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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

Friday Jun 2nd, 10am

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Bells & Whistles! 5 Simple Binding Techniques

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

Learn how to make a quick recycled book using 5 simple techniques.   In the morning you will learn a paint transfer technique, pop-up, pamphlet stitching, and a simple one sheet zig zag accordion. We will practice a few variations throughout this one day class.  Our materials will include cracker boxes, Chinese food menus, recycled art...

Saturday Jun 24th, 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

3 sessions

Friday Jun 9th, 10am

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Artist Books: Craft to Concept

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

Learn traditional book making methods such as hinging, accordion books and sewing and discover how to realize artistic concepts into book form. Materials needed: 1 pair of scissors 1 bookbinders awl 1 pear-shaped bone folder (one side round, one side pointed) 1 round glue brush (3/4’’ to 1 ½’’ diameter) 1 stainless steel ruler (cork...

$223

4 sessions

Friday Jun 9th, 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 Jul 18th, 6:30pm

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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...

$307.50

2 sessions

Saturday Aug 19th, 11am

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Bookbinding for Teachers: Weekend Intensive

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

This weekend intensive is designed for teachers of 7 – 12 year olds, with methods and techniques that may be modified to accommodate other age groups. We will spend Saturday 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...

$350

2 sessions

Saturday Jul 8th, 10am

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Coptic Binding

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 Coptic bindings. Students will learn to create covers using boards and decorative paper or cloth. Students will create books using multi-needle and single needle sewing techniques. We will be experimenting with decorative techniques including colored paper on the spines and sewing variations. Students may wish...

$450

3 sessions

Friday Jul 21st, 10am

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Letterpress I: Week Intensive

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

Learn the basics of hand typesetting and explore the contemporary practice of letterpress printing. We will cover the essentials of good presswork including inking, and impression and move on to discuss typefaces, paper, incorporating illustrations and adding color. Letterpress 1 is part of our Core Curriculum and is taught by our Core Instructors....

$700

5 sessions

Monday Jul 17th, 10am

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Cassette Tape Coptic

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

Turn those old cassette tapes into a great little book in this fun one-day workshop! Students will learn the basics of making a Coptic stitch book, using cassette tapes as covers with additional discussion focusing on materials for good books, proper sewing techniques, and tips for making books at home. Students may wish to bring the following supplies:...

Saturday Aug 26th, 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

No Upcoming Schedules
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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

No Upcoming Schedules
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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

3 sessions

No Upcoming Schedules
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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

No Upcoming Schedules
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Basic Bookmaking

at Private Picassos Art Studio & Shop - Park Slope
237 5th Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11215

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.

$50
No Upcoming Schedules
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