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In this 4-hour workshop you will learn how to bind your own hand-made books. Students will learn how to to tear paper, design and prepare their covers, and create simple fold, as well as sewn "coptic-bound" books.  Materials will be included, but students are encouraged to bring book-covering paper of their choosing,...

$80
Su.   Jul 31st, 12pm
Beginner
(387)

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 bookcloth to cover it. This class is suitable for beginners, but students should have taken Bookbinding I (A) prior. Bookbinding I, part of our Core Curriculum...

$450
5 sessions
T.   Jul 26th, 6pm
Intermediate
(9)
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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: Bookbinding I and Bookbinding II (A) or equivalent. ...

$450
5 sessions
Th.   Jul 28th, 6pm
Intermediate
(9)

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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
M.T.W.Th.F.   Aug 8th, 10am
Beginner
(9)

This one day workshop is designed for teachers of 7 to 10 year olds, with methods and techniques that may be modified to accommodate other age groups. We will spend the day 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 ideas for including book...

$175
Sa.   Aug 20th, 10am
All levels
(9)

This one-day workshop is designed for teachers of 8 to 12 year-olds, with methods and techniques that may be modified to accommodate other age groups. Building on the methods learned during the prior section, create pamphlets and accordion structures with greater complexity, as well as combination bindings. We will also make origami-folded books and...

$175
Sa.   Aug 27th, 10am
All levels
(9)

Impossibly large images bring excitement to the pop-up book. Strategies for creating these expansive structures are useful in miniature books, as they allow the artist to increase the drama and expand the content. Using cardstock and a small set of simple hand tools, students will build and bind a number of structures that move above, beyond and behind...

$325
2 sessions
Sa.Su.   Jul 30th, 10am
All levels
(9)

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
Sa.Su.   Aug 13th, 10am
Intermediate
(9)

In this 2-day introductory class, students will review basic bookbinding terminology and techniques before creating their own hardcover book with cloth covers and decorative endpapers. Techniques & concepts covered: grain direction, creating signatures, making endpapers, punching and sewing on tapes, casing, and more.

$75
2 sessions
Sa.Su.   Jul 30th, 12pm
Beginner
(2)

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
Sa.Su.   Sep 10th, 10am
Beginner
(9)

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. Students are asked to purchase their own supplies and bring book-covering paper. Some alternative...

$80
No Upcoming Schedules
Beginner
(190)

Learn basic bookbinding techniques and walk out with a complete leather journal in the color of your choice, plus the skills to make more on your own. Come learn how to make your very own hand-bound, softcover leather journal! In this class we’ll tackle long-stitch bookbinding, a method that has been used as far back as the 18th century. In just...

$65
No Upcoming Schedules
Beginner
(164)

Learn how to make your own Coptic bound sketchbook/notebook from start to finish. Coptic binding is an ancient binding structure with two hard covers and an open spine chain-linked with thread. The open spine allows the book to lay flat when opened, making it ideal for writing or drawing in, not to mention making it look gorgeous!

$70
2 sessions
No Upcoming Schedules
All levels
(387)

This course provides a grand overview of four bookbinding techniques (the 1-page book, the accordion style book, traditional Japanese bookbinding and hardcover bookbinding) and an introduction to book layout techniques. After participating in the hands-on demos, students will create on blank book of each style to use as a journal, sketchbook or give...

$250
3 sessions
No Upcoming Schedules
Intermediate
(57)

In this 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, a hollow tube and a quarter binding with raised cords. You will begin to work with leather and sew silk endbands. Prerequisite Bookbinding...

$700
5 sessions
No Upcoming Schedules
Intermediate
(9)
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