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Firsthand Experience: Bookmaking

Event Details

Event Date and Time

Sat, Oct 12, 2024
10 am to 3 pm

Tickets and Reservations

Reservations Required.
General admission: $25
Students, seniors, D.C. residents: $22
Members: $20


Susan Swartz Studio, 4th floor

A photograph of an open flag book with red, blue, and yellow diagonal stripes inside the front and back covers. The interior pages are each cut into three sections creating three rows of flags with white splatter paint and multicolored stripes.
Tap into your creativity! Participate in accessible art-making projects and gallery conversations.

Event Description

About the Event

Firsthand Experiences bring contemporary artists together with learners ages 13 and up for hands-on programs that combine making, gallery conversations, and discovery.

In this session, explore bookmaking techniques with artist Sarah Matthews and create your own one-of-a-kind artist book.

About the Artist Instructor:

Sarah Matthews is a highly skilled printmaker and book artist with a background in art and business. She holds an MA in Art and the Book from the Corcoran School of the Arts & Design at George Washington University, an MBA with a marketing concentration, and a BS in sociology from Bowie State University. Her works have been exhibited internationally and are part of prestigious collections including the National Museum of African American History and Culture Library, Yale’s Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, George Washington University’s Gelman Library, University of Puget Sound, and Samford University. Matthews is also a dedicated educator, teaching artists’ books classes at the Maryland Institute College of Art and bookbinding and printmaking classes at various art centers.

Questions? Email education@nmwa.org.

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Accessibility Inquiries

If you are unable to register online or would like to indicate any accessibility services you require, please email education@nmwa.org. Two weeks’ notice to request accessibility services is appreciated but not required. We will make every attempt to fulfill requests.