Movable Books (Online, four-session workshop)
Whether you are a beginner or an experienced book maker this online workshop is your introduction to the exciting world of movable books. You will learn simple movable books, fold outs, pop-ups, rotating parts, and other types of movables.
This is an online class hosted through Zoom. We recommend that you download the free Zoom application on your computer, phone, or tablet in advance of the first class. Within 48 hours of registration, you will receive a confirmation email containing a link to join the course via Zoom. The same link will be used each week.
Tuition Assistance is Available
To make our classes and workshops accessible to everyone, Fleisher offers tuition assistance every term so that everyone can join our creative community. We have recently streamlined the application process, making it even quicker and easier. Tuition assistance applications can be completed once registration is open by clicking here. The deadline to apply is Tuesday, November 23rd. Tuition assistance notifications will be sent by Tuesday, December 7th.
What you will learn:
Sources for materials, tools, and instructional guidance for future learning
The basic hand skills of cutting, folding and sewing various materials
Different papers and other materials used in bookbinding
A variety of movable book structures
Here are the personal tools and supplies you will need. You will need everything to participate in the first week of class, so please feel free to email with questions.
Olfa cutting knife (or X-acto) with extra blades
Awl or thin needle tool (as used for clay)
Self healing cutting mat
Stiff bristle brush for gluing (at least 1 inch — can be synthetic)
Double stick tape
Bookbinding glue (you will need a minimal amount, Elmers will suffice in a pinch)
Bookbinding thread (we don’t need a ton – thicker thread will work)
Stiff bristle brush for gluing (at least 1 inch can be synthetic)
Card stock — we will be using quite a bit of this, get yourself some fun colors or patterns
Decorative paper – similar crispness and thickness of copy paper
Various size and shape hole punches (if you have them, this would be for decorative elements)