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Simple Bookbinding with Handprinted Covers

Handmade Books by Jennifer Mazzucco

In this workshop we will explore how to create a simple codex binding out of paper, found objects, and a variety of printmaking techniques to adorn our covers and pages. Participants will be led through a series of step-by-step instructions on how to create the book and binding. They will also learn how to use Gel Plates, stencils, and hand carved stamps to create beautiful printed papers that will be used for the cover, clasp, and decorative elements inside its pages. Once the book is finished, it can be used as a writing, art journal, or stand alone as a sculptural book art piece. (Time permitting, we will also touch on accordion style books!) No experience necessary with bookmaking or printmaking – all are welcome!

Accessibility – This class takes place in the San Pablo Community Classroom, located on the first floor. Please email classes@kala.org regarding any  accessibility needs prior to enrolling so we can assess if we are able to accommodate you safely and efficiently.

  • Tuition: $240
  • Location: San Pablo Community Classroom
  • Instructor: Jennifer Mazzucco
  • 4 Classes
  • Tuesday, September 3, 2024 — September 24, 2024
  • 6:30PM — 8:30PM
  • TBD Materials Fee - Payable to the instructor on the first day


About the Instructor:

Jennifer Mazzucco is a nationally published children’s book and editorial freelance illustrator. She is also the founder and co-founder of community art centers and non-profit arts organizations on both coasts. In addition, she is an exhibiting artist, and her paintings have been commissioned by private clients and various yoga and retreat centers. With a passion for teaching art that spans 26 years and a masters degree in education, Jennifer has inspired individuals of all ages in college campus settings, middle-school classrooms, her studio, and beyond. Notably, she developed a curriculum of over 65 Zoom classes during the pandemic, serving over 150 aspiring artists from around the world.