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This introductory class will teach five basic book structures, develop hand skills and familiarize you with binding tools and techniques. The comprehensive foundation will prepare you for your own explorations, for advanced courses, and will qualify you for renting workspace in our binderies. The course will cover best practices for folding, cutting,...

$625
W.   Jan 28th - Apr 1st, 6pm
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Wednesday January 28 6pm - 9pm 10 Sessions $625
Monday February 23 10am - 4pm 5 Sessions $625
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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.

$90
Th.   Feb 5th - Feb 12th, 6:30pm
All levels
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Learn to create classroom-tested and kid-approved book structures that are quick, simple and mess-free. Explore simple pop-ups and how to incorporate them into books. This one-day workshop is designed for teachers with students between the ages of 7 and 12. At the end of the class, you will have a variety of structures and resources for including...

$165
Sa.   Mar 21st, 10am
All levels
(3)

Learn to construct pop-ups designed with miniature LEDs and paper-based circuitry. Using simple cuts and folds you’ll create intricate designs that play with light and shadow. The techniques practiced in this class grow from the artist’s prior work with Arduino microcontrollers and infrared sensors, and have been developed alongside an MIT PhD...

$325
Sa.Su.   Mar 14th - Mar 15th, 10am
All levels
(3)

Learn Japanese binding techniques using traditional Japanese papers and fabrics to produce unique works. Construct side-sewn binding and through-the-fold structures, as well as a chitsu, the special cloth-covered folding box to hold the books. The end result is a beautiful, boxed set of books. We recommend taking this class in conjunction with Suminagashi so...

$325
Sa.Su.   Mar 28th - Mar 29th, 10am
All levels
(3)

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
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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
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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
(37)

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Perfect for a photo album, sketchbook, or notebook, this Japanese bookbinding technique allows each page to be an individual material, be it paper or fabric- use ours our bring your own! Natalie Stopka will teach all you need to know in this three hour class. What better gift than handmade?

$75
No Upcoming Schedules
All levels
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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
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All levels
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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
(37)
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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
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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
(37)

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
(37)

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
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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
(37)
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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
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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
(12)

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
(14)

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 on each Sunday date. Sunday, September 28, Bookbinding - Learn...

$15
No Upcoming Schedules
Beginner
(14)
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