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Bookbinding - Devan Penniman - 970West Studio Artist in Residence - Palisade Branch

Bookbinding for Teens & Adults:

Imagine being able to sketch or take notes in a book you made yourself! This class will touch on a few basic ways to bind books as well as a brief history. By learning how to fold, rip and bind using a few basic techniques, the end result will be a handbound book for you to take home. Supplies included.

Bookbinding is offered at the following times:

(Please register for one session, only)

  • 6 - 7:30 p.m., Thursday, May 30, at the Central Library *This class is intended for adults, registration is required*
  • 6 - 7:30 p.m., Thursday, June 20, at the Central Library *This class is intended for adults, registration is required*
  • 2 - 3:30 p.m., Saturday, July 13, at the Palisade Branch *This class is intended for teens & adults, registration is required*

Open Studio Hours:

Meet the artist during her open studio hours every Tuesday from 4 - 6 p.m., at the 970West Studio!

Artist Statement:

"Through my artist in residency, I am hoping to share my love of paper-based goods with the community. I love letterpress printing, and I love being able to share it with people. Paper is something we can touch and hold, and the opportunities to create with it are boundless. My work is mostly centered around words and the manipulation of letters. I thoroughly enjoy destroying to recreate, smearing ink across the paper and making art for art's sake."

Artist Biography:

Devan is a baker, letterpress printer, zine creator, co-director of the CMU Art and Design Alumni Chapter and overall creative problem solver. She lives in Fruita with her partner, their husky and an abundance of plants, old things, and books. After graduating college with a BFA in Graphic Design she entered a pit of depression, not knowing what to do next, so she went and hiked the PCT (Pacific Crest Trail), where she cried all her fears out. Since being back, she knew she wanted to embody the words: community, creativity, and passion. She enjoys putting together events that bring people together through art, such as the Fruita Zine Party, art get-togethers and pop-up galleries that showcase local artists. Paper is her passion, whether it's setting type and letterpress printing on some nice thick cotton paper, creating a zine with friends or adding to her collection of old books.

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Saturday, July 13, 2019
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Palisade Branch
  Adult     Artist in Residence     Teen  
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