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Drink & Draw [VIRTUAL]: Flag Books

Guest Artist: Lindi Shi

The “Flag Book” is fascinating, impressive, and easy-to-learn handmade book! It is one of Lindi Shi’s favorite artist book forms because it can be read as a drawing, a sculpture, or an installation. She will teach you how to fold, cut, and assemble your own flag books out of any paper materials you want to use. This simple variation of the accordion book form incorporates cut-out “flag” pages, and has the potential to be transformed into more complicated structures once you understand the basics. No bookmaking experience is necessary, 

Lindi Shi is a printmaker, papermaker, troublemaker, and former mathematician. She is currently teaching art in Guangzhou, China since receiving her MFA from RISD in 2020. Her artistic practice is mainly about storytelling and narratives, and the artist book has always been an important part of her work.

Suggested Materials

  • Multiple sheets of paper (any color/kind) 
  • A drawing, printed image or text, or sheet of colorful paper for the cover
  • Scissors or an Xacto blade and cutting mat
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Glue, gluestick, or double sided tape
  • Bone folder or something to crease paper

Zoom Meeting ID: 9719 7534 477

Drink & Draw [VIRTUAL] is a low-key drop-in social workshop devoted to staying creative from home. There are no pretensions and newcomers are always welcome, so invite your friends to join! Each Drink & Draw [Virtual] features a new guest artist and a new theme or project that uses pencil, paper, and everyday household supplies. Don’t have a sketchbook? Hosts will help you improvise. Find us on Zoom, a free app for your phone or computer. And of course: BYOB! 

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