Binding

SFCB's bookbinding courses range from the enduring structures of both Western and Eastern traditions to contemporary approaches, with a wealth of bookmaking techniques in between, including pamphlets, pop-ups, exposed sewing stitches, protective boxes, photo albums and more.

Workshops: Binding
Type Titlesort descending Instructor Summary Status
Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, March 16, 2019, 1:00 PM
End: Saturday, March 16, 2019, 5:00 PM
Stephanie Jucker

Discover how to make a unique tag book using gift tags, accordion fold techniques and collage. By adding stamping, photo-transfer and mixed media you will create a book that can include playful secret pockets and colorful painterly elements.

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Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, April 28, 2019, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, April 28, 2019, 5:30 PM
Pietro Accardi

If you've been looking for a book with a nearly indestructible cover, or just a unique binding, this is your answer! Straight out of a 1970s Italian phone booth, this 360-degree flexible binding offers many advantages because it bends and does not break.

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Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Thursday, March 7, 2019, 6:30 PM
End: Thursday, March 7, 2019, 9:30 PM
Bettina Pauly

Need a bit of storage in book form? Created by Hedi Kyle, the blizzard book is useful for holding coupons, recipes, business cards and many other small treasures.

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Binding Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, January 12, 2019, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, January 12, 2019, 5:30 PM
Nina Eve Zeininger

To paraphrase Lewis Carroll, we begin at the beginning. This, the first of our Core Bookbinding series, introduces students to the craft with the Coptic stitch, one of the earliest structures in binding.

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Binding Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, February 17, 2019, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, February 17, 2019, 5:30 PM
Nina Eve Zeininger

To paraphrase Lewis Carroll, we begin at the beginning. This, the first of our Core Bookbinding series, introduces students to the craft with the Coptic stitch, one of the earliest structures in binding.

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Binding
Sessions: 5
Start: Monday, February 25, 2019, 9:30 AM
End: Friday, March 1, 2019, 5:30 PM
Juliayn Coleman

The San Francisco Center for the Book celebrates the craft and art of bookbinding. Our Bookbinding Core Certificate Program introduces students to four different binding models, leading them through the history and evolution of bookmaking. It provides students a comprehensive foundation to delve into the practice of binding and qualifies them work in our bindery.

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Binding
Sessions: 5
Start: Monday, March 18, 2019, 9:30 AM
End: Friday, March 22, 2019, 5:30 PM
Juliayn Coleman

The San Francisco Center for the Book celebrates the craft and art of bookbinding. Our Bookbinding Core Certificate Program introduces students to four different binding models, leading them through the history and evolution of bookmaking. It provides students a comprehensive foundation to delve into the practice of binding and qualifies them work in our bindery.

Open
Binding Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, February 23, 2019, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, February 23, 2019, 5:30 PM
Rhiannon Alpers

In this second Core Bookbinding class, students will create what most of us refer to as a hardbound book. In bookbinding terms, it is known as a case binding; where a sewn textblock is glued into a separate structure known as a case.

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Binding Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, March 9, 2019, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, March 9, 2019, 5:30 PM
Rhiannon Alpers

In centuries past, books were sometimes sewn onto cords and then laced into soft covers before being bound for a specific collection or library. In this class students will bind a book using these bindings as a model but employing thick paper as the folded and laced wrapper.

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Binding Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 2
Start: Sunday, March 24, 2019, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, March 31, 2019, 5:30 PM
Juliayn Coleman

The final class in our Core Bookbinding series uses skills learned in each previous class to create a beautiful and classic rounded back cloth binding.

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Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, January 20, 2019, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, January 20, 2019, 5:30 PM
Andrew Rottner

Working from pre-cut materials students will learn three simple enclosures: Folded Paper Portfolio, Phased Box, & Slipcase.

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Binding
Sessions: 2
Start: Saturday, March 2, 2019, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, March 3, 2019, 5:30 PM
Andrew Rottner

Protect prints and books in elegant clamshell presentation boxes. Day 1: Students will construct a full cloth clamshell box from a provided template. Day 2: Students will design and construct a custom clamshell to their own specifications and using their own materials if they choose.

