Bookbinding I

Event Info

This five-day, in-person workshop takes place at CBA on Thursdays, January 19, 26, and February, 2, 9, and 16, from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm.

  • Thursday, January 19, 6:00pm–9:00pm
  • Thursday, January 26, 6:00pm–9:00pm
  • Thursday, February 2, 6:00pm–9:00pm
  • Thursday, February 9, 6:00pm–9:00pm
  • Thursday, February 16, 6:00pm–9:00pm

Please Note: Registration for this workshop closes on January 11, at 11:59 pm.


About the Workshop:

This in-person class at Center for Book Arts is taught by instructor Amber Braverman. In this introductory class you will learn the basic use of bookbinding tools and materials, along with bookbinding structures.

Students will learn about non-adhesive structures, bindings for single sheets, and other bindings that can be made with little specialized equipment.  Accordions, pamphlets, drum leaf books, and a variety of softcover bindings will be taught during the course.

This class is ideal for those who wish to learn simple forms for presenting work, or for building fundamental knowledge on bookbinding.


Required Materials:

All staff, artists, students, and guests are required to show proof of vaccination upon entering CBA and must wear a mask covering the nose and mouth at all times. If you have a medical or religious exemption, please email corina@centerforbookarts.org. Required Materials:

  • Pencil and paper for note-taking
  • Bookbinding awl
  • Bone folder
  • Olfa silver knife and blades, or exact-o knife

All other materials will be provided by Center for Book Arts at no additional cost.


About Amber Braverman

Amber Braverman is the proprietor of Post Editions, a letterpress studio focused on collaboration with artists and writers.

As an educator, Braverman hopes to share her passion for the craft of printmaking with her students. She has been teaching letterpress printing, image-making, and book forms at CBA since 2006.

She began her journey into the world of book arts from a young age and studied letterpress printmaking through apprenticeship and job printing. She currently resides in Garrison, New York.  

 


All images courtesy of the instructor.

Class size is limited to ensure an optimal participant to Instructor ratio. Register now before spots fill up! Registration for this workshop closes on January 12 at 11:59pm. Participants are required to comply with CBA’s Covid-19 health and safety measures.

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