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Book Binding

Learn bookbinding basics and create a unique cloth-bound lay-flat blank book - perfect for gifts!

  • Ended
  • 75 US dollars
  • Small Space Art Collective

Service Description

A book serves as a unique vessel to hold ideas, dreams, and reflections written, drawn, and saved. In this workshop, join Kristianne Riddle as you create a small hardcover, cloth-bound, Coptic book that lays flat when opened -- perfect to use as a photo album, sketchbook, or notebook. Expand your understanding of the bookbinding process, learn an easy multiple-signature binding technique, and walk away with a carefully crafted bound object ready to accept your artistry or give as a gift. All materials for creating the book will be provided (paper, cloth, glue, thread). If you've taken a bookbinding class before, bring your awl + bone folder! (We will have extras for you to borrow if needed). Have a marbled or decorative paper you’d like to use? Wondering what to do with that cotton fabric you’ve been saving? Bring it along to incorporate into the cover. The fabric patterns being provided for cloth cover options were designed by Kristianne using her own dreamy photographs. About the Teacher Kristianne is a lens-based artist captivated by photography, sculpture, and book art. Common themes in her work include personal narrative and the intersection between environment and motherhood. She graduated BFA in Photography from CSULB. Since then, she has been a professor at CSUF, held photography workshops, received recognition from Luerzer’s Archive Magazine, Communication Arts Magazine. and was a Critical Mass finalist. Her work has been exhibited around the United States in solo and group shows and she works with corporate clients creating work for advertising campaigns. When she's not in her studio or on assignment, she is exploring the California coast by sailboat with her husband and teenage children. Kristianne and her family are currently refitting a 46’ Kelly Peterson sailboat to sail to the Sea of Cortez and beyond. Balancing her thirst for adventure, freedom, and spontaneity while settling down to raise a family has heavily influenced her work. She is currently nestled into her hometown, for now, to be with family.

Cancellation Policy

Our Policies: Please arrive 10 minutes early for your workshop. Workshops start on time. If you are more that 15 minutes late for your class, you may forfeit your chance to take the class. You may cancel for a refund up to 20 days before the workshop. After that, workshop fees are not refundable or transferable. You may reschedule for a different workshop up to 15 days before the workshop, and up to 7 days if for the same workshop within the following 3 months. We reserve the right cancel or reschedule a workshop with fewer than 4 sign ups. We will inform you at least 24 hours before the workshop if there is cancellation due to low registration. If you cannot attend the rescheduled date, you will receive a refund. If we have no registrations up to 7 days before the workshop, unless otherwise noted in the description, we may cancel or reschedule. Please book in advance or let us know you're planning to book. Please note that we may take photos during the workshop to use on social media. If you do wish to be photographed, please let the teacher know when you arrive. If you are sick, please stay home. Call or email to let us know that you are not coming. You will receive a credit for a future class. By signing up for a class or workshop hosted by Small Space Art Collective you agree to the terms and conditions stated here. You hereby release Small Space Art Collective or any person or persons acting on its behalf from liability for any bodily injuries sustained, or for loss or damage of any personal articles while on the premises or participating in an activity sponsored or hosted by Small Space Art Collective. Furthermore the undersigned agrees that in the event medical attention is required due to accident or illness, Small Space Art Collective shall, without accepting fiscal responsibility, seek such medical services as it deems necessary and appropriate through EMs/911 and/or local hospitals.

Contact Details

  • 210 Calle de Los Molinos, San Clemente, CA, USA


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Sam Crane,

Dana Point, CA

This embroidery class was perfect!  The space is inviting and sparks creativity.  Cecilia is a skilled and effective teacher.  She provides you a cute little kit with everything you need! Incredibly grateful for Cecilia to hold the space for some therapeutic making time, community, and skills that I can take with me. Thank you, thank you!

Kristianne Riddle,

San Clemente, CA

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Catherine Peet,

San Clemente, CA

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