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Binding
Sessions: 2
Start: Saturday, April 6, 2019, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, April 7, 2019, 5:30 PM
Andrew Rottner

Protect prints and books in elegant lift-top presentation boxes. In this class you will design and construct a custom lift-top box to your own specifications.

Open
Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, February 24, 2019, 10:00 AM
End: Sunday, February 24, 2019, 6:00 PM
Jennie Hinchcliff

What kind of book provides all the surprise of a pop-up, and the “wow!” factor of a tunnel book? Carousel books, that’s what! Also known as a “star” book, this structure provides endless opportunities for design and experimentation.

Open
Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, April 6, 2019, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, April 6, 2019, 5:30 PM
Judy Serebrin

Create a magical artists’ book in a day from your own deconstructed drawings.

Open
Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, April 7, 2019, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, April 7, 2019, 5:30 PM
Pietro Accardi

Break out of the clamshell and slip case box for storing your bookish objects. Using binders’ board and marbled paper, learn to construct a decorative box with two drawers as an alternative storage option.

Open
Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, March 3, 2019, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, March 3, 2019, 5:30 PM
Pietro Accardi

If you’ve been seeking an interesting and elegant way to house your book and paper structures or you’re just looking for a beautiful, non-traditional box for storing things, this workshop is your answer. Spend a day learning to construct a charming and functional hatch-top box with a bottom drawer.

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Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, April 14, 2019, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, April 14, 2019, 5:30 PM
Juliayn Coleman

Learn the technical aspects of the Kensol foil stamper in this one-day class. The Kensol can be used to stamp invitations, business cards, and stationery, in addition to the more traditional uses of stamping book covers and title labels.

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Binding
Sessions: 3
Start: Saturday, January 19, 2019, 9:30 AM
End: Monday, January 21, 2019, 5:30 PM
Juliayn Coleman

Explore the ethereal nature of parchment in this advanced bookbinding class.

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Binding
Sessions: 2
Start: Saturday, February 9, 2019, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, February 10, 2019, 5:30 PM
Karen Hanmer

In this 2-day workshop, learn a variety of inlay and onlay techniques for use on leather bindings. Techniques demonstrated will include: backpared, feathered, flat and sculptural onlays; inlaid and incised lines; raised, flush and recessed inlays.

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Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, March 23, 2019, 10:00 AM
End: Saturday, March 23, 2019, 4:00 PM
John Berry

Learn to create an exciting, one-of-a-kind book from instant film, using a Coptic style stitch.

Open
Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, March 9, 2019, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, March 9, 2019, 5:30 PM
Matt Runkle

Do you love the alchemy of printed words and images that mix and grow with the turning of pages? Do the complex layers of meaning that can arise within a book fascinate you? If so, the Artists’ Book is a medium worthy of your exploration. Begin to delve into this rich and expanding format in this one-day class that introduces the history, basic structures, and an overview of the practices used by book artists. Bring your own quotes, short poems, or images and craft a book during the day to get a taste of the joy that is the making of Artists’ Books.

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Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Friday, December 28, 2018, 6:30 PM
End: Friday, December 28, 2018, 9:30 PM
Nina Eve Zeininger

Learn basic bookbinding structures and stitches that every book artist should know in this three-hour workshop. If you’ve ever been curious about how to make a book, Introduction to Bookbinding is the place to start. One workshop, five booklets!

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Wednesday, January 9, 2019, 6:30 PM
End: Wednesday, January 9, 2019, 9:30 PM
Jennie Hinchcliff

Learn basic bookbinding structures and stitches that every book artist should know in this three-hour workshop. If you’ve ever been curious about how to make a book, Introduction to Bookbinding is the place to start. One workshop, five booklets!

