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Bookbinding I (A+B)
February 1 - February 5
5-Day Section (A+B)
February 1 – 5, Wednesday – Sunday, 10 am-4 pm
In this introductory Core class, you will learn several basic book structures, develop hand skills and become familiar with binding tools and techniques. After this comprehensive foundation, you’ll be prepared for your own explorations, for advanced courses, and you will qualify for renting workspace in our binderies. The course will cover discussion on materials and on best practices for folding, cutting, adhesives and mixes, paper types, tool selection, and three sewing methods. No experience required.
Structures studied will include: pamphlets with paper wrappers, pamphlets with hard covers, a flat back with sewn headbands, and a round back sewn on tapes.
For this class, all materials are included, but please bring the following tools with you to each class. Tools marked with a star (*) are available for purchase at the time your class starts.
Cutting tool such as scalpels,* X-acto knives, and Olfa snap blades (strongly preferred)
Pin tool* or Awl*
Beth Sheehan is a printmaker, paper maker, and book artist living and working in Brooklyn, NY. She is currently the bindery manager at Small Editions in Brooklyn. Sheehan was also a 2015-16 Scholar for Advanced Studies in Book Arts at the Center for Book Arts. Her work has been exhibited internationally and is in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY; the Robert C. Williams Paper Museum, GA; and the Center for Book Arts, NY, among others. Sheehan has taught workshops at Cooper Union, the Morgan Conservatory, Dieu Donné, and the Center for Book Arts.
Tuition: $675 members / $700 non-members. Become a member.