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Bookbinding I

at Pyramid Atlantic Art Center - Hyattsville
4318 Gallatin St, Hyattsville, Maryland 20781

This one-day workshop will introduce students to the basics of bookbinding, including appropriate materials and tools needed to make your own notebooks, journals or albums. Book structures taught will be the pamphlet, accordion, and Japanese stab binding. Additionally, students will learn how to: properly cover boards for hard covered books...

$160

Sunday Jan 21st, 11am

Buttonhole Stitch

at Pyramid Atlantic Art Center - Hyattsville
4318 Gallatin St, Hyattsville, Maryland 20781

In this workshop students will learn how to create a buttonhole stitch book with an exposed spine. We will spend the first half of the class learning how to complete this binding from start to finish, from prepping and punching signatures all the way through binding with two needles. Students will then get the opportunity to use this information...

$75

Saturday Jan 27th, 10am

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Bookbinding II

at Pyramid Atlantic Art Center - Hyattsville
4318 Gallatin St, Hyattsville, Maryland 20781

In this one-day workshop, students will further their bookbinding skills to include three more advanced sewing structures, including: long-stitch Coptic sewing over tapes These three structures will allow for the binding of thicker books, which will be ideal in the creation of journals or sketchbooks.  We will use a variety of decorative...

$160

Sunday Feb 4th, 11am

Tiny Book Party (Valentine's Edition)

at Pyramid Atlantic Art Center - Hyattsville
4318 Gallatin St, Hyattsville, Maryland 20781

In this workshop students will learn how to make a series of tiny books that are perfect for gift-giving, personalization, and decoration! We will cover a few simple pamphlet variations as well as a slightly more complicated buttonhole stitch and a softcover with wraparound ties. Everyone is encouraged to experiment and come up with their own ways...

$75

Thursday Feb 8th, 6pm

Playing with Books

at Pyramid Atlantic Art Center - Hyattsville
4318 Gallatin St, Hyattsville, Maryland 20781

Learn how to make interactive book forms that can easily be adapted to many projects. We’ll start by exploring some ways to make books using just one sheet of paper. We’ll then move on to making simple books that require minimal sewing and gluing. The beauty of all the book forms covered in this workshop is that they can be made with any variety...

$75

Saturday Feb 24th, 10am

Pops-Ups for Miniature Books

at Pyramid Atlantic Art Center - Hyattsville
4318 Gallatin St, Hyattsville, Maryland 20781

Strategies for creating 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 variety of structures that move above, beyond and behind the page. No experience is necessary, but previous experience...

$200

2 sessions

Thursday Mar 1st, 10am

Secret Belgian Binding

at Pyramid Atlantic Art Center - Hyattsville
4318 Gallatin St, Hyattsville, Maryland 20781

Shhhhhhhh. Why don’t we just call it Belgian Binding? It’s really not a secret since so many people are making them now! This non-adhesive binding style is very popular with artists and writers because it opens flat, making it a great book for writing and sketching. The cover boards and the spine are covered as three separate pieces, and then...

$160
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Stamped Label Bradel Case Binding

at Pyramid Atlantic Art Center - Hyattsville
4318 Gallatin St, Hyattsville, Maryland 20781

In this workshop students will learn how to produce Bradel style case bindings in cloth and marbled paper with gold stamped spine labels in both leather and paper. Bradel case bindings are a strong but elegant structure commonly used in book repair, re-binding, and one off custom binding. The design pictured is meant to mimic the Rubow style millimeter...

$318

2 sessions

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Spinning Paper Thread

at Pyramid Atlantic Art Center - Hyattsville
4318 Gallatin St, Hyattsville, Maryland 20781

The art of making thread and using it to weave cloth dates back to the 7th-century in Japan. In this class, student will prepare papers to make shifu, or paper thread. Students will use rough surfaces and bricks, hand-held drop spindles, and spinning wheels to make the thread. The final stage is to weave a small piece of cloth with our hand-spun fiber....

$160
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