Introduction to Book Arts with Pam MacKellar is a series of three classes introducing the basics of bookbinding for artists. It will be held on three consecutive Saturdays (August 4, 11, and 18, 2018), from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm at Santa Fe Community College in Room 710 (Book Arts Room), and is open to members of BAG.
This workshop series is designed for people who have no experience in bookbinding or those who would like to review some simple structures and techniques to use in their bookmaking. Knowing the basics will help you to express yourself artistically in a book format. You will complete 2-3 books at each session.
Week 1: Folding and Gluing. You will learn basic folding and gluing techniques, how to cover boards, basic bookbinding terms, following folding diagrams, and tools to include in a basic bookbinding toolkit. You will make an accordion book, a single-sheet book, and a diamond-fold book.
Week 2: Sewing. You will learn how to determine hole placement, make hole templates, punch holes for sewing, and follow basic sewing diagrams. You will make a 3-hole pamphlet, a 5-hole pamphlet, and Japanese stab binding.
Week 3: Non-Traditional Structures. You will learn two non-traditional structures using the skills you have already learned: a flag book and a skewer book. You will be encouraged to think about how to express your ideas using traditional and non-traditional bookmaking techniques.
Fee: $130 for the series, which includes the materials fee. Maximum students: 10. Tool list will be sent upon registration. To register, send a check for $130, payable to BAG, to Laura Wait, 108 Calle Francisca, Santa Fe, NM 87507, postmarked no earlier than May 1, 2018. For more information, contact Laura Wait at email@example.com.