Workshops


Paper Marbling

marbling1Join us for an exploration into marbling! We will learn various marbling techniques and learn how to create traditional and contemporary designs on paper. The history of marbling will be discussed as well as the many different types of size used to create these one of a kind prints. Be prepared to get your hands dirty and your paper marbled in the first part of class. After our paper dries we will use it to create a book.

Level: This class is appropriate for students at all levels.
Dates: Sunday, September 17
Time: 10am-4pm
Max. no of students: 6
Instructor: Holly Zeiner
Cost: $90 tuition + $15 materials fee

Note: Members receive a 10% discount off the price of tuition and materials. Please click here to join as a Member.

Date: September 17, 2017

Available Spaces: 6

Portfolio for Artists

portfolio3Protect your important documents or art on paper. Each student will learn to make a custom portfolio, and will also learn about tools, materials, and techniques for book arts. Cloth, board, and decorative paper will be provided. This class is appropriate for graphic designers, photographers, fine art printers, or anyone with a document or art work that they want to protect.

Level: This class is appropriate for students at all levels.
Dates: Saturday, September 23
Time: 10am-4pm
Max. no of students: 6
Instructor: Mary Baughman
Cost: $90 tuition + $15 materials fee

Note: Members receive a 10% discount off the price of tuition and materials. Please click here to join as a Member.

Completion of this class will qualify you to use the studios for your own projects. Details on Open Studio may be found here.

Date: September 23, 2017

Available Spaces: 6

Bookbinding I

Students will learn the fundamentals of bookbinding by making three structures: a flat back case binding (or a classic hardcover book), a hardcover book with a rounded spine, and a box to house tools or one of the books created during the class. Discussions about grain direction, paper folding, adhesives, and tools will be incorporated during the class.

Level: This class is appropriate for students at all levels.
Dates: 6 Wednesdays, September 27-November 1
Time: 6-9pm
Max. no of students: 6
Instructor: Kevin Auer
Cost: $270 tuition + $30 materials fee

Note: Members receive a 10% discount off the price of tuition and materials. Please click here to join as a Member.

Completion of this class will qualify you to use the studios for your own projects. Details on Open Studio may be found here.

Date: September 27, 2017

Available Spaces: 6

Happy Hour Bookbinding for Teachers

happyhourwebJoin us for a happy hour of creating simple bindings you can teach your students this coming year. We will start the evening with wine and snacks, admiring lovely book projects made by kids.

You will go home with four examples of book-binding projects, (with printed directions) made by you, and ready to show-and-tell your classroom, inspiring them to create their own masterpieces!

Wine and snacks provided, or bring your own. Join us for a fun and educational evening!

Austin Book Arts Center is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Provider in the state of Texas. Teachers attending this workshop will receive 3 CPE hours.

Level: This class is appropriate for students at all levels.
Dates: Tuesday, October 3
Time: 6pm-9pm
Max. no of students: 8
Instructor: Linda Anderson
Cost: $45 tuition + $5 materials fee

Note: Members receive a 10% discount off the price of tuition and materials. Please click here to join as a Member.

Completion of this class will qualify you to use the studios for your own projects. Details on Open Studio may be found here.

Date: October 3, 2017

Available Spaces: 8

Penmanship

You can improve your personal penmanship. Many factors today conspire to impair our handwriting, and not just the ubiquitous keyboard. Come learn some very specific strategies for quickly improving your handwriting during this fun, no-stress evening. Supplies provided.

Level: This class is appropriate for students at all levels.
Dates: Thursday, October 5
Time: 6pm-9pm
Max. no of students: 8
Instructor: Teri Gaus
Cost: $45 tuition + $5 materials fee

Note: Members receive a 10% discount off the price of tuition and materials. Please click here to join as a Member.

Date: October 5, 2017

Available Spaces: 8

Book Repair I

Basic PresThis workshop focuses on the very basics of repairing damaged case-bound books.  The techniques taught will be surface cleaning of paper; basic mending of paper; hinge tightening; basic attachment of loose pages; endsheet replacement and re-casing in original cover; corner repair; making a polyester wrapper.  Students will also sew a 3-4 section pamphlet.  This workshop is meant to teach an awareness of repair techniques and begin students on their path to more in-depth repairs.

This workshop is the first of a three workshop series and is a pre-requisite for Book Repair II. The Book Repair series of workshops are designed for librarians, archivists, or private individuals who would like to know how best to repair damaged items in their collection.  Many techniques will be covered, but mastery will take time and practice.  Students are encouraged to rent studio space after taking the workshops to practice the techniques taught.

