Bookbinding and Calligraphy

Bookbinding and calligraphy workshops and short courses provide an opportunity for individuals interested in exploring bookbinding and calligraphy to build skills, explore materials and become familiar with a wide-range of binding and calligraphy styles and techniques.

Individuals who are new to bookbinding and serious about learning the basics are encouraged to take the fundamentals classes. Some workshops are appropriate for all levels and master classes provide opportunities for professional binders to learn new skills. For the most part, calligraphy classes are appropriate for all levels.

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Saturday, June 4, 2016

Exploring the Accordion Book

Saturday & Sunday, June 4 & 5 (2 sessions)
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Instructor: Nancy Fresella-Lee
$375/$337

The accordion book structure is a favorite with contemporary book artists because the format offers endless design possibilities and ways to convey visual and literary content. This is an ideal structure for beginners, and the workshop includes some basic techniques of bookbinding to help develop hand skills. Students experiment with and complete several variations of accordion books during the workshop.

Students are responsible for supplying their own tools. A tool list will be sent at least 2 weeks prior to class start.

Please review our Registration Policies before registering.

Registration closes 7 days prior to workshop start.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Paper Covered Journals

Tuesdays & Thursdays, June 7- 14 (3 sessions)
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Instructor: Fionnuala Hart-Gerrity
$195/$175

Learn to make a simple journal, great for making lists or taking notes. This journal is a long stitch structure sewn through a heavy paper cover, and covered with decorative paper for a distinctive and eye-catching result. Using basic tools and techniques, students create one blank journal in this class. Simple to sew, easy to make, and a pleasure to use, these journals are a great gift for yourself and friends.

Students are responsible for supplying their own tools. A tool list will be sent at least 2 weeks prior to class start.

Please review our Registration Policies before registering.

Registration closes 7 days prior to workshop start.

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Saturday, June 11, 2016

Embroidered Leather Sampler

Saturday & Sunday, June 11 & 12 (2 sessions)
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Instructor: Erin Fletcher
$275/$247

Embroidered bindings are typical of the 15th-17th centuries and were primarily done on silk, satin, velvet or canvas. Contemporary bookbinders and book artists have been incorporating embroidery into a variety of materials. In this workshop, students learn a range of embroidery stitches on cloth before executing them onto leather. We discuss ways of preparing the stitched leather for covering.

Students are responsible for supplying their own tools. A tool list will be sent at least 2 weeks prior to class start.

Please review our Registration Policies before registering.

Registration closes 7 days prior to workshop start.

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The Folded Book

Saturday & Sunday, June 11 & 12 (2 sessions)
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Instructor: Bill Hanscom
$395/$355

Plus $20 materials fee payable to instructor at first class

Explore the intersection of origami and bookbinding. Students put the techniques of traditional paper-folding to work creating structures that draw inspiration from many corners of bookbinding. The accordion fold, the codex, albums, maps, and even boxes and envelopes all make appearances. Your hands, supplemented by only the simplest set of tools, transform flat sheets of paper through folding (and the occasional cut), resulting in a variety of elegantly simple and dynamic structures.

Students are responsible for supplying their own tools. A tool list will be sent at least 2 weeks prior to class start.

Please review our Registration Policies before registering.

Registration closes 7 days prior to workshop start.

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Monday, June 20, 2016

Fundamentals of Bookbinding

Monday-Friday, June 20-24 (5 sessions)
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Instructor: Erin Fletcher
$675/$607

Students learn the foundations of bookbinding through hands-on experience and discussion. This course covers non-adhesive structures and case bindings, which teach structural elements, sewing variations, covering and cutting techniques using various materials, tools and equipment. Class discussions will cover terminology, paper grain and folding, selecting proper materials and tools, and adhesives and their properties.

Students are responsible for supplying their own tools. A tool list will be sent at least 2 weeks prior to class start.

Please review our Registration Policies before registering.

Registration closes 7 days prior to workshop start.

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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Brass Clasps

Wednesday-Friday, June 22-24 (3 sessions)
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Instructor: Jeff Altepeter
$475/$427

This class is an introduction to basic metalworking for bookbinders. Over two days practice a variety of techniques to make samples of traditional book fastenings. Working mainly with sheet brass, students explore methods for cutting, filing, drilling, bending, cold forging and polishing metal to produce samples of hasps and catch plates. Learn to make cold connections (rivets) and experiment with decorative techniques including chasing, dapping, and rudimentary engraving. Students may also practice attachment techniques by riveting the samples to boards and straps.

