A Book Arts Basic Class
by Al Rodríguez
736 Sutter Street
San Diego, CA 92103
Cost: $40 members/$50 nonmembers
No Materials Fee
Class limit: 6
For more information contact Janis Reeser.
To bring: Your favorite cutting tool, bone folder, pen or pencil.
Starting with a sheet of 8 1/2 x 11 paper, you will fold and slit the sheet to make six sections that will be sewn together to form a book block. I will teach you a fast and efficient way to sew sections (signatures) together, a skill that is good for binders to know. For the cover we’ll take a sheet of decorated cover stock that I’ve made and attach it to the book block. No glue, no mess. The result is a 3 1/8 x 5 inch book that will easily fit into your shirt pocket or purse. All materials furnished.
San Diego native, Al Rodríguez, is a retired schoolteacher who taught graphic arts and photography in the San Diego City Schools for 38 years. His life-long interest in paper and printing lead naturally into book arts, an art form that he taught to his students during the final five years of his teaching career. He has served in many capacities with SDBA since his retirement and his work has appeared in many of that organization’s exhibitions. His work is in several private collections including the collections of the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, La Jolla, and the University of Washington.