ONSITE: Introduction to Bookmaking

Create your own set of handmade books. We’ll familiarize ourselves with bookmaking tools and techniques and learn several bookbinding techniques. You’ll also learn how to customize your books to be journals or sketchbooks. Plan to complete the class with a saddle stitched book, and a stab bound book.

Special Notes

  • All basic materials provided. 

    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

About the Instructor

Barry O'Keefe

Barry O'Keefe is an artist from Richmond, Virginia working in printmaking, painting, and public art. In addition to classes at the Visual Arts Center, he teaches at VCU, Art 180 and Milk River Arts. In 2016, he received an MFA in printmaking from Ohio University. Thematically, his work engages with public space and community. His work has been exhibited in five countries and seven states and can be found in many private and public collections, including the Valentine Museum in Richmond, Va, UCLA, the Black History Museum of Virginia, the Library of Virginia.

Instagram: @barryokeefe.

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ONSITE: Introduction to Bookmaking

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Class Details
June 15 - July 66:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Day: Thu
Tuition: $145.00
Member Tuition: $130.50
Additional fees apply
Instructor: Barry O'Keefe
Level: Beginner