The instructor supplies tools to share in class, however it will keep everyone working smoothly and avoid delays if you are able to bring as many items as possible from the tool list.

Please review our Registration Policies before registering.

Registration closes 7 days prior to workshop start.

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Saturday, June 25, 2016

German Paper Binding

Saturday & Sunday, June 25 & 26 (2 sessions)
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Instructor: Bill Hanscom
$395/$355

Plus $30 material fee payable to instructor at first class.

This two-day course examines one corner of the history of inexpensive paper-covered books used from the advent of the printed book in Europe through the industrial revolution of the nineteenth century. Participants construct three common German paper-bound structures (paper wrapper, stiffened paper binding, and trade paper case with lapped components) using the associated sewing variations and end-sheet constructions. Structural variations and decoration are examined through images and historical examples from the instructor's collection.

Students are responsible for supplying their own tools. A tool list will be sent at least 2 weeks prior to class start.

Please review our Registration Policies before registering.

Registration closes 7 days prior to workshop start.

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Picture Inset Case Binding

Saturday & Sunday, June 25 & 26 (2 sessions)
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Instructor: Fionnuala Hart-Gerrity
$275/$247

Incorporate a favorite piece of art or a small photograph into a binding by learning to inset images into a book cover. Students create a blank model cloth-case binding with an image inset into the front or back board behind glass. This technique is great for photo albums, or to personalize gift bindings. Students can bring their own small image (1” square) or piece of flat art, or choose from images supplied in class. .

Prerequisite: Familiarity with making basic case bindings (Fundamentals of Bookbinding I or equivalent experience).

Students are responsible for supplying their own tools. A tool list will be sent at least 2 weeks prior to class start.

Please review our Registration Policies before registering.

Registration closes 7 days prior to workshop start.

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Saturday, July 9, 2016

Exploring Paper

Saturday & Sunday, July 9 & 10 (2 sessions)
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Instructor: Linda Lembke
$325/$292

In this class we look at the history of paper, examine its physical properties, and play with its creative possibilities. Activities are designed to develop a deeper understanding and appreciation of paper and to build an awareness of its working properties. On the first day students look carefully at a wide variety of contemporary Western papers: handmade and machine made papers, European and North American papers, art papers and printing papers. On the second day we play with the creative possibilities of paper without the use of other art materials and make an accordion book of sample paper alterations intended to serve as inspiration for other bookmaking applications. Students leave with a collection of sample papers, accompanied by a printed guide for their use and a glossary of paper terms.

Students are responsible for supplying their own tools. A tool list will be sent at least 2 weeks prior to class start.

Please review our Registration Policies before registering.

Registration closes 7 days prior to workshop start.

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Monday, July 11, 2016

Conservation of Leather Bindings

Monday-Friday, July 11-15 (5 sessions)
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Instructor: James Reid-Cunningham
$975/$877

Traditional leather rebacking utilizes thinned and colored calfskin or goatskin to repair broken joints and reattach loose spines and boards. This technique is less common among contemporary book conservators due to new techniques such as joint tacketing, board slotting, and the use of colored kozo tissues to reattach leather boards. Students have the opportunity to explore all of these techniques. Topics include: removing surface dirt; chemically consolidating damaged leather; lifting leather; techniques of board attachment; paring leather; and inpainting. This course includes in-depth discussions of issues relating to leather, repair papers, dyes, surface coatings, consolidants, adhesives, and tools for lifting and paring.

This class alternates demonstrations with benchwork under close supervision. It is aimed at students with some experience paring leather and covering in leather; more experienced students and those with previous training in leather rebacking are challenged to explore more advanced topics. Students work on 2-3 books during the course. Bring six old leather bindings with loose boards and/or spines, or cracked joints to class. The books should have intact sewing and stable leather. Remember that these books are intended for practice, and shouldn’t have any real value.

Students are responsible for supplying their own tools. A tool list will be sent at least 2 weeks prior to class start.

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Registration closes 7 days prior to workshop start.

