Upcoming Events › Bookbinding
June 24, Saturday, 10am-4pm
This one day class will teach students some simple book making techniques; while staying relaxed and having fun. By the end of the day you will be pros at 5 simple techniques.Find out more »
Saturday and Sunday, July 8-9, 10am-4pm
This weekend intensive is designed for teachers of 7 - 12 year olds, with methods and techniques that may be modified to accommodate other age groups. We will spend Saturday 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 arts in your classroom.
On Sunday, we will build on the methods learned on Saturday by creating pamphlet and accordion structures with greater complexity, as well as combination bindings. We will also make origami-folded books and explore basic pop-up techniques. You will leave with a variety of book structures and ideas for including book arts in your classroom. No previous art or bookbinding experience necessary.Find out more »
July 15-16, Saturday-Sunday, 10am-4pm
This class will introduce the principals of animation and explore the technical aspects of getting from paper prints to video. Through a series of hands-on exercises, students will learn the basic principals of animation by making early animation toys, including a thaumatrope, zoetrope and flip book. Instructor will demonstrate how to translate these principals to the printing press for future projects. Students will create animated GIFs of the work that they create in class to use on websites or post on social media. No previous experience necessary.Find out more »
July 22-23, Saturday - Sunday, 10 am - 4 pm
In this class you will learn to make Coptic bindings. Students will learn to create covers using boards and decorative paper or cloth. Students will create books using multi-needle and single needle sewing techniques. We will be experimenting with decorative techniques including colored paper on the spines and sewing variations.
July 29, Saturday, 10 am-4 pm
Do you have ideas for publishing your own books but aren’t sure where to start? This workshop is for you! In this one day class students will learn a range of possibilities for taking their own writing and pictures and binding them their very own zine. You will make your own images, play with different page layouts and learn a range of simple yet good looking binding techniques. Students will learn good craftsmanship without sacrificing the economics of a democratic multiple. Everyone with an interest in books is welcome.
July 31 - August 4, Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm
Most boxes share the same structural components: mix and match them, add a piece or take one away, and you’ve got enough box-making potential to last a lifetime...or, in this case, one intense week.Find out more »
August 5-6, Saturday & Sunday, 10-4 pm
Celebrate summer with flowers! Pop-up engineering techniques will be demonstrated and practiced while building and binding this volume of native wildflowers. No experience is necessary, but binding and/or paper craft skills will speed your progress.Find out more »
August 7-11, Monday - Friday, 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 work space in our binderies.Find out more »
Thomas Parker Williams
August 19-20, Saturday-Sunday, 10am-4pm
This course will provide instruction for making paper structures with moving parts, including radial hinges for rotating elements, sliding window elements, a cascading rotary structure that reveals hidden images or text when activated, and a scroll mounted in a box viewed through a window. You will make some of these animated structures and receive detailed assembly drawings and a CD containing laser cutting templates to use on your own projects, as well as a list of sources for parts and materials. Course will also include a brief introduction to free computer aided design software that is helpful in creating works to be laser cut.Find out more »
August 26, Saturday, 10am-4pm
Turn those old cassette tapes into a great little book in this fun one-day workshop! Students will learn the basics of making a Coptic stitch book, using cassette tapes as covers with additional discussion focusing on materials for good books, proper sewing techniques, and tips for making books at home.