Level: This class is appropriate for students at all levels.
Dates: Saturday & Sunday, October 7 & 8
Time: 10am-4pm
Max. no of students: 6
Instructor: April Smith
Cost: $180 tuition + $15 materials fee

Note: Members receive a 10% discount off the price of tuition and materials. Please click here to join as a Member.

Completion of this class will qualify you to use the studios for your own projects. Details on Open Studio may be found here.

Date: October 7, 2017

Available Spaces: 6

Multi-Pamphlet Notebook or Datebook

datebookLearn some basic bookbinding skills with this small album structure, consisting of 5 sections easily sewn using the basic pamphlet stitch. The class will be furnished with the kit, including pre-cut boards and a pre-printed 2018 datebook text block. Students also have the option to bind their notebooks with blank pages or graph paper provided. Basics, such as grain direction, folding and sewing signatures, and “casing-in” will be covered. Students will personalize their notebooks with cloth and decorative paper. These make great gifts!

Level: This class is appropriate for students at all levels.
Dates: Thursday, October 12
Time: 6pm-9pm
Max. no of students: 6
Instructor: Amanda Stevenson
Cost: $45 tuition + $5 materials fee

Note: Members receive a 10% discount off the price of tuition and materials. Please click here to join as a Member.

Completion of this class will qualify you to use the studios for your own projects. Details on Open Studio may be found here.

Date: October 12, 2017

Available Spaces: 6

Intro to Letterpress

DSCF1237In this introductory class, students will learn the basics of hand typesetting and then print a small edition either individually or collaboratively. Fundamentals of proper presswork including registration, inking, and impression will be covered. Students can expect to complete a small edition of a project such as a business card, greeting card, or a poster.

Level: This class is appropriate for students at all levels.
Dates: Saturday & Sunday, October 14 & 15
Time: 10am-4pm
Max. no of students: 6
Instructor: Kevin Auer
Cost: $180 tuition + $15 materials fee

Note: Members receive a 10% discount off the price of tuition and materials. Please click here to join as a Member.

Completion of this class will qualify you to use the studios for your own projects. Details on Open Studio may be found here.

Date: October 14, 2017

Available Spaces: 6

Japanese Bookbinding

Join us for a fun course on Japanese Bookbinding. Students will make two Japanese bound books using fabric and paper covers.

Level: This class is appropriate for students at all levels.
Dates: Monday, October 16 & Monday, October 23
Time: 6-9pm
Max. no of students: 6
Instructor: Lindsay Nakashima
Cost: $90 tuition + $15 materials fee

Note: Members receive a 10% discount off the price of tuition and materials. Please click here to join as a Member.

Completion of this class will qualify you to use the studios for your own projects. Details on Open Studio may be found here.

Date: October 16, 2017

Available Spaces: 6

Accordion Sketchbook

watercolorLearn some basic bookbinding skills in this one day workshop. Students will create a hard-cover book with pages of watercolor paper. It is an accordion fold construction, so the book opens wide and the pages lay flat, perfect for sketching or using pastels or watercolor.

Level: This class is appropriate for students at all levels.
Dates: Tuesday, October 17
Time: 6pm-9pm
Max. no of students: 6
Instructor: Amanda Stevenson
Cost: $45 tuition + $5 materials fee

Note: Members receive a 10% discount off the price of tuition and materials. Please click here to join as a Member.

Completion of this class will qualify you to use the studios for your own projects. Details on Open Studio may be found here.

Date: October 17, 2017

Available Spaces: 6

PIZZA and BOOKS! Basic Bookbinding for Children Ages 8-11

pizzabooks8to11Come for a fun afternoon and make a book for yourself and one for a friend!

Bring your writing, or you can make a blank book to fill later!

You will learn to sew your pages together, make a cover from decorated paper & cloth (you choose) and bind it all together.

You will go home with two books: one to keep and one to give as a gift.

Dates: Saturday, October 21
Time: 9am-1pm
Max. no of students: 8
Instructor: Linda Anderson
Cost: $60 tuition + $10 materials fee

Note: Members receive a 10% discount off the price of tuition and materials. Please click here to join as a Member.

Date: October 21, 2017

Available Spaces: 8

Inkjet Printer Image Transfer

InkjetImageTransferIn this 3 hour class, students will learn how to print a digital image using an inkjet printer, and then transfer the image to watercolor paper using an alcohol-based gel medium (purell hand sanitizer). The class will explore what types of images work with this process, which is very similar to a polaroid transfer.

Level: This class is appropriate for students at all levels.
Dates: Tuesday, October 24
Time: 6pm-9pm
Max. no of students: 8
Instructor: Anthony Maddaloni
Cost: $45 tuition + $5 materials fee

Note: Members receive a 10% discount off the price of tuition and materials. Please click here to join as a Member.

