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Book Arts: Hardcover Book

Book Arts: Hardcover Book



November 18
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Spokane Print & Publishing Center
1921 N. Ash St.
Spokane, WA 99205 United States
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Learn to make your own hardcover book from start to finish.

Students will learn how to make a book by hand. Learn skills such as grain direction, make your text block square, and how to answer “what is a text block?” along with other technical bookbinding terms. Students will learn a sewing technique and how to build a hardcase cover for their text block.

All materials included. Suited for all skill levels. Age minimum 16.

This class is taught by Mel Hewitt.

Mel Hewitt is a book artist working her way towards becoming proficient in all aspects of the book arts. Her skills currently lie in traditional and contemporary binding structures and finishing techniques, paper marbling, paste papers, and incorporating letter press, screen printing, and relief printing into her pieces. Mel’s work ranges from utilitarian one-of-a-kind journals to sculptural artist books. She is a board member of Spokane Print and Publishing Center where she also teaches classes on the book arts. You can learn more about her and her work at www.librobuch.com.

Cancellation Refund Policy:

Full refund up to 1 week before event. Partial refund up to 24 hrs before event. No refunds given for cancellations 24 hours prior to or day of event.