Sandy Webster

June 2012

Boxes and Books: Constructions Around the Found Object

Course Description
Participants in this class will learn the basics of box construction and a variety of book forms. The selection of materials and forms will be in support of each one's collected piece or pieces that need that special place to reside. False floors, hidden drawers, shrines, and niches are all possible in this class that builds a home and journal for the small objects and stories we need to keep close.
Open to all levels.

Supply List
Your special piece or pieces, and whatever else may be pertinent to your idea for housing that unique piece or pieces
*Papers for covering the box inside and out (Lokta paper works well)
*Paper for text block and book covers (plain and decorative papers)
*Heavy book board
*Break off knife
*Straight edge ruler
*PVA glue
*Glue brush

*Items marked with an asterisk are available in the Shakerag store.

Artist's Statement

My art is narrative, a story retold with paints, pencil, collage and collections. Each work is a personal expression of time, place, and thought. It is what I call “evidence of experience” garnered from my writings, sketchbooks, and the things I gather that have meaning beyond their intended purpose.
Feel free to contact me at www.sandywebster.com with any questions prior to class.

Artist's Biography
Sandy Webster is an artist currently working in mixed media. She received her BFA with honors from Western Carolina University and her MFA from Vermont College. Her works have been shown in the US and internationally in solo and invitational exhibitions. She has been published in Fiberarts Design Books IV, V, VI and in several Lark/Sterling Publications, as well as in Handwoven, Shuttle Spindle & Dyepot, Textile Fibre Forum, and Cloth Paper Scissors. Sandy has taught, lectured, and juried throughout the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.

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