Bookbinding 101

May 14, 2024: 6pm-8:30pm

Interference Archive, 7th Street, Brooklyn, NY, USA

Bookbinding 101 is a hands-on bookbinding workshop for adults & teens brought to you by Booklyn, Inc., and hosted at Interference Archive in the Park Slope neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY. Learn two handy and simplistically beautiful binding techniques: the Pamphlet Stitch & Japanese Stab-binding.

We’ll cover some history of both techniques, explore zines and artists’ books with unique bindings, and introduce you to a range of bookbinding tools. Then we will make our own books! You can bring your own paper to bind or use our selection of various paper types to make a journal, sketchbook, or blank book. Two hours will be dedicated to learning and instruction. 30 minutes will be reserved for studio time so you can finish your projects.

All materials and tools will be provided. No previous bookbinding experience is necessary, but an interest in writing, drawing, or crafting will go a long way. We strongly believe that bookmaking is for everyone interested in making them.

Questions? Email us at [email protected].

InstructorMaría Verónica San Martín (she/her) is a multidisciplinary Latin-American artist who has lived in New York since 2010. She has been a studio artist at the Whitney Museum, ISP (NYC), a scholar at the Center for Book Arts (NYC), and participated in the Art OMI Residency (Ghent, NY). She has also been awarded two NYFA grants and three Chilean grants. San Martín has taught at the Center for Book Arts (NYC), Penland School of Craft (NC), Universidad de Chile, and Universidad Catolica de Chile and has conducted workshops for Vera List Center, The New School, and Weeksville Heritage Center. She is a member of the Board of Directors for Booklyn, as well as participating as an artist and contributing to their education program. She has been performing and lecturing her Moving Memorial and Dignidad series at international museums, galleries, public libraries, universities, and schools since 2016. San Martín has also exhibited nationally and internationally including at The Immigrant Artist Biennial (New York) Her work is in more than 60 collections including those of the Centre Pompidou (Paris), Metropolitan Museum (NYC), and The Walker Art Center (Minneapolis).

Bookbinding 101 is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the NY City Council.