Book Arts Courses

The world of Book Arts explores the book-ish and the book-like and the artist's book.

 

It covers a huge range of informal structures that can be folded, sewn, glued or not, typically in an afternoon. 

 

The philosophy is to make learning approachable and to offer courses that allow students to make something beautiful.

 

Elements of these kinds of book structures draw on the creative traditions of bookbinding, weaving, sewing, origami, and cartonnage

Our courses are aimed at the novice, the enthusiast, the paper geek and the maker.

 

I teach regularly at  The Georgian Bay School for the Arts and the Southampton Arts Center.

Handmade Bookmark

READ & WRITE BOOKMARKS

In this course, students make an accordion-folded bookmark with decorative papers on the covers. Great for taking notes without writing in your books!

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STAB BINDINGS

The wonderful world of Asian style sewn books is a real pleasure to explore! The sewing patterns are highly decorative and work very well to bind single sheets of paper! 

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FELT COVERS

The felt covered wraparound book is a traditionally-sewn book that allows for an amazing variety of decorative touches with buttons, embroidery or even needle felting!