Bookbinding II: Hardcover Binding – Fall 2023

Event Info

This five-week, in-person workshop takes place at CBA on Tuesdays, November 21 –  December 19, 2023 from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm.

  • Tuesday, November 21, 6:00pm–9:00pm
  • Tuesday, November 28, 6:00pm–9:00pm
  • Tuesday, December 5, 6:00pm–9:00pm
  • Tuesday, December 12, 6:00pm–9:00pm
  • Tuesday, December 19, 6:00pm–9:00pm

Please Note: Registration for this workshop closes on November 14th, 2023 at 11:59 pm.

About the Workshop:

This in-person class at Center for Book Arts is taught by instructor Hadley Vogel.

In this beginning hardcover bookbinding class, you will learn to make several different hardcover bindings. Students will gain a foundational understanding of hardcover bookbinding including how the structure beneath the cover can affect the final result. Students will develop the skills needed to create a variety of hardcover books that will prepare them for building more complex hardcover designs such as the inboard cloth-bound book. In the process, students will learn about the historical and contemporary uses of the structures learned in the book arts and artists books.

*Prerequisites: Bookbinding 1 or equivalent

Required Materials:

  • Pencil and paper for note-taking
  • Bookbinding awl *
  • Bone folder *
  • Olfa silver knife and blades *, or exact-o knife

All other materials and tools will be provided.

*Materials with an asterisk next to them are available for purchase at CBA.

About Hadley Vogel

Hadley Vogel (b. 1987) is a second generation bookbinder who apprenticed from an early age under her father Paul Vogel of the Vogel Bindery in East Hampton, NY. In addition to her apprenticeship on Long Island, Hadley worked under master binder Martín Farfán Patiño, of Farfán Encuadernadores, Mexico City, MX, where she honed her skills, focusing on restorations of historic volumes from Mexican museum and institutional collections. Since the opening of Hadley Hill Bindery, she has focused on the development of experimental forms, including plush bindings and the use of recycled fur, melding contemporary aesthetics with traditional construction processes.

All images courtesy of the instructor.

Class size is limited to ensure an optimal participant to Instructor ratio. Register now before spots fill up! Registration for this workshop closes on November 14th at 11:59pm. Price for this class is $525 tuition plus a $25 materials fee.


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