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Artist Book: Concept and Design

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

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...

$450

5 sessions

Thursday Mar 2nd, 6:30pm

(13)

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

5 sessions

Thursday Mar 2nd, 6pm

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Mastering the Art of Collage

at The Art Students League - Midtown
215 W 57th St, New York, New York 10019

Collage is an art form that can be mastered by all from the novice to the accomplished artist.  Join award winning collage artist Lucy Fradkin in an in-depth exploration of the medium.  Students will create mixed media works on paper using collage, paint and a variety of materials to create unique works that express personal stories with...

$425

5 sessions

Monday Mar 20th, 1:30pm

(16)

Collage and the Water Garden

at Brooklyn Botanic Garden - Crown Heights
1000 Washington Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11225

This workshop will begin with an instructor-led tour of the Shelby White and Leon Levy Water Garden to look at forms and motifs that define the garden and its water features. Through collage the class will explore color palettes and themes associated with water and create Water Garden–inspired collages. Materials will be provided. Notes:Please bring...

Saturday Mar 25th, 12pm

(100)

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

(13)

Collage and Activism

at Brooklyn Brainery - Prospect Heights
190 Underhill Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11238

Historically collage has offered artists a means to directly engage with the visual refuse of their time. Through examining, re-organizing, and manipulating this imagery, collage presents a language through which we can re-imagine the stories we've been told. This 3-hour workshop will introduce students to the place of collage...

Sunday Mar 12th, 11am

(466)

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...

Sunday Mar 26th, 11am

(147)

Suminagashi: Japanese Marbling

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

Student's will learn how to create and pull suminagashi monoprints on paper and fabric, and leave with enough knowledge and skills to continue exploring on their own.  In this two session class, students will learn the basics of suminagashi, a Japanese marbling technique. The history and ideology shaping suminagashi will be covered, as well as...

$153.75

2 sessions

Monday Apr 24th, 10:30am

(228)

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Pollinator Papercuttings

at New York Botanical Garden - NYBG Bronx
2900 Southern Blvd, Bronx, New York 10458

Use the ancient tradition of paper cutting to "draw in silhouette" and celebrate the role of pollinators-- birds, bats, beetles, bees, and butterflies -- and their connections with plants. You will choose a pollinator and plant pairing to inspire your own original design that you will turn into a work of art with the help of Hudson-based paper artist...

Saturday Apr 22nd, 1pm

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Papermake Manhattan

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

Pulp as Portal artist Krista Franklin will lead participants in a papermaking activity utilizing artist fellow exhibition artist Jillian Bruschera’s traveling Papermaker’s Pack. Participants will walk the Manhattan environs of the Center for Book Arts to obtain ephemera and printed matter (signage, fliers, garbage, objects) of the neighborhood...

Free

Saturday Apr 1st, 12pm

(13)

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

(228)

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

(13)

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!

Saturday Apr 15th, 2pm

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 Mar 24th, 10am

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(13)

Spring Ephemeral Papercuttings

at New York Botanical Garden - NYBG Bronx
2900 Southern Blvd, Bronx, New York 10458

Capture the fleeting magic of woodland spring flowers with the delicate art of paper cutting. You will learn basic paper cutting techniques from silhouette artist Jenny Lee Fowler, whose work has been featured in Martha Stewart Living, House Beautiful and Better Homes and Gardens, and use her one-of-a-kind patterns to create a piece of 8"x10" art to...

Saturday Apr 22nd, 10am

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