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Introduction to Bookmaking, July 2022

July 6, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

This class is currently at capacity. To be added to a waiting list, please send your name and the name of the class to us using the button below. We'll let you know if a spot opens up or another session is added.

A 2-Day In-Studio Workshop!

Wednesdays, July 6 and 13, 6-9pm

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About this Workshop:

This six-hour workshop will introduce you to the basics of bookbinding, including appropriate materials and tools needed to make your own notebooks, journals, or albums. Book structures taught will be a sewn double-pamphlet journal, wrapped hardcover accordion fold book, and other single-sheet folded book structures. Additionally, you will learn how to properly cover boards for hard-covered books, the tools needed in a basic bookbinding tool kit, and concepts to consider when designing book content and structures. By the end of the course, you will be able to adapt these three structures to suit your needs, as well as have a strong foundation for furthering your bookbinding skills.

Level: Beginner – no previous experience necessary

Registration closes June 28, 2022. Material fees are included with your registration, though a small list of additional items needed to be gathered/purchased may be sent with your confirmation.

Sample image by Aubrey Dunn.


Registration includes a $20 materials fee to cover consumable materials provided in class, including PVA thread, and paper. Students may also want to consider the following optional items:

  • Personal apron
  • Notebook or sketchbook for note taking


Anne Barnes is an artist and graphic designer living in Washington, DC. She graduated in June 2020 with an MFA in Visual Arts and worked for many years as a book and cover designer in publishing. Her mixed media work—which includes the use of books as medium and the production of artist’s books—combines a high-keyed color palette, expressive gesture, and symbolic mark-making. The result is the abstracted visualizations of her memories, emotions, and varied perspectives that merge to become metaphors for exploration into themes of human nature, popular culture, feminism, and motherhood. Learn more about her work at www.annebarnesstudio.com and on Instagram @annebarnes_studio.

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