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Learn basic bookbinding techniques and walk out with a complete leather journal in the color of your choice, plus the skills to make more on your own.Come learn how to make your very own hand-bound, softcover leather journal!In this class we’ll tackle long-stitch bookbinding, a method that has been used as far back as the 18th century. In just two...

$65
Su.   Apr 26th, 3:30pm
Beginner
(61)

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...

$76.88
Th.   May 7th, 6:30pm
All levels
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In this class we’ll tackle long-stitch bookbinding, a method that has been used as far back as the 18th century. In just two hours we’ll cover basic bookbinding techniques and terminology, from sizing and folding paper to the final assembly process and everything in-between. Take your pick of a variety of high-quality leathers in fun colors (don’t...

$65
Su.   Apr 26th, 3:30pm
All levels

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...

$625
M.T.W.Th.F.   Jun 22nd, 10am
Beginner
(6)

This one day workshop is designed for teachers of seven to ten year olds, with methods and techniques that may be modified to accommodate other age groups. We will spend the day creating classroom-tested and kid-approved book structures that are quick, simple and mess-free. You will leave with a variety of book structures and ideas for including book...

$165
Sa.   Jul 18th, 10am
All levels
(6)

This one-day workshop is designed for teachers of eight to twelve-year-olds, with methods and techniques that may be modified to accommodate other age groups. Building on the methods learned during the prior section, create pamphlets and accordion structures with greater complexity, as well as combination bindings. We will also make origami-folded...

$165
Sa.   Jul 25th, 10am
All levels
(6)

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
(130)

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
(18)

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...

$307.50
No Upcoming Schedules
All levels
(74)

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
(74)

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...

$150
No Upcoming Schedules
All levels
(25)

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
(25)

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
(74)

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
(74)

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
(74)

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
(74)

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
(74)
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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...

$60
No Upcoming Schedules
Beginner
(118)

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
(74)

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
No Upcoming Schedules
All levels
(6)
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