Workshops


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, June 28-August 2
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.

Date: June 28, 2017

Available Spaces: 6

PIZZA and BOOKS! Basic Bookbinding for Children Ages 12-16

pizzabooks12to16Come 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: Friday, June 30
Time: 10am-2pm
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: June 30, 2017

Available Spaces: 8

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: Friday, July 7
Time: 10am-2pm
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: July 7, 2017

Available Spaces: 8

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, July 8 & 9
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.

Date: July 8, 2017

Available Spaces: 6

Printing from Photopolymer Plates

Dive into the world of digital letterpress by learning the basics of printing from photopolymer plates. At the first class meeting, students will learn how to set up files and order plates. At the second meeting, students will learn the fundamentals of proper presswork including registration, inking, and impression using the Vandercook proof presses. Students can expect to complete a small edition of a project such as business cards or greeting cards.

Level: This class is appropriate for students at all levels.
Dates and times: Tuesday, July 18 (6-9pm) & Saturday, July 29 (10am-4pm)
Maximum no. of students: 6
Instructor: Max Koch
Cost: $135 tuition + $40 materials fee

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

Date: July 18, 2017

Available Spaces: 5

Paper Marbling for Kids

Join us for an exploration into marbling! We will learn various traditional and contemporary marbling techniques to create one of a kind prints. These marbling techniques can be replicated at home with easy to find supplies. Be prepared to get your hands dirty!

Level: This class is appropriate for children ages 10-14.
Dates: Friday, July 21
Time: 10am-2pm
Max. no of students: 8
Instructor: Holly Zeiner
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: July 21, 2017

Available Spaces: 8

Letterpress Business Cards

LPintensiveLearn the basics of setting type by hand and letterpress printing using the table-top platen press, still widely available on the market. Learn the California job case, set type, use a pica ruler and composing stick, ink the press and print. Proper impression will be covered. Each student will set and print a small edition of his or her own business card or short quote.

Level: This class is appropriate for students at all levels.
Dates: Saturday, July 22
Time: 10am-4pm
Max. no of students: 6
Instructor: Amanda Stevenson
Cost: $90 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: July 22, 2017

Available Spaces: 6

Tunnel Book

Tunnel books are comprised of a series of pages that are held together with accordion hinges. The books are “read" through openings that allow the reader to see through the entire book to the back cover, creating the illusion of depth and perspective.

Learn the basics of tunnel book construction and collage in this fun, 3 hour workshop! Students will be provided with a kit to construct the outer case and the insides frames or pages. Students may choose bring their own images, photos, and paper to create a narrative, or may choose from a supply provided.

Level: This class is appropriate for students at all levels.
Dates: Thursday, July 27
Time: 6pm-9pm
Max. no of students: 6
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.

Date: July 27, 2017

Available Spaces: 2

Printshop Renter Training July 30

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, July 30th, 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: July 30, 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 academic year 2017/2018 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: Tuesday, August 1
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.

Date: August 1, 2017

Available Spaces: 3

Decorative Box

Learn to make a fun and decorative box! Students will be provided with a kit to construct the box, which measures 3 inches square and 4 inches tall. The instructor will guide students through the process step-by-step. This workshop is a great introduction to the basics of box making, working with book board/decorative papers/adhesives, and provides lots of practice turning book corners, an essential skill in binding a book.

The instructor will bring decorative buttons and items for the box top. Students are welcome to bring a variety of button-like objects that can accept an adhesive such as Elmer's Glue or Super Glue. Instructor will also provide glass marbles for optional "feet" for student boxes.

Level: This class is appropriate for students at all levels.
Date: Thursday, August 3
Time: 6pm-9pm
Max. no of students: 6
Instructor: Julie Sullivan
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: August 3, 2017

Available Spaces: 6

Bookbinding for Teachers

Classroom-tested, kid-approved! Create pamphlets and accordion structures geared to fit into a language arts/math/science/Social Studies programs. You will leave with a variety of book structures and ideas for including book arts in your classroom. No prior art or bookbinding experience necessary.

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.

Dates: Friday, August 4
Time: 9am-12pm
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.

Date: August 4, 2017

Available Spaces: 7

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, August 12 & 13
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.

Date: August 12, 2017

Available Spaces: 6

 


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