Coptic Binding

 

Join book and paper artist Deb Eck and learn this traditional binding technique. Coptic binding was employed by early Christians in Egypt, the Copts, and used from as early as the 2nd century. It is a popular binding style because the finished book lies completely flat when opened making it perfect for writing or sketching.

THIS WORKSHOP REQUIRES A KIT, you can find it in the shop here.

*If you already have some bookbinding tools and materials, you can request a supply list in lieu of the kit.

Long-Link Stitch Binding

Join our resident book and paper artist, Deb Eck, on night 3 of our mini book intensive, and learn a traditional style of binding which originated in Germany and was in use between 1375 and 1500.  We will use some contemporary recycled materials, including a brown paper lunch bag, to replicate this glue- free binding.

THIS CLASS REQUIRES A KIT – you can find it in our online shop here.

Or you can assemble your own materials and tools – email us for the list.

 

Ribbon Journal

Learn this traditional sewn binding technique while creating a customized journal to keep or gift. Usually this binding would be sewn on tapes and then hidden under the spine of the book – but we are going to show it off by sewing over ribbons and leaving the spine exposed!

Order a kit for this workshop from the online shop – you can customize it by supplementing your own ribbons for the ones included in the kit.

*If you already have some bookbinding tools and materials, you can request a supply list in lieu of the kit.

Mixed Media Journal

This workshop will kick off a mini intensive, four book-binding workshops running on consecutive nights, take one or join us for them all, for an introduction to the art of books. In this workshop we will learn a simple pamphlet stitch binding, and then explore ways to use it to make more complex structures, including this fun mixed media journal from a recycled hardback book.  This structure requires very minimal tools and you will get a complete supply list when you register.

Ribbon Journal

Learn this traditional sewn binding technique while creating a customized journal to keep or gift. Usually this binding would be hidden under the spine of the book – but we are going to show it off by leaving the spine exposed!

Order a kit for this workshop from the online shop – you can customize it by supplementing your own ribbons for the ones included in the kit.

*If you already have some bookbinding tools and materials, you can request a supply list in lieu of the kit.

Coptic Binding

Join book and paper artist Deb Eck and learn this traditional binding technique. Coptic binding was employed by early Christians in Egypt, the Copts, and used from as early as the 2nd century. It is a popular binding style because the finished book lies completely flat when opened making it perfect for writing or sketching.

THIS WORKSHOP REQUIRES A KIT, you can find it in the shop here.

*If you already have some bookbinding tools and materials, you can request a supply list in lieu of the kit.

Long Stitch Binding

Join our resident book and paper artist, Deb Eck, celebrate Earth day, and learn a traditional style of binding which originated in Germany between 1375 and 1500.  We will use some contemporary recycled materials to replicate this glue- free binding.

THIS CLASS REQUIRES A KIT – you can find it in our online shop here.

 

 

Make an Art Journal Workshop

Art journals are a great place to experiment – with color, composition, line, form, text, or that new set of paints you just bought and are afraid to try. They are a place to overcome the fear of messing things up, or getting started, or the blank page. They are a place to PLAY, and GROW your creativity, with only the rules you choose to put in place. They can be cheap and cheerful or expensively polished, whatever suits YOU!

Interested in learning if they might be a way for you to loosen up and get creative in 2021? Then join resident paper artist Deb Eck, and learn how to construct several different simple styles of art journals. We will explore both repurposing, and simple book binding techniques to create a range of journal types. Then we will take a quick look at ways you can start to play in them!

Perfect for absolute beginners – no experience needed!

We will send you a list of materials to gather before the class.

make an art journal workshop

Art journals are a great place to experiment – with color, composition, line, form, text, or that new set of paints you just bought and are afraid to try. They are a place to overcome the fear of messing things up, or getting started, or the blank page. They are a place to PLAY, and GROW your creativity, with only the rules you choose to put in place. They can be cheap and cheerful or expensively polished, whatever suits YOU!

Interested in learning if they might be a way for you to loosen up and get creative in 2021? Then join resident paper artist Deb Eck, and learn how to construct several different simple styles of art journals. We will explore both repurposing, and simple book binding techniques to create a range of journal types. Then we will take a quick look at ways you can start to play in them!

Perfect for absolute beginners – no experience needed!

We will send you a list of materials to gather before the class.

Class Guide

  • Root

    Beginner level classes suitable for everyone.

  • Shoot

    Ready for a little more of a challenge?

    These classes build on skills from root level classes – but may still be suitable for those with little experience. Not sure if the class is for you, just ask us.

  • Bloom

    Get ready to REALLY grow your skills!

    Classes for students with experience. Our teaching artists will identify what skills you should already have. If you are unsure if a class is for you, please ask, we’d be happy to help you!