Introduction to Artist’s Books and Zines

$ 95.00$ 170.63

 Artist books and zines combine visual art with the craft of bookbinding as either single works of art or in multiples. In this class we will explore the variety of unique qualities books and zines  offer as a creative medium both aesthetically and conceptually.

You will develop a base of skills in bookbinding, formatting and layout approaches to be integrated with your individual artistic background. Art books create an intimate, one on one experience with the reader and are a great way to display artwork that is personal, interactive, concept based, abstract or figurative.

Your art discipline can be integrated into book format – painters, photographers, text- poetry, short stories, collage are all welcome!

You will leave with models of book structures such as pamphlet and Japanese stab binding as well as an understanding of how to layout and impose your images in preparation for printing. You will leave with a model of your book project and the knowledge you need to edition your project as well as the resources to lay the groundwork for future artist book projects.

Saturday, September 9th 2017
1 day workshop, 5 hours
11am – 4pm
Instructor: Tetyana Herych

Price includes all materials.

All bookbinding and/or box-making classes come with the option of purchasing a beginner or advanced tool kit for a discount rate. Please refer to the list here of what comes with each kit.
Remember to check the class policies here!

Please contact us directly here with any further questions or comments.


All artist books and zines above are from the private collection of Tetyana Herych and are made by various artists:

Jessica Baldanza
Milena Bassen
Sammie Cetta
Marta Chudolinska
Ryan Dodgson
Tetyana Herych
Eli Howey
Emerson Maxwell
Julia Mroczek
Susan Van Beek Rogers
Molly Steadman


Tetyana Herych was born in Ukraine and graduated with a BFA from OCAD University in 2016, receiving the Medal from the Publications program. Recently Herych launched Furrawn Press, an independent publishing house that collaborates with artists in various fields. She has facilitated small-scale book-art residencies and is working towards an upcoming curatorial project for a Performance Exhibition at Bunker 2 in early October 2017. Herych currently lives and works in Toronto.

Additional information

Select bookbinding kit option

No Bookbinding Kit, with Basic Bookbinding Kit, with Advanced Bookbinding Kit