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Bookbinding: A Hands-on Experience | In-Person (Limited to 16) (Closed)

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Course Description:

In this two-part workshop, artist and educator Melinda Nakagawa shows us how to handmake a book for sketching, journaling, or as a special gift. We'll be folding papers and sewing them with a cover to make an open-spine Coptic stitch binding and Melinda will show you just how easy the process can be. The book will be made with mix media paper that works well for pen, pencil or watercolor. All supplies will be provided.

*Note: Once our OLLI session fills, we'd like to direct you to another bookbinding class offered by Melinda Nakagawa. While not an OLLI experience, you'll be sure to enjoy Melinda's teachings:

Bookbinding Your Own Nature Journal
Sept. 9, 2022; 10:00am to 3:00 p.m.
Pacific Grove
For more info: sparkinnature@gmail.com


Tuition: $50.00

Additional Fees: $0.00

Registration Closed


Thursdays, Dec. 8, 15 *10:00 – noon* (2 sessions)


Course will be presented live at CSUMB Ryan Ranch (8 Upper Ragsdale Road, Monterey) and will NOT be recorded or available for viewing later. To keep everyone safe, seats are limited.


Melinda Nakagawa is an accomplished artist, naturalist, scientist, and educator. Over the past 20 years, she has worked as a marine naturalist, researched seabirds and leatherback turtles, led bird walks, and inspired creativity through nature-based art classes.