Paste Paper and Hardcover Longstitch

Event Info

This one-day, in-person workshop takes place at CBA on Saturday, August 26, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

  • Saturday, August 26, 10:00am–4:00pm

Please Note: Registration for this workshop closes on August 19, at 11:59 pm.

About the Workshop:

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

This one day class will cover 2 big concepts: making paste paper and making a hardcover longstitch book. Students will begin by experimenting with mark making and creating patterns, then jump into setting up signatures and covers. This class is suitable for a beginner or an advanced student. Paste papers will be used for the covers, and at the end of the day students will walk away with a handmade journal, unique to them!


Required Materials:

  • Bonefolder
  • Push pin
  • Pencil
  • Brush for adhesives
  • A card that can be cut with scissors (old metrocard, old store membership card, cardboard etc.)
  • Clothes that can get dirty

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. In 2019, Verbit was a Su-Casa Grantee, and taught a 5 month, weekly Book Arts program at Riversone Senior Center in Washington Heights. And in 2022, she was awarded a grant with the NYPL for the Creative Aging program, teaching an eight week Book Arts workshop at Allerton Branch in the Bronx. 

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 19 at 11:59pm. Tuition for this workshop is $210 + a $40 materials fee.

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