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.

Book/Binding 20/20

$185.00Price
  • 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

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MANHATTAN GRAPHICS CENTER | 250 WEST 40 STREET, 5TH FLOOR | NEW YORK, NY 10018 | 212-219-8783

THANKS TO FRIENDS OF MGC

New York City Department of Cultural Affairs | The Scherman Foundation for its generous and continuing support | New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature | The Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation | The Charles Locke Art Fund | The Jockey Hollow Foundation |  Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation | Friends and MGC members who have made donations to the Center

 

Our programs are supported in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.