Workshops

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Workshops with Natalie Draz at the Distillery District, Toronto, Canada
Ready to learn a new skill and make some amazing books? Inquire about upcoming workshops and reserve your space by calling PROOF Gallery at 416-504-6761.
 
For private workshops or other inquiries e-mail nataliedraz “at” gmail.com

All About Star Books

 

A Star Book is a beautiful beginner bookmaking technique! Learn how to design, measure, cut and fold a precisely made star book using paper and illustrations provided by visual artist Natalie Draz.

 

A set of 3 nested accordion books unfold into a star shape. The book can be unfolded to view each accordion separately, or each accordion can be cut away to reveal what is behind.The Star Book is a very flexible book format that relies on precise folding skills to create a book that springs into a star shape. In addition, participants learn how to make a simple matchbox to store Star Book in safely.

 

Pop Up Books - Everything You Need to Know about Box Folds and Supports!

 

Learn the foundational pop-up book techniques behind Box Folds, Integral Boxes and Supports to enter into the world of transforming books. The mechanics of pop up books offer endless variations and possibilities. We will be making a pop up city under construction, and street scene of multiple buildings that rise against the skyline over the 2 hour class. Go home with all the knowledge and samples required to make your own Box Fold Pop Ups!

Make a Japanese Stab Bound Sketchbook

 

Learn to use the natural beauty of Japanese paper to make your own Japanese Stab Bound sketchbook. Using Japanese papers for the interior pages and chiyogami screenprinted by master artisans in Japan, we will make two beautifully bound books, each with a distinctive decorative stitch pattern on the cover.

Print Your Own Cards - Perfect for Birthday Parties!

 

Using a mixture of antique printing imagery and hand-carved linocuts to print 10 individual cards. We will be using hand-pulled printing and pop up techniques to create cards as unusual as their recipients! Much tea and chocolate will be available as additional inspiration.

Medieval Monsters and Maps, Oh My!

Making a Cartographic-Inspired Flag Book

 

Using ‘flags’, this book uses two different directions to tell two different sides of a story. Starting from an accordion book, the multi‐direction flags can be created from photographs, written content, or drawings. During the class, participants create a collaged flag book using medieval monsters, topographical maps, and hand‐lettering (provided in class).

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Find Natalie Draz at PROOF Studio Gallery

Studio 104, 15 Case Goods Lane, Distillery District, Toronto, Ontario, Canada