Bookbinding: No-Sew Books

This class is the perfect introduction to bookbinding. Students will learn the basic vocabulary and tools of bookbinding, and the core skills needed to recreate a variety of book structures on their own. The workshop will address various ways to cut and fold paper to make an economical book from a single sheet of paper. Another glue-less binding that will be introduced is the concertina book–a basic structure with endless variations. Students will learn to use a guillotine to cut book pages and a nipping press to flatten and add a professional touch to their books. This workshop is great for people who create comics, poetry, prose, enjoy journaling, or would like to add a narrative or sculptural element to their prints.