Category Archives: Basics

1) Current semester courses
2) Resources for purchasing materials and more
3) A list of the very basic tools* needed for the beginning artist
*An intermediate or advanced class may require more

  • The Bradel Binding

    Posted on January 17, 2018 by in Basics, Current Workshops

    This elegant binding gives the book artist a chance to create a colorful cover and rounded spine. Students will decorate the Tyvek spine and create two headbands for their book. . The text block will be provided and is a pre-sewn yearly calendar (see below). When: Tuesday, February 13 & Thursday, February 15, 2018, 1:00 […]

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  • Letterpress & the Winter Fold Book

    Posted on August 18, 2017 by in Basics, Current Workshops, Folded, Relief Printmaking, Sewn Spine

    Join printer Lynn Jones at her business, Just My Type Letterpress Paperie, where you will learn to carve linocuts and set type for letterpress printing. A single collaborative print will be produced for each student which will then be used to create a Winter Fold book. The Winter Fold book is an invention of the creative […]

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  • The Basics

    Posted on January 17, 2016 by in Basics, Current Workshops, Folded

    Learn the basics about the tools, materials, and techniques required to make your own books. A survey of current book arts programs and book artists will be sure to inspire you. You will practice all of your new skills in this clever little structure. The single section is sewn using the simple pamphlet stitch. There […]

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  • Resources for Humboldt County Book Artists

    Posted on January 10, 2014 by in Basics, Miscellaneous, Resources

    LOCAL STORES ARCATA The Art Center, 823 H Street: Art and book art supplies; large sheets of decorative, printmaking, drawing, and watercolor papers. All Under Heaven, 735 8th Street: Calligraphy supplies, inks, and beautiful rolls of paper from Asia. Solutions, 858 G Street: Letter sized papers such as cigar, mango, and elephant poo! SCRAP, 101 […]

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  • Basic Toolkit

    Posted on January 14, 2013 by in Basics, Tools

    Every book artist has their favorite tools for cutting, folding, and gluing paper. The tools pictured are some of the basics that you will need in most workshops. Metal Ruler: Cutting tools can cut into wooden and plastic rulers and damage the straight edge. Cutting Mat: These come in all sizes. The one above is […]

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