Past Events › Bookbinding
December 1-2, Saturday & Sunday, 10 am-4 pm
**This class is now FULL. To be added to the wait list, please call (212) 481-0295**
Learn Japanese binding techniques using traditional Japanese papers and fabrics to produce unique works. Construct side-sewn binding and through-the-fold structures, as well as a chitsu, the special cloth-covered folding box to hold the books. The end result is a beautiful, boxed set of books.Find out more »
Maria Pisano. November 17-18, Saturday & Sunday, 10 am-4 pm. Come and create a wonderful array of miniature books, using both traditional and experimental book structures.Find out more »
November 3-4, Saturday and Sunday, 10am-6pm
In this class you will learn to make hardcover case bindings for pamphlets, flat back books, and a book with a rounded spine. You will learn about the structure beneath the boards and make your own bookcloth to cover it. This class is suitable for beginners, but students should have taken Bookbinding I (A) prior.Find out more »
October 27-28, Saturday and Sunday, 10am-4pm
Make the same archival-grade enclosures used by the Library of Congress. Learn alternatives to the clamshell box, a case wrapper and a self-closing wrapper. Discussion will center on conservation principles and the importance of archives. For the book artist, librarian and collector. No experience required.
October 20-21, Saturday & Sunday, 10am - 4pm
**THIS CLASS IS NOW FULL**
Please call The Center if you wish to be added to the wait list.
In this weekend class, students will receive an introduction to the art of gold tooling and will get hands on experience working on a pre-made leather sample.Find out more »
October 7, Sunday, 10 am-4 pm
Drumleaf is a simple glued book structure that is ideal for anyone looking to make books with their own work as the content. The structure lays flat, eliminates the need to print on the front and back of sheets, and can be created using almost any kind of paper! In this one day workshop, students will learn the basics of the Drumleaf structure with hard covers. Discussion will focus on best practices, problem solving, and variations of the structure.
October 6, Saturday, 10 am-4 pm
Do you have ideas for publishing your own books but aren’t sure where to start? This workshop is for you! In this one day class students will learn a range of possibilities for taking their own writing and pictures and binding them their very own zine. You will make your own images, play with different page layouts and learn a range of simple yet good looking binding techniques. Students will learn good craftsmanship without sacrificing the economics of a democratic multiple. Everyone with an interest in books is welcome.Find out more »
Saturday-Sunday, September 22-23, 10am-4pm
Boxes can offer excellent storage protection as well as a decorative enclosure for books, collections of prints, or sculptures. In this two-day workshop, we will begin by assembling and covering a model from board and create a simple slipcase box.Find out more »
August 25-26, Saturday & Sunday, 10am-4pm
A carousel book is an ingenious work, containing three-dimensional panoramic scenes that are revealed in multilayered openings that recede into space.Find out more »
August 18-19, Saturday & Sunday, 10 am-4 pm
In this intensive weekend workshop students will learn many of the tips, tricks and techniques employed in the work at the Paper Dragon Books studio over the last decade. Work will be completed on maquettes, with students encouraged to bring artwork to possibly use as templates. From back-pared, tooled to recessed this weekend should be a fairly comprehensive look at only work.Find out more »