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Intro to Bookbinding on Feb. 16

Ken Leslie

HARDWICK – Four sessions that introduce the Coptic bookbinding stitch, led by Ken Leslie, will begin Thursday, Feb. 16, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., at GRACE, 59 Mill St. Succeeding sessions will be held on February 16 and 23, and on March 2 and 9. The workshop is suitable for ages 16 and up.

Participants will make a Coptic-bound book and explore several other book-structures for making one-of-a-kind and limited edition books. Participants will discover the world of bookmaking and artists books, exploring examples and creating several books emphasizing images and/or writing.

Ken Leslie was born in 1952 in Peekskill, N.Y., and was in his last year at Amherst College (BA, 1975) when he took his first art course. He went on to study painting at New York, School of Visual Arts (BFA, 1977) and the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine. He earned his graduate degree in painting from the University of Pennsylvania (MFA, 1980).

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