This online class will take place across two sessions on Thursdays September 30 & October 7 from 10am–12pm ET:
- Thurs Sept. 30 10am – 12pm ET
- Thurs Oct. 7 10am – 12pm ET
About the Workshop:
This online workshop for beginners taught by Instructor Chang Yuchen is split across two sessions:
Day 1 will cover 3-hole pamphlet, 5 hole pamphlet and pamphlet with enclosed cover. In learning this intro-level binding style and a few variations, participants will practice techniques of working with needle and thread upon paper. Examples of artists’ books using related techniques will be shown to demonstrate the versatile utilities of this simple yet elegant binding.
Day 2 will explore abundant variations drawn from a rudimentary binding technique. Participants will be guided towards creative and playful improvisation. Examples of artists’ books using related binding styles will be shown to demonstrate how a simple structure can be customized for a specific project, and integrated with a specific concept.
Class size is limited to ensure an optimal student-to-teacher ratio. Register now before the remaining spots fill up!
- A bone folder, or a butter knife
- An exacto knife, or snap-off blade knife
- A cutting mat
- A pencil
- A ruler
- An awl, or a pushpin
- A needle
- 2 binder clips
PAPER FOR DAY 1
- 20 sheets of text weight paper, 8.5 x 11 in (letter size)
- 2 sheets of cover weight paper, 8.5 x 11 in (letter size)
- 1 sheet of cover weight paper, 5.5 x 12 in or larger
- 1 sheet of scrap paper
PAPER FOR DAY 2
- 1 sheet of cover weight paper, 14 x 6 inch
- 8 sheets of text weight paper, 11 x 6 inch
- 1 sheet of cover weight paper, 17 x 5.5 inch
- 15 sheets of text weight paper, 5.5 x 8.5 inch
- 1 sheet of scrap paper
Check to see if any of the required materials are available in CBA’s shop–>
About the Instructor
Chang Yuchen is an artist and educator based in New York. She works in an interdisciplinary manner — writing as weaving, drawing as translation, clothing as portable theater, commerce as everyday revolution. Yuchen was an artist in residence at MASS MoCA, MAD Museum, Offshore, Bananafish Books and Textile Arts Center. She has shown her works/performed at UCCA Dune, Taikwun, Abrons Art Center, Para Site, Salt Projects, and Assembly Room, among others.
All images courtesy of the instructor.
In order to best serve our community near and far, 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.