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Leaf Pattern Design

Tunnel Book Workshop

Tunnel Book Workshop with Dawn McKenzie

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Join instructor Dawn McKenzie as she shares the step-by-step process to create your own Tunnel Book. A Tunnel book can be described as a combination of a diorama and a pop-up card. Since the 1800s, this concept has been used by cartographers, makers of children’s books, and master artists such as Salvador Dali. It is a simple way of achieving a 3-dimensional view of any image an artist chooses to create. Although some elaborate tunnel books have been constructed of wood, glass, and other non-malleable materials, this workshop will explore the theme of “My Favorite Vacation,” using simple materials such as a variety of papers and paper sourced images including photographs, drawings, paintings, etc.


Dawn McKenzie’s Artist Bio  

Dawn McKenzie is an illustrator, watercolorist and assembler of 3-dimensional pieces she calls “Archiscapes.” Based in Osterville, but having lived in New York City, San Francisco and St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands, her work is distinctly reflective of all of these places. Her 3-dimensional, back-lit archiscapes share seemingly private glimpses into the recesses of these locations. Dawn developed her skills for working with paper constructing dioramas and as a mechanical artist in the advertising industry. Her experience as a fine artist spans 50 years, interspersed with a variety of jobs and businesses. Dawn’s work has been shown in numerous exhibitions including Studio 34 in LIC, NY, the Cotuit Center for the Arts in Cotuit, MA and the Cultural Center of Cape Cod in S. Yarmouth, MA.  


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