ONSITE: Book Making: Sketchbooks

Having trouble finding the perfect sketchbook for you? Learn to create your own! We’ll cover a variety of bookmaking techniques while you design your perfect set of hand-made sketch books. Together we'll plan and craft our dream journals using bookmaking and printmaking techniques. Learn saddle and coptic stitch binding and simple staple binding and experiment with fold-out elements. We'll also explore printmaking techniques like block printing and gelli-plate printing to personalize our final sketchbooks.

Special Notes

  • This studio is not wheel chair accessible from the interior due to two steps, but is accessible through an exterior door.

    Classes are confirmed one week prior to the start date. In order to help us confirm classes, please register as early as possible.

    This is an On-site course. Students must follow current Covid-19 protocols, as outlined on our website. For more info visit On-site courses do not come with studio access outside of class time. Paid open studio access is available through our Studio Access Program: if interested please visit

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About the Instructor

Sam Christian

Focusing in multiple mediums, Sam’s primary forms are Linocut printmaking, Fiber Arts (sewing and quilting) and Comic Art. Sam is a native of Richmond’s East End who has worked to craft a practice around the beauty and inequities found in the East End and communities like it. Through eco-conscious printmaking that highlights the deep history of the East End community and artistic partnerships
in schools and community spaces, Sam has been instrumental in cultivating light and love in the spaces they call home. Being no stranger to the obstacles facing students of the East End, both academic and social, Sam looks for any opportunity to shift the narrative and make space for young artists.

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Class Details
April 10 - May 1510 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Day: Tue
Tuition: $205.00
Member Tuition: $184.50
Additional fees apply
Instructor: Sam Christian
Level: All Levels