Date: October 24, 2017

Available Spaces: 8

Paste Paper

pastepaper1Explore the colorful and creative world of Book Arts by making paste papers! For hundreds of years paste papers were used by bookbinders as decorative endsheets that added a unique embellishment to the book. But you can create paste papers for an endless variety of applications, including decorative covering for boxes, frames, journals, cards or stationery. Students will learn a bit of the history of paste papers, look at both historical and modern examples, get a lesson on mixing methyl cellulose, and then be set free to create their own set of colorful and unique paste papers.

(Image credit: Madeleine Durham Paste Paper https://madeleinedurham.com/)

Level: This class is appropriate for students at all levels.
Dates: Thursday, October 26
Time: 6pm-9pm
Max. no of students: 8
Instructor: Genevieve Pierce
Cost: $45 tuition + $5 materials fee

Note: Members receive a 10% discount off the price of tuition and materials. Please click here to join as a Member.

Date: October 26, 2017

Available Spaces: 8

Alt Print and Photo Album

lockhart1In the first portion of this class, students will learn the basics of creating handmade photographic prints using the cyanotype and van dyke processes and printing from digital negatives. The second half of the class will be dedicated to learning some basic bookbinding skills by creating a cloth-covered, post screw photo album.

Level: This class is appropriate for students at all levels.
Dates: Saturday & Sunday, October 28 & 29
Time: 10am-4pm
Max. no of students: 6
Instructor: John Lockhart and Kevin Auer
Cost: $180 tuition + $25 materials fee

Note: Members receive a 10% discount off the price of tuition and materials. Please click here to join as a Member.

Completion of this class will qualify you to use the studios for your own projects. Details on Open Studio may be found here.

Date: October 28, 2017

Available Spaces: 6

Printshop Renter Training October 29

This three hour training is a requirement for anyone interested in using the presses in the Printshop during Open Studio times. Please click here for more information about Open Studio Rental.

Level: Students must have taken a letterpress class at ABAC, or have previous letterpress printing experience.
Dates: Sunday, October 29th, 6-9pm
Max. no of students: 6
Instructor: Kevin Auer
Cost: $30

Note: Attendees must be a current Member to register for this class. Please click here to join as a Member or renew your Membership. If you have any questions about the status of your Membership, please email amanda@atxbookarts.org.

Date: October 29, 2017

Available Spaces: 6

C'est Fini!

You started a bookbinding project, and then life made other plans. Your great idea for a holiday gift ran into a snag. Ten years later and the wedding album is still not finished? Time to take charge and get it done. There is no shame no blame in this class, just a can-do attitude and the skills, supplies, and equipment to finish the job.

In week 1, we look at the project and devise a solution. If special paper, adhesive, or other materials or tools are needed, we’ll get them before week 2. Week 2--we get it done!

Level: This class is appropriate for students at all levels.
Dates: Thursday, November 2 & Thursday, November 9
Time: 6:30pm-9:30pm
Max. no of students: 4
Instructor: Mary Baughman
Cost: $90 tuition + materials fee TBD

Note: Members receive a 10% discount off the price of tuition and materials. Please click here to join as a Member.

Completion of this class will qualify you to use the studios for your own projects. Details on Open Studio may be found here.

Date: November 2, 2017

Available Spaces: 4

 

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♦ Successfully completing a class at ABAC will qualify a student to use the Studio and equipment during Open Studio times, with certain restrictions. Please click here for rates and policies.
♦ Classes are listed in chronological order by start date. Space is limited. Pre-registration is required.
♦ Members receive a 10% discount on tuition and materials. Please click here to join as a Member. To receive the discount, please select the Member Rate on the drop-down, under Choose an Option. This is located on the registration page for each individual workshop.
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♦ Tuition and all materials are covered by the cost of the class. Students will be notified in advance if the instructor requests that students bring simple tools. Nothing fancy or expensive will be required in addition.
CANCELLATION POLICY: Students will receive a full refund or credit if cancelling a registration at least three business days before the first class meeting. Cancellations must be received in writing or by email at info@atxbookarts.org. If a student cancels less than three business days before the first class meeting, or drops out of a class in progress, full tuition and fees are forfeited. ABAC reserves the right to cancel a class due to under-enrollment. Registered students will be notified by phone and email 48 hours in advance if a cancellation due to under-enrollment should occur.
♦ Please contact us at info@atxbookarts.org if you encounter any problems or wish to provide feedback, suggestions for classes, instructors, or anything really.