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Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Thursday, January 24, 2019, 6:30 PM
End: Thursday, January 24, 2019, 9:30 PM
Bettina Pauly

Learn basic bookbinding structures and stitches that every book artist should know in this three-hour workshop. If you’ve ever been curious about how to make a book, Introduction to Bookbinding is the place to start. One workshop, five booklets!

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Wednesday, February 6, 2019, 6:30 PM
End: Wednesday, February 6, 2019, 9:30 PM
Jennie Hinchcliff

Learn basic bookbinding structures and stitches that every book artist should know in this three-hour workshop. If you’ve ever been curious about how to make a book, Introduction to Bookbinding is the place to start. One workshop, five booklets!

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Tuesday, February 19, 2019, 6:30 PM
End: Tuesday, February 19, 2019, 9:30 PM
Nina Eve Zeininger

Learn basic bookbinding structures and stitches that every book artist should know in this three-hour workshop. If you’ve ever been curious about how to make a book, Introduction to Bookbinding is the place to start. One workshop, five booklets!

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Wednesday, March 6, 2019, 6:30 PM
End: Wednesday, March 6, 2019, 9:30 PM
Jennie Hinchcliff

Learn basic bookbinding structures and stitches that every book artist should know in this three-hour workshop. If you’ve ever been curious about how to make a book, Introduction to Bookbinding is the place to start. One workshop, five booklets!

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Monday, March 25, 2019, 6:30 PM
End: Monday, March 25, 2019, 9:30 PM
Nina Eve Zeininger

Learn basic bookbinding structures and stitches that every book artist should know in this three-hour workshop. If you’ve ever been curious about how to make a book, Introduction to Bookbinding is the place to start. One workshop, five booklets!

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Wednesday, April 10, 2019, 6:30 PM
End: Wednesday, April 10, 2019, 9:30 PM
Jennie Hinchcliff

Learn basic bookbinding structures and stitches that every book artist should know in this three-hour workshop. If you’ve ever been curious about how to make a book, Introduction to Bookbinding is the place to start. One workshop, five booklets!

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Wednesday, April 24, 2019, 6:30 PM
End: Wednesday, April 24, 2019, 9:30 PM
Bettina Pauly

Learn basic bookbinding structures and stitches that every book artist should know in this three-hour workshop. If you’ve ever been curious about how to make a book, Introduction to Bookbinding is the place to start. One workshop, five booklets!

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, January 19, 2019, 1:00 PM
End: Saturday, January 19, 2019, 6:00 PM
Jennie Hinchcliff

If you're familiar with "book arts basic concepts" but not quite ready to jump into SFCB's Bookbinding Core series, this is the class for you! In this four hour class, students will build basic bookbinding skills with a focus on sewing multiple signature bindings.

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Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, February 16, 2019, 1:00 PM
End: Saturday, February 16, 2019, 6:00 PM
Jennie Hinchcliff

If you're familiar with "book arts basic concepts" but not quite ready to jump into SFCB's Bookbinding Core series, this is the class for you! In this four hour class, students will build basic bookbinding skills with a focus on sewing multiple signature bindings.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, March 16, 2019, 1:00 PM
End: Saturday, March 16, 2019, 6:00 PM
Jennie Hinchcliff

If you're familiar with "book arts basic concepts" but not quite ready to jump into SFCB's Bookbinding Core series, this is the class for you! In this four hour class, students will build basic bookbinding skills with a focus on sewing multiple signature bindings.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, April 27, 2019, 1:00 PM
End: Saturday, April 27, 2019, 6:00 PM
Jennie Hinchcliff

If you're familiar with "book arts basic concepts" but not quite ready to jump into SFCB's Bookbinding Core series, this is the class for you! In this four hour class, students will build basic bookbinding skills with a focus on sewing multiple signature bindings.

Open
Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, January 6, 2019, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, January 6, 2019, 5:30 PM
Pietro Accardi

This extension of our popular Introduction to Western Marbling workshop will help students take their marbling skills to the next level as they learn to marble on fabric that can be used for covering books and boxes.