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Friday, July 15, 2016

The Sculptural Book: Using Woodworking to Create a Shaped Book

Friday-Sunday, July 15-17 (3 sessions)
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Instructor: Johanna Finnegan-Topitzer
$350/$315

In this workshop, explore the meeting of disciplines and push the boundaries of bookmaking. Book covers can be made out of many different materials and do not have to be rectangular in shape. Using woodworking tools, students create shaped books with wooden covers. Students create two models to start and then have a chance to get creative and explore. This class covers the basics of bookbinding and uses simple woodworking machines.

Students are responsible for supplying their own tools. A tool list will be sent at least 2 weeks prior to class start.

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Registration closes 7 days prior to workshop start.

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Monday, July 18, 2016

Introduction to Blind and Gold Tooling on Leather

Monday-Friday, July 18-22 (5 sessions)
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Instructor: Samuel Feinstein
$700/$630
Plus $175 for materials, payable to instructor on first day of class.
Or
$1250/$1125 (Price for both Intro to Blind and Gold Tooling on Leather and In Focus: Tool-Edge Onlays with blind and Gold Tooling on Leather)

In this week-long intensive, students learn the fundamentals of blind tooling and gold tooling on leather, focusing on straight lines and using BS Glaire to affix the gold. Line-work is one of the most important, fundamental, and versatile decorative techniques used on tooled bindings, and it is used in both traditional and contemporary designs. Students also explore the use of curved lines and small decorative tools within a limited scope. A final plaquette is completed using the techniques covered

This is an introduction for beginners as well as a step forward for those who would like to build on their existing knowledge. The goal of this workshop is to familiarize you with the processes involved and prepare you for further practice.

Students are responsible for supplying their own gold cushion and gold knife. A tool list is sent out at least 2 weeks prior to class start. Finishing tools are supplied by the workshop.

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Registration closes 7 days prior to workshop start.

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Saturday, July 23, 2016

Beyond the Rectangle: Exploring Books through Geometry

Saturday & Sunday, July 23 & 24 (2 sessions)
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Instructor: Linda Lembke
$325/$292

In this class students make a collection of books of many shapes and an origami box to hold them. Beginning with compass and straightedge, we construct the circles and polygons that form the foundation of each book structure. These drawings inform our discussions of the properties of these shapes and the geometric underpinnings of book design. The collection includes circular, triangular, square, pentagonal, and hexagonal book forms. Printed directions and notes accompany each form. A final book project – a small accordion book with shaped pages – connects our geometric drawings and the forms they inspire in bookmaking.

Students are responsible for supplying their own tools. A tool list will be sent at least 2 weeks prior to class start.

Please review our Registration Policies before registering.

Registration closes 7 days prior to workshop start.

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Monday, July 25, 2016

In Focus: Tool-Edge Onlays with Blind and Gold Tooling on Leather

Monday-Friday, July 25-29 (5 sessions)
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Instructor: Samuel Feinstein
$700/$630
Plus $175 for materials, payable to instructor on first day of class.
Or
$1250/$1125 (Price for both Intro to Blind and Gold Tooling on Leather and In Focus: Tool-Edge Onlays with blind and Gold Tooling on Leather)

The elegance of tooled-edge onlays gives a clean and crisp look to onlaid leather decoration, and its uses span from historical compositions to contemporary design bindings. In this week-long intensive, intermediate level workshop students learn how to tool and make thinly pared leather onlays, both plated and not, as well as relief-onlays. We cover shapes made with straight and curved lines, as well as decorative tools, and execute a design after making up a template. A final plaquette is completed using the techniques covered.

Prerequisite: Some finishing experience necessary with blind tooling and gold tooling. Please inquire if you have questions about your level of experience.

Students are responsible for supplying their own gold cushion and gold knife. A tool list is sent out at least 2 weeks prior to class start. Finishing tools are supplied by the workshop.

Please review our Registration Policies before registering.

Registration closes 7 days prior to workshop start.

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Friday, July 29, 2016

Pierced Vellum Bindings

Friday-Sunday, July 29-31 (3 sessions)
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Instructor: James Reid-Cunningham
$525/$472

Vellum stiff-board bindings were common from the 16th to the 19th centuries throughout Europe. This course explores a hybrid modern structure utilizing historical elements found in early versions of the vellum stiff-board binding, but with flexible joints that create less stress. This binding is sturdy and elegant, takes gold tooling well and is suitable for conservation re-bindings as well as for presentation and design bindings.

