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Introduction to book binding with Alina Josan

Sat, October 14, 2017 10:00 A.M.
Parkway Central Library

This class offers an introduction to bookbinding. Basic materials and techniques will be discussed and we will examine variety of book models. Beginners will be able to make simple structures including a pamphlet and a long-stitched book that will form the building blocks for further exploration. Materials and tools will be provided. The workshop is free but registration is required as seats are limited. Please register here.

Alina Josan is an artist with a longtime passion for Philadelphia's books and libraries. She studied painting and art history at Temple University's Tyler School of Art and her work has been commissioned by local historic institutions that include Bartram's Garden, the National Archives at Philadelphia and Eastern State Penitentiary. In recent years Alina taught painting, drawing and bookmaking workshops at the Ryerss Museum & Library, Bartram's Garden and the Rosenbach Museum and Library. She has worked as a book and paper conservation technician and archivist and is now happily a librarian in the Art Department of the Free Library of Philadelphia, Parkway Central.

This workshop is co-sponsored by Philadelphia Center for the Book and the Art Department, Parkway Central Library.

Parkway Central Library
1901 Vine Street (between 19th and 20th Streets on the Parkway)
Philadelphia, PA 19103
215-686-5322