Bells and Whistles: 5 Simple Techniques 2023

Event Info

This one-day, in-person workshop takes place at CBA on Saturday, February 18, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

  • Saturday, February 18, 10:00am–4:00pm

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

About the Workshop:

This in-person class at Center for Book Arts is taught by instructor Jennifer Verbit.

In this workshop we will learn 5 simple techniques– pop-up, pamphlet, zig zag accordion, and a paint transfer technique. Then learn how to put it all together; plus how to add even more decorative details to your book. The class will be set up as follows, the first half of the day we will learn and play with the individual techniques, then after lunch we will bring all of our new skills together to create a large Zig Zag Accordion that will have all the “Bells and Whistles.”

This class is a day to relax and play with paper, the smallest things can leave you inspired. See you there!


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 Required Materials:

  • Previous artwork or any other materials from home that you may want to incorporate in your work

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

About Jennifer Verbit

Jennifer Verbit is an NYC native. She attended Alfred University, in Western NY, where she studied painting and printmaking and graduated with a BFA. Following college, Verbit discovered the art of bookmaking, and she has been studying bookbinding for over fifteen years at Center for Book Arts.  

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 February 11 at 11:59pm. Participants are required to comply with CBA’s Covid-19 health and safety measures.

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