Workshops

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At Big River Bindery we don’t want to have all the fun, so we offer workshops in printing and binding so you can try it out yourself. See the listings below for both long and short-term classes you can take. All classes have a maximum of 6 students.

To register, email bigriverbindery@gmail.com
or call 404-831-3849

Online registration for the workshops is at https://squareup.com/store/big-river-bindery

If you don’t see what you want here, check out our list of past workshops at http://bigriverbindery.com/pastworkshops/

Summer 2018

Book as Interactive Sculpture
with Alicia Bailey

In this workshop students will create two models based on innovative structures developed by Hedi Kyle. These structures explore use of space and movement to encompass interactive elements with pictorial or textual content.

We will first create an accordion book with a series of floating panels housed in a simple cover. Then we’ll move on to a rigid page book structure with swiveling interior panels on each page bound with a cloth spine.

Artist Bio

Alicia is a studio artist working across multiple disciplines, focusing on book arts and box works since the mid-nineties. She has worked as on independent curator, juror, workshop instructor, creative consultant, mentor and visiting artist throughout the United States for the past 30 years. Alicia is currently owner/director of Abecedarian Gallery, a Denver gallery with an ongoing focus on book arts and works on paper.

Saturday, June 16, 9:00 – 4:00 with an hour lunch, $125.00

 

Introduction to Bookbinding 

Never made a book before but always wanted to try? This one evening workshop will teach you the techniques to start making your own books and pamphlets, learning how to work with paper, thread, and glue. We will make six different book structures that you can use for gifts, small notebooks, journals, or art projects. No experience is necessary, and all are encouraged to join in.

Thursday, July 19, 7:00 – 10:00 pm, $35.00

 

Long Stitch Binding

The long stitch book was common to accountants in 16th Century Italy. In this workshop we will construct a modern variation using the long stitch method with multiple sections to build more pages into your books. The binding method has rows of sewing on the spine that serve as a decorative element. Participants will go home with a completed book.

Thursday, July 26, 7:00 – 10:00 pm, $40.00

 

Introduction to Bookbinding 

Never made a book before but always wanted to try? This one evening workshop will teach you the techniques to start making your own books and pamphlets, learning how to work with paper, thread, and glue. We will make six different book structures that you can use for gifts, small notebooks, journals, or art projects. No experience is necessary, and all are encouraged to join in.

Tuesday, August 14, 7:00 – 10:00 pm, $35.00

 

 

To reserve your spot, contact us at 404-831-3849 or bigriverbindery@gmail.com. Online registration can be found at https://squareup.com/store/big-river-bindery