This workshop takes place across two sessions:
Monday, August 24, 6-8pm EDT
Monday, August 31, 6-8pm EDT
In this two-day workshop students will learn the basics of the pamphlet stitch with discussions focusing on ways to modify and adapt the structure to various needs as well as proper materials and helpful tools and techniques.
Students will also learn a wide variety of modifications to turn simple structures into exciting explorations of form. This two-hour virtual workshop will begin with a 5-hole accordion with a wrap-around cover and work to double-pamphlets, french-door pamphlets, pamphlets sewn to accordions, and a single leaf pamphlet.
Students need the following materials:
– Paper for textblocks, around 40 sheets cut to any size (Text weight is preferable. Copy paper is fine.)
– Paper for covers (longer sheets are better, 11×17 or bigger is ideal, decorative paper is preferable but not required. Card-stock weight works well.)
– Cutting tool and blades (X-acto, Olfa knife, box cutter, scalpel, etc.)
– Cutting mat
– Thread (ideally bookbinding thread, like Irish linen thread)
– Needles (ideally bookbinding needles or darning needles)
– Bone folder or Teflon folder (optional, but helpful)
About the Instructor:
Beth Sheehan is a printmaker, papermaker, and book artist living in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Her work investigates ideas of memory and perception to explore her own lack of episodic memory. Her 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. Sheehan 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.
About Center for Book Arts:
The Center for Book Arts promotes active explorations of both contemporary and traditional artistic practices related to the book as an art object. The Center seeks to facilitate communication between the book arts community and the larger spheres of contemporary visual and literary arts, while being a model organization locally, nationally, and internationally within the field. We achieve this through exhibitions, classes, public programming, literary presentations, opportunities for artists and writers, publications, and collecting.