Bookmaking Workshop: Content and Concepts

Sunday Jul. 24, 2016 1-5pm

Deposit due at sign-up: $30.00
Full cost of workshop: $60.00

Learn basic bookbinding structures while we discuss a multitude of ways to convey content in your books. We will make three different books in this class, and as each structure is created we will explore various ways to tell your own story within your bindings.

This class includes creation of a one-page book, pamphlet-sewn dos-à-dos, and a book with pockets. Each of these bindings is a great structure for exploring new ideas or sharing stories. Bring to class: photos, illustrations, maps, prints or any other pieces you want to add to the pages. We'll also discuss creative ideas for adding imagery to your books. Stephanie Carpenter, Hamilton Museum Assistant Director, will be teaching this class. Stephanie, an Indiana University graduate with an MFA in graphic design, has been a letterpress printer and book artist for 8 years.

The cost is $60 per person with the museum providing tools and basic materials. You are welcome to bring special or personalized items such as photos, illustrations, maps or prints to include in your book. You may also bring your own tools (bone folders, awls, etc.) if you choose.

No previous bookmaking experience necessary. A maximum of 10 students per class ensures everyone has room to work comfortably. A $30 non-refundable, non-transferable deposit is required upon registration (complete form below). The balance ($30) is due at the beginning of the workshop. Cash, credit cards and checks are accepted.

The minimum age requirement for workshop participants is 18. Questions may be directed to or 920.794.6272.

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