Design, Printing and Book-Making Classes at Art Incubator

Marcella Mace Christensen will offer workshops for adults in August and September at her studio at 367 Main Street, in Rockland, Maine, on surface design, printmaking without a press, and book arts. “Cool Painted Papers,” on Wednesday and Saturday, August 21 and 24, will explore surface design using colored acrylic paste to create designs on paper. “Easy Monotypes,” on Wednesday and Friday, August 28 and 30, will use botanical matter and found objects to print on a bed of gelatin, to produce one-of-a-kind prints on paper. In “Simple Book Structures,” on Wednesday and Friday, September 4 and 6, participants will use interesting papers to make three simple books, to give as gifts or use as personal journals. The classes run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and cost $45. For more information, go to

Workshops at North Bennet Street School

September is skill-building time at North Bennet Street School (in the new facility on North Street in Boston).

Whether you are a beginner or a serious amateur who wishes to improve your skills, these workshops are for you. North Bennet Street School is renowned for the excellence of its instructors and focus on building skills and confidence.

Fundamentals of bookbinding I
(3 scheduling options)
Saturdays, September 21 – October 19
Monday – Friday, September 23 – 27
Tuesdays, September 24 – November 26

Students learn the foundations of bookbinding with hands-on experience and discussion. The course covers non-adhesive structures and case bindings, students learn about structural elements, sewing variations, covering and cutting techniques using various materials, and tools and equipment. Discussions throughout the course cover terminology, paper grain and folding, selecting proper materials and tools, and adhesives and their properties. The focus is on non-adhesive structures such as coptic, historical long stitch and case bindings such as flat back, rounded back.

Fundamentals of bookbinding II
(2 scheduling options)
Monday – Friday, September 30 – October 4
Saturdays, November 16 – December 21

This course focuses on hardcover structures. Students begin with rounded back case bindings and end with on-set board binding. Throughout the course students, students fine-tune their skills through practice and learn to focus to details such as, endpapers structures and headband variations. Discussion topics include an overview of bindery equipment such as stamping on the Kwikprint and trimming with the plough. $100 discount if you’ve taken Fundamentals of bookbinding I in the last year.

And that’s not all…
Photo Albums
Monday – Wednesday, October 7 – 9

Paper Marbling with Chena River Marblers
Saturday – Sunday, October 26 – 27

Fabric Marbling with Chena River Marblers
Friday – Sunday November 1 – 3

Fundamentals of Brass Hinges — Not Just for Jewelers
Saturdays, November 2 – 23

Gilding and Miniatures
Saturday – Sunday, November 16 – 17

Copperplate Script
Saturday – Sunday, December 14 – 15

Details and registration online.
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