is in numerous collections, including the Library of Congress, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. She has had residencies at the Bogliasco Foundation in Italy, the Moulin a Nef in France and the Sacatar Foundation in Brazil. Her pop-ups were featured in National Geographic Magazine’s July, 2005, article Zip Code 20812: It’s Only A Paper Moon. Her Pocket Paper Engineer workbooks are how-to book on pop-ups and paper engineering.