Bookmaking and Printmaking from Home

Event Info

This four-day, virtual workshop takes place on Zoom on Tuesday–Friday, August 30–September 2, from 10:00 am–12:00pm.

  • Tuesday, August 30, 10:00am–12:00pm
  • Wednesday, August 31, 10:00am–12:00pm
  • Thursday, September 1, 10:00am–12:00pm
  • Friday, September 2, 10:00am–12:00pm

Please Note: Registration for this workshop closes on Tuesday, August 23 at 11:59pm.

About the Workshop:

This virtual workshop at Center for Book Arts is taught by instructor Maria Veronica San Martin.

Want to make a special one-of-a-kind book to gift to someone (or yourself) this summer? Then Instructor Maria Veronica San Martin‘s online course for all experience levels on how to conceptualize and make your own artist book is the perfect fit for you!

The course begins with a contextual lesson on the book as an artistic medium – helping provide students with inspiration for their own work.

Then the class transitions to art-making – including learning the do’s and don’t of accordion book structure, the technique of monoprints on plexiglass, and the creation and construction of a flag book.

By the end of the course, each student will have created their own artist book and the class will engage in a final critique and discussion of all the work produced!

Class size is limited to ensure an optimal student-to-teacher ratio. Register now before the remaining spots fill up!

Required Materials:

    • 2 Book Board 0.098
    • A variety of book-cloths
    • PVA glue with brushes, rollers or sponge brushes
    • 5-10 Printmaking paper like BFK or Arches, white or cream
    • 1 bonefolder
    • 1 roll of wax paper
    • 1 exacto knife
    • 1 ruler and square
    • 1 cutting surface
    • A variety of etching inks (Blick art, Gambling ink)
    • printmaking spatulas
    • 2-3 speedball rollers (Blick Art)
    • 1 plexiglass surface, or zinc or copper plate
    • 1 baren, or wood spoon for cooking
    • 1 sand block (find in any hardware store)
    • 1 plastic round container (yogurt)
    • 1 roll of paper towel
    • 1 container Alcohol (99 purity is ideal but can also be any other you find)
    • A few cotton Q-tips for painting

    Note: You can find the art supplies required for this class at Blick Art Materials and Talas as well as select items in CBA’s own shop!

About Maria Veronica San Martin

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

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

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


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 23 at 11:59pm. If you cannot comfortably pay tuition but are interested in taking this class, please consider filling out our financial assistance application here. We will notify you if you are selected to receive a scholarship before the start date of the class.


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