In this 3-day online bookbinding workshop hosted via Zoom, participants will get a crash course in bookbinding for artists. The workshop will begin with simple pamphlet-stitch books that make excellent notebooks, zines, or small artist books. Participants will then learn to fold accordion books as well as a few variations on the accordion structure that work well for a variety of paper types and art making methods. The final day will cover making Drum Leaf lay-flat binding which is a versatile structure for all artists, but especially great for printmakers and photographers. Discussion will focus on problem solving, working with the materials and processes participants are already comfortable with in their own practices, and modifying the book structures to fit the needs of the artist. No previous experience required!
Please note, this is a 4 part class, taking place on 4 different days via Zoom.
Tuesday, March 9 | 12:00–1:30 PM EST
Tuesday, March 16 | 12:00–1:30 PM EST
Tuesday, March 23 | 12:00–1:30 PM EST
Image credits: Beth Sheehan
BETH SHEEHAN is an artist currently living in Tuscaloosa, AL. She has worked as a professional printer at Durham Press in Pennsylvania and at Harlan and Weaver in New York and was also the Lead Binder/Bindery Manager at Small Editions in Brooklyn. Sheehan teaches paper, print, and book workshops and co-authored the book Bookforms: A Complete Guide to Designing and Crafting Hand-Bound Books, 2019. Her artwork investigates scientific ideas of memory and perception to explore her own lack of episodic memory often through the mediums of papermaking, printmaking, and book art. Sheehan’s work has been exhibited internationally and is held in several public collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Center for Book Arts, and the San Francisco Public Library. Visit Beth at www.sheeprints.com.
• 30 sheets of text-weight paper, 8.5 x 11 inches (e.g., copy paper, Somerset Book, Mohawk
• 34 sheets of cover-weight paper, 8.5 x 11 inches (e.g., cardstock, French Paper, Colorplan
• 6 sheets of medium-weight paper, 11 x 17 inches (e.g., cardstock, Canson Ingres, 91#
Colorplan paper, etc.)
• Bone folder or Teflon folder
• Cutting tool (X-acto, Olfa knife, scalpel, etc.)
• Cutting mat
• Bookbinding thread
• Bookbinding needle
• PVA/Jade glue or double-stick adhesive
• Glue brush (a small chip brush is fine)