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Historical Structures for Handmade Art Books

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August 20, 2024
August 22, 2024
10:00 - 4:00
Participate: In-Person Online
In-Person Available Only
Online Available Only

Workshop Overview

Participants will start with fundamental structures like the French fold style and advance to complex historical forms, including books sewn on supports, Coptic, and Japanese stab bindings. The workshop also introduces techniques for crafting original cover papers, such as marbling, suminagashi, and handmade paper. Engaging in this creative journey, participants will master various bookbinding methods, developing both technical skills and artistic expression. Explore the intricate art of bookbinding, from foundational structures to decorative cover designs, gaining an understanding of the craft. This immersive experience offers participants a versatile skill set to create unique and personalized handmade books.

About the Instructor(s)

Originally from Japan, Yuji Hiratsuka is currently a Professor of Art/Printmaking at Oregon State University. His work has been exhibited internationally and has received numerous awards. His work is in many public collections including the New York Public Library, the Portland Art Museum, and Hallmark Cards, Inc.

Materials List: Students Bring

Bone Folder


Decorative Papers


X-Acto knife


Blue Masking Tape

Mat Cutting Board (9x12 or larger)

Sketchbook Pad (9x12 or larger)

Materials List: Provided by Instructor(s)

Davey Board

PVA Glue

Sponge Brushes

Linen Threads


Signature Paper

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