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Bookbinding at Home

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Evanston Art Center - Online Interactive Online Classroom via Zoom, Chicago, Illinois 00000

Learn the basic skills and tools to create hand-crafted books, including folding, sewing and gluing, and different types of stitches and structures to create several of your own sample books. Skill Level: Beginner Notes: This interactive online class is presented via Zoom. Please download Zoom prior to your first class. You will be emailed Zoom...

Wednesday Oct 28th, 6pm - 8:30pm Central Time

  (6 sessions)
$175

6 sessions

Artist Books

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Evanston Art Center - Online Interactive Online Classroom via Zoom, Chicago, Illinois 00000

Designed to introduce the world of artists' books. Learn the definition of artists' books and explore different ways to deliver your creative ideas through this unique medium. In this multi-level class, basic book making techniques from non-binding (folding) to single section binding will be introduced, and the close observation of different material...

Tuesday Oct 27th, 9:30am - 12:30pm Central Time

  (6 sessions)
$230

6 sessions

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Sequencing, Printing and Binding Methods (Online)

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Los Angeles Center of Photography - Online Distance Learning Class via Zoom, Los Angeles, California 00000

Bookbinding for the Photographer: Sequencing, Printing and Binding Methods Over the past decade, photography books have seen a resurgence within the art world, this time transcending their original use as survey or catalog to become ideal spaces and platforms to experience and disseminate work. Through class discussions, demonstrations and individual...

Friday Oct 2nd, 10am - 12pm Pacific Time

  (8 sessions)
$575

8 sessions

Bookbinding Series

at Evanston Art Center - Evanston 1717 Central St, Evanston, Illinois 60201

This multi-level, hands-on course introduces newcomers to the basic skills and tools to create hand-crafted books. Learn about folding, sewing and gluing to explore different types of stitches and structures to create several of your own sample books.   More experienced returning students will explore more complex structures with in-depth...

Wednesday Oct 28th, 9:30am - 12:30pm Central Time

  (6 sessions)
$240

6 sessions

Beginning Bookbinding Ages 16+

at Evanston Art Center - Evanston 1717 Central St, Evanston, Illinois 60201

This hands-on course introduces the basic skills and tools to create hand-crafted books. You will learn about folding, sewing and gluing to explore different types of stitches and structures to create several of your own sample books.  In-person class (with reduced capacity) closely following Restore Illinois guidelines.  Face coverings...

Sunday Nov 1st, 1pm - 4pm Central Time

  (6 sessions)
$240

6 sessions

Introduction to Paper Marbling

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at El Camino College - Online Classroom

Discover the joy of paper marbling in this hands-on virtual workshop where you will explore color, learn basic marbling techniques and patterns, experiment with your own designs and gain the confidence you need to start marbling on your own at home! No previous art experience of any kind necessary!  By the end of the class, you will have a variety...

Thursday Oct 8th, 5pm - 6:30pm Pacific Time

  (2 sessions)
$69

2 sessions

Artist’s Books (Intermediate/Advanced)

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at 92nd Street Y - Online Online Classroom, New York, New York 00000

Use collage techniques and learn basic bookbinding to create your own artist book. You’ll learn how artists have made these handheld objects to create series, stories and more through simple and sometimes intricate art making techniques. SUPPLIES FOR ALL COLLAGE CLASSES: • 9" x 12" or 11" x 14" Bristol Board Pad • X-acto type knife with...

Tuesday Nov 10th, 10am - 12:30pm Eastern Time

  (4 sessions)
$190

4 sessions

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Bookbinding Basics at Home

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Chicago Printmakers Collaborative - Virtual Classroom

This exciting online class is for anyone who’s been curious about hand-creating their own books and wants to be able to do it at home. We take you through the basics to make a variety of hand-made book structures of your own that can be used as journals, notebooks or turned into artists’ books.  We will discuss tools and materials such as...

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$150

4 sessions

Bookbinding: A field guide to the rare and mystical

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Seventh Green Circle - Virtual Classroom

Full Course Name: Bookbinding: A field guide to the rare and mystical creatures of the forest (Camp) Each week we will make a different kind of book. Students will learn how to make a book and how to develop a storyline. They will develop a narrative using both words and images. Week 1: Accordion style Books  Day 1: Making the covers...

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$150

5 sessions

Intermediate Bookbinding (Ages 16+)

at Evanston Art Center - Evanston 1717 Central St, Evanston, Illinois 60201

Explore more complex structures with in-depth techniques, potentially covering Coptic bindings, long-stitch, advanced Japanese side-stitch or others, as well as developing content for your pieces. Some bookbinding experience is helpful, though motivated students can easily keep up. Includes COVID-19 cleaning fee. All students must:  Wear...

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$240

6 sessions

DIY Zine Workshop

at Chicago Printmakers Collaborative - Lincoln Square 4912 N Western Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60625

This spring, join Visiting Artist and Illustrator Betsy Ochoa and returning Print Instructor Melody Vaughan in this quick and lo-fi artmaking experience.  At its roots, zine-making is accessible, direct, and fun! In this five-week course, students will learn the history and practice of DIY zines.  The instructors will aim to demystify...

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$195

5 sessions

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Coptic Stitch Binding

at Spudnik Press Cooperative - West Town 1821 W Hubbard St Ste 302, Chicago, Illinois 60622

Developed in ancient Egypt, Coptic binding features stylish exposed stitching and is great for sketchbooks because the pages can open flat. Students will create a 5″ x 7″ Coptic bound black book that can be used as a sketchbook or journal. Student will learn the parts of a book and how to prep materials for future projects. Single needle Coptic...

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$50

Monoprinted Artists' Books

at School of the Art Institute of Chicago - The Loop 37 S Wabash Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60603

What does it mean to make printed objects today? And how exactly should we define an "artist's book", anyway? Considering the possibilities, implications, and baggage of this participatory art form in the context of contemporary culture, students will combine experimental or traditional printmaking and bookbinding processes to individually produce...

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$585

10 sessions

Handmade Bookbinding Workshop

at The Morton Arboretum - Lisle 4100 Illinois Rte 53, Lisle, Illinois 60532

Learn to make one-of-a-kind handbound books that can be given as a gift, displayed as art, or used to hold photographs, sketches, or journal entries. Artist and instructor Maria Rebelo will model different bookmaking techniques and book styles, including saddle stitch, variations of dos-à-dos or French Fold, accordion books with pockets, Japanese...

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$225

5 sessions

Aritst Books: Sequence, Image, & Time

at Spudnik Press Cooperative - West Town 1821 W Hubbard St Ste 302, Chicago, Illinois 60622

In this course students will explore the process of thinking through experimentation to create an original artist book. Throughout the class students will review several bookbinding structures. The instructor will provide feedback and help students develop narrative, timing, page sequencing, and structure – all vital steps to creating a contemporary...

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$195

6 sessions

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