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Kids and parents learn printmaking together at this series of three Brooklyn Arts Council-funded workshops at Shoestring Press. Families are encouraged to sign up for the whole series of three, or just drop in for one class at a time.  Sessions are two hours long and run from 1pm to 3pm  Bookbinding - Learn to fold, cut, sew...

$15
Sa.   Oct 3rd, 1pm
Beginner
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Saturday October 3 1pm - 3pm 1 Session $15
Saturday October 3 1pm - 3pm 3 Sessions $45
Saturday October 10 1pm - 3pm 1 Session $15
Saturday October 17 1pm - 3pm 1 Session $15
Saturday December 5 1pm - 3pm 1 Session $15
Saturday December 5 1pm - 3pm 3 Sessions $45
Sunday December 13 1pm - 3pm 1 Session $15
Saturday December 19 1pm - 3pm 1 Session $15
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This advanced class will introduce a variety of skills used by fine binders and tradespeople. You will make a quarter leather hollow tube laced binding and a quarter leather tightback book sewn on raised cords. Leather paring and hand-sewn endbands will be featured. Class tuition includes the cost of leather. Bookbinding I or commensurate experience...

$650
W.   Oct 7th, 6pm
Intermediate
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In this introductory Core class, you will learn several basic book structures, develop hand skills and become familiar with binding tools and techniques. After this comprehensive foundation, you’ll be prepared for your own explorations, for advanced courses, and you will qualify for renting workspace in our binderies. The course will cover discussion...

$625
T.   Oct 6th, 6pm
Beginner
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This intensive, beginning-level workshop is designed to enable artists to use the book format in their work as a means of expanding, preserving, and restructuring ideas. It is also, at heart, an homage to the materials and techniques of bookbinding. Paper reigns supreme in this workshop, and there will be plenty of paper-folding and sewing to justify...

$625
M.T.W.Th.F.   Oct 19th, 10am
Beginner
(8)

In this introductory Core class, you will learn five basic book structures, develop hand skills and become familiar with binding tools and techniques. After this comprehensive foundation, you’ll be prepared for your own explorations, for advanced courses, and you will qualify for renting workspace in our binderies. The course will cover discussion...

$600
M.T.W.Th.F.   Oct 26th, 10am
Beginner
(8)

A carousel book is an ingenious work, containing three-dimensional panoramic scenes that are revealed in multilayered openings that recede into space. Its seductiveness comes as a result of its construction, a series of five scenes, which when taken together are a play in five acts. Viewed through windows or other intricate opening, they take the viewer...

$325
Sa.Su.   Sep 12th, 10am
Beginner
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In this advanced Core Course, students will continue an overview of traditional binding structures using unique and alternative materials: the limp vellum, the K118, and a ledger binding. Vellum is featured in each – as an interior spine lining, as sewing supports, or as a cover material. Historically, bookbinding vellum could be as simple as a recycled...

$650
M.T.W.Th.F.   Nov 16th, 9am
Advanced
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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. Starting with the idea of an architectural monument, join Kumi Korf for an investigation of sculptural book structures. She will introduce you to five different structures, all of them used as...

$325
Sa.Su.   Sep 19th, 10am
All levels
(8)

In this 3-hour workshop students will learn how to bind their own hand-made books using the coptic-bound method. We will learn how to fold and tear paper, prepare book covers, and sew together a durable blank sketchbook using affordable and easy-to-find materials.

$100
Sa.   Sep 12th, 2pm
Beginner
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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
Sa.Su.   Oct 10th, 10am
All levels
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Students will complete two artists’ books and a “sample book” of unique drawing and mixed media techniques to develop richly layered pages. We will commence by making a quick and dirty journal/sketchbook for use as a class notebook. Students will learn Golden’s three “carbon paper” hand-rubbed trace monotype techniques using pencil, ink,...

$600
Th.   Oct 8th, 6pm
All levels
(8)

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In this class students will learn how to create a simple soft cover leather bound book. We’ll explore adding surface design to the leather covers using linoleum relief cuts to create texture and image. Students will learn to dye leather. Decorative endpapers and a deckled edge text block will complete the aesthetic of the book. Class tuition includes...

$350
Sa.Su.   Oct 24th, 10am
All levels
(8)

This durable structure was invented for ledger books that need to open fully and lay flat while open. The spine is rounded but not backed, and the spine mechanism is constructed to allow the book to open with a surprising and charming ‘snap’. Designed for account books, perfect for albums, and crying out for artistic adaptation, experience with...

$325
Sa.Su.   Oct 31st, 10am
All levels
(8)

The accordion is perhaps the most versatile structure in the world of bookbinding. As a full-page spread or as a minutely pleated piece of paper, it displays both pictures and words in an immediate and Zen-like game of mountains and valleys. We will spend two days folding and sewing, occasionally dipping into a bowl of paste, as we construct a set...

$325
Sa.Su.   Nov 7th, 10am
Beginner
(8)

Have you ever taken a letterpress workshop and wanted to learn more? Do you have a project that you’re interested in producing (digital or hand-set) but don’t have the skills yet to do so on your own? Has it been a while since your last class, and your printing skills have gotten rusty? Then this class is for you. Over a series of sessions you...

$450
Th.   Oct 1st, 6pm
Intermediate
(8)
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