Workshop Instructor: Daniel Mayer
Description: Fold, cut, sew and print in this introductory origami book arts workshop! Participants will learn how to fold and shape several book structures based on the 8.5” x 11” page format with surprising sequences and magical passages. The first part of the workshop will cover basic structures with the addition of sewn paper wrappers using the pamphlet stitch with waxed-colored threads. There will be time to explore and create a visual narrative with relief rubbings from nature such as leaves or random surfaces. This workshop is designed to springboard into book arts for Journaling, Zines, Copier Artists Books and more! This class is for all levels. Participants will need to bring a cutting mat and some low-cost materials, and we will supply paper, thread, needles, and a few other items. Full materials list provided to registrants.
Biography: Daniel Mayer is an Arizona artist and educator who investigates the intersection of language and art, resulting in artist’s books, experimental prints and large-scale public art. Mayer exhibits nationally and internationally and has worked in numerous private and public collections such as the Getty, Wellesley, Yale, NY Public Library, Klingspor Stadt Museum, and ArtPool Artists Books Archives in Budapest.. Gateway public art projects include the recently completed “Natural Rhythm” – an aesthetic metal bridge design at Happy Rd. and I-17, and the Award-winning PHX Sky Train Terminal-4 glass murals and terrazzo platform designs. Mayer received his BFA in Printmaking and MFA in Printmaking in 2007 from Arizona State University. Daniel Mayer is the Director of the Pyracantha Press in the School of Art at Arizona State University for collaborative handmade books and prints.