INSTRUCTOR: Frank Hamrick
In this one day workshop, book artist Frank Hamrick will teach students how to construct a hardcover
pamphlet style book in the morning followed by a multi-signature Coptic style book in the afternoon. The
books made in class will be blank, and students will be able to fill them with their own content in the future.
Frank will speak about different book structures, such as hardcover pamphlet, accordion, Japanese, Coptic,
and case binding. The class will introduce participants to materials like bookboard, book cloth, PVA glue, Irish
linen thread, and double sided matte photo paper, which Frank uses in many of his handmade photobooks.
The workshop will familiarize students with these materials as well as tools like awls, bookbinders’ needles,
and bone folders. Participants will leave the course with their own handmade books as well as a set-by-step
process for how these books are constructed.
CUTOFF DATE FOR SIGNUP IS FRIDAY AUGUST 23. (!!!!!!!)
Frank Hamrick is an associate professor at Louisiana Tech University. His work mixes photography, storytelling,
handmade books and found objects. Frank received his BFA from The University of Georgia and his MFA from New
Mexico State University. NPR has written about Frank’s handmade books and Oxford American Magazine listed
Frank as one of the 100 Superstars of Southern Art. His work is housed in collections including The Art Institute of
Chicago, The Amon Carter Museum of American Art and The Ogden Museum of Southern Art.