Introduction to Bookbinding

Learn the basics of how to make books. Over four weeks we will go over accordion books, long-stitch and short-stitch binding, and how to make a clamshell box to hold your creations.

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    On-site courses do not come with studio access outside of class time. Paid open studio access is available through our Studio Access Program. Please visit for more information.

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About the Instructor

Amelia Rafle

Amelia Rafle is an American printmaker from Richmond, Virginia. She received her BFA in Painting and Printmaking from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2021 and her MFA in Art and Ecology from the Burren College of Art in 2023. She has exhibited work in both the United States and Ireland, received grants to study human impact on birds, and her work was commended in the 2023 World Wildlife Fund Climate Creatives Challenge. Strongly rooted in scientific research, Amelia uses an expanded printmaking process to communicate information regarding the climate crisis through visual imagery that is accessible and engaging to the viewer. A love of birds is also prevalent throughout her work, making use of bird imagery to symbolize how human activity affects both the human and more than human worlds. Rafle views birds as an indicator of the looming effects of the climate crisis, and explores their relationship to humans through migration patterns and cultural symbolism.

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Class Details
October 6 - November 109 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Day: Sun
Tuition: $245.00
Member Tuition: $220.50
Additional fees apply
Instructor: Amelia Rafle
Level: Beginner