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A sewn board binding is a nontraditional and easy way to attach boards to a book. This structure makes an excellent journal, sketchbook, or logbook, as it can lay flat and is lightweight. In this workshop students will learn how to make this binding which once learned is easily made at home without any specialized equipment.
Instructor: Colin Urbina
In my work I try to make objects that make the viewer look at this everyday object in a new way. As a bookbinder I am both artist and artisan. Whether it’s matching the tone of paper weathered by the ages or evoking the text of a book with layering images in and on a leather cover, tradition and modernity are married in my work.
The Shrigley is an innovative way to house loose ephemera, postcards, photographs, prints and more. The pages are folded into frames, allowing you to easily add or remove pieces from the book. In this workshop, students will learn the folding techniques to create the frames with various corner styles. Once the pages are assembled and sewn, students will finish their project by making a hardcover case with a ribbon tie.
Reveal and expand the visual narrative possibilities for your short story, children's book manuscript, poetry, personal essay, one-act play and more by spending an immersive week in Rockport, Maine. We'll explore and make storytelling forms like the crankie (the earliest ‘moving picture'), mind-mapping and storyboarding techniques for illustrators and non-illustrators alike, and how to assemble a compelling 'dummy book' for publishing submission or strengthen a book project for self-publishing or editioning as an artist's book.