Book Arts 101

Explore the basics in this course that looks at bookbinding as a fluid and expressive art form - and one that dovetails with fiber arts! Students will learn the fundamental vocabulary and tools of bookbinding as we create 5 non-adhesive books. Using paper as a fiber, each book model will explore the opportunities for fiber and book arts to connect through techniques including embroidery, needle weaving, natural dyeing, and resist techniques.


Book Arts 101 is offered in a variety of formats. 4 - week and Weekend Intensives feature 12 hours of class time, plus free Open Studio time to practice techniques outside of class. Morning Series classes feature 6 hours of class time in the mornings with an abridged course-load of basics. Morning Series classes do not come with free Open Studio time.


Book & Paper Arts - After Workshops

The After Workshops are a series of high quality hands-on classes, at low cost and low commitment. Materials, skills and fun supplied. Classes cover a variety of techniques. All skill levels welcome. Plus they are BYOB. Below are a list of upcoming After Workshops in Book and Paper Arts:



Developed in 4th century Egypt, Coptic books have beautiful linked stitches that stretch across the spine and open flat, perfect for a sketchbook or journal. In this class, students will learn the basics of coptic binding through creating a small book. Students are invited but not required to bring decorative papers they would like to use for their book's cover.






In this three-hour course, you'll learn about design approaches and techniques for paper-cutting, and the many different applications of the craft. Such applications range from small projects (cards, shadow puppets), to medium ones (posters, stencils and screen print templates), to truly large and awesome ones (light boxes, wheat pastes for walls, and theatrical crankies). Paper-cutting is an elegant, accessible, and moving art form.