French Doors Binding

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May 7th, 2017 10:00 AM

  • Instructor: Macy Chadwick
  • Workshop Type: Binding
  • Workshop Status: Open
  • Workshop Start: May 7th, 2017 10:00 AM
  • Workshop End: May 7th, 2017 4:00 PM
  • Sessions: 1

French doors binding is a wonderful way to bind two stories together into one or to tell one story in a unique and imaginative way. Students will create two separate signatures to be bound facing each other. Beginning with folding pages, everyone will then add visual and textual content utilizing stencils, collage, and drawing. The day will end with binding the signatures into a hard cover with exposed spines.

Materials to Bring: Text or poetry to work with, images for collage or drawing, favorite markmaking tools such as colored pencils or pens.

Optional and available at SFCB for student use during workshop: utility knife, bone folder, 12 inch metal ruler, glue stick, book binding awl, pencil, eraser, scissors. 

Workshop + Materials Fee: $175.00

Date & Time: Sunday, May 7, 2017 :: 10am-4pm

Location: 375 Rhode Island St, San Francisco, CA 94103

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About the Instructor | Macy Chadwick

Macy Chadwick, MFA in Book Arts/Printmaking from University of the Arts in Philadelphia, has taught at the Academy of Art University, Colorado College, Oregon College of Art and Craft, the New York Center for Book Arts, and in her own studio. She worked as studio assistant to Julie Chen at Flying Fish Press in Berkeley for three years. Publishing as In Cahoots Press, Macy produces limited edition books & prints, and explores mixed media sculptures involving text. Her artist's books have been displayed nationally and are in collections in the U.S. and abroad. You can see Macy's work on her website.

Past Student Reviews:

 “I felt like I was in knowledgeable hands.”

“Macy has such a great personality for making it OK to just try things out without worrying about making it 'perfect.'”

“Macy has a nice, teacherly manner and quickly created a comfortable environment, which is important in a short workshop. The book format she presented is interesting and flexible. She clearly explained and demonstrated the material and was open to all questions. The handouts were helpful, too.”


SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94103-5133
United States