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Art Lab | Pure Bookbinding

July 27, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 2:30 pm


This workshop will provide you with some solid bookbinding know-how as you learn the techniques behind a series of non-adhesive binding structures. Led by John Cutrone.

Beginning with the basic yet incredibly useful Single Signature Pamphlet Stitch, students will progress to a Double-Signature Pamphlet, a Decorative Stitch Binding, followed by one or two variations of Japanese stab bindings (as time allows).

One of the books students will bind and take home is a limited edition story called “Putting Up Mangoes”. “Putting Up Mangoes” is a letterpress printed from handset metal types by the instructor. It also includes a linoleum cut by Seth Thompson, linoleum cut artist.

The common element throughout the workshop? These are all book types that require simple materials: paper and thread and nothing more. It is bookbinding in its purest form.

All levels; no prior experience in bookbinding is necessary.


Instructor Info:

John Cutrone is a writer and a partner in Convivio Bookworks, a Lake Worth book arts studio specializing in limited edition letterpress printed books and broadsides (www.conviviobookworks.com). He is the author of the Convivio Book of Days, a literary lifestyle blog encouraging us to live the ceremony of each day and the Director of the Jaffe Center for Book Arts at Florida Atlantic University Libraries. He is a graduate of the MFA in the Book Arts Program at the University of Alabama.

More info about John and Convivio books at conviviobookworks.com

Cost per student: $120

All Materials Provided

This workshop is ages 18+


July 27, 2019
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
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