Bookmaking Craft Workshops – 2020


COVID -19 Policy: Pocosin Arts’ campus is temporarily closed to the public until further notice. We based this decision on the governor’s orders and efforts to help keep everyone healthy and safe. Currently, we are planning to follow through with our summer workshops beginning in June. However, without the ability to predict the future, we have created the following cancellation schedule. Click here to view the schedule.

Doug Baulos bookmaking workshop at Pocosin Arts
the threads that bind

Doug Balous
July 17-21, 2020
Tuition $545
(includes 35 reg. fee & lunch on first/last days)

Working with paper and cloth fibers, participants will examine a variety of techniques. These include bookbinding, folding, collage, and sewing while experimenting with mixed media materials, photo and painting processes, reclaimed materials, and surface design. Students will learn how to create beautiful folios, books, and sculptural paper or fabric collages. Participants will also explore various traditional ways to build works on paper and fabric. We will use endemic dyes, rust, mixed media processes, natural photo emulsions, and image transfer. All levels

Daniel Essig Workshop at Pocosin Arts
wood covers – mica pages

Daniel Essig
July 24-28, 2020
Tuition $545
(includes 35 reg. fee & lunch on first/last days)

Developed as early as the fourth century, the Ethiopian binding style we will use in this workshop has withstood the test of time. The elegant sewing structure, combined with the use of traditional wooden covers and alternative mica pages, opens a wide range of possibilities for both the beginner and the advanced bookbinder. Using a variety of tools, students will drill, shape, and smooth book covers. A combination of paper and composite mica will be used for book pages. Finishing will include sealing the wooden cover with milk paint and a coating of wax as well as adding a leather closure. All levels

Lisa Beth Robinson Book workshop at Pocosin Arts
a gathering is another name for a signature

Lisa Beth Robinson
August 7-8, 2020
Tuition $218
(includes 35 reg. fee & lunch on first day)

A Gathering is Another Name for a Signature

After a brief presentation on contemporary artist’s book works, students will build a rotating accordion structure using the pamphlet stitch. This structure requires turning the book with every new signature, gathering the information as the reader moves through the experience. Writing prompts and text-generating exercises will help students design content, whether prose, poetry or free-form exploratory writings. Books will include pockets for storing some of the items found on a field trip. Pamphlet variations, translucency/windows, and guards, and several non-traditional bindings will also be covered. All you need to gather is your imagination! All levels