Book-binding Workshop with Marlene Yuen

  • Art Making Activity
  • Workshop
  • March 5, 2022

    Above: Samples from previous book-binding workshop by Marlene Yuen.
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    Guest artist Marlene Yuen is a storyteller; she creates comics, prints and book works to convey stories. After years of making one of a kind books, she rediscovered printmaking as being an essential part of her practice. Hear more about Marlene’s works that focus on Chinese Canadian labour history and preservation of Vancouver’s historic Chinatown as she introduces the ideas and methods of creating an artist book.

    Learn the basic use of bookbinding tools and materials, along with introductory bookbinding structures, such as: one sheet books, pamphlet stitch and accordion. A basic relief printmaking exercise will be taught to embellish pages of books. This class is ideal for those who wish to learn simple forms for presenting work, or for building fundamental knowledge of bookbinding. All materials provided.  Recommended for ages 16+.

    Limited capacity, registration required.

    About the Artist:
    Marlene Yuen is a Vancouver-based artist who received her bachelor’s of studio arts in 1998 from the University of British Columbia. Marlene has exhibited at galleries, artist-run centers, and cultural events in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Belgium, and Japan. Although she is a multidisciplinary artist, her current focus is on handmade books; her artist books have been retained in special collections nationally and internationally.

    To Attend:

    This session will be hosted in-person at the Richmond Art Gallery and will be held in strict compliance with the province’s latest health orders.

    Registration is required due to limited capacity.

    All participants are required to wear a mask and show proof of vaccination at the door in order to attend. 

    To prepare for your visit to the gallery, please review our current health protocols HERE.



    This program is supported by the #RichmondHasHeart program.



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