Making One-of-a-Kind Books: Hand Made Bookmaking for Beginners

Join Queens, NY photographer Rocio de Alba for a two-day workshop on bookmaking at VCP! At the end of the weekend, participants will walk away with one finalized book (or more), plus a very cool art box filled with very helpful book making products & tools. The first day will be about reviewing tools, measurements, deciding covers for the books (chipboard, corrugated sheets, and/or the sketch book cover themselves) and creating a prototype. On Sunday you will bring photographs of a series to create a cohesive narrative or family photos to make a scrapbook and finish off with a FINAL version of the book.

Learn to make
•  Saddle Stick Binding
•  Coptic Binding
•  An accordion Book (if there is time)
•  A mini Meander book (very easy and it only takes one 12 x 12″ card stock)

Rocio (row-see-oh) De Alba is an award winning multi-media photographer and photo educator based in New York. She received a BFA in 2007 from The School of Visual Arts. Her work has Rocio-de-alba-VCPbeen featured on CNN Photo, New York Magazine, L’Oeil de la Photographie, and E! Entertainment. She has been a photo contributor to Getty Images since. Rocio has participated in various group exhibitions such as The SohoPhoto Gallery in New York; Flowers Gallery in Chelsea; Vermont Center for Photography; The Center For Fine Art Photography in Colorado; and Elder Museum in the campus of Wesley University in Nebraska. Rocio’s work primarily consists of portraits with an emphasis on the dynamics of her personal relationships as they pertain to the intricacies of the “modern family” concept. Her series entitled “Girl Anachronism” attempts to allegorically illustrate the physiological and psychological strain a non-life threatening diagnose impacts the quality of her life.

The 2-day workshop will take place on July 23rd & 24th from 10am to 4pm each day.

Class Size:
The workshop will consist of 6-8 people and participants must be 18 years of age or older.

Please use the online registration form at the bottom of this page to sign up!

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