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HARD-COVER BOOKS AT HOME
August 24, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until August 31, 2021
In this 3-day virtual workshop hosted on ZOOM, participants will get a crash course in making hard-cover books at home with little-to-no equipment. Beth will begin by creating the “textblock” for the book, illustrating how to fold and sew the pages, add end papers, and prep the book for covering. Participants will then learn to make their own book cloth from fabrics they have at home. Finally, participants will use the book cloth they each created to make covers for their book and learn the process of casing-in hard-cover books. Discussion will focus on best practices for bookbinding, the tools and tricks for working in a home studio, and ways to use the skills learned in this workshop to make different bindings in the future. This class is a continuation of the Bookbinding for Artists workshop, however, participants need NO previous book making experience!
Please note, this is a 3 part class, taking place on 3 different days via ZOOM.
Tuesday, August 17 | 6:00–8:00 PM EST
Tuesday, August 24 | 6:00–8:00 PM EST
Tuesday, August 31 | 6:00–8:00 PM EST
BETH SHEEHAN is an artist currently living in Tuscaloosa, AL. She has worked as a professional printer at Durham Press in Pennsylvania and at Harlan and Weaver in New York and was also the Lead Binder/Bindery Manager at Small Editions in Brooklyn. Sheehan teaches paper, print, and book workshops and co-authored the book Bookforms: A Complete Guide to Designing and Crafting Hand-Bound Books, 2019. Her artwork investigates scientific ideas of memory and perception to explore her own lack of episodic memory often through the mediums of papermaking, printmaking, and book art. Sheehan’s work has been exhibited internationally and is held in several public collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Center for Book Arts, and the San Francisco Public Library. Visit Beth at www.sheeprints.com.