Portland, OR 2020 Art and Soul Workshops

Workshop Details

Ingrid Dijkers
9:00 - 4:30
Friday March 20

The Chimera Codex

$ 160  


Using a bit of artistic license, we'll construct a medieval manuscript documenting Chimeras and similar creatures typical of the time ... or in our own minds. Our main focus will be on preparing this codex and making it ready to accommodate all our quirky constructions on gilded pages. A few collage sheets will be provided and more are available for purchase. Join us in creating this delightful and generous sized journal (8 1/2" X 13"). You'll only need to bring a few other basic supplies that you probably already have on hand.

Student will leave class with a bound book while also learning background and various doodling techniques.

Student Level -
Beginner to Intermediate
While this is not a difficult class, it may also interest advanced students, as this is not a typical book structure.

Kit fee of $25  paid to instructor at begining of class Includes –
Book Structure parts. Covers, pages, binding rings
Box board for pages
A few collage sheets
Use of additional materials

Student supply list to bring to class
Old paper back book
Off white, black, gold metallic craft paint (and a couple of other colors you like)
Elmer's Glue
Cuticle scissors (with a curved tip)
Cork backed metal ruler
Natural bristle utility brush (as found at home improvement stores) and a couple of smaller brushes

If you have the following or we can share
-Heat gun