The Art of the Book with Sonia Farmer at Popopstudios

By Holly Bynoe Monday, August 20th, 2012 Categories: Education, Updates

Popopstudios International Centre for Visual Arts has introduced a bookmaking class which will be lead by poet, journalist and letterpress specialist, Sonia Farmer. The Art of the Book will run for 6 Tuesdays from 6-9pm, interested participants can register for classes today by calling (242) 322 7834.


This class is designed to help students think of the many ways a book structure can become an art object. Each week, examples, a demonstration, an in-class creative assignment will help students to expand their knowledge about book binding structures and to think about the book as a participant in story rather than simply a vessel. These would be a useful classes for writers, artists wishing to expand their practice, or those interested in self-publishing.

Materials included.


Sonia Farmer is the author of two chapbooks, What Becomes Us and Grow. Her work has won the 2011 Small Axe Literary Competition in Poetry and has appeared in The Caribbean Writer, Poui, tongues of the ocean, WomanSpeak Journal, Correspondence, Ubiquitous, and The Carifesta X Anthology.

She is the founder of Poinciana Paper Press, a small fine press that produces hand-bound limited-edition chapbooks of Caribbean writing, based out of The Bahamas. She is a bookbinder, letterpress printer, hand papermaker, and printmaker, and aims to publish books as beautiful as the words they hold. She has a BFA in Writing from Pratt Institute.

Holly Bynoe
Holly Bynoe

Holly Bynoe is a curator, visual artist and writer based in the Caribbean. She is the Executive Director of ARC Magazine, and a graduate of Bard College International Center of Photography (2010) where she earned her M.F.A. in Advanced Photographic Studies. She currently holds the position of Chief Curator at the National Art Gallery of the Bahamas, and is co-director of the annual arts conference Tilting Axis and Caribbean Linked Residency Program.