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Japanese Binding - Bookmaking Workshop (online)

$ 60.00
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Date: July 25th & 26th 10:00am - 12:00pm

In 2 two-hour online sessions (Saturday and Sunday), workshop participants will learn four traditional techniques of Japanese bookbinding: 4-hole, Hemp Leaf, Tortoise Shell, and Noble binding. These processes can be used to create simple, elegant book structures with any amount of pages, and can incorporate a variety of papers for use as covers.

No prior experience necessary! Participants will leave the workshop with 4 books of their own creation, as well as a set of templates for making additional books on their own.

Materials included in the cost of the class:

  • 4 different handmade book templates
  • 1 binding needle 
  • 10ft of linen thread 
  • Beeswax 
  • 4 sheets of 11x17” archival cover stock 
  • 100 pre-cut book pages 
  • Foam for hole punching 

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Instructor: Brian Hitselberger

Brian Hitselberger (b. 1982) is an artist living and working in Athens, Georgia.

His installations, paintings, and works on paper explore a variety of themes that shift between subjects and perspectives alternately intimate and immense – occasionally within the same piece. Recent subjects include sleeping and dreaming, hate speech, drag queens as spiritual healers, and queer magic. Although working across a variety of media, Brian is a committed studio artist, and positions technique and material at the center of his studio practice. 

His work has been exhibited throughout the Southeast and the Mid-Atlantic. He has held residencies at the Elsewhere Artists Collaborative, the HUB-BUB Arts Initiative, and the Hambidge Center for the Arts. He has received funding for his work from the Georgia Council for the Arts, the Willson Center for the Humanities, and the Andy Warhol Foundation. He received a BFA in Printmaking from Tulane University in 2005, and an MFA in Painting from the University of Georgia in 2010. He is currently an Associate Professor of Painting and Printmaking in the Art Department of Piedmont College and represented by {Poem88} in Atlanta.