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Intro to Hand Sewn Bindings

This class is for beginning students looking for an immersive introduction to the craft of making hand-sewn books. This workshop will explain the hows and whys of basic bookbinding and give students the tools and knowledge to create books on their own without expensive bookbinding equipment. Students will learn how to make a pamphlet stitched book with a softcover, decorative paste papers to use on an elegant exposed-spine, and ribbon binding with a hardcover.

Early enrollment discount through January 31/ Member Price: $85.50

  • Tuition: $95
  • Location: Kala Printmaking Studio
  • Instructor: Rochelle Youk
  • 1 Classes
  • Saturday, June 6, 2020 — June 6, 2020
  • 11am — 4pm
  • $35 Materials Fee payable to the teacher on the first day of class


About the Instructor:

Rochelle Youk is a multidisciplinary visual artist with a practice investigating craft traditions through the lens of cultural exchange. Much of her work is informed by the processes that are required by specific art forms, including that of bookbinding. After earning an MFA in Painting from the San Francisco Art Institute, she completed a bookbinding apprenticeship at letterpress publisher, The Arion Press where she has continued to work in various roles for almost a decade. She also works as an independent bookbinder for Bay Area artists and publishers and, in that role, has guest lectured at CCA, SFAI, as well as other local creative spaces. Please visit www.rochelleyouk.com to view her work and learn more.