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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 structures,...

$625
M.T.W.Th.F.   Nov 10th - Nov 14th, 10am
Beginner
(2)

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-generated...

$25
Sa.   Nov 1st, 2pm
All levels
(1)
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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
(8)

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)

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 motorized...

$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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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 should...

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

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)

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...

$79
No Upcoming Schedules
Beginner
(62)

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 your...

$60
No Upcoming Schedules
All levels
(62)

Developed in 4th century Egypt, Coptic books have beautiful linked stitches that stretch across the spine and open flat, perfect for a sketchbook or journal. Each student will complete the binding of a book in class. All levels of experience welcome! Students are invited but not required to bring decorative papers they would like to use for their...

$75
No Upcoming Schedules
All levels
(24)

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 through...

$270
No Upcoming Schedules
All levels
(24)

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 clasp...

$65
No Upcoming Schedules
All levels
(24)

Join us to learn the ancient book binding techniques in this one-night workshop. Developed in 4th century Egypt, Coptic books have beautiful linked stitches that stretch across the spine and open flat, perfect for a sketchbook or journal.Each student will complete the binding of a book in class. All levels of experience welcome! Students are invited...

$75
No Upcoming Schedules
All levels
(24)

In this class, students will learn the basics of paper making and basic book binding skills. From start to finish, you can create a journal or sketchbook! Experiment with different additives and stitching techniques for totally unique looks. No experience necessary. Note: All necessary supplies will be provided for students, and students...

$300
No Upcoming Schedules
All levels
(24)

Participants will incorporate book arts with sewing techniques, using fabric pages for their artist's book. Book binding, sewing and embroidery techniques will be taught and practiced. Students will make three simple practice books and use techniques to create an artist book process. The limitless possibilities of fabric books, including sculptural...

$300
No Upcoming Schedules
All levels
(24)

Learn how to make a sketchbook that will fold completely flat when open for easy sketching. Students will each make one 5 x 8-inch hard back Coptic bound book using a lightweight drawing paper. This method will leave the spine open with a beautiful stitching exposed.Please bring scissors, a pencil and a 12” ruler.All other materials are included....

$60
No Upcoming Schedules
Beginner
(30)

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 and...

$200
No Upcoming Schedules
Beginner
(24)

Learn to make books for fun or profit—can be a new hobby--great for gifts, cards, etc.—or contribute to your profession—portfolios, promo pieces, artist books. Explore simple bookbinding from Eastern and early Western traditions. Make ten books from start to finish. Make individual and collaborative books, unique...

$450
No Upcoming Schedules
All levels
(14)

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 give...

$250
No Upcoming Schedules
Intermediate
(8)

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 include...

$250
No Upcoming Schedules
All levels
(8)
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