Apr 17 2021
May 01 2021
Case-Bound Journal with Paste Paper Covers

Case-Bound Journal with Paste Paper Covers

Presented by Kalamazoo Book Arts Center at Online/Virtual Space

NOTE: Registration will close for this program at 3 p.m. ET on Friday, April 16, 2021.


Create a unique and functional decorative journal with instructors from the Kalamazoo Book Arts Center. Begin by learning how to create decorative paper for the case-bound book cover using the paste-painting technique, which employs simple mark-making tools to manipulate pigmented paste. Create multiple sheets for the book’s cover.

In following sessions learn how to fold pages, sew them together using the French link stitch, assemble a quarter bound case using paste paper for the main section and book cloth along the spine, and finish by gluing the text block into the cover and attaching the end pages. The result: a 6-in.-by-9-in. book perfect for journaling and note-taking whenever inspiration strikes.

A materials packet ($18 plus applicable taxes and shipping fees) is required for this class and will be available for purchase at www.kalbookarts.org/shop. Please order your kit no later than one week prior to the first class to ensure timely delivery. See the supply list for ordering information and additional materials needed.


The instructors are Lorrie Abdo and Katie Platte.
3 sessions, 2 hours each
This studio arts program is a Zoom Meeting to allow for patron and instructor interaction.


If you register multiple individuals, you will be asked to supply individual names and email addresses so they can receive a Zoom link email. Please note that if there is a change in program schedule or a cancellation, we will notify you via email, and it will be your responsibility to notify other registrants in your group.
Unless otherwise noted, registration for streaming programs typically closes two hours prior to the start time on the date of the program.
Once registered, patrons should receive an automatic email confirmation from CustomerService@SmithsonianAssociates.org.
Separate Zoom link information will be emailed closer to the date of the program. If you do not receive your Zoom link information 24 hours prior to the start of the program, please email Customer Service for assistance.
View Common FAQs about our Streaming Programs on Zoom.
This program is part of our
Smithsonian Associates Streaming series.

Dates & Times

2021/04/17 - 2021/05/01

Location Info

Online/Virtual Space