Free Family-Friendly Drop-In Holiday Book-Making Workshop!

Jennifer Verbit
Image courtesy of the artist.
Zoom screenshot of Maria Veronica San Martin in one of her classes.
Zoom screenshot of Maria Veronica San Martin in one of her classes.

Event Info

This in-person workshop takes place at Flatiron Public Plaza next to the Interwoven architectural installation on Saturday, December 11 with drop-ins welcome between 2:30–4:30pm. The rain date for the event is Saturday, December 18.

About the Workshop:

Just in time for the holidays, CBA Instructors Jennifer Verbit & Maria Veronica San Martin are leading a free family-friendly drop-in book-making workshop!

Drop by the workshop at Flatiron Public Plaza near the Interwoven architectural installation anytime between 2:30–4:30pm to make your own beautiful booklet using the easy-to-learn techniques of folding and a simple pamphlet stitch with a ribbon binding. You can also decorate your booklet with drawings or collage.

These booklets would make lovely gifts or are great for personal use, you might even be inspired to continue to make books at home!

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 ten years at Center for Book Arts.

Verbit is experienced in teaching hands-on book arts skills to children, teens, adults, and senior citizens. Additionally, Verbit has been working at Paper Source for the past 6 years where she has been teaching card making and stamping techniques to adults and children. She has integrated some of the stamping techniques into her book art decorative element teaching and it has been a great success.

About Maria Veronica San Martin

Maria Veronica San Martín is a multidisciplinary Latin-American artist living in New York.

She was a studio artist at the Whitney Museum, ISP (NYC), a scholar at the Center for Book Arts (NYC), and has participated in many international art residencies.

San Martín has taught at the Center for Book Arts (NYC), Penland School of Craft (NC), Universidad de Chile, and Universidad Catolica de Chile.

She has been performing and lecturing her Moving Memorial and Dignidad series at international museums, galleries, public libraries, universities, and schools since 2016.

San Martín has exhibited nationally and internationally including at The Immigrant Artist Biennial in New York, has been awarded three Chilean grants, a NYFA grant, and her work is in more than 60 collections including the Centre Pompidou (Paris), Metropolitan Museum (NYC) and The Walker Art Center (Minneapolis).


This workshop is made possible by generous support from Flatiron 23rd St Partnership.

Images courtesy Instructor Jennifer Verbit.

This is a free workshop, however please consider making a donation of $5 or more in support of CBA’s programming. Make a donation–>

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