C'est Fini!

You started a bookbinding project, and then life made other plans. Your great idea for a book arts gift ran into a snag. 10 years later and the wedding album is 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, tools, and equipment to finish the job.

Two sessions: Week 1 we look at the project and devise a solution. If special paper, adhesive, or other supplies or tools are needed, we’ll get them before Week 2. Week 2 class will be set at a time that suits your schedule. C’est fini! Wrap it up.

Level: This class is appropriate for students at all levels.
Dates: Saturday, January 27
Time: 10am-1pm
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: January 27, 2018

Available Spaces: 2

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 Tuesdays, January 30-March 6
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: January 30, 2018

Available Spaces: 1

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: Thursday, February 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: February 1, 2018

Available Spaces: 2

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, February 3
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: February 3, 2018

Available Spaces: 8

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: Wednesday, February 7
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: February 7, 2018

Available Spaces: 5

Classic Hardcover Book

hardcover1In this introductory bookbinding class students will learn why books look the way they do, a brief history of bookbinding styles, the basics of materials (paper, board, cloth, adhesives), basic techniques (measuring, folding, cutting, sewing, applying adhesive), and how to make a sewn, hardcover book. By the end of this two-day class students will know the parts of a book, how books function, and leave with 1-2 flat-back books covered in cloth and decorative paper.

Level: This class is appropriate for students at all levels.
Dates: Saturday & Sunday, February 17 & 18
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: February 17, 2018

Available Spaces: 6

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: Thursday, February 22
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: February 22, 2018

Available Spaces: 5

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: Saturday, February 24
Time: 2pm-6pm
Max No of Students: 6
Instructor: Lena Rogy
Cost: $60 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: February 24, 2018

Available Spaces: 0

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, February 26 & Monday, March 5
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: February 26, 2018

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: Wednesday, March 7
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: March 7, 2018

Available Spaces: 6

Print Your Books at Home

In this class, students will learn how to "impose" a text, using software (not a typewriter!). “Imposition” refers to the placing of pages on a sheet of paper so that the pages will be in proper sequence when the sheet is printed and folded. Computer-Aided Imposition simplifies the process printers use to arrange typeset pages, so when printed, a single sheet of paper folds into an 8 page signature that reads consecutively once bound.

During the first class meeting, students will learn about imposition and available software used to lay out and print their own manuscript or another text. The second class meeting will be spent sewing and binding the signatures into a book.

Level: This class is appropriate for students at all levels.
Dates: Wednesday, March 21 and Wednesday, March 28
Time: 6pm-9pm
Max. no of students: 8
Instructor: Jerome Collins
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: March 21, 2018

Available Spaces: 8

E-Luminated Tunnel Book

Learn to combine papercraft techniques with friendly, accessible electronics materials like copper tape, flat batteries, and bead-like LED lights. In this day long course, we will apply these techniques to make glowing, interactive tunnel books that make creative use of light and shadow.

By the end of the day you will have learned to make simple circuits with copper tape, embed LED lights, add switches to create interactive behaviors, and construct a complete tunnel book.

No electronics experience necessary! The course is designed for complete beginners, and we are excited about sharing these fascinating materials with artists and creative crafters.

Course material was developed by Becca Rose Glowacki and Natalie Freed.

Level: This class is appropriate for students at all levels.
Dates: Saturday, April 7
Time: 10am-4pm
Max. no of students: 6
Instructor: Natalie Freed
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: April 7, 2018

Available Spaces: 2

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, April 9th & Monday, April 16th
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: April 9, 2018

Available Spaces: 5

Titles and Labels on Books

Learn hot-stamping techniques that will permit you to create, among other things, beautiful spine labels for your books.

Date: Wednesday,April 11
Time: 6pm-9pm
Max no. of students: 6
Instructor: Dana Kull
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: April 11, 2018

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: Thursday, April 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: April 12, 2018

Available Spaces: 5

Making Book Cloth

bookclothJapanese silk and other commercial book cloths can be beautiful, but have you ever seen a fabric you like and wished you could use it to make your own book cloth? This short class will teach students a quick and successful technique for backing their own fabric. Learn what to do and what not to do, which supplies will end in success and which will almost always guarantee failure. You’ll go home with your own cloth and some sample cards to refer back to when you make more cloth on your own.

Level: This class is appropriate for students at all levels.
Date and Time: Wednesday, April 18, 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: April 18, 2018

Available Spaces: 6

Travel Journal

Wherever you go and however you like to get there, there’s a travel journal bound to be perfect for the trip!  We will make three different travel journal formats, each with their own purpose and loaded with possibilities for adaptation.

A Globetrotter Accordion is a small yet roomy book to show off your travel photos and mementos.  Next, a Japanese Wrapped Back Journal with a soft cover and lots of built-in pockets re-purposes topographic maps in a creative way to give you both blank and decorative pages.

Then, a Tacket Bound Journal uses a lightweight cover with your choice of map- vintage or modern- to show off this sturdy ancient stitch. Three signatures inside hold a variety of acid-free papers. We’ll further customize this book with added pockets, extra maps, and brad closures.

If you have a cool map you don’t mind cutting up or gluing, be sure to pack it!

Level: This class is appropriate for students at all levels.
Dates: Saturday, April 21
Time: 10am-4pm
Max. no of students: 8
Instructor: Lee Steiner
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: April 21, 2018

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, April 28 & 29
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: April 28, 2018

Available Spaces: 4

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, May 19 & 20
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: May 19, 2018

Available Spaces: 6

 


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