Book Structures (Online)

at Penumbra Foundation - Online

Course Details
$330 6 seats left
Start Date:

Thu, May 20, 6:00pm - Jun 10, 8:00pm Eastern Time (4 sessions)

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Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 6
Teacher: Lara Henderson

What you'll learn in this photography class:

Artists’ books have been used as sites for exploring ideas for many centuries. From the sketchbook to a completed work in the book format, book structures help artists present their concerns in a condensed intimate environment that utilizes two and three-dimensional space in combination with time. This unique aspect of books provides the opportunity to organize content and practice technique in ways that may differ from other forms of art.

This course will examine the book as a space for artistic production. Through demonstrations, students will acquire skills in book construction. Students will practice combining structure and content in a concise and meaningful way. A variety of book structures will be covered. This course will focus on book structures and craftsmanship. If students have skills with digital printing or printmaking, they are welcome to use these to complement the content of the class.

Remote Learning

This course is available for "remote" learning and will be available to anyone with access to an internet device with a microphone (this includes most models of computers, tablets). Classes will take place with a "Live" instructor at the date/times listed below.

Upon registration, the instructor will send along additional information about how to log-on and participate in the class.

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Refund Policy
In the event a student must cancel their registration for a workshop, they may do so any time before and up to 14 days prior to the workshop, and will receive a 100% refund of workshop cost plus any material fees. In the event a student must cancel attendance from a workshop after the registration deadline (14 days prior to the start of the workshop), this will be considered a withdrawal. The workshop costs and materials fees are not refundable but a 20% discount will be given toward another workshop.

There are situations that arise in which a workshop may need to be cancelled. In the event of a cancellation, students will be notified as soon as possible. Students are entitled to a full refund for the workshop cost and materials fee up to one week prior to workshop. A credit can also be given in the amount paid for the class to use at a later date. Penumbra is not responsible for any non-refundable travel costs (such as airfare, train tickets or accommodation costs). We would advise you to consider purchasing travel insurance.

Due to the intensive nature of our workshops, we cannot offer makeup sessions outside of workshop time or in future workshops. Instructors are not required to bring students up to date during scheduled workshop time for missed days or lateness. Refunds will not be given for absences or no shows.
Start Dates (1)
Start Date Time Teacher # Sessions Price
6:00pm - 8:00pm Eastern Time Lara Henderson 4 $330
This course consists of multiple sessions, view schedule for sessions.
Thu, May 27 6:00pm - 8:00pm Eastern Time Lara Henderson
Thu, Jun 03 6:00pm - 8:00pm Eastern Time Lara Henderson
Thu, Jun 10 6:00pm - 8:00pm Eastern Time Lara Henderson

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The Penumbra Foundation is a non-profit photographic arts organization whose mission is to bring workshops and greater education, lectures, and events to a diverse and evolving international photographic community. Our scope spans photography from its 19th century invention to the present age.


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