The second big change for the Book Arts Program this fall (see here for the first one) is taking place in the Bindery Studio. Previously, we have offered a rather random assortment of workshops on various book structures. While that was fun, after listening to feedback provided by our students, we thought we'd try out something a little different this year.
In addition to our structure-based workshops such as the long stitch and the piano hinge binding, we're going to start offering "core classes" that teach some of the fundamental techniques used in hand bookbinding and the book arts. These will include skills such as proper equipment use, measuring and cutting paper, sewing and casing-in a standard hardcover book, and making decorative paste paper and bookcloth to use for your bindings. The core classes will be based around different themes each term, such as "basics", "adhesives", "color", and "repair".
This fall the theme is "basics" and we will hold three core classes throughout the term:
Check out our fall bindery workshop schedule for more information about these classes. You can register with our new online registration system either from the bindery schedule page or from our events page on EventBrite. We hope you're excited to learn some of these bookbinding fundamentals, and we look forward to seeing you in the bindery this fall!