Bookbinding Explorations

at Spudnik Press Cooperative - West Town

Course Details
$195 3 seats left
Start Date:

Tue, Sep 17, 6:30pm - Oct 22, 9:00pm (6 sessions)

West Town, West Side
1821 W Hubbard St Ste 302
Btwn N Wolcott Ave & N Wood St
Chicago, Illinois 60622
Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 16 and older
Average Class Size: 6
Teacher: Amira Hegazy

What you'll learn in this bookbinding class:

In this six-week class, students will focus on learning non-adhesive binding structures. Some of these binding styles will include complex sewing structures like coptic stitch, long stitch, and Japanese stab binding. Students will learn the traditional version of these sewn bindings as well as new variations on the bindings to make more decorative and complicated designs. Participants will work with leather, paper, book cloth, and book board to survey the wide range of techniques in sewn bindings.

At the end of this workshop all students will have the ability to identify and create the most fundamental structures of sewn bindings, recognize the tools, history, and vocabulary around these bindings.

Location Instructions: We are located in the West Town neighborhood at 1821 W. Hubbard, Suite 302. You may park in the parking lot for our building, but not the one next door. You will need to use the intercom at the front door to enter the building. We're on the 3rd floor.

Classes typically fill 2+ weeks in advance, please register early!

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Refund Policy
For all classes, a 50% non-refundable deposit is required to reserve a seat, unless specified otherwise. One-day workshops require full payment. For cancellations made at least one week prior to the first class, we can refund 50% of the full tuition, or give 100% studio credit to be used within the next 6 months. For cancellations made with less than one weeks notice, we can only give studio credit to be used within the next 6 months. No refund is available if students cancel within 48 hours of the class, workshop or lesson.


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Start Date Time Teacher # Sessions Price
6:30pm - 9:00pm Amira Hegazy 6 $195
This course consists of multiple sessions, view schedule for sessions.
Tue, Sep 24 6:30pm - 9:00pm Amira Hegazy
Tue, Oct 01 6:30pm - 9:00pm Amira Hegazy
Tue, Oct 08 6:30pm - 9:00pm Amira Hegazy
Tue, Oct 15 6:30pm - 9:00pm Amira Hegazy
Tue, Oct 22 6:30pm - 9:00pm Amira Hegazy

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The Spudnik Press Annex hosts a gallery and classroom, independent studios, and shared work space for writers, bookmakers, artists, students, and others. A reference library of small press and experimental book projects is in development.


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