A Book Arts Basics Class by Judith Christensen
Cost: $65 members/$75 nonmembers
Materials fee: $5
Class limit: 6
For more information contact Janis Reeser.
Tools to Bring:
Required: Sharp pencil & eraser; X-Acto knife, scissors, lunch
Suggested: wax paper, bone folder, long straight-edge (for tearing paper), 12” ruler (or, ideally, a centering ruler), self-healing mat, awl, 45° plastic template/ruler (drafting or quilting angle), glue stick, PVA (PVA & brushes/rollers will also be provided)
Japanese stab binding is a traditional bookbinding method that is beautiful, elegant and practical. Appropriate for journals, photo albums, and other content, it is a basic structure every book artist should learn. Although helpful, no previous experience is required for this workshop. In this hands-on class, participants will make a book with hard covers, using book cloth and book board, and acid-free pages suitable for a sketchbook or daybook. One-hour lunch break will be included in the day.
Judith Christensen has taught book arts classes to adults and young students for over twenty years. She has worked with the San Diego Book Arts Education and Outreach Programs for many of those years, teaching in schools and libraries and coordinating programs such as “Taking Art to the Neighborhoods,” in which 700 participants made a book, and “Every Child Needs a Voice,” making books with sixty students in the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program at Madison High School.