Friday, March 18, 2011

Chapbooks at Provo Art & Frame

Book Arts Classes start up at Provo Art & Frame on Tuesday, March 22nd and will be every other Tuesday throughout the year.

This first class is only $5 and we'll be making chapbooks. Chapbooks are great for everything and you'll never purchase a spiral notebook after making one! Chapbooks make great gifts (you can ask my mom).

Chapbooks can be as small as 1/2" x 1/4" (for doll houses I suppose, as it would be really difficult to write that small) and as large as you're materials allow. My favorite size of chapbook is either a 3" x 3" or a 6" x 8".

Chapbooks can be covered with anything: Fabric, Leather, Paper, Cereal Boxes, plastic sheets....

We'll be using printed and handmade papers from all over the world to make our chapbooks. The $5 covers the materials costs and you can make as many chapbooks as possible in 1.5 hours!

Bring a friend and a few tools:

  • pencil
  • metal edged ruler
  • cutting mat or a thick magazine to cut on
  • scissors
  • an exacto type knife with extra blades
  • bone folder (Available at Provo Art & Frame)
  • a magazine to be thrown away (this will be used as a glue station)
  • paper or notebook to take notes if you wish

I'll bring my postage stamp collection, papers from around the world, thread and ribbons to help you in designing wonderful unique chapbooks. If you have anything you want to use on your books, bring it along.

The class starts at 6:30pm and we'll go until 8pm.

I'd love to hear from you if you're coming to help me prepare tables and chairs beforehand. You can contact me at

All those who attend this first class will receive a 50% off coupon to another book arts class this year!


Lizzie said...

I'd love to come and join in, just for the fun of it! Pity I live just a little way away, across a wide, wide ocean!!
Good luck with the course and have a lovely time :)

Karleigh Jae said...

Lizzie, I think I'll just have to come over to your part of the world and do a bookbinding class someday. I bet you could teach me a few things :)