Using this structure, students create modern versions of the 17th century pierced vellum binding, with the design created by utilizing a punctured vellum cover revealing decorative boards beneath. This course covers: lap link sewing on vellum tapes; back bead endbands; fabricating and decorating the boards; constructing a stiff-board case; creating a pierced vellum design; and covering in vellum.

Prerequisite: Fundamentals of Bookbinding I or equivalent experience.

Students are responsible for supplying their own tools. A tool list will be sent at least 2 weeks prior to class start.

Please review our Registration Policies before registering.

Registration closes 7 days prior to workshop start.

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Monday, August 1, 2016

Millimeter Binding

Monday-Friday, August 1-5 (5 sessions)
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Instructor: Erin Fletcher
$725/$652

As leather shortages arose during WWII, binders developed the millimeter structure as a way to provide elegant leather binding to their clients. A minimal amount of leather covers the spine, with just a millimeter or two of leather on the cover boards. In this workshop, students create a Rubow-style millimeter binding. The book is wrapped in decorative paste paper made during the workshop with a thin strip of leather running across the top and bottom of the binding.

Prerequisite: Fundamentals of Bookbinding II or equivalent experience. Students should have some knowledge of leatherwork.

Students are responsible for supplying their own tools. A tool list will be sent at least 2 weeks prior to class start.

Please review our Registration Policies before registering.

Registration closes 7 days prior to workshop start.

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Monday, August 8, 2016

Building Boxes

Monday-Thursday, August 8-11 (4 sessions)
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Instructor: Erin Fletcher
$650/$585

Books, documents and other objects can be damaged by the atmosphere around them; either by dust, temperature or sunlight. Creating an enclosure for your item is one way to protect them from their environment. Students construct a book, and then build four different enclosures around the book. The list of enclosures includes a slipcase, four-flap enclosure, clamshell box and “pizza” box. In addition to the enclosures, students make a leather spine chemise around a book from their own collection.

Students are responsible for supplying their own tools. A tool list will be sent at least 2 weeks prior to class start.

Please review our Registration Policies before registering.

Registration closes 7 days prior to workshop start.

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Friday, September 9, 2016

Miniature Bookbinding

Friday, September 9 to Sunday, September 11 (three sessions)
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Instructor: James Reid-Cunningham
$425

Miniature books present difficult design and structural challenges to the bookbinder. During this course, students construct three miniature books of diminishing size, all less than three inches tall: a long stitch binding with decorated boards, a quarter leather binding, and an accordion in a wrapper with a tongue and slot enclosure. The course contrasts the utility of case binding, accordion, and non-adhesive structures for miniature books, with a concentration on flexibility and book action. We analyze materials and techniques suitable for small format books. The limitations inherent in small-scale books challenges students to do precisely executed and finely detailed work.

Prerequisites: Fundamentals of Bookbinding I or equivalent experience. Please contact us if you have questions about your level of experience.

Students are responsible for bringing some tools and supplies, please view the full list here.

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Registration closes 7 days prior to workshop start.

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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

The Art of the Vanishing Fore-edge Painting

Tuesday, September 13 (one session)
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Instructor:Martin Frost
$175

This one-day workshop introduces students to fore-edge paintings, hidden paintings on the edges of a book that are revealed when the book is opened. A brief history of the process is also introduced in addition to tools and techniques. Students can expect to take away their own gilt-edged book with a hidden painting.

Students are responsible for bringing some tools and supplies, please view the full list here.

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Registration closes 7 days prior to workshop start.

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Public Lecture: The Curious Art of the Secret Fore-edge Painting

Tuesday, September 13
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Free and open to the public. Please register online.

