Past Events › Bookbinding
March 10-12, Friday - Sunday, 10 am- 4 pm
Fold, sew, and glue paper into books! In this 18-hour introductory class you will fold accordion books and explore concertinas, sew pamphlets with paper covers, glue single pages into butterfly books, and more. This class is suitable for beginners and also for anyone looking for basic models that can be made at home without special equipment. No experience required.Find out more »
March 4, Saturday, 10am-4pm
Learn how to make a quick artist book using 5 simple techniques.
In the morning you will learn a paint transfer technique, pop-up, pamplet stitching, a simple one sheet zig zag accordion, and the shape book. We will practice a few variations throughout this one day class. In the afternoon we will re-make the zig zag accordion and put it all together.By the end of the day you will be pros!
The simplest techniques can leave you inspired!Find out more »
February 25, Saturday, 10 am-4 pm
***WORKSHOP IS FULL***
Do you have ideas for publishing your own books but aren’t sure where to start? This workshop is for you! In this one day class students will learn a range of possibilities for taking their own writing and pictures and binding them their very own zine. You will make your own images, play with different page layouts and learn a range of simple yet good looking binding techniques. Students will learn good craftsmanship without sacrificing the economics of a democratic multiple. Everyone with an interest in books is welcome.
5-Day Section (A+B)
February 1-5, Wednesday - Sunday, 10am-4pm
In this 35-hour introductory Core class, you will learn several basic book structures, develop hand skills and become familiar with binding tools and techniques.Find out more »
December 2-4, Friday & Saturday & Sunday, 10am-4pm
We all have a book that needs some attention, whether it is a well-loved paperback novel, an aged leather bound memoir, or beloved portfolio or catalogue. In this 3 day Book Repair Workshop you will learn how to take these books and objects and breathe new life into them! Register for any or all of the days.Find out more »
November 18-20, Friday-Sunday, 10 am - 5 pm
In this 18-hour class you will make a very traditional book: a quarter leather binding with raised cords. This intermediate/advanced class will build on the skills you practiced in Bookbinding II (A): InBoards Leather Binding. You will also have time to practice your leather paring.Find out more »
November 4-6, Friday - Saturday , 10 am-5 pm
In this class you will learn to make hardcover case bindings for pamphlets, flat back books, and a book with a rounded spine. You will learn about the structure beneath the boards and make your own bookcloth to cover it. This class is suitable for beginners, but students should have taken Bookbinding I (A) prior.Find out more »
November 2, Wednesday, 10 am-4 pm
In this "Tips & Tricks” workshop, Luigi Castiglioni will share a selection of practical techniques refined over his 20-year career as a fine binder. The class will cover the steps of French fine binding with a focus on perfecting bench techniques. Topics include toolmaking, nuances of working with various types of leathers, gilding and finishing techniques, and more. In addition, Castiglioni will discuss practical aspects of setting up a studio and managing a bindery as a business. These topics include marketing and self-promotion, connecting with clients, and using technology to speed up daily tasks.Find out more »
October 22-23, Saturday & Sunday, 10 am-4 pm
Learn Japanese binding techniques using traditional Japanese papers and fabrics to produce unique works. Construct side-sewn binding and through-the-fold structures, as well as a chitsu, the special cloth-covered folding box to hold the books. The end result is a beautiful, boxed set of books.Find out more »