Intro to Book Binding

Event has passed (Sat Aug 19, 2017 - Sat Aug 19, 2017)
ARCH Art and Drafting Supply
01:00 PM
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In this short course you will learn the basic folding and sewing techniques that serve as the building blocks for all book binders. The class will teach you how to choose and handle materials, and how to use the tools of the trade. You'll get to choose from a variety of decorative papers and bookbinding thread to hand-craft your books. All materials will be provided and you will go home with your lovely crafted books!
Book artist and printmaker Megan Adie will be your expert instructor. This is a rare opportunity to learn book binding, in a relaxed setting, from a great teacher! Megan will also be teaching an amazing Intro to Relief Printing in July. If you have been curious about print making, this is your class!

Dogpatch Center for Arts & Culture is fiscally sponsored by Independent Arts & Media, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to building community through media and the arts. All donations are tax deductible to the full extent of the law. 

Megan Adie
Megan Adie is a book artist and printmaker originally from California. Her career as a musician, specializing in historical performance practice, brought her to Switzerland and Denmark, where she lived until 2016. Most recently, Megan returned to San Francisco, where she currently is Full Time Faculty and Printmaking Studio Manager at the Academy of Art University. She publishes books and prints under the imprint Aviary Press, and has organized EDITION/Basel, a printmaking residency in Basel, Switzerland, since 2012.

Where exactly is the event?
ARCH Art and Drafting Supply, 10 Carolina. Lots of parking.
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
No - but adults must accompany their kids and the activity is hands-on for ages 13 and up only.
What time should I arrive?
Workshop will start at 1 pm. 
What can I bring into the event?
Just yourself; all materials will be provided.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Do I have to RSVP?
If you want a spot, yes. There will be limited room for walk-ins.
What if I have other questions?
Please check out website, or contact us directly at [email protected]


  1. ARCH Art and Drafting Supply 10 Carolina Street, San Francisco, CA