Workshop: Innovative Folded Book Forms with Alicia Bailey


Saturday, July 13, 10 am-4 pm
with a one-hour lunch break

$75 registration fee
$20 materials fee

Instructor: Alicia Bailey
Maximum Class Size: 12

In this workshop at form & concept gallery, students will be introduced to creative and innovative book structures using paper and a few basic tools. This workshop is presented in conjunction with the book art exhibition Superscript, on view at form & concept through July 13, 2019.

Inspired by innovators in the book arts field such as Claire van Vliet and Hedi Kyle, the focus will be on form and structure rather than content. Each student will produce a collection of sample books that can be used as reference and inspiration for further projects. Some of the structures we will explore include the Blizzard Book, Flat Reverse Hinge, and three variations using an accordion fold. No previous book making experience necessary. Suitable for ages 16+.

Registrants will receive a list of tools to bring, which are low-cost and easy to order or purchase locally. The workshop runs from 10 am to 4 pm with a one-hour lunch break, for a total of 5 hours of teaching time. Lunch is not provided, but the gallery will recommend some nearby eateries. 



Studio artist Alicia Bailey (Denver, CO) creates book and box works that often include elements beyond surface printed images and text; that move beyond traditional book forms and embrace presentation flexibility, innovative page folding tactics, rigid page construction and use of alternative materials. In her studio she produces artists’ book works, sculptural books and publishes limited edition book works under the Ravenpress imprint. Her work has been featured in dozens of solo and group exhibits throughout the world and is held in numerous public, private and special collections. An archive of her work in the book arts is being developed at University of Denver Libraries, Penrose Special Collections. Archives of her work in other areas is being developed at Arthyve.

Open House: Canyon Road Creatives

Please note: This event is NOT at form & concept. It will take place at the new Canyon Road Creatives space, 826 Canyon Road, across from The Teahouse.

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Sister galleries form & concept and Zane Bennett Contemporary Art, which share a space in the Railyard District, have launched an national hub for highly unconventional arts workshops in another famous Santa Fe arts neighborhood. Canyon Road Creatives, located at 826 Canyon Road, brings together artists, craftspeople and designers from across the United States. They’ll host workshops that feature a stunning array of artistic techniques and media.

At this free open house event, visitors are invited to explore the new space located in a historic adobe home, learn about upcoming workshops from the instructors, participate in colorful art activities, and enjoy delicious refreshments.

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Folk Artist Demo: Ilya Kazakov

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form & concept collaborates with the International Folk Art Market to present a special demonstration by Kazakh artist Ilya Kazakov. Drawing inspiration from his surroundings in rural Kazakhstan, the master silversmith is reinventing a jewelry tradition that spans millennia. Steeped in the imagery of prehistoric life, Kazakov’s broad range of accessories brings a modern sensibility to the iconography of ancient civilizations.

This event is part of IFAM’s 2018 Folk Artist Demonstration series, which unfolds in partner venues across the city. Look below for Wednesday’s schedule, featuring form & concept and other Railyard locations.The 15th annual International Folk Art Market takes place July 13 through 15.

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Folk Artist Demonstration Series

Wednesday, July 11, 11 am – 1 pm
Railyard District, Santa Fe

Form & Concept / Zane Bennett Contemporary Art
435 S Guadalupe St, Santa Fe, NM 87501
Market Artist: Ilya Kazakov | Jewelry, Woodwork | Kazakhstan

Reside Home
340 Read St, Santa Fe, NM 87501
Market Artist: Victor Huáman Gutiérrez | Mixed Media | Peru

Cowgirl BBQ
319 S Guadalupe St, Santa Fe, NM 87501
Market Artist: Manjula Devi Maithil Bahun | Painting, Textiles | Janakpur Women’s Development Center | Nepal

Kaune’s Neighborhood Market
511 Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe, NM 87505
Market Artist: Pedro Ortega Lozano | Paper | Mexico

Learn more about the series.

This Weekend | Robert Ebendorf Jewelry Demonstration

“My work is not about intrinsic value. I think the value is my sense of design and my language. I’m a great gleaner, finding the discard, reconstructing it into my world and bringing it back out into the universe for another life, another journey.”

-Robert Ebendorf

We stopped by Robert Ebendorf‘s studio ahead of his In Process Jewelry Artist Demonstration this weekend. Get a glimpse at his world in the video above, and stop by form & concept on Saturday, August 12 from 2-4 pm to watch him create wearable art using found objects. Click here to learn more about the event, and make sure to RSVP on Facebook. Keep your eye on the form & concept blog for the full-length studio visit video in the coming weeks.