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BACKWARDS COVER BOOK (**NEW**)

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Duration: One Session
Date range: April 18
Date(s) of the week: Tuesday
Hour: 6–9 p.m.
Quarter: Spring 2017
Prerequisite: None
Address: Palo Alto HS Rm 1701
Price: $65

Backwards Book Cover! What? Your instructor will guide you from start to finish through the creation of a unique book structure. The reverse cover allows the decorative stitching of the exposed spine to show while the fore edge is hidden by the book cover.

There is a $15.00 materials fee payable to the instructor.

Artists’ Books, unique or small edition handmade books, come in a vast variety of sizes, formats and structures. In this class, you will create a uniquely artistic book using three popular bookbinding stitches:

  • Coptic Stitch
  • French Link Stitch
  • Long Stitch

It would be helpful for students unfamiliar with these stitches to take the prior week’s class (on April 11), Bookbinding Stitches, but not required.

Using demonstration, examples, diagrams and a lot of individual attention, students are guided through the creation of their own books.

Students’ tool kit should include:

  • Scissors
  • Paper trimmer
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Bone folder
  • Paper piercing tool
  • Piercing mat
  • Embossing stylus or scoring tool
  • X-acto knife
  • Cutting board

Artists’ Books, unique or small edition handmade books come in a vast variety of sizes, formats, and structures. In this class you will create five easy and uniquely artistic book forms including the popular Flag book, Fish bone binding and a circular concertina. Using demonstration, examples, diagrams and lots of individual attention, students are guided through the creation of five hand-made books.

There is a $20 materials fee payable to the instructor.

Student tool kit should include:

  • Scissors
  • Paper trimmer
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Bone folder
  • Paper piercing tool
  • Piercing mat
  • Embossing stylus or scoring tool
  • X-Acto knife
  • Cutting board
By Jamila Rufaro