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All About the Accordion

at Center for Book Arts - Flatiron
28 W 27th St 3rd Floor, New York, New York 10001

The accordion is perhaps the most versatile structure in the world of bookbinding. As a full-page spread or as a minutely pleated piece of paper, it displays both pictures and words in an immediate and Zen-like game of mountains and valleys. We will spend two days folding and sewing, occasionally dipping into a bowl of paste, as we construct a set...

$325

2 sessions

Saturday Apr 8th, 10am

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Bookbinding for Artists

at Center for Book Arts - Flatiron
28 W 27th St 3rd Floor, New York, New York 10001

This intensive, beginning-level workshop is designed to enable artists to use the book format in their work as a means of expanding, preserving, and restructuring ideas. It is also, at heart, an homage to the materials and techniques of bookbinding. Paper reigns supreme in this workshop, and there will be plenty of paper-folding and sewing to justify...

$625

5 sessions

Monday Apr 17th, 10am

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After Workshop: Coptic Book Binding

at Textile Arts Center - Greenwich Village
26 W 8th St, New York, New York 10011

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...

$76.88

Tuesday Apr 25th, 6:30pm

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Bookbinding II (B): Laced-in Leather Binding

at Center for Book Arts - Flatiron
28 W 27th St 3rd Floor, New York, New York 10001

In this 18-hour class, you will make a very traditional book: a quarter leather binding with raised cords. This intermediate/advanced class will build on the skills you practiced in Bookbinding II (A): InBoards Leather Binding. We may cover some simple tooling on the leather. Prerequisites needed for this class: Bookbinding I and Bookbinding II...

$450

5 sessions

Tuesday Apr 18th, 10am

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Bookbinding I (B): Hard Cover Books

at Center for Book Arts - Flatiron
28 W 27th St 3rd Floor, New York, New York 10001

In this class you will learn to make hardcover case bindings for pamphlets, flat back books, and a book with a rounded spine. You will learn about the structure beneath the boards and make your own book cloth to cover it.  Prerequisite needed for this class: This class is suitable for beginners, but students should have taken Bookbinding I (A)...

$450

5 sessions

Thursday Apr 20th, 6pm

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Bookbinding II (A): Inboards Leather Binding

at Center for Book Arts - Flatiron
28 W 27th St 3rd Floor, New York, New York 10001

In this 18-hour intermediate class, we will explore ways to attach the cover as part of the structure of the book, which offers more strength than casebindings. You will make a sewn-boards binding, a millimeter binding and a hollow tube.  You will begin to learn how to work with leather and sew silk endbands. Prerequisite needed for...

$450

3 sessions

Friday Apr 28th, 10am

(13)

Mixed Media: Carousel Books

at Center for Book Arts - Flatiron
28 W 27th St 3rd Floor, New York, New York 10001

A carousel book is an ingenious work, containing three-dimensional panoramic scenes that are revealed in multilayered openings that recede into space. Its seductiveness comes as a result of its construction, a series of five scenes, which when taken together are a play in five acts. Viewed through windows or other intricate opening, they take the viewer...

$325

2 sessions

Saturday Apr 22nd, 10am

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Cloth Book Repair and Reback

at Center for Book Arts - Flatiron
28 W 27th St 3rd Floor, New York, New York 10001

Do you have a sentimental cookbook or children’s book that needs repair to be able to use again? Have you thought about putting it ‘back together’ with self-adhesive tape? This is not a long-term solution and can cause further damage such as staining and loss of material.  In this class we will repair cloth bindings with the intent on saving...

$325

2 sessions

Saturday May 20th, 10am

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Bookbinding III (A): Decorative Techniques with Leather

at Center for Book Arts - Flatiron
28 W 27th St 3rd Floor, New York, New York 10001

In this 18-hour class you will make sample plaquettes of a variety of decorative techniques suitable for leather bindings.  This will give you more options to be creative in your own work.   We will look at master design bindings to gain inspiration and learn some of the traditional techniques used to create them including inlays and onlays,...

$450

5 sessions

Tuesday May 30th, 6pm

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Japanese Stab Binding

at 92nd Street Y - Upper East Side
1395 Lexington Ave, New York, New York 10128

Get a crash course in bookbinding and book sewing. Learn how to create hardcover books with exposed and intricately sewn spines. Please bring these supplies to the workshop:  Two brushes for spreading adhesive (one about 2” wide, one a that’s smaller size)  Masking tape or blue painter’s tape  Scissors  Sharpie marker, pen, pencil...

$145
No Upcoming Schedules
(155)

Basic Bookmaking

at Private Picassos Art Studio & Shop - Flatbush - Ditmas Park
1118 Cortelyou Rd, Brooklyn, New York 11218

Students will learn to make their own books using stab binding techniques. Are materials provided and included in cost of the class? Yes Includes all art materials and a drink voucher.

$45
No Upcoming Schedules
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Basic Bookmaking

at Private Picassos Mobile - Flatbush - Ditmas Park
1118 Cortelyou Rd, Brooklyn, New York 11218

Students will learn to make their own books using stab binding techniques. Includes all art materials and a drink voucher. Please dress for a mess! While we do provide aprons for students to wear during class, most our materials aren't washable. So come prepared to get messy while making art!

$45
No Upcoming Schedules

Bells & Whistles! 5 Simple Binding Techniques

at Center for Book Arts - Flatiron
28 W 27th St 3rd Floor, New York, New York 10001

This one day class will teach students some simple book making techniques; while staying relaxed and having fun. By the end of the day you will be pros at 5 simple techniques. In the morning, we will make paste paper, learn pop-up, fold and cut a simple one sheet accordion, and the pamphlet stitch. Then in the afternoon we will re-make the crazy accordion...

$175
No Upcoming Schedules
(13)

Book Arts 101

at Textile Arts Center - Gowanus
505 Carroll St, Brooklyn, New York 11215

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...

$358.75

4 sessions

No Upcoming Schedules
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Bookbinding I (A): Soft Cover Books

at Center for Book Arts - Flatiron
28 W 27th St 3rd Floor, New York, New York 10001

Fold, sew, and glue paper into books! In this 18-hour introductory class you will fold accordion books and explore concertinas, sew pamphlets with paper covers, glue single pages into butterfly books, and more. This class is suitable for beginners and also for anyone looking for basic models that can be made at home without special equipment. No experience...

$450

3 sessions

No Upcoming Schedules
(13)
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