Cartonera Workshop with Julia Seko


  • Thursday, Mar 5, 2020 6pm - 8pm

LOCATION: Firehouse Art Center - 667 4th Ave

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Cartoneras are books from small alternative publishers, in contrast to large international publishing corporations. Originating in Latin America, they come out of a history of political/social action, artistic vision, and making do with the resources available.

In this workshop we’ll make a small cartonera-style book to take home. We’ll fold a large sheet of recycled paper for the pages in the book. The covers will be corrugated cardboard, in keeping with the tradition of cartoneras. Cartoneras are often hand-painted, so each person will create the art on the covers of their books. Finally we’ll fold and bind our books.

Learn how to make a beautiful, low-tech book with sustainable materials. No experience is necessary for this fun and playful introduction to bookbinding.