Print, Paper & Book



Book Arts Open Studio
This class is designed for students with previous bookbinding experience who want to work on the handmade books of their choice under the guidance of a knowledgeable bookbinder. Make time for your creative practice with access to bookbinding tools, materials, and equipment. Come prepared the first week with an idea of what you’d like to work on, whether it’s designing a special project or completing an unfinished work from another class. Some supplies provided, but students are invited to bring additional materials based on their individual projects; unique supply lists will be discussed the first night of class.

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Watkins College of Art
CE
18 - &up Gonzalez 3/6 - 3/27 We 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM $145.00 View

Introduction to Long Stitch Books
Spend a fun day learning to make small, long stitch books that are perfect take along sketchbooks, and make great gifts! This soft cover, non adhesive binding is perfect for beginners and experienced book makers alike. Although the stitching looks fancy and complex, this binding is simple and fun to learn. Students can expect to make two or more books in this class, exploring a variety of fun ways of stitching on the spine. Students have the opportunity to embellish the covers of their books as well! All materials provided.

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Watkins College of Art
CE
18 - &up PattersonMarx 3/23 - 3/23 Sa 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM $125.00 View

Miniature Exposed-Spine Bindings
This sewing-focused course will add eight binding styles to your repertoire. You’ll make a cohesive set of books, each one with a different decorative binding. The covers will be made from Cave Paper, a beautiful and sturdy handmade paper, and the books will be sewn with colorful waxed linen thread. Each book will be approximately 3" x 5” — perfect as a pocket-sized sketchbook or journal. Book structures will include the buttonhole binding, crossed-structure binding, diamond binding, and five variations of the long stitch. You’ll also explore ways to embellish the bindings with gathered stitches and weaving, and you’ll experiment with closures such as buttons, tabs, and wraps. Open to all skill levels. All materials provided.

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Watkins College of Art
CE
18 - &up Gonzalez 2/4 - 4/1 Mo 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM $285.00 View

Music Merch: Screenprinted Tees, Posters & Album Covers
Are you in a garage band? Do you have a collection of vinyls and gig posters in your living room? Ever thought of putting your best friend's face on a t shirt? With this introductory screen printing (silkscreen) class, you'll learn to produce the goods that you would find at any venue's merch table. You will design and print a t shirt, poster, and album cover during the course and be able to print them in multiples. These don't have to be music inspired designs, but we will certainly be jamming while we work. Get ready to learn a versatile skill that could help you get your glam-rock cover band to the next level. All materials provided.

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Watkins College of Art
CE
18 - &up Lee 2/6 - 3/13 We 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM $185.00 View

Secret Belgian Binding & Coptic Binding
Learn to make two hardcover books with distinctive stitching patterns and functional structures — perfect for sketching, journaling, or displaying photos. Students will first learn the Secret Belgian Binding, a style with an unusual history and fascinating covers that swivel around the spine of the book. Students will then learn the popular Coptic Binding, which will be sewn with multiple needles, resulting in a beautiful two-color woven binding. Students will personalize their books by choosing from a variety of unique handmade papers and colorful thread. All materials provided.

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Watkins College of Art
CE
18 - &up Gonzalez 2/6 - 2/27 We 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM $145.00 View

Suminagashi Paper Marbling
Create a collection of decorated papers using the meditative method of suminagashi marbling. Dating back some 800 years, this Japanese technique floats ink pigments atop a liquid bath. With gentle manipulations — such as blowing across the surface of the water — and a good deal of spontaneity, patterns form and are transferred to paper. In this one-day workshop, you’ll create dozens of colorful sheets that can be used for bookmaking projects, greeting cards, gift wrap, and other paper arts.

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Watkins College of Art
CE
18 - &up Gonzalez 4/6 - 4/6 Sa 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM $150.00 View

The Secret Side of Books
Discover how to make books with a secret side. Create surprising structures with pages that change shape and size or appear and disappear. Experiment with tunnel books, explosions, changing pictures, quadraflips, and more. Personalize your creations with collage, decorative techniques, and/or drawing. All skill levels are welcome. All materials provided.

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Watkins College of Art
CE
18 - &up Sanford 3/9 - 3/10 Sa Su 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM $150.00 View

Working Large, Working in Layers
Working on large sheets of assorted papers students will use a variety of surface design techniques and explore scale, grids, working in multiples and layering to achieve rich and complex papers to use in their artwork or as works of art on their own. All materials provided.

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Watkins College of Art
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18 - &up Lee 3/9 - 3/10 Sa Su 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM $175.00 View