Bookbinding Classes New York

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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

+1500 pts
Sa.   Aug 9th, 10am
All levels

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

+6250 pts
M.T.W.Th.F.   Aug 4th - Aug 8th, 10am

Students will be able to make models and also construct their own individual examples using their own drawings, photographs, rubber stamps, collages, etc. A two day workshop introducing the methods of constructing carousel books, sometimes called star books. A Victorian era book often produced as souvenirs or novelties, the format is now mostly u

+3250 pts
Sa.Su.   Sep 13th - Sep 14th, 10am
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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.

+700 pts
T.   Aug 19th - Aug 26th, 6:30pm
All levels

You'll learn how to use fiber and fabric-related techniques to create narrative and craft 2- and 3-dimensional structures and forms. Students will learn how to use embroidery to render text, methods for transferring words and images onto fabric, and ways to work with interfacing, batting and hand sewing to make 3-dimensional forms. Students will p

+3250 pts
Sa.Su.   Jul 26th - Jul 27th, 10am

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

+950 pts
F.   Jul 25th, 5pm
All levels
Friday July 25 5pm - 8pm 1 Session $95
Saturday August 9 5pm - 8pm 1 Session $95
Friday September 12 5pm - 8pm 1 Session $95
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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 -


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


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


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!


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


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


In this class students create a variety of traditional books, so that they can both make books in class and use these skills to improvise and create unique books on their own. Over the 4 week course, students will learn all the skills needed to create accordion, Japanese bound, and case bound (traditional hardback) books. Students will cut board an


Give something truly meaningful for the holidays. Learn to print, assemble and bind your own books with these time-honored bookbinding and printmaking techniques that you can do at home. Students will learn Japanese side stitch, xerox and acrylic transfer techniques to create some truly one-of-a-kind albums and scrapbooks. What to bring: Bring y


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

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