Instant Artists’ Books

Event Info

This in-person workshop takes place at CBA on January 31–February 28, 2024 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

  • Wednesday, January 31, 6:00pm – 9:00pm
  • Wednesday, February 7, 6:00pm – 9:00pm
  • Wednesday, February 14, 6:00pm – 9:00pm
  • Wednesday, February 21, 6:00pm – 9:00pm
  • Wednesday, February 28, 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Please Note: Registration for this workshop closes on January 24th, at 11:59 pm.

About the Workshop:

This in-person workshop is taught by CBA instructor Esther K Smith.

In this workshop, students will have the opportunity to learn one new book structure per week. You will explore a variety of basic folding and stitching techniques through instant books, thru accordion, pamphlet, stab stitch, and simple popups.

This workshop will offer strategies for generating content and making quick models of books, structural approaches to artists’ books, and collaborative exercises to generate content. This class is aimed for both artists interested in making books, as well as people who have been making blank books and want to work on content.

Fun Fact: The instructor of this course, Esther K. Smith, has published a number of books on making artists’ books, exploring a variety of creative and accessible book structures.

Required Materials:

  • bone folder
  • awl
  • textbook: HOW TO MAKE BOOKS
  • optional– collage materials, rubber stamps, stamp pads

A more detailed materials list will be sent to participants after registration.

About Esther K Smith

Esther K Smith is the author of HOW TO MAKE BOOKSMaking Books with KidsMagic Books & Paper Toys, and editor of the Rizzoli reprint of WH Page’s Specimens of CHROMATIC WOOD TYPE, Borders &c. Artistic Director at Purgatory Pie Press, Esther K Smith makes collaborative limited editions with letterpress printer Dikko Faust, Susan Happersett and other artists & writers. Purgatory Pie Press works are in public and private collections throughout the world including Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, Cooper Hewitt, London’s V&A, and Tate Modern Museum.

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 24th at 11:59pm. The price of this class is $525 plus a $25 materials fee.

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