Tools and Tips workshop

Bookbinding Basics
Class #1
Tools and Tips (with One-Page Wonders)

$25 CBAS members $35 non-members
At the Cincinnati Book Arts Society Studio:Studio 164, Essex Studios, 2511 Essex Pl, Cincinnati, OH 45206, USA

Learn about the tools and materials used to make books. Experiment with basic techniques for working
with them, and find out what you need in your toolkit to get started as a bookbinder and book artist.
Finish out the class learning how to impress your friends and family making books from single sheets of

Instructors: Veronica Sorcher and Jessica Ebert
Veronica Sorcher, a lifelong book and paper addict, has been making handmade books since 2004, and
teaching binding techniques to Cincinnati Book Arts Society members and beyond since 2013.
Jessica Ebert has been making books since 2008 and loves making marbled paper, perhaps a little too
much. She is currently infatuated with modified long-stitch bindings, which she makes and sells on Etsy
( and at Essex Art Walks.

Questions? Contact

Register now! Class size is limited.



Introducing Bookbinding Basics!

The Cincinnati Book Arts Society is thrilled to announce Bookbinding Basics, a 3-year cycle of classes designed to bring students from an introduction to bookbinding through simple structures and historical bindings to enclosures and artistic variations for greater personal expression. The course begins September 13th with Tools and Tips, an introduction for those brand new to the book arts and wondering where to begin. By the end of the first year attendees will be familiar with a variety of adhesive and sewn bindings. Taught by experienced bookbinders and book artists, each class will build on the skills and techniques learned in preceding classes. Beginners are encouraged to attend them in sequence, but enrollment will be per class to allow more experienced students to choose the ones they wish to participate in. Classes will cost $25 for members, $35 for non-members, and will be held 6-9pm on the second Wednesday of every month at the CBAS studio in Essex Studios. Check the website regularly for updated information, course details, and to register for upcoming sessions. Contact with questions.

Using Acrylic Medium in Artist Books

Cody Goodin gave an excellent presentation “Using Acrylic Mediums in Artist’s Books” for the Cincinnati Books Arts Society Study Group 5/13 at the CBAS Studio. Thanks to his connections at Plaza Artist Materials in Cincinnati we had a number of Golden Acrylic products to experiment with in the class.

Sumptuous Weekend


This time last weekend sixteen CBAS members and friends were getting started in Jacqueline Sullivan’s two-day “Sumptuous Surfaces” workshop. JSullivan2The first day we prepared our sheets of Arches Text Wove paper with a ground and lots of pigmented paste and we experimented with ways of adding visual interest.



The second day we cut our papers into smaller pieces, chose the best for making a book, made aesthetic choices about how to arrange them in a simple (but versatile) pamphlet structure. Then we worked on pulling the pages together visually with additional paints, pastels. stencils, collaged materials and more.

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Jacqueline had inspired us with her own work in a Friday night talk and continued to share her talents, enthusiasm and guidance with us on Saturday and Sunday. We took home pamphlets that will be added to and embellished as we think about all we’ve learned. And we’ll be experimenting with new techniques. Thanks to Jacqueline for encouraging us to open our spirits to the intuitive creative flow and to quiet that judgmental voice. We were delighted with the results!



A special thanks to CBAS Chair Judith Serling-Sturm for arranging our meeting space at the Cincinnati Art Museum REC and for providing edible treats for us throughout the weekend.



Jacqueline Sullivan, July painting

Prior to the workshop on August 13 and 14 (see post “Upcoming Workshop Details” of 7/14), CBAS extends this invitation, free and open to the public.

The Cincinnati Book Arts Society

proudly presents

Artist Jacqueline Sullivan

speaking about her work and her process

in a talk entitled “Creating Intuitively”

Friday, August 12, 2800 Erie Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio 45208

6 p.m. — 8 p.m.