Venetian Portfolio Making with Suzan Lee • Sat, Oct 14th at 1 pm

Venetian Portfolio Making with Suzan Lee
Saturday, Oct 14th, 2017 from 1 to 4 pm
at Gallery Gachet, 88 E. Cordova Street, Vancouver

Sliding Scale (suggested $55) / participant
includes bookmaking supplies
maximum 8 participants
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Portfolios were used as early as the Medieval Period to protect and carry artworks, maps or documents. As beautiful papers and fabrics became affordable, portfolios were transformed from practical leather to gorgeous works of art themselves. Participants will learn time honoured bookbinding techniques to construct a portfolio with Italian decorative papers. Participants can choose between an elastic closure or ribbon ties.
Each student will complete one hardcover portfolio.

No prior experience is necessary. All materials and tools will be provided. All supplies are vegan.

Suzan Lee is a local bookbinding instructor who learned her bookbinding skills at the Center for Book Arts in New York. She is affiliated with the local chapter of the Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild (CBBAG). She has been teaching bookbinding for over 10 years. Her interest in bookbinding started with her fascination with the wide range of materials and structures involved in binding books.