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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...

Tuesday Oct 22nd, 9:30am - 12:30pm

  (6 sessions)
$255

6 sessions

Bookbinding: No-Sew Books

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

This class is the perfect introduction to bookbinding. Students will learn the basic vocabulary and tools of bookbinding. They will learn how to use the guillotine to cut paper for their books and how to use a nipping press to flatten their books after folding. Students will create one single sheet book that will be approximately 5.5’X4. 25’ with...

Wednesday Nov 13th, 2pm - 5pm

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Bookbinding: Hardcover Case Binding

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

Hardcover books are elegant and frequently sought after structures. Use this class to learn how to make your own journals, sketchbooks, diaries, etc. This class is designed for people with beginning to intermediate bookbinding experience to delve into more advanced techniques. Students will learn how to sew folded signatures, how to sew onto tapes,...

Saturday Nov 23rd, 1pm - 6pm

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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.

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$255

6 sessions

Beginning Bookbinding

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

This hands-on course introduces the basic skills and tools to create hand-crafted books. You will learn about folding, sewing and gluing to explore different types of stitches and structures to create several of their own sample books

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$155

5 sessions

Nature Notebooks Workshop

at Spring Bird - Dundee Township 18N600 Westhill Rd, Dundee Township, Illinois 60118

Make your own Nature Notebook and spend the day observing, collecting, and writing  in it, while connecting with nature! Join us for a day in the Spring Bird’s woods learning to make your own pamphlet book, sun prints, and leaf rubbings and create a book for your writing, sketching, or creative project. Get inspired by being in the woods! ...

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$75

Monoprinted Artists' Books

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

What does it mean to make printed objects today? And how exactly should we define an "artist's book", anyway? Considering the possibilities, implications, and baggage of this participatory art form in the context of contemporary culture, students will combine experimental or traditional printmaking and bookbinding processes to individually produce...

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$585

10 sessions

Bookbinding Explorations

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

In this six-week class, students will focus on learning non-adhesive binding structures. Some of these binding styles will include complex sewing structures like coptic stitch, long stitch, and Japanese stab binding. Students will learn the traditional version of these sewn bindings as well as new variations on the bindings to make more decorative...

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$195

6 sessions

Book Repair Studio (Ages 16+)

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

Learn how to repair books, using archival materials to extend the lifetime of the book. Each book may require different repair methods, thus long stitch, coptic binding and casebound demos will be presented to best facilitate the needs of each individual book. All material will be included except for books, no previous experience required. Required...

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$180

4 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...

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$130

2 sessions

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.

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$160

2 sessions

Paper Making 101

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

This course aims to help students expand their creative expression by providing a wide range of artistic styles and adaptations of book and paper arts, including papermaking, bookbinding, and artist books. Students will learn how to form sheets of paper using the Western-style, basic hand papermaking techniques, and different ways to manipulate the...

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$255

6 sessions

Artist Books (Early College Program)

at School of the Art Institute of Chicago - The Loop 280 S Columbus Dr, Chicago, Illinois 60603

Explore the possibilities of producing high-quality publications using low-cost resources. Working alongside others with various backgrounds and practices (creative writing, drawing, photography, fashion, painting, etc.), students publish limited edition books and zines as a new means of sharing interests, ideas, and artwork. Basic Adobe Photoshop...

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$465

10 sessions

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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...

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$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 ...

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$72
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