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Modern Nag Hammadi – SOLD OUT

December 1, 2023 @ 9:00 am December 15, 2023 @ 11:30 am

Instructor: Erin Fletcher 

Days & Dates: Fridays, December 1, 8, & 15, 2023 

Time: Pacific time, 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., with classroom doors open at 8:45 AM

Venue: SDBA’s Zoom Account, to be recorded with recording access provided for one month following class, or the last class within a series—for registrants only, password protected, not downloadable and only shared with class registrants.

Skill Level: All

Class Description: In this workshop, we will explore how some of the earliest known codices may have been constructed. The best-known examples were discovered in a jar near the Egyptian village of Nag Hammadi in 1945. These mostly intact bindings structures date back to the 3rd or 4th century, but fragments of similar bindings date back to the 2nd century.

These single signature bindings are held in their leather covers with the use of knotted leather tackets. The bindings also include ties at the head, tail and fore edge to keep the binding secure. During this workshop we will be using contemporary materials to build two models of this ancient binding structure.

Class Fees: Early Enrollment Program (EEP): $240 Member: $300 Non-member $375
Early Enrollment Program (EEP) is a member only, non-refundable discount.
Join SDBA at checkout for reduced class fees.

Materials Fee: The SDBA class price includes the materials fee and shipping costs of $86. Students will provide their own tools and set up supplies, which will be covered in the time sensitive SDBA Welcome Letter.

International Shipping: We adore our worldwide community of book artists! Please, we ask for your awareness that increased costs for International Shipping must be covered by the registrant, and paid directly to SDBA. Each individual will be notified of the extra amounts due.

EEP Deadline: November 7, 2023

Registration Deadline: November 12, 2023

Teacher Bio: Erin Fletcher