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: 5

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: 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.

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: 5

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

Children's Board Books

Have you ever wanted to make that special book for that special child in your life? In this short workshop, students will construct 2 “board book” models from provided kits, and learn about ways to incorporate text and images. Handouts will be provided so that students can walk away with the skills and “know-how” to construct that special book.

Dates: Tuesday, October 10
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 10, 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: 4

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: 5

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: 5

Cigar Box

Students will learn how to construct a simple box with a hinged lid, perfect to house a book, documents, photos, tools, or just about anything. Students will be provided with a pre-cut kit and will be guided through the process of assembling the box, using book board, book cloth, and decorative paper. Important bookbinding techniques, such as grain direction, measuring, cutting, and gluing will be covered.

Level: This class is appropriate for students at all levels.
Date: Saturday, October 21
Time: 2pm-5pm
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 21, 2017

Available Spaces: 1

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

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

Coptic Bookbinding

Join us for a workshop exploring the Coptic book, a historic structure dating from as early as the 2nd century AD developed by early Egyptian Christians, or Copts. The Coptic binding is a non-adhesive, hand-sewn binding method, producing a book that is able to open 360°.

Level: This class is appropriate for students at all levels.
Dates: Monday, November 6th & Monday, November 13th
Time: 6pm-9pm
Max. no of students: 6
Instructor: Lindsay Nakashima
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.

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 6, 2017

Available Spaces: 6

"Repurposed" Book Projects

repurposed-booksThis class presents ways to re-use "good" books gone "bad!" These projects are designed to show off our love of books and make use (or re-use) of their shape and format. Learn to use thrift shop books to create a variety of unique decorative and useful conversation pieces. Projects include: a Classic Book-into-Portfolio case; a Book Safe, to hide your valuables in plain sight on your bookcase; a Kindle or E-reader Case; and a Book Vase with Origami Flowers. Lee’s other “Repurposed” book projects will be shown and discussed so you’ll go home with plenty of patterns and ideas.

Level: This class is appropriate for students at all levels.
Dates: Saturday, November 11
Time: 2pm-6pm
Max no. of students: 6
Instructor: Lee Steiner
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.

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 11, 2017

Available Spaces: 5

DIY Publishing

Have you ever dreamed of starting your own zine? Publishing a cookbook or chapbook? How about that novel you’ve been working on? Want to get political? We got you covered with practical approaches to making comics, t-shirts, rock posters, you name it. Bring your hopes and dreams, trials and tribulations, and we’ll help you publish the book you want to read with an eye towards ecological and financial stability.

Dates: Tuesday, November 14
Time: 6pm-9pm
Max. no of students: 8
Instructor: Kyle Schlesinger
Cost: $45 tuition

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

Date: November 14, 2017

Available Spaces: 6

Happy Hour Bookbinding for Teachers (Section 2)

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: Thursday, November 16
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.

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 16, 2017

Available Spaces: 6

Long Stitch Leather Journal

longstitchleatherjournalAre you a traveler who wants to capture unforgettable moments on paper? Or an entrepreneur who likes to jot down ideas and daily checklists? Or perhaps you keep a diary or enjoy sketching? The journal is the perfect tool for creating and capturing important memories! Bind your very own high-quality, adventure-ready daily journal, with a personal touch. The book you create in this workshop will be wrapped in soft leather and hand-stitched, ensuring you go home with a beautiful personalized journal that will last forever.

Simply come with your creativity, and if you like, you are welcome to bring a piece of decorative paper to incorporate into your journal as endpapers (2 sheets ca. 8.5” x 6”).

Level: This class is appropriate for students at all levels.
Dates: Tuesday, November 28 and Tuesday, December 5
Time: 6pm-9pm
Max No of Students: 6
Instructor: Lena Rogy
Cost: $90 tuition + $20 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: November 28, 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, November 30
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.

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 30, 2017

Available Spaces: 6

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, December 7
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.

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

Date: December 7, 2017

Available Spaces: 5

Happy Hour Bookbinding for Teachers (Section 3)

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, December 12
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.

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

Date: December 12, 2017

Available Spaces: 6

 


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