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ONSITE: The Art of the Book

July 12, 2022

Learn how to make at least 8 different kinds of books using folding, tearing, cutting, and gluing techniques with a bunch of creativity! You'll come away with beautiful, finished books, instructions and knowledge on how to make more of these satisfying masterpieces.

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ONSITE: Magpie Books: Bookmaking as Collage

July 12, 2022

Make books from anything! Bring clippings, wrappers, cards, boxes, any kind of paper you're willing to cut and glue. A great workshop for collage makers, journalers, collectors, photographers, travelers and anyone who loves paper and wants to learn about bookmaking. Basic bookmaking tools and supplies provided; students will bring paper and materials for their books […]

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ONSITE: Book Making: Sketchbooks

July 12, 2022

Having trouble finding the perfect sketchbook? The one with perfectly thick pages and just the right amount of drawing space? Well, in this class, we’ll explore a variety of bookmaking techniques while you design your perfect set of hand-made sketch books!

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ONSITE: Create Your Own Visual Journal

July 12, 2022

Are you a journaler who needs more than words to get your ideas down on paper? Learn to create a gorgeous 128-page physical journal, then document your inspiration with painting, drawing, collages and more. If you’re just beginning to journal or have journaled for years, creative prompts will help you fill the pages of your […]

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ONSITE: Self-Publish Your Ideas: Zines, Comics, Books + More! (Ages 15–18)

April 15, 2022

What do you want to share with the world? Whether you write, draw, collage, or something else entirely, you can learn to self-publish your 2D talents. Together we will learn the basics of self-publishing, bookmaking and reproducing work. Individual projects will be tailored to each students' interests. We will work together to develop your unique […]

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ONSITE: Magpie Books: Bookmaking as Collage

April 14, 2022

Make books from anything!- with folds, cuts, glue and imagination. Bring clippings, wrappers, cards, boxes, any kind of paper you're willing to cut and glue. A great workshop for collage makers, journalers, collectors, photographers, travelers and anyone who loves paper and wants to learn about bookmaking. Basic bookmaking tools and supplies provided; students will bring […]

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ONSITE: Tiny Books, Big Charm

April 14, 2022

Small is beautiful! We’ll make handfuls of tiny books in three styles (accordion, dragon, and wrap-around cover), each under three inches square. Not only are tiny books adorable, working at this reduced scale allows us to work easily and quickly, and to think about how scale changes our experience. No prior bookbinding experience is required. […]

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ONSITE: Tiny Books, Big Charm

February 06, 2022

Small is beautiful! We’ll make handfuls of tiny books in three styles (accordion, dragon, and wrap-around cover), each under three inches square. Not only are tiny books adorable, working at this reduced scale allows us to work easily and quickly, and to think about how scale changes our experience. No prior bookbinding experience is required. […]

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ONSITE: Wooden Cover Books

February 06, 2022

Make three unique, blank books and develop skills in both bookbinding and woodworking. We’ll focus on coptic binding as well as wooden and hard covers. Bringing skills and techniques from other mediums is much encouraged in this interdisciplinary bookbinding course.

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ONSITE: Create Your Own Visual Journal

February 06, 2022

Are you a journaler who needs more than words to get your ideas down on paper? Learn to create a gorgeous 128-page physical journal, then document your inspiration with painting, drawing, collages and more. If you’re just beginning to journal or have journaled for years, creative prompts will help you fill the pages of your […]

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ONSITE: Smash Book Journaling (Ages 9-11)

January 26, 2022

Smash Books are an easy way to express yourself through words and pictures. In this workshop, you'll get hands-on experience building your own Smash Book, which you can then use as an art journal or scrapbook. Along the way, you'll learn techniques for combining words and pictures in creative ways. At the end of the […]

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ONSITE: Smash Book Journaling (Ages 12-14)

January 26, 2022

Smash Books are an easy way to express yourself through words and pictures. In this workshop, you'll get hands-on experience building your own Smash Book, which you can then use as an art journal or scrapbook. Along the way, you'll learn techniques for combining words and pictures in creative ways. At the end of the […]

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ONSITE: Magpie Books: Bookmaking as Collage

October 25, 2021

Make books from anything – with folds, cuts, glue and imagination! Bring clippings, wrappers, cards, boxes, any kind of paper you're willing to cut and glue. A great workshop for collage makers, journalers, collectors, photographers, travelers and anyone who loves paper and wants to learn about bookmaking. Basic bookmaking tools and supplies provided; students will bring paper […]

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ONSITE: Tiny Books, Big Charm

October 25, 2021

Small is beautiful! We’ll make handfuls of tiny books in three styles (accordion, dragon, and wrap-around cover), each under three inches square. Not only are tiny books adorable, working at this reduced scale allows us to work easily and quickly, and to think about how scale changes our experience. No prior bookbinding experience is required. […]

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ONSITE: Wooden Cover Books

October 25, 2021

Make three unique, blank books and develop skills in both bookbinding and woodworking. We’ll focus on coptic binding as well as wooden and hard covers. Bringing skills and techniques from other mediums is much encouraged in this interdisciplinary bookbinding course.

read more

ONSITE: Tiny Books, Big Charm

July 13, 2021

Small is beautiful! We’ll make handfuls of tiny books in three styles (accordion, dragon, and wrap-around cover), each under three inches square. Not only are tiny books adorable, working at this reduced scale allows us to work easily and quickly, and to think about how scale changes our experience. No prior bookbinding experience is required. […]

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ONSITE: Buttonhole Books

July 13, 2021

Buttonhole books open flat. They can be made with pockets, inclusions and decorative spines and are perfect sketchbooks, journals, albums or scrapbooks. Learn to make this elegant and versatile book with a partially exposed spine using a buttonhole stitch binding. You’ll leave class with your own handmade book, knowledge to make more and ways to […]

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ONSITE: Tunnel Books (Ages 12-14)

April 20, 2021

Explore artists books (specifically tunnel books) that make use of visual tricks like depth and perspective, and incorporate line, color, storytelling, and construction skills. Develop and construct a tunnel book of your own, based off of your own research and interests!

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ONSITE: Buttonhole Books

April 19, 2021

Buttonhole books open flat. They can be made with pockets, inclusions and decorative spines and are perfect sketchbooks, journals, albums or scrapbooks. Learn to make this elegant and versatile book with a partially exposed spine using a buttonhole stitch binding. You’ll leave class with your own handmade book, knowledge to make more and ways to […]

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ONSITE: Tiny Books, Big Charm

April 19, 2021

Small is beautiful! We’ll make hands full of tiny books in three styles (accordion, dragon, wrap-around cover), all under three inches square. Not only are tiny books adorable, working at this reduced scale allows us to work easily and quickly and to think about how scale changes our experience. No prior bookbinding experience is required. […]

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ONSITE: Buttonhole Books

March 16, 2021

Buttonhole books open flat. They can be made with pockets, inclusions and decorative spines and are perfect sketchbooks, journals, albums or scrapbooks. Learn to make this elegant and versatile book with a partially exposed spine using a buttonhole stitch binding. You’ll leave class with your own handmade book, knowledge to make more and ways to […]

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