Bookbinding IV: Inboard Binding – Summer 2023

image courtesy of Ana Cordeiro

Event Info

This two day, in-person workshop takes place at CBA on Saturday and Sunday, August 19 and 20, from 10am-4pm ET.

  • Saturday, August 19, 10:00am-4:00pm ET
  • Sunday, August 20, 10:00am-4:00pm ET

Please Note: Registration for this workshop closes on August 12, at 11:59 pm.

About the Workshop:

This in-person class at Center for Book Arts is taught by instructor Ana Cordeiro.

In this 12-hour intermediate class, you will make an inboard cloth-bound book with round spine and hand-sewn end bands. This binding has the text block sewn on supports, which will be laced in the hard cover boards. Students will learn how to set up and use a sewing frame for large text blocks. This class prepares the student for leather binding and other advanced and historical structures.

Required Materials:

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

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

About Ana Cordeiro

Ana Paula Cordeiro is a Brazilian national, New York City -based visual artist working primarily in the book form. The co-author of a book about the making of books called Bookforms, published in 2018 by Quarto, she has also co-organized the multi-media installation Introspective Collective at The Clemente. In 2020 she was awarded a grant from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation and an Honorable Mention at the International Human Rights Arts Festival Creators of Justice Award for her essay “Citizen”. In the spring of 2022 she was part of the public art program Shared Space Shared Dialogue, organized by the Korean Art Forum.
Artist books can be a solitary practice, but as the Introspective Collective manifesto states, no artist is an island. Ana Paula thrives in the shared space, having been a part of the Center for Book Arts communal shop for her entire career. She is currently a resident at the LMCC Arts Center and a research fellow at Hispanic Society Museum and Library, which became her sponsor for a 2023 regrant by NYSCA. Ana Paula has an extensive exhibition history, and her artist books are collected privately and institutionally.

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 August 12 at 11:59pm. The tuition fee for this class is $420 + a $35 materials fee.

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