Make a Tiny Book: Miniature Bookbinding and Illustration

A course by Evan Lorenzen , Multidisciplinary Artist

Multidisciplinary Artist. Denver, United States.
Joined December 2021

Learn how to tell your story intricately by making a teeny tiny book from scratch and filling it with precise, micro-scale illustrations

  • 98% positive reviews (48)
  • 2273 students
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch

Learn how to tell your story intricately by making a teeny tiny book from scratch and filling it with precise, micro-scale illustrations

A course by Evan Lorenzen

The challenge of making miniature art has fascinated humans for centuries, and artist Evan Lorenzen is no exception. From tiny tarot cards to dime-sized pet portraits, he specializes in micro-scale illustrations and books. His work has led him to collaborate with the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Amsterdam, Cat Art Show L.A., and hundreds of individual collectors.

In this online course, Evan teaches you the intricacies of miniature bookmaking, from cover to cover. Learn to develop a concept and tell a story through small-format illustrations, as well as how to bind the pages and design a hard cover to encase them. Turn your big ideas into tiny works of art.

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What will you learn in this online course?

17 lessons & 36 downloads

Tools and Materials
6 minutes, 49 seconds
Brainstorming the Story
8 minutes, 19 seconds
Putting the Ideas to Paper
12 minutes, 53 seconds
Illustrating the Final Pages
17 minutes, 0 seconds
  • 98% positive reviews (48)
  • 2273 students
  • 17 lessons (2h 45m)
  • 36 additional resources (11 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

Create a miniature, hardbound book filled with tiny illustrations and text.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

This course is for anyone interested in bookmaking and working on a miniature scale.

Requirements and materials

Basic drawing skills are recommended, but not essential.

As for materials, you need simple drawing and bookmaking supplies, which your teacher will specify during the course, along with household alternatives for some of the more specialized items he uses.


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2273 Students
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Evan Lorenzen

A course by Evan Lorenzen

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Multidisciplinary Artist

Evan Lorenzen, better known as Art and Such Evan, is a multidisciplinary artist who specializes in micro illustrations. While studying animation in college, he became interested in bookmaking and took a course to learn the process. Several years later, he decided to try it on a small scale and has been passionate about the medium of miniature ever since, as it challenges both his physical and creative limits.

Throughout his career, Evan has had the opportunity to collaborate with organizations like the Miniature Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Amsterdam, Cat Art Show L.A., and hundreds of individual collectors. His work has been featured in exhibits across the US and abroad, including the Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil and the Nucleus Gallery in Portland, Oregon.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • About Me
    • Influences
  • U2

    Materials and Essential Concepts

    • Tools and Materials
    • Bookbinding Terms and Techniques
    • Breakdown of the Book Layout
  • U3

    The Design: From Idea to Paper

    • Brainstorming the Story
    • Thinking About The Design of the Book
    • Making a Tiny Softcover Sketchbook 1
    • Making a Tiny Softcover Sketchbook 2
    • Putting the Ideas to Paper
  • U4

    Making a Hardcover Book

    • Illustrating the Final Pages
    • Assembling the Text Block
    • Making the Cover 1
    • Making the Cover 2
    • Attaching the Cover
  • U5

    Sharing and Developing Your Work

    • Display and Presentation of Your Work
    • Creating a Multicopy Edition
  • FP

    Final project

    • Make a Tiny Book: Miniature Bookbinding and Illustration

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Make a Tiny Book: Miniature Bookbinding and Illustration. Craft & Illustration course by Evan Lorenzen

Make a Tiny Book: Miniature Bookbinding and Illustration

A course by Evan Lorenzen
Multidisciplinary Artist. Denver, United States.
Joined December 2021
  • 98% positive reviews (48)
  • 2273 students