An In-Studio Workshop!
Learn how to make your own sketchbook in the traditional coptic structure, a historical stitch that has been used since the 11th century. This type of book is spineless, allowing it to open completely flat for all your sketching and writing needs!
The first day of this two-part workshop is spent in the paper studio, where you will make sheets of cotton paper that will be suitable to hold both dry and wet media. The paper will dry for a few days and be used in the following week in the bindery.
On the second day, you will learn the single-needle coptic (chain) stitch and use it to bind your handmade sheets of cotton paper into a beautiful sketchbook. You are welcome to bring your own decorative papers for the covers. No experience necessary!
Registration closes November 30, 2021 and includes a $15 materials fee to cover all consumable supplies provided in class.
Featured image(s) by Jamila Felton
Please Note (as of September 10, 2021): Pyramid values the health and wellbeing of our artists, teachers, students, staff, and visitors. At this time, we are choosing to remain more conservative than many local ordinances and require mask wearing in all public spaces in the building.
Taking an in-person class at Pyramid has potential for close physical contact between the students and teachers. As part of our commitment to providing a safe work environment and reducing the potential exposure or transmission of Covid-19, we request that on the first day of class you provide either proof of vaccination or proof of recent negative Covid-19 test results (within 72 hrs). If you are unable to provide these documents, please contact the front desk for a health screening questionnaire. Pyramid will offer a full refund to anyone at any time if they feel unwell or that they may put others at risk of exposure.
Please contact us with any additional questions or concerns.