Edge Decoration for Bindings

with Jana Pullman
Saturday, April 20, 10am-5pm

All of the surface on a book can be decorated. In this workshop we will learn several decorative technique for coloring the page edges of a book. Painting, sprinkling and sponging color, graphite, and gauffering will be covered and samples of other methods will be shown and discussed. Participants will be encouraged to experiment with a combination of these techniques and should bring a text block with no covers and a couple of paperback books for practice.

Certificate: 7 hours, Category D

$110 (10% discount for MCBA members) + $35 supply fee

Clamshell Box

with Jana Pullman
Saturday, April 27; 10am-5pm
Boxmaking experience required

Also known as a drop spine box, the clamshell box is the basic all-purpose box to preserve and store valuable books, photographs and other works on paper. Make a single wall drop spine box using precut materials, and learn measuring and cutting techniques to continue making boxes on your own, custom made to fit your own books or objects.

Certificate: 7 hours, Category B or D

$110 (10% discount for MCBA members) + $25 supply fee