Fore-edge painter Martin Frost uses books from his own collection to discuss the history of and techniques used in fore-edge painting. Martin has been working in West Sussex, England for 40 years. He has painted the edges of over 3500 books including examples of the scarce all-edge, split and two-way doubles and now binds many of his books too. He has written a workshop manual, published articles and lectured to many major organisations interested in the art and craft of the Book. He has appeared throughout the UK, Canada and the US. Recently he lectured at the 2015 Convention of the Society of Bookbinders at Keele University. His work can be found in many national and international institutes and private collections.

www.foredgefrost.co.uk

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Saturday, September 17, 2016

Calligraphy and Painting on Vellum

Saturday, September 17 to Tuesday, September 20 (four sessions)
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Instructors: Maryanne Grebenstein and Fionnuala Hart Gerrity
$450

Working on vellum, students learn the italic style of hand lettering and techniques for painting miniatures. These materials and approaches have been employed by scribes and artists for centuries. During the first two days, students learn about calligraphy and letter a short quote on vellum. During the third and fourth days, students learn to paint on vellum, creating a miniature much like those found in illuminated manuscripts. The subject of the painting relates to the text and is usually derived from nature.

Students are responsible for bringing some tools and supplies, please view the full list here.

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Registration closes 7 days prior to class start.

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Sunday, September 18, 2016

Making Pop-ups Using Origami Techniques

Sunday, September 18 (one session)
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Instructor: Joel Stern
$75

This class is in collaboration with The 2016 Movable Book Society and Ticknor Society Joint Conference. Open to the public, registration required.

Using origami and pop-up techniques, this short workshop focuses on making paper-folded faces that can be incorporated into hand-made books. Models taught are of increasing complexity, with opportunity for students to create their own.

All tools and materials are provided and are included in the tuition price.

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Registration closes 7 days prior to class start.

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Paper Craft Meets Circuitry

Sunday, September 18 (one session)
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Instructor: Jie Qi
$75

This class is in collaboration with The 2016 Movable Book Society and Ticknor Society Joint Conference. Open to the public, registration required.

Add electronics to your paper crafts to make them dynamic and interactive. Design and craft circuits on paper with Chibitronics Circuit Stickers, tiny peel-and-stick electronic parts that you can use to make interactive glowing paper craft projects. No circuit building or crafting experience necessary.

Students are responsible for bringing some tools and supplies, please view the full list here.

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Registration closes 7 days prior to class start.

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Monday, September 19, 2016

Fundamentals of Bookbinding I

Monday, September 19 to Friday, September 23 (five sessions)
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Instructor: Erin Fletcher
$675

Students learn the foundations of bookbinding through hands-on experience and discussion of both adhesive and non-adhesive books. Learn structural elements, sewing variations, covering and cutting techniques using various materials, in addition to proper use of tools and equipment. Discussions throughout the course cover terminology, materials selection, and use. Structures covered include: coptic; long stitch; flat back

Students are responsible for bringing some tools and supplies, please view the full list here.

Please review our Registration Policies before registering.

Registration closes 7 days prior to workshop start.

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Saturday, September 24, 2016

Travel Journals

Saturday, September 24 (one session)
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Instructor: Amy Lapidow
$175

Books that fit in your pocket! Add a pen loop, picture or pocket for memorabilia. Make it waterproof with Tyvek. Tie it up with beads and buttons, or close it with a magnet. This one day workshop explores the possibilities of a versatile book that goes wherever you go.

Students are responsible for bringing some tools and supplies, please view the full list here.

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Registration closes 7 days prior to workshop start.

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Monday, September 26, 2016

Focus on Case Bindings

Monday, September 26 to Friday, September 30 (five sessions)
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Instructor: Erin Fletcher
$675

Students explore case binding structures through repetition while experimenting with minor changes in technique with each book. The course covers structural elements, sewing variations, covering, and cutting techniques using various tools and equipment. Discussions cover terminology, paper grain and folding, selecting proper materials and tools, and adhesives and their properties. Students have ample time to repeat each technique in order to achieve precision and accuracy. This course is suitable for beginners or those who want to refresh their skills.

Students are responsible for bringing some tools and supplies, please view the full list here.

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Registration closes 7 days prior to workshop start.

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Saturday, October 15, 2016

Fundamentals of Bookbinding I

Saturdays, October 15 to November 12 (five sessions)
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Instructor: Amy Lapidow
$675

Students learn the foundations of bookbinding through hands-on experience and discussion of both adhesive and non-adhesive books. Learn structural elements, sewing variations, covering and cutting techniques using various materials, in addition to proper use of tools and equipment. Discussions throughout the course cover terminology, materials selection, and use. Structures covered include: coptic; long stitch; flat back

Students are responsible for bringing some tools and supplies, please view the full list here.

