This night class is a quick and fun introduction to soft-cover book binding. In this evening session, learn a couple of simple binding techniques in miniature format! Students will have the option to use elements like decorative paper, colorful thread, and collage to add flair to their tiny books. No prior experience necessary.
Students will make 3 tiny books, 2 accordions and 1 long-stitch. Students are welcome to bring their own decorative papers or items for collage. Students should come to class with a bone folder, awl, knife, any special papers or collage materials they wish to use.
About the Instructor:
Norah Maki is an artist and design strategist interested in complex systems, narrative, and myth. Her work in printmaking and narrative formats has led to residencies at the James Joyce Foundation in Zurich and the Center for Book Arts, among others, and her work is held in various public and private collections. She is the co-founder of Singing Saw Press, a fine art and poetry press that uses collaboration to explore the formal elements of publication. Norah holds an MFA from the School of Visual Arts, and a BA from Bowdoin College. www.norahmaki.com
All images are provided courtesy of the instructor.