$90, $75 mbrs. (discounted price will display for members upon login)

Limit 8 students.

Bookmaking class: Saturday December 19 at 10am (session will run for 3 hours)

Students will meet at the Carriage Trade Artist Residencies at 529 Eaton St. Please read a note about our in-person classes at this link.

(Students will meet at 529 Eaton St., December 19, 10am-1pm)

(If you require financial assistance, we may be able to help)

Don’t wait for the new year to start positive changes and positive thinking. Artist in Residence Amanda Chestnut describes bookmaking as “first artistic love.” In this Saturday session, Chestnut walks students through the steps of basic bookbinding, creating a 365-page bound journal in the process. Participants learn basic stitches that will enable them to continue making books at home.

Amanda Chestnut’s work focuses on the representation of history, how information is preserved, and how the history of race and gender have come to impact modern narratives. Text is used to remind the viewer of the history of the language, to capitalize on current events, and to critically examine popular discourse. Archival photographs and stories combine with contemporary imagery and the artist’s narrative to connect socio-political history with personal history. 

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The Studios of Key West
533 Eaton Street
Key West, FL 33040

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The Studios of Key West