Please review our Registration Policies before registering.

Registration closes 7 days prior to workshop start.

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Monday, October 17, 2016

Introduction to Book Conservation

Monday, October 17 to Thursday, 20 (four sessions)
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Instructor: James Reid-Cunningham
$775

This course introduces students to techniques for the repair of 19th and 20th century cloth case bindings. Bench work focuses on producing aesthetically pleasing repairs that retain as much of the original book as possible. Each student receives a book to work on, but students should also bring in their own books to work on. The course covers: basic paper conservation, disbinding and re-sewing a textblock, making new inner hinges, tools and techniques for lifting, and rebacking in cloth.

Prerequisite: Fundamentals of Bookbinding I or equivalent experience. Please contact us if you have questions about your level of experience.

Students are responsible for bringing some tools and supplies, please view the full list here.

Please review our Registration Policies before registering.

Registration closes 7 days prior to workshop start.

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Saturday, November 5, 2016

Classic Paper Marbling

Saturday, November 5 to Sunday, November 6 (two sessions)
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Instructor: Chena River Marblers
$425

Learn to create marbled papers using pre-20th century processes. This labor-intensive approach involved the preparation of paints by mulling together prepared natural pigments, binder and a beeswax fixative. Additional substances were added to control spreading and to achieve specific patterns. Because the beeswax was embedded in the paint, a completed paper could be polished to a smooth, lustrous finish using an agate burnisher. In making our classic marbled papers, we have added the use of some pigments that were unavailable to our predecessors, but the process, as described above, is the same.

Students are responsible for bringing some tools and supplies, please view the full list here.

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Registration closes 7 days prior to workshop start.

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Saturday, November 12, 2016

Italic Lettering

Saturday, November 12 to Sunday, November 13 (two sessions)
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Instructor: Maryanne Grebenstein
$350

This calligraphy course is appropriate for anyone new to calligraphy, or with some experience but in need of practice. Beginning with the basics of pen angle, letter slope, and letter proportion, students learn how to create the Italic alphabet using a broad-edged pen. Through practice and a few simple projects, students familiarize themselves with this lovely style of lettering. Perfect for poetry, invitations, place cards, greeting cards, and many other uses, the Italic hand is as relevant today as it was in 14th century Italy, where it originally developed.

Students are responsible for bringing some tools and supplies, please view the full list here.

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Registration closes 7 days prior to workshop start.

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Monday, November 28, 2016

Fundamentals of Bookbinding II

Monday November 28 to Friday, December 2 (five sessions)
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Instructor: Erin Fletcher
$675

This course focuses on hardcover structures. Students continue with rounded back case bindings learned in Fundamentals I and end the course with on-set board binding. Throughout the course students fine-tune their skills through repetition and develop a focus to details such as endpapers, structures, and headband variations. Topics of discussion include an overview of bindery equipment and processes such as stamping on the Kwikprint and trimming with the plough.

Prerequisite: Fundamentals of Bookbinding I or equivalent experience. Please contact us if you have questions about your level of experience.

Students are responsible for bringing some tools and supplies, please view the full list here.

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Registration closes 7 days prior to workshop start.

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Saturday, December 3, 2016

Enclosures for Preservation and Beyond

Saturday, December 3 to Sunday, December 4 (two sessions)
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Instructor: Bill Hanscom
$375

Plus an additional $30 for materials due at first class, payable to instructor.

Boxes, wrappers, and slipcases are widely used to house and protect library and archival collections, but they also offer terrific opportunities for artistic exploration. Beyond the protective housing of original works such as books or print portfolios, enclosures can be altered and embellished to complement, enhance, and conspire with their contents. Over the course of this workshop students work to create a reference set of enclosures which neatly nest together.

Students are responsible for bringing some tools and supplies, please view the full list here.

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Registration closes 7 days prior to workshop start.

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Paste Paper

Saturday, December 3 (one session)
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Instructor: Amy Lapidow
$175

In this one-day class explore a variety of recipes and techniques to make decorative paper using a combination of adhesive and colorant, commonly called paste papers. Paste paper is regularly used in bookbinding and for other paper projects.

Students are responsible for bringing some tools and supplies, please view the full list here.

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