Bookbinding I and II Intensive – Summer 2023

Event Info

This five-day, in-person workshop takes place at CBA on Monday, July 24 – Friday, July 28, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. 

  • Monday, July 24, 10:00 am-4:00 pm
  • Tuesday, July 25, 10:00 am-4:00 pm
  • Wednesday, July 26, 10:00 am-4:00 pm
  • Thursday, July 27, 10:00 am-4:00 pm
  • Friday, July 28, 10:00 am-4:00 pm

Please Note: Registration for this workshop closes on July 17, at 11:59 pm.

About the Workshop:

In this introductory yet comprehensive in-person intensive workshop taught by CBA instructor Amber Braverman, students will have the opportunity to deep-dive into both softcover binding and hardcover binding. Students will learn about non-adhesive structures, bindings for single sheets, and other bindings that can be made with little specialized equipment. Accordions, pamphlets, drum leaf books, and a variety of softcover bindings will be taught during the course. Students will also 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. 
Don’t miss this chance to dive into the world of bookbinding with this specialized intensive!

Required Materials:

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

All other materials will be provided by Center for Book Arts at no additional cost.

About Amber Braverman

Amber Braverman is the proprietor of Post Editions, a letterpress studio focused on collaboration with artists and writers.

As an educator, Braverman hopes to share her passion for the craft of printmaking with her students. She has been teaching letterpress printing, image-making, and book forms at CBA since 2006.

She began her journey into the world of book arts from a young age and studied letterpress printmaking through apprenticeship and job printing. She currently resides in Garrison, New York.  


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 July 17 at 11:59pm. Tuition for this workshop is $875 + a $50 materials fee.

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