|f o u n d a
t i o n s o f
h a n d
b o o k b i n d i n g
( b o o k b i n d i n g 1 )
class is designed for those seriously interested in beginning the study
of hand bookbinding; for binders who may be self
taught and want a firmer grounding in the basics or for binders who would like to
brush up on their basic techniques. Please note that there will be
relatively little actual bookbinding in this class; it is, rather,
designed to be built on in subsequent classes. |
Subjects covered will be: tools and their uses; materials; adhesives;
techniques including folding, cutting, gluing and pasting, equipment
setup and maintenance; decorated papers; lining cloth. Projects during
the week will include: accordion fold with covered boards; single
signature sewn through the fold; french fold;
a portfolio and a simple folding box.
Requirements: Students will need the following tools: bone folder,
utility knife or scalpel, scissors, brush(es) for glue or paste,
dividers, notebook and apron. If you have your own please
them; we will also have tools available for purchase.
Please contact us regarding the costs.
We have scheduled the Foundations
and Case Binding classes so that students who wish to take both can do
so at a reduced
tuition and housing cost.
Dates: Monday, April 13 - Friday, April 17 and Monday, July 27 - Friday, July 31. If you are staying at the school
please come late Sunday afternoon to get settled in.
Materials may be purchased from the School as needed.
Class status: 3 spaces available for the April class and 3 spaces available for the July class as of December 5, 2019.