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Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, March 10, 2019, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, March 10, 2019, 5:30 PM
Juliayn Coleman

With this one-day introductory course, you can make all your books speak with gold or pigmented foils.

Open
Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Friday, January 4, 2019, 9:30 AM
End: Friday, January 4, 2019, 5:30 PM
Pietro Accardi

In this introductory class, student will gain a basic understanding of the history, techniques, tools, and styles of European marbling.

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Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, January 5, 2019, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, January 5, 2019, 5:30 PM
Pietro Accardi

In this introductory class, student will gain a basic understanding of the history, techniques, tools, and styles of European marbling.

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Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, March 2, 2019, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, March 2, 2019, 5:30 PM
Pietro Accardi

In this introductory class, student will gain a basic understanding of the history, techniques, tools, and styles of European marbling.

Open
Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, April 27, 2019, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, April 27, 2019, 5:30 PM
Pietro Accardi

In this introductory class, student will gain a basic understanding of the history, techniques, tools, and styles of European marbling.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 2
Start: Sunday, February 17, 2019, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, February 24, 2019, 5:30 PM
Juliayn Coleman

Revisit and refine your leather paring techniques in this special class for those who have completed the Bookbinding Core and Orientation to Leather.

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Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, March 17, 2019, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, March 17, 2019, 5:30 PM
Judy Serebrin

Create a watercolor sketchbook small enough to travel with you on any artistic adventure. Students will create an exposed spine sketchbook with magnetic closures, on which they can apply basic design and watercolor techniques.

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Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, January 12, 2019, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, January 12, 2019, 5:30 PM
Judy Serebrin

Create two charming miniature books, using the cross-structure and long & link-stitch bindings. Beautiful handmade paper will be used for sewing supports and watercolor paper will make a lovely little sketchbook.

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Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Wednesday, December 19, 2018, 6:30 PM
End: Wednesday, December 19, 2018, 9:30 PM
Bettina Pauly

Fold a little paper, decorate it with your own drawings, use a blade for cutting, and a glue-stick to piece it all together – et voila, a miniature pop-up theatre!

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Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Thursday, December 20, 2018, 6:30 PM
End: Thursday, December 20, 2018, 9:30 PM
Bettina Pauly

Fold a little paper, decorate it with your own drawings, use a blade for cutting, and a glue-stick to piece it all together – et voila, a miniature pop-up theatre!

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Binding, Printing, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Tuesday, December 18, 2018, 5:00 PM
End: Tuesday, December 18, 2018, 10:00 PM
Bettina Pauly

Evening Open Studio is an opportunity, for those who qualify to work on their own projects with an experienced instructor on hand.

Open
Binding, Printing, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Wednesday, April 10, 2019, 5:00 PM
End: Wednesday, April 10, 2019, 10:00 PM
Bettina Pauly

Evening Open Studio is an opportunity, for those who qualify to work on their own projects with an experienced instructor on hand.

Open
Binding, Printing, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Tuesday, January 15, 2019, 5:00 PM
End: Tuesday, January 15, 2019, 10:00 PM
Lara Durback

Evening Open Studio is an opportunity, for those who qualify to work on their own projects with an experienced instructor on hand.

Open
Binding, Printing, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Monday, January 28, 2019, 5:00 PM
End: Monday, January 28, 2019, 10:00 PM
Lara Durback

Evening Open Studio is an opportunity, for those who qualify to work on their own projects with an experienced instructor on hand.

Open
Binding, Printing, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, December 22, 2018, 10:00 AM
End: Saturday, December 22, 2018, 5:00 PM
Nina Eve Zeininger

Weekend Open Studio is an opportunity, for those who qualify to work on their own projects with an experienced instructor on hand.

Open
Binding, Printing, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, December 23, 2018, 10:00 AM
End: Sunday, December 23, 2018, 5:00 PM
Nina Eve Zeininger

Weekend Open Studio is an opportunity, for those who qualify to work on their own projects with an experienced instructor on hand.

