Building with the Map Fold with Claire Marcus

May 9, 2020
10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Free Library of Philadelphia, Parkway Central

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.


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