A Novel Idea - Handmade Book of Secrets
Friday, April 20
Workshop: Handmade Book of Secrets. Create a personal handmade book to hold your own secret or
rarely shared ambitions, desires, or histories. Registration is required.
Many of the characters in "No One Can Pronounce My Name" are extremely private, with secret or
unspoken ambitions, desires, or histories. Do you harbor something secret or unspoken? Do you wish it to
remain secret....or are you ready to share it?
In this workshop, we'll create a personal handmade book to hold our own secret or rarely shared ambitions,
desires, or histories. Your book can hold a single secret or several. Bring plenty of source material to cut up
(e.g., copies of photographs, pages from brochures or magazines, postcards, letters, and other ephemera)
relating to your secret. Inspired by the book, we'll use hand-carved wood blocks from India to print colorful
designs on our book covers. (The extended workshop at Bend Art Center will include additional printing with
the studio's presses.) You decide whether your secrets are fully revealed or remain safely hidden within
your book. Space is limited and registration is required.