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Intermediate Bookbinding

at Evanston Art Center - Evanston
1717 Central St, Evanston, Illinois 60201

Utilizing skills garnered in the beginning bookbinding class, students will explore more complex structures with in-depth techniques, potentially covering Coptic bindings, long-stitch, advanced Japanese side-stitch or others, as well as taking time to develop content for their pieces. Some experience with bookbinding is helpful, though students who...

$245

6 sessions

Tuesday Oct 23rd, 9:30am

Bookbinding, in the Coptic Tradition

at Chicago Creative Commons - Bridgeport
1200 W 35th St, Chicago, Illinois 60609

In this one-day class, you'll learn to make a book using Coptic bookbinding techniques. Great for notebooks, journals, sketchbooks since it has no fixed spine.

Saturday Dec 1st, 10am

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Bookbinding 101: Hardcover Books

at Spudnik Press Cooperative - West Town
1821 W Hubbard St Ste 302, Chicago, Illinois 60622

Bookbinding is a traditional art form that uses a basic set of techniques and tools to transform paper, book board, thread and glue into unlimited variations of handmade movable structures. Handmade books, from blank journals to intricate artist books, depend on the same foundations skills and craftsmanship that has been tried and true for centuries...

$185

6 sessions

Tuesday Nov 13th, 6:30pm

Bookbinding Workshop: Quarter Leather Longstitch

at Spudnik Press Cooperative - West Town
1821 W Hubbard St Ste 302, Chicago, Illinois 60622

The Quarter Leather Longstitch is a classy, elegant, and durable style of bookbinding. This binding style features a leather spine with a combination of long straight stitches and braided link stitches. In this workshop, you will make from scratch a hearty 6” x 9” book with hard covers and a 1” spine. Students will learn about the properties...

Sunday Dec 2nd, 2pm

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Artist Books

at Evanston Art Center - Evanston
1717 Central St, Evanston, Illinois 60201

Artist books are unique or limited edition works of art in book form. We will define artist books and learn different ways to deliver creative ideas. In this multi-level class, basic book making techniques will be introduced from non-binding books to Japanese-style binding, along a close observation of different types of materials.

$260

6 sessions

Bookbinding Basics

at Chicago Printmakers Collaborative - Lincoln Square
4912 N Western Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60625

At the end of this class, the students will learn to do book bind the right way. This fun, hands-on workshop explores techniques of hand book-binding to produce a unique array of elegant books which can be used as a gift, journal, sketchbook or other artistic project. Students of all levels will learn the basics of bookbinding techniques using simple...

$130

2 sessions

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Teen Bookmaking

at Evanston Art Center - Evanston
1717 Central St, Evanston, Illinois 60201

Students will decide as a group what subject they would like to explore and make a group book by drawing two individual pages that they will contribute to the book. Copies of the pages will be made and distributed to each participant. On the second day, students will design their own unique covers and assemble the pages.

$160

2 sessions

Artists Books

at School of the Art Institute of Chicago - The Loop
37 S Wabash Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60603

Explore the art of bookmaking as you experiment with a variety of materials, methods, and techniques, including the accordion fold and Coptic stitch binding. Students will visit the Art Institute of Chicago museum and SAICs Joan Flasch Artists Book Collection to study a wide range of book structures and formats. Drawing exercises and technical demonstrations...

$585

10 sessions

Artist's Books (14-17 years old)

at Evanston Art Center - Evanston
1717 Central St, Evanston, Illinois 60201

Students create limited edition books and zines as a new means of sharing interests, ideas and artwork. Explore the art of bookmaking as you experiment with a wide range of book structures and formats. This is a great course for those who are looking to expand their practice and discover new ways of presenting their artwork to the public.

$175

6 sessions

Clamshell Boxmaking

at Spudnik Press Cooperative - West Town
1821 W Hubbard St Ste 302, Chicago, Illinois 60622

Clamshell boxes are ideal for housing a portfolio of prints, photos, artist books, memorabilia, or tools. This style of box features a durable tray that safely holds the contents in place with a drop spine and hinged lid that allows the box open like a book and lay flat. This sturdy little box can be scaled to accommodate just about any content. During...

$50

Pop-Up Paper Cards: Spring Vegetables

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe
1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, Illinois 60022

Celebrate spring with these pop-up paper vegetable cards. You'll create a dynamic and dimensional set of cards featuring asparagus, spinach, and garden peas—and learn a bit about paper engineering along the way. No experience is necessary, but bookbinding or paper craft skills will speed your progress. All tools and supplies will be provided but...

$72

Pop-Up Paper Cards Workshop: Fall

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe
1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, Illinois 60022

Celebrate spring with these pop-up paper blooms. You'll create a dynamic and dimensional set of cards featuring waterlily, butterfly weed, and cattail—and learn a bit about paper engineering along the way. No experience is necessary, but bookbinding or paper craft skills will speed your progress.  Note: All tools and supplies will be ...

$72

Pop-Up Paper Cards Workshop: Summer Wildflowers

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe
1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, Illinois 60022

Celebrate summer with these pop-up paper blooms. You'll create a dynamic and dimensional set of cards featuring purple coneflower, prickly pear cactus, and pasture rose —and learn a bit about paper engineering along the way. No experience is necessary, but bookbinding or paper craft skills will speed your progress. All tools and supplies will be...

$72

Pop-Up Paper Cards Workshop: Spring Wildflowers

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe
1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, Illinois 60022

Celebrate spring with these pop-up paper blooms. You'll create a dynamic and dimensional set of cards featuring bloodroot, trillium, and jack-in-the-pulpit—and learn a bit about paper engineering along the way. No experience is necessary, but bookbinding or paper craft skills will speed your progress.  Note: All tools and supplies will be ...

$72

Bookbinding Workshop - Long Stitched Journal

at Bari Zaki Studio - North Center
3858 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60613

We begin this class with bookbinding basics; understanding about paper grain, it's integrity to the finished book, and getting acquainted with the small handful of tools you need for bookbinding in general. Part of getting acquainted with creating book pages, you will take several larger size sheets of paper and fold them into smaller and smaller...

$175
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