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The Handmade Book: An Introduction

  • Beginner
  • 13 and older
  • $60
  • 33 Washington St, Brooklyn, NY

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What you'll learn in this bookbinding class:

Students will learn the basics of hand-made book production and practice several simple binding techniques that can be done at home. This 3-hour workshop will provide an introductory glimpse into the art of making books.  

Methods demonstrated will include pamphlet stitch, japanese side-stitch, and perfect binding.  Limited supplies for the class are provided by BkC, but feel free to bring any additional 2-D materials you'd like to incorporate into your work. 

If you'd like to produce your own artist books, sketchbooks, zines, or if you just want to make unique, handmade gifts, this class is for you!  

Important Things to Note:
  • Limited supplies for the class are provided by BkC, but feel free to bring any additional 2-D materials you'd like to incorporate into your work.
  • Cost of the class includes a $10 materials fee.

Q: What is the minimum age requirement for kids to attend? 
A: All ages are welcome.

Refund Policy

  • Students must give notification 4 business days or more in advance to receive full refund less 5% cancellation fee or transfer credit.
  • Request made within 4 business days will be charged a 25% withdrawal fee.
  • No refunds granted after the beginning of class.

For multi-week classes:

  • Cancellation up to 4 business days prior to the first class - 95% refund.
  • Cancellation after 1st class - 100% refund less a 25% withdrawal fee.
  • Cancellation after the 2nd class - 50% refund.
  • NO REFUNDS beyond the 2nd class

The date the email is sent will determine eligibility for a refund. All approved refunds may take up to four weeks to process. We cannot be responsible for providing refunds for classes or programs missed as a result of student illness, student emergencies, or events beyond our control.

In any event where a customer wants to cancel their enrollment and is eligible for a full refund, a 5% processing fee will be deducted from the refund amount.

Refunds or withdrawal requests must be sent via e-mail to [email protected]

Reviews of Classes at BKC (325)

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  • The Handmade Book: An Introduction

    Reviewed by Polina on 8/2/2012
    I liked the class. I kind of wished we learned one more technique. Something more complicated. The Japanese stitch was complicated and I really liked it but I wish there was something else. But otherwise I learned a lot and it was really interesting.
  • The Handmade Book: An Introduction

    Reviewed by Atul on 8/1/2012
    The course was good-- everything as described in the course description.
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BKC is a photo, video and creative education center located in the heart of Dumbo, Brooklyn. Our basic philosophy is simple: cut the crap. We’re founded upon the idea of learning by doing, whether it's hands-on classes in studio lighting, a workshop on shooting HD Video for Youtube, unleashing the...

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