Open
Binding, Printing, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, December 29, 2018, 10:00 AM
End: Saturday, December 29, 2018, 5:00 PM
Nina Eve Zeininger

Weekend Open Studio is an opportunity, for those who qualify to work on their own projects with an experienced instructor on hand.

Open
Binding, Printing, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, December 30, 2018, 10:00 AM
End: Sunday, December 30, 2018, 5:00 PM
Nina Eve Zeininger

Weekend Open Studio is an opportunity, for those who qualify to work on their own projects with an experienced instructor on hand.

Open
Binding, Printing, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, February 2, 2019, 10:00 AM
End: Saturday, February 2, 2019, 5:00 PM
Nina Eve Zeininger

Weekend Open Studio is an opportunity, for those who qualify to work on their own projects with an experienced instructor on hand.

Open
Binding, Printing, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, March 10, 2019, 10:00 AM
End: Sunday, March 10, 2019, 5:00 PM
Nina Eve Zeininger

Evening Open Studio is an opportunity, for those who qualify to work on their own projects with an experienced instructor on hand.

Open
Binding, Printing, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, March 31, 2019, 10:00 AM
End: Sunday, March 31, 2019, 5:00 PM
Nina Eve Zeininger

Evening Open Studio is an opportunity, for those who qualify to work on their own projects with an experienced instructor on hand.

Open
Binding, Printing, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, April 20, 2019, 10:00 AM
End: Saturday, April 20, 2019, 5:00 PM
Nina Eve Zeininger

Evening Open Studio is an opportunity, for those who qualify to work on their own projects with an experienced instructor on hand.

Open
Binding, Printing, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, April 21, 2019, 10:00 AM
End: Sunday, April 21, 2019, 5:00 PM
Nina Eve Zeininger

Evening Open Studio is an opportunity, for those who qualify to work on their own projects with an experienced instructor on hand.

Open
Binding, Printing, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Tuesday, February 26, 2019, 5:00 PM
End: Tuesday, February 26, 2019, 10:00 PM
Robin Weinert

Evening Open Studio is an opportunity, for those who qualify to work on their own projects with an experienced instructor on hand.

Open
Binding, Printing, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Friday, March 15, 2019, 5:00 PM
End: Friday, March 15, 2019, 10:00 PM
Robin Weinert

Evening Open Studio is an opportunity, for those who qualify to work on their own projects with an experienced instructor on hand.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, January 27, 2019, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, January 27, 2019, 5:30 PM
Juliayn Coleman

This introduction to the secondary track in leatherwork for bookbinding helps students cross the frontier of those remote and mysterious tools and techniques commonly used in leather bookbinding today.

Open
Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, April 6, 2019, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, April 6, 2019, 5:30 PM
Pietro Accardi

Have you been dreaming of honing your marbling skills but are unsure of doing it on your own? This workshop will allow you to do just that! Guided by Italian marbler Pietro Accardi, students will have a day to practice techniques learned in SFCB’s Introduction to Marbling workshops and leave with a stack of their own marbled paper.

Open
Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Wednesday, January 30, 2019, 6:30 PM
End: Wednesday, January 30, 2019, 9:30 PM
Stephanie Jucker

Discover how to combine the simple structure of an accordion book with the playful elements of pop-ups and collage. Here's the opportunity to combine content and form to communicate your unique vision.

Open
Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, February 23, 2019, 1:00 PM
End: Saturday, February 23, 2019, 5:00 PM
Stephanie Jucker

Using inks, dyes and acrylics students will learn a variety of surface design techniques such as stenciling, stamping, wax resist, photo-transfer and embroidery to make materials for an expressive and colorful book.

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Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, March 10, 2019, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, March 10, 2019, 5:30 PM
Matt Runkle

Do you have stacks of old books lying around that no longer have monetary, cultural, or personal value and are just taking up space? Transform them into works of art!

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Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, April 13, 2019, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, April 13, 2019, 5:30 PM
Bettina Pauly

Make a lovely, layered, 3-dimensional book in this course. Learn another use for the accordion fold, and create an in-depth scene using postcards and photographs.

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