Come explore your creativity. You will write, design, and work with tools and materials— both digital and physical— in order to realize the intent of your creation. Collaborate, learn from one another, and share your strengths.
Learn or relearn hand-lettering, calligraphy, or drawing. Study page design and typography. Learn all about paper, eastern and western, and ink— their color, texture, and the effects they create. Experiment with paper-making and ink-making, using plants, flowers, roots, barks and berries. Recycle fruits and vegetables from the kitchen. Be an eco-maker. Explore possibilities.
It is our hope that the books and resources on this guide will inspire you to experiment and innovate.
You are the maker!
See also: the Zines LibGuide and How to Make a Zine to the Future!
Image credit source
Drawing on the right side of the brain, by Betty Edwards , 2012
The Art of Collage, video tutorials, Jason Dunda. School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC)
Part I: Materials; Part II: Technique; Part III: History + Content
Mark Making, a blog by Lynette Ubel.
Slow Stitch, Claire Wellesley - Smith , 2015 Amazon
The Library will provide some tools in the Makerspace. Yet we recommend that you purchase the essential tools. They are largely inexpensive and it's nice to have your own so you can make/experiment anytime. You can consider purchasing optional tools if you find them useful.
(Source: The above information is synthesized from, The Art of the Fold (2017), by Hedi Kyle and Ulla Warchol
Make a Flutter Book, a video by artist Rebecca Chamlee, Otis College of Art and Design
Reflections on five essential book-binding tools, Jeff Peachey