This virtual workshop takes place on Monday, May 23 from 6-8pm ET via Zoom.
About the Workshop:
Artist and CBA instructor Beth Sheehan teaches this online workshop for all experience levels on drum leaf – a style of layflat binding.
Created by Tim Ely, drum leaf is a simple but elegant book structure that uses folded “leaves” (pages) that are “drummed” (glued) together rather than being folded into signatures. Drum leaf book pages lay completely flat, making it an ideal book structure for artists, photographers, and printmakers in particular.
In this two-hour workshop, students will learn to fold and adhere pages to create the drum leaf textblock. Sheehan will then go over the steps for scoring and folding the drop-spine softcover. Finally, students will adhere covers to their text blocks, completing their respective books!
Class size is limited to ensure an optimal student-to-teacher ratio. Register now before the remaining spots fill up!
- As many sheets of paper as you would like in your book (cardstock weight is ideal). The Instructor will demonstrate with 15 sheets of 8.5×11” cardstock.
- A sheet of paper for the cover of your book. The sheet must be cardstock weight and the same height as your text pages but longer. The Instructor will demonstrate with 1 sheet of 8.5×17 cardstock.
- Scrap paper for gluing
- Glue and glue brush OR double-stick tape
- Cutting tool (X-acto, scalpel, Olfa knife, etc)
- Cutting mat
- Bone folder or similar
Note: Please be aware that shipping is often delayed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. 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 the Instructor
Elizabeth (Beth) Sheehan is a printmaker, papermaking, and book artist living in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
Her work investigates ideas of memory and perception to explore her own lack of episodic memory.
Sheehan’s work has been exhibited internationally and is held in public collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Center for Book Arts, and the San Francisco Public Library.
She has worked as a professional printer at Durham Press in Pennsylvania and at Harlan and Weaver in New York. She was also the Lead Binder and Bindery Manager at Small Editions in Brooklyn and teaches paper, print, and book workshops around the country.
All images courtesy of the instructor.
In order to best serve our community, many of our online classes are pay-what-you-can. The amount you choose to pay goes directly toward our instructors and toward creating scholarship opportunities for the future.