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Book Arts 101

at Textile Arts Center - Gowanus, New York

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

Wednesday Feb 1st, 6:30pm

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Basic Bookmaking

at Private Picassos Mobile - Flatbush - Ditmas Park, New York

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!

Saturday Feb 4th, 2pm

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Bookbinding I (A+B)

at Center for Book Arts - Flatiron, New York

In this introductory Core class, you will learn several 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...

$700

5 sessions

Wednesday Feb 1st, 10am

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Basic Bookmaking

at Private Picassos Art Studio & Shop - Park Slope, New York

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.

Friday Feb 10th, 7pm

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Bells & Whistles! 5 Simple Binding Techniques

at Center for Book Arts - Flatiron, New York

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...

Saturday Mar 4th, 10am

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Bookbinding II (A): Inboards Leather Binding

at Center for Book Arts - Flatiron, New York

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

5 sessions

Tuesday Feb 28th, 6pm

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Artist Book: Concept and Design

at Center for Book Arts - Flatiron, New York

In this 5 week course we will use the book as a form for artistic expression. Utilizing the Center for Book Arts studios and type collection we will explore the conception and creation of the book as art. Students will have a chance to explore conceptual development; how a book’s structure and design can enhance and integrate part of the work’s...

$425

5 sessions

Thursday Mar 2nd, 6:30pm

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Bookbinding for Artists

at Center for Book Arts - Flatiron, New York

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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Bookbinding I (A): Soft Cover Books

at Center for Book Arts - Flatiron, New York

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

5 sessions

Thursday Mar 2nd, 6pm

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All About the Accordion

at Center for Book Arts - Flatiron, New York

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 I (B): Hard Cover Books

at Center for Book Arts - Flatiron, New York

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

3 sessions

Friday Mar 24th, 10am

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Bookbinding II (B): Laced-in Leather Binding

at Center for Book Arts - Flatiron, New York

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

3 sessions

Friday May 12th, 10am

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Mixed Media: Carousel Books

at Center for Book Arts - Flatiron, New York

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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Basic Bookmaking Workshop

at Brooklyn Brainery - Park Slope, New York

Join our friends at Private Picassos in Park Slope for their twice-monthly Adult Art Workshops, lead by their talented Art Instructors. All workshops are BYOB to get the creative juices flowing! Students will also get 10% off any purchases in the Shop that they make that night. In this workshop, students will learn to make their own books using stab...

$45
No Upcoming Schedules
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Bookbinding Workshop

at Brooklyn Art Space & Trestle - Gowanus, New York

In this 4-hour workshop students will learn techniques of simple fold and stitch books, as well as bind their own small coptic-stitch sketchbook. Students will learn how to tear and cut paper, prepare book-board, and create their own book covers.  Important Things to Note: Students will leave this course with a handful of small books and...

$80
No Upcoming Schedules
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