with Anna Haglin
Tuesdays: August 10, 17, 24, 31; 7–9pm CT
In this virtual workshop, learn how to make a hardcover book at home. An introduction to basic tools and materials will equip you with the knowledge and skills needed to make this binding again in different sizes and with a variety of materials. Learn how to find the grain direction of paper and book board, how to fold and sew paper to create pages, methods for creating a hardcover case from book board, and tips and tricks for attaching the hardcover to pages.
While all skill levels are welcome, this multiple-section binding is technical and basic bookbinding experience may be helpful.
All skill levels welcome!
Certificate: 8 hours, Category A or B; fulfills Core binding requirement
$175/participant (10% discount for MCBA members) + $45 supply fee*
$90 for BIPOC participants (10% discount for MCBA members) + $45 supply fee*
We are offering a reduced rate to BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) participants to honor equity and increase access and artistic opportunities for those who have historically been underrepresented in the book arts. For individuals to whom this does not apply, register at the rate listed first and, if you are able, consider making a donation when registering to support MCBA’s efforts to make reduced rates available.
*International participants will be charged an additional shipping fee.
What you’ll need to participate
Tech requirements: For this participatory virtual workshop, we recommend joining on a laptop or desktop computer with a camera and microphone, if possible. You will receive step-by-step instructions for downloading Zoom (it’s free!) and accessing the workshop online approximately 2 days before the workshop’s start date.
Materials: You are responsible for sourcing your own supplies from the materials list. You are welcome to reach out to teaching artists with questions about materials in advance of the workshop (contact information is listed on the materials list). This workshop also includes a materials kit that the teaching artist will ship to the address provided at registration (paid for by the supply fee*).
This workshop is full. Add your name to the wait list and you’ll be contacted if another section of the workshop is scheduled.