The Handmade Book: An Introduction

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Location: DUMBO
33 Washington St
(Btwn Plymouth & Water Streets)
New York, NY 11201

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Class Information

  • Class Level: Beginner
  • Age Requirements: 13 and older
  • Average Class Size: 10

What you'll learn in this bookbinding class:

Students will learn the basics of hand-made book production and practice several simple binding techniques that can be done at home.

This 3-hour workshop will provide an introductory glimpse into the art of making books.  

Methods demonstrated will include pamphlet stitch, japanese side-stitch, and perfect binding.  Limited supplies for the class are provided by BkC, but feel free to bring any additional 2-D materials you'd like to incorporate into your work. 

If you'd like to produce your own artist books, sketchbooks, zines, or if you just want to make unique, handmade gifts, this class is for you!  

Limited supplies for the class are provided by BkC, but feel free to bring any additional 2-D materials you'd like to incorporate into your work.

Cost of the class includes a $10 materials fee.

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Cancellation Policy


Because space is limited and classes often fill up, students cancelling class last minute may prevent other students from signing up for that session.  For this reason, we require that students who need to reschedule their registration within 72 hours prior to the class scheduled start time will be required to provide a 25% re-registration fee* to transfer to another session.   

We are here to guide you through class selection to make sure you benefit from our courses, so feel free to contact us for any questions regarding class selection, registration issues, or if you need to transfer to a different session.
While we encourage you to make every effort to attend your registered class, we understand if your situation changes unexpectedly.  Unfortunately, the same situation applies with our limited capacity.  Therefore, students who need to cancel their registration for whatever reason within 72 hours prior to class scheduled start time will be also be assessed a 25% cancellation fee* from any refund requested.
We really appreciate when people let us know they can't make a class, even if it's last minute.   In some cases there may be a student on the waiting list that we can offer that seat to. No-shows are rather unhelpful for this cause, and so we charge a 50% fee* to transfer or refund a registration in the situation of a no-call no-show.   Also, please note: 

  • Gift certificates are non-refundable 
  • Credits, promotional discounts, or any special arrangements will be one time per individual. Course Cancellation by BKC.
  • If less than 4 people are enrolled in a course we will cancel that class and offer students a full refund of the amount paid or a credit towards a new course within a month of the canceled course start date. 
  • BKC reserves the right to change instructors if needed without prior notice. 
  • If a class is cancelled because of weather conditions or illness of an instructor, BKC will schedule a make up session.

Teacher: Caitlin Wheeler

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Caitlin Wheeler is a visual artist and educator from Baltimore, MD. She received a BFA in Printmaking from University of Delaware in 2007. Her practice involves papermaking, book binding, and an array of print processes from silkscreen to letterpress. For the past year, she has been the resident printmaker and bookbinder for Art House Co-Op in Brooklyn. Her work has been widely exhibited with organizations including the International Print Center in New York, Bluebottle Gallery, PULP Gallery, and Women's Studio Workshop.

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BKC Brooklyn Central
33 Washington St
Btwn Plymouth & Water Streets
New York, NY 11201

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