Make a Photobook with One Sheet of Paper
Join book artist Elizabeth Castaldo for a mini-workshop to learn about “artist’s books” — an artwork in the shape of a book — and why this medium is great for photographers. Elizabeth will share some examples and then teach you how to lay out content and create a mini-zine by folding a single sheet of paper. This is a fun way to dip your toe into making handmade books that are perfect for presenting a series of photos and other artwork. Participants can follow along with this demo; all you need is a sheet of letter-size paper and a pair of scissors. If you enjoy this mini-workshop, stay tuned for Elizabeth’s Bookbinding for Photographers class in the fall.
Elizabeth Castaldo is an artist, printmaker, and bookbinder based in Peekskill, NY and New York City. She has completed residencies at the Center for Book Arts (New York City) and Printmaker’s Open Forum (Oxford, PA). Castaldo received her MFA from Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) Atlanta where she was a Dean’s Fellow in Printmaking, and her BFA from the School of Visual Arts. In November 2020, her solo exhibition, Proximate Magic, was presented at Saint Joseph’s College in Patchogue, NY. Her work was included in the traveling exhibition, Freed Formats: The Book Reconsidered and she organized the exchange portfolio Earth/Mother for the SGCI 2020 conference “Puertografico.” She teaches printmaking and book arts at Parsons School of Design, Nassau Community College, and the Center for Book Arts. Her work is held in many private and institutional collections including SCAD, Yale University, The University of Alberta, and Carnegie Melon University.Elizabeth teaches hand-made books for StrudelmediaLive.