Bookbinding | Ages 12+
Bookbinding can take many forms, but the best-known in the Western world is the codex. This is the classic book form many of us grew up with, involving a stack of paper housed inside a hard or soft cover. In this two-session class, we’ll learn how to sew the inner book block (pages) and construct a hardcover with an open spine. Participants will use common bookmaking tools and materials to construct their own blank journal. Materials provided, taught by Michelle Sharp.
All supplies included. TMA members receive 10% off all registrations.
Michelle Sharp | Art Educator
Michelle Sharp (b. 1992) is an artist and adventurer born and raised in Tarkio, Missouri. Working primarily in bookmaking arts, she finds inspiration in the mundane, the acts of sharing and discovery, literature, and structured systems. Michelle received a BFA with honors from the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design in 2015; her major was Photography with minors in Writing and Science. Michelle currently lives in the Fox Valley area of Wisconsin.
Michelle has shown work in various online exhibitions, such as Lenscratch and F-Stop Magazine, as well as Milwaukee galleries such as Walker’s Point Center for the Arts, The Portrait Society Gallery, and Gallerie M. Her photographs have been featured in the 2014 Best of College and High School Photography publication by Photographer’s Forum, and various independent publications. Michelle’s zines and other book works can be found in collections at the University of Milwaukee Special Collections Library and The Athens Zine Bibliotheque. Most recently, her work has been exhibited at The Art Garage in Green Bay, Arts Connective in De Pere, and through community art projects with The Building For Kids Children’s Museum and the Waupaca Arts Hub.