Gilded Paper Cross Structure Binding online workshop
April 21st, 2021 4:00 PM
- Instructor: Juliayn Coleman
- Workshop Type: Binding
- Workshop Status: Closed
- Workshop Start: April 21st, 2021 4:00 PM
- Workshop End: April 28th, 2021 6:00 PM
- Sessions: 2
This is a two-session online workshop: Wednesdays, April 21 & 28, 2021.
Scientists suggest that the origin of gold in the universe may lie in the ancient collisions of neutron stars. These collisions are also linked to gamma-ray bursts, which are some of the most powerful explosions in the universe. Is this why we are attracted to the dramatic beauty of gold? We don’t know, but there certainly is a powerful attraction to this element.
In this class, we’ll employ a simple technique to adhere thin layers of gold to heavy paper to cover an ingenious binding structure. In the first session, we will gild, and in the second, bind. Thereafter, you’ll marvel in a souvenir from an astronomical event that happened millions of years ago.
The class fee includes a kit with text paper, handmade Cave paper for the covers*, thread, and a piece of mylar that will be mailed to students before class.
*Cave paper color may not match photo
Materials to Bring:
Students will receive the class kit by mail (see above for details).
In addition, students will need to supply:
- Water-based gilder’s size
- One packet imitation gold leaf
- Artists’ brush(es), any size - this can be any type of brush that you enjoy using. It should be relatively small, no bigger than 1/2". The instructor recommends Filbert or round shapes.
- Soft cotton rag
- Rubber cement pickup (also called a crepe square)
Standard bookbinding tools:
- Triangle - like this
- Bone folder
- Cutting knife
- Cutting mat
- Direct mail catalogs or other waste sheets
- Optional: punching trough or make your own
Bookbinding tool kits are available through the SFCB store.
Workshop Fee: $125
Date & Time: Wednesdays, April 21 & 28, 2021 :: 4-6pm Pacific time
Location: Online over Zoom
Please read over the SFCB Registration Policies before signing up for a class
REGISTRATION WILL CLOSE ON APRIL 2 TO ALLOW TIME FOR KITS TO BE SHIPPED.
About the Instructor | Juliayn Coleman
Juliayn Coleman has been a professional bookbinder since her graduation from the North Bennet Street School bookbinding program in 2003. Her private practice encompasses all levels of book repair and conservation, custom portfolio and enclosure making, teaching, and being a good ambassador for the craft of bookbinding in general. Some of her creative and professional projects can be seen at www.bookislandbindery.com.
Past Student Reviews:
“I will take any and all classes taught by Juliayn.”
“This class made me a smarter amateur bookbinder.”
“Friendly, warm, helpful, great sense of humor, encouraging, turned mistakes into learning experiences.”