April 12 - 19, 2020

Bookmaking 101: Stabbindings and Paper Construction

April 12 - 19, 2020 Kala Art Institute • 1060 Heinz Avenue BerkeleyCA  94710 View Map Organized by Kala Art Institute
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April 12 - 19, 2020

Kala Art Institute

1060 Heinz Avenue BerkeleyCA  94710
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Introduction to making stab bound journals and paper construction. During this class we will explore classic bookbinding technique of Stab Binding, also known as Yotsume Toji. We will cover topics of paper types and paper selection, understand 4 basic stab binding variations and sewing techniques, sew small journals with binders needle and wax thread, make a hard cover variation of Yotsume Toji bound book with integration of a flexible cloth hinge, and learn to construct a Paper Portfolio. Paper Portfolio is a simple and elegant way to present, market, and protect your artist editions, photographs and one of a kind prints. Participants will walk away with beautiful handmade journals and a paper portfolio. Sun, April 12 & 19 • 11am-3pm $35 Materials fee due on the first day of class Instructor bio: Leyla Rzayeva is an Azerbaijani and Russian American artist based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her work has been included in numerous exhibitions in Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Baltimore MD, Rehoboth DE, and Joshua Tree CA, including George Mason University, Contemporary Museum Artist Retreat, and Rehoboth Art League. Rzayeva holds a BFA in Painting from Maryland Institute College of Art (’08) and a Professional Printer Certificate from Tamarind Institute, University of New Mexico (’09). Additional projects include collaborating with over 20 regional artists in Baltimore, Maryland to hand-print and publish fine art limited edition lithographs at Clubhouse Lithography Workshop. The Workshop is anchored in sustaining relationships with underrepresented artists and multidisciplinary makers. To find out more about Leyla’s work visit rzayeva.com.
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