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Experimental Print and Bookmaking

Janet Parker-Smith
  • Term: Summer School Week One 2018
  • Start Date: 8 Jan 2018
  • End Date: 12 Jan 2018
  • Time: Mon-Fri, 9:30AM - 4:30PM
  • Number of Classes: 5
  • Teacher: Janet Parker-Smith
  • Level: All Levels
  • Age: All Ages
  • Early Fee: $689.00
  • Early Alumni Fee: $655.00
  • Early Concession Fee: $655.00
  • Location: The National Art School
  • Availability: Available

Create experimental handmade books and alter existing books from your own collection. Make original mono-prints and combine them with Japanese binding techniques to make small single-cover and hard-cover books. Janet Parker-Smith will introduce you to various folding and cutting methods and show you how to fuse glues, wire and threads to attach images to deconstructed and altered books. She will also present a range of artists’ books and inspire you to make your own unique book constructions and completed artworks

Janet Parker-Smith

Janet Parker-Smith is a Sydney-based artist who works with printmedia, sculpture and altered books. She has been exhibiting nationally and internationally for 20 years. Her work is held by the Art Gallery of NSW, the National Gallery of Victoria and numerous other public collections, as well as private collections. Janet is the Studio Supervisor in Printmedia at Sydney College of the Arts and a casual academic in the Printmedia Department, where she has worked since 2006. Janet is represented by Van Rensberg Galleries in Hong Kong, and supported by both MAY SPACE where she has had several solo exhibitions, and .M Contemporary Gallery in Sydney.

  • Cartridge paper – 5 sheets
  • BFK Reeves 220-280 gsm– 2 sheets
  • Boxboard 30 x 40cm - 1 sheet
  • Buckram (for covers) – 1 sheet 50 x 40 cm
  • Rice paper – 1 sheet 50 x 70cm
  • 1 bottle Clag glue
  • 1 cutting knife
  • Each student to bring one to 2 books they can deconstruct/alter
  • Images for collage – students to bring these
  • Other (wire, threads, etc)
  • scissors, plastic containers and rags
  • Found materials for printing – students to bring these, e.g textured fabrics, mesh, leaves etc
Protective clothing and covered footwear essential