Making Books From Prints: from Two to Three Dimensions


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With Stephanie Stigliano
3 days: Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday
July 23, 24, & 25
10 - 3 PM
10 participants maximum
Cost: $450 +$20 materials fee

In this three-day workshop we will repurpose leftover prints into beautiful and useful bound Books. You will learn four stitching methods to create four different structures, moving from easy to more complex. The focus will be on learning techniques. One book will have content and the other three will be blank books with empty pages for you to fill at your leisure outside of class or to give as gifts. You will learn about paper properties, different adhesives, and how to design a book of your own.
Book samples you will make:

- Dos-à-Dos Pamphlet Binding with pop-ups
- Four-Hole Binding Miniature Sketchbook
- Japanese Bound Book (AKA Side-Sewn or Stab Binding)
- Double-Needle Coptic Miniature Sketchbook with a leather cover

Stephanie Stigliano contributed to a limited edition book inspired by Susan Roney-O’Brien’s poem, The Edge of the Ocean, which was displayed at Zea Mays Printmaking in Florence, MA. Her book, Current Events, was included in Building Books at The University of Southern Maine. Together with three other artists she produced an artist book, Four Women for Freedom, which was created for the FREEDOM Project exhibition shown at the Book Art Museum / Fundacja Correspondance Des Arts in Łódź from October, 2023 and is now part of their permanent collection. Her books were included in Page Turner at ArtsWorcester and Fresh Ink: Contemporary Explorations in Printmaking at the Umbrella Arts Center in Concord, MA, fall, 2023. In June of 2024, Bromer Booksellers of Boston, MA hosts an exhibit of her books and prints. She co-founded the New England Book Artists. She is a long-time member of The Boston Printmakers and has served on the board.

Free parking is included.