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Book Arts Series: Hard Cover Book (case binding) taught by Bridget O’Malley


October 1, 2022 @ 10:00 am 2:00 pm

$76.00 Includes all the supplies


A Monthly Series of Book Arts classes taught by Bridget O’Malley

Hard cover book (also called case binding): This book structure is very familiar. The text pages are sewn together and then glued into a cardboard cover that is wrapped with decorative paper or cloth. There are many variations possible. We’ll make a landscape orientation sketchbook with book cloth cover with decorative paper end paper.

Materials to bring: scissors or Xacto knife, cutting mat if you have one.

Supplies included on your fee: Text pages, Hardboard, Book cloth, Decorative end paper, shared use tools and other supplies. (book cloth and decorative paper will be different that the sample image)

Teens are welcome in this class!

Please wear a mask to class and if you are having any COVID symptoms or cold-like symptoms even if you have been vaccinated, please do not come to class. THANK YOU!

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Bridget O’Malley is a master papermaker. She worked from 1994-2017 as designer and production manager at Cave Paper Inc., a handmade paper mill specializing in natural-dyed flax papers.

In addition to teaching at MCAD, O’Malley offers book, paper, and print workshops around the country.

She studied papermaking with Timothy Barrett at the University of Iowa Center for the book research and production paper facilities. While there, she completed a five-year papermaking apprenticeship. Her artwork focuses on forms found in nature, and bringing those to life through the interplay of print, paper, and sculpture.

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