July 14, 2012
Full Cost: $100 ($50 deposit due when registering)
Date and Time: Saturday, July 14th, 9 am – 5 pm
Instructor: Stephanie Carpenter
In this intensive one-day introduction to bookmaking workshop you will learn basic structures and stitches using simple techniques and materials. This knowledge will allow you to create many different styles of books after you leave the class. We will cover many basics of book binding, including, paper types, folding, paper grain, stitching, as well as important tools, like bone folders, awls, needles, and thread. We will make a variety of structures, including single-sheet book, accordion book, single-section pamphlet stitch, multi-section stitch, and Japanese stab. Each of these styles can be elaborated on to create unique artists’ books, journals, sketchbooks, greeting cards, or scrapbooks. As we create the varying structures we will also discuss and explore the possibilities of each form, including content and structural elements. This hands-on class will be supplemented with handouts and examples of artists’ books.
No previous experience in bookbinding is needed and you do not have to come to class with a specific project in mind. The workshop runs from 9 am until 5 pm. Lunch is not provided, but there are many options nearby and we will take a one-hour break at noon. Space is limited, so reservations and a $50 non-refundable deposit when you sign up are required. The $50 to fulfill the full cost of the workshop will be due at the beginning of the workshop. There is a maximum of 12 students in the class. Please fill out the registration form below to reserve your place in the workshop. If you have any questions please e-mail us at email@example.com or call 920-794-6272.
Materials and tools will be provided: X-acto knife and blades, rulers, bone folders, thread, needles, paper, book binder’s awl
Stephanie Carpenter makes unique and limited edition books that incorporate letterpress printing and sculptural elements. She graduated with her MFA from Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana and is currently the assistant director at the Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum.
This event has already taken place.