Virtual Bookbinding I: Introduction to Softcover Binding

Maria Veronica San Martin demonstrating the flag book structure via Zoom
Zoom screenshot of accordion bookbinding process in How to Conceptualize and Create an Artist Book.
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Event Info

This five-week, virtual workshop takes place on Zoom on Thursday nights, February 22 – March 21, 2024 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. 

  • Thursday, February 22, 6–9pm
  • Thursday, February 29, 6–9pm
  • Thursday, March 7, 6–9pm
  • Thursday, March 14, 6–9pm
  • Thursday, March 21, 6–9pm

Please Note: Registration for this workshop closes on February 15th, 2024 at 11:59 pm. 

About the Workshop:

This virtual version of our popular introductory Bookbinding class is taught by CBA instructor Amber Braverman. No travel to NYC required! 

In this introductory class you will learn the basic use of bookbinding tools and materials, along with bookbinding structures.

Students will learn about non-adhesive structures, bindings for single sheets, and other bindings that can be made with little specialized equipment. Accordions, pamphlets, drum leaf books, and a variety of softcover bindings will be taught during the course.

This class is ideal for those who wish to learn simple forms for presenting work, or for building fundamental knowledge on bookbinding.


Required Materials:

  • Pencil and paper for note-taking
  • Cutting Tools
  • Needles & Thread
  • Adhesives (PVA recommended)

About Amber Braverman 

Amber Braverman is the proprietor of Post Editions, a letterpress studio focused on collaboration with artists and writers. As an educator, Braverman hopes to share her passion for the craft of printmaking with her students. She has been teaching letterpress printing, image-making, and book forms at CBA since 2006. She began her journey into the world of book arts from a young age and studied letterpress printmaking through apprenticeship and job printing. She currently resides in Garrison, New York.  

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 15th at 11:59pm. Tuition for this workshop is $315

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