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Students will make several structures, including a pamphlet, a flat and a rounded case bound multi-section book, and a photo album. This introductory course will familiarize students with the basic materials (paper, cloth, board, and adhesives), techniques (folding, sewing, gluing), and history of bookbinding. Students will make several structu

$625
M.T.W.Th.F.   Nov 10th - Nov 14th, 10am
Beginner
(2)
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In the first class, get your hands dirty and learn techniques to create your own paste paper. This laid-back session will be followed by a tutorial on Japanese stab binding. Students will use their paper and new bookmarking techniques to make their very own journal. Some supplies included, others will be emailed upon registration.

$70
Th.   Nov 20th - Dec 4th, 6:30pm
All levels
(7)

Multimedia artist Angie Waller will demonstrate systems for generating and storing found texts and provide code samples in Excel and Python that allow participants to generate chance outcomes with their own texts. Waller will also share her own artist books, made with search engine queries, public apologies and most recently a series of auto-genera

$25
Sa.   Nov 1st, 2pm
All levels
(1)

In this weekend workshop participants will learn to create prints/cards/ephemera from photo polymer plates using the platen press. In this weekend workshop participants will create prints/cards/ephemera from photo polymer plates using the platen press. The focus of the course will be the fundamentals of printing on the platen presses. Students sho

$475
Sa.Su.   Dec 6th - Dec 14th, 10am
All levels
(2)

You will learn to operate the Center's motorized guillotine paper cutter, which makes it easy to cut large stacks of paper and to trim the edges of books. You will also learn how to care for our Vandercook proof presses. Get trained to use both the guillotine and the printshop in one three hour workshop. You will learn to operate the Center's motor

$95
M.   Nov 17th, 6pm
All levels
(2)
Monday November 17 6pm - 9pm 1 Session $95
Monday December 8 6pm - 9pm 1 Session $95
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Highlighting the many luminaries who have taught at the Center over its forty years, we're excited to announce this special series of Anniversary Workshops.What could possibly go wrong in a bookbinding project? Everything! We know, we've been making books for over 60 (combined) years. We'll present to you our failures; our successes; our good ideas

$375
Sa.Su.   Nov 8th - Nov 9th, 10am
All levels
(2)

This course provides a grand overview of four bookbinding techniques (the 1-page book, the accordion style book, traditional Japanese bookbinding and hardcover bookbinding) and an introduction to book layout techniques. After participating in the hands-on demos, students will create on blank book of each style to use as a journal, sketchbook or giv

$250
No Upcoming Schedules
Intermediate
(8)

Learn how to make your own Coptic bound sketchbook/notebook from start to finish. Coptic binding is an ancient binding structure with two hard covers and an open spine chain-linked with thread. The open spine allows the book to lay flat when opened, making it ideal for writing or drawing in, not to mention making it look gorgeous!

$70
No Upcoming Schedules
All levels
(60)

Learn adhesive applications, archival materials and professional techniques to complete 3 finished books during this fun weekend. Gain all the basic skills of binding in this fun weekend. You will complete 3 finished books to use as journals or drawing books including an accordion fold structure with hard covers, an Asian binding, and an album with

$325
No Upcoming Schedules
Beginner

Learn to sew a blank book by-hand, of multiple pages, with decorative endsheets. Then case in your pages, for a hard cover binding with lovely book cloth. This is a perfect book for journal writings, drawings and collage. Learn to sew a blank book of multiple signatures in this classic, versatile codex binding. This is a great workshop for the be

$235
No Upcoming Schedules
All levels

Artist Scott Teplin will teach a four-session course on how to bind an very durable, archival book that lies flat for scanning, copying or just comfortably working in. Teplin's method combines case binding and tape-stitch binding which he has perfected over the last 15 years. Teplin developed this particular method of binding from trial and error -

$460
No Upcoming Schedules
All levels
(1)

Students will gain a confidence that they can repeat the steps on their own, to later teach to their students. Experiment with some simple bookmaking projects that can be combined to use in the classroom. In the process you'll gain ideas and methods that you can experiment with, and think about everyday materials in a different way. This class is o

$150
No Upcoming Schedules
All levels
(2)

In this workshop book artist Natalie Stopka, will teach you the basic s of bookbinding terms, tools, and skills as they create a leather bound book. The perfect gift. Useful as a journal or sketchbook, each student will be able to personalize their book with color choices and embroidered details. Bring along a button or found object to use as a cla

$65
No Upcoming Schedules
All levels
(23)

Explore the basics in this course that looks at bookbinding as a fluid and expressive art form - and one that dovetails with fiber arts! Students will learn the fundamental vocabulary and tools of bookbinding as we create 5 non-adhesive books.Using paper as a fiber, each book model will explore the opportunities for fiber and book arts to connect t

$300
No Upcoming Schedules
All levels
(23)

Participants will create three blank books bound in the longstitch style, an exposed sewing in which stitches are shown on the book's spine. This sturdy structure travels well and makes an excellent sketchbook or journal. We will make a smallish book with a leather cover, paste paper end sheets, and a stiff spine; another with laminated paper case

$325
No Upcoming Schedules
All levels
(2)

Make four different bookbinding structures that combine text and images to effectively communicate ideas, emotions and stories in the form of an artist's book. Understanding and Planning Your EditionFor the binding component, you will make 4 different bookbinding structures. For the printing component, you will set type, print letterpress or creat

$225
No Upcoming Schedules
Beginner

Esther K. Smith, author of How to Make Books and half of the renowned Purgatory Pie Press, teaches bookbinding for artists and printmakers.Explore simple bookbinding from Eastern and early Western traditions. Make ten or more books from start to finish. Make individual and collaborative books, unique books and small editions. Book structures includ

$300
No Upcoming Schedules
All levels
(8)

Familiarize yourself with the structure of the book while learning bookbinding & restoration, proper use of tools, materials and adhesives. Focus on traditional restoration techniques as you learn paper repairs using Japanese tissue, spine and hinge repairs, re-sewing loose sections, and cloth re-backing. Mend your own broken cloth binding books;

$175
No Upcoming Schedules
Beginner

Learn to make books with paper, cloth, and leather hard covers. These traditional bindings include spines with hidden sewing as in classic hardcover books, spines with exposed sewing and spines with no sewing, and books made with and without glue. The pros and cons of each will be demonstrated and discussed. All the parts of each book will be

$625
No Upcoming Schedules
Intermediate
(2)

Learn techniques for combining text & images to effectively communicate ideas, emotions and stories in the form of an artist’s book.  For the binding component, you will make 4 different bookbinding structures.  You will also create a mock up book dummy as you plan a future project.  We will view and discuss over 50 artist book

$225
No Upcoming Schedules
All levels
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