This synchronous class is a comprehensive introduction to bookbinding. Over six 1.5-hour class meetings students will learn how to make a range of book structures: French fold, quarto, Japanese stab, link stitch, accordion, and case bound. Each tutorial will be paired with examples from history to demonstrate how other artists, poets, or writers have used a particular book structure. Through several slide lectures and group discussions we’ll learn about the relationship between content and form. While most of the books made during the class will involve blank paper, we’ll talk about strategies for how to incorporate printed work into the book structure and how to design a book around existing content.
Mondays | 7:00 - 8:30 pm
November 2, 9, 16, 23, December 7, 14
Skill level: Beginner - students should be comfortable with cutting and folding paper; usingneedle and thread; and have a basic understanding of what printmaking is.
Limited to 8 students