In this class we'll learn the classic pamphlet binding and explore a variety of techniques to customize books and other paper crafts. This class is perfect for zine makers, artists, teachers, and anyone looking for fast, clever ways to make your creations stand out.
Photo copy transfer: Learn how to transfer black and white copies with blender pens and wintergreen oil. This technique allows you to add imagery to papers and books that can't be run through a printer or copier.
Stencil making: Design and cut a custom stencil and learn ways to apply it creatively with different mediums.
Acrylic lift: Learn how to lift images from magazines and other paper based media. The translucent images can be wrapped around objects or stretched.
Rubber stamp: Carve your own rubber stamp. Learn techniques to carve your own rubber stamp to add custom imagery almost anywhere.
This beautiful hardcover album is excellent for binding single sheets together making it a perfect structure for photo albums. Perfect for photographers, printmakers or anyone who wants an easy to sequence single sheet hardcover book.
Stab binding or stitched binding dates back to 1000 C.E. China, with the oldest documented structure featuring the butterfly pattern. This binding was common in Korea, Japan, and Vietnam. In this class you'll learn three traditional stab binding structures and have a trio of soft cover notepads to take home.
This structure is especially suited for binding single sheets of paper, so they're easier to design and sequence.
It's a book. It's a dioarama! It's both! In this class you'll make both a maquette and a completed tunnel book. Tunnel books are single sheets bound on both edges with accordion folds. This book folds flat but expands into a 3D scene. From wikipedia:
Openings in each page allow the viewer to see through the entire book to the back, and images on each page work together to create a dimensional scene inside. This type of book dates from the mid-18th century and was inspired by theatrical stage sets. Traditionally, these books were often created to commemorate special events or sold as souvenirs of tourist attractions. The term "tunnel book" derives from the fact that many of these books were made to commemorate the building of the tunnel under the Thames River in London in the mid-19th century.
In this class you will create a dynamic duo of coptic bound journals. One to keep and one to give away – if you can bear to part with either. Coptic binding originated in 2nd century Egypt, and they are my favorite for drawing, journaling, and collage work because they can lay completely flat. Two books approximately 4.25 x 5.5 inches with decorative paper covers.
Create a fun vintage inspired toy using bookbinding techniques! The Jacob's Ladder is a 2,000 year old Chinese toy that has wonderful applications for contemporary books. This book can stand up, but is most fun to watch the illusion of the panels falling down.
A great class for writers, artists, poets, designers, teachers, and anyone else interested in producing multiple copies of short run, hand made books. Create 8 fast, easy to bind books and gather them all up in a softcover case.
Take this circular, sculptural book for a spin! When the covers are placed back to back on a self standing book, it becomes a beautiful structure. This carousel book, also called a star book because of it's distinctive shape, consists of two nested accordion folds with cut out layers that create a series of 3D scenes. We will make one model book so that you have a reference book and we'll create one final book using your own or provided images. Because of the diorama windows, this book is great for telling a short story.