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GFAA WORKSHOP REGISTRATION

BOOKBINDING WITHOUT THE MESS

(No adhesives = No mess!)

with Joon Thomas

Saturday, November 6 and 13, 9:30am-12:30pm*

*participation in Session 1 is mandatory to participate in Session 2

Fee: $85 [includes $40 cost for provided materials]

ABOUT THE WORKSHOP

Bookbinding without the sticky stuff.

 

We'll learn ten quick and fun book structures and then delve into a full multi-signature sewn book -- all without any glue or adhesives!

 

Non-adhesive bookbinding techniques offer artists and archivists a wide range of creative possibilities without the disadvantages introduced by paste and glue.

 

This is a two-part workshop. Participation in Part 1 is a prerequisite for part 2.

 

In Part 1 we will explore basic non-adhesive book structures which can be created by folding, cutting and stitching. Each of these structures is an opening to an entire category of possibilities. Those who complete Part 1 of this workshop will fulfill the prerequisite for future workshops exploring more complex book structures.

In Part 2 each participant will complete a sturdy, sewn binding, multi-signature book, complete with cover—all without the use of any adhesives. A feature of the method I will be teaching is that the book will lay flat when open to any page! This is an advantage when binding a sketchbook, cookbook, or any type of book that you might wish to include in a display.

Participants should bring the following tools: metal straight-edge or ruler, Exacto knife, and scissors.

All other tools and materials will be provided.

 

ABOUT JOON THOMAS

 

Joon Thomas holds a degree in printmaking from the University of the Arts (Philadelphia); studied for many years with artists Chen Lok Lee, Rulan Weng, Youxin Yao and Ou Wenwei; and has decades of experience as a professional artist, calligrapher, printmaker and teacher.

 

 

WORKSHOP AGREEMENT & CANCELLATION POLICY

1. Payment is non-refundable. If you find you need to cancel and wish to find a replacement, it is your responsibility to find  that replacement and to obtain the funds. Please contact us first in case there is a waitlist. If you find someone yourself, please provide us with the contact information for your replacement.

2. There is a maximum of 10 people in the class. You will be added to a waiting list if the class is full. Masks and social distancing required. 

3. Questions should be directed to Katy at info@gainesvillefinearts.org 

4. Your payment serves as your agreement to this cancellation policy.