This workshop is a three dimensional non-sewing structure class on book assemblage.
It will cover the dynamics of constructing a contiguous leaf attachment to create an
accordion to fold over and store postcards, drawings or photos that can be moved
around in the “book”. The book has a cover that will be decorated with paste paper
and a tie to close the item on one side or both. The paste paper used for the cover
will be a separate technique taught to the children who want to make their own
cover weight decorative paper with unique designs.
Teacher Bio: Renee deVille is a private practice book and paper conservator in New
Orleans since 2001 and has been a gallerist with Du Mois Gallery since 2010. Renee
has a BFA in sculpture from Loyola University New Orleans and a CAS and MLIS from
the University of Texas. She has had experience teaching bookbinding classes to both
children and adults. She organized and implemented a series of classes at Du Mois
Gallery in the fall of 2011 and hopes this opportunity with the 2012 Community Arts
Grant from the City of New Orleans will promote additional art interest and education
to children who have limited access to arts education in their school and home.
PURPOSE OF SERIES
The goal of these workshops is to foster community and arts awareness in the Freret
Corridor and surrounding community. It is also to create an opportunity for working
artists to use their skills and to promote interest in techniques and ideas regarding
artistic expression inspiring children from ALL of our community.