Book Repair Core 1 :: Foundational Techniques- Paper & Paste

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May 7th, 2016 9:30 AM

  • Instructor: Juliayn Coleman
  • Workshop Type: Binding
  • Workshop Status: Closed
  • Workshop Start: May 7th, 2016 9:30 AM
  • Workshop End: May 7th, 2016 5:30 PM
  • Sessions: 1

Book Repair 1 :: Foundational Techniques- Paper & paste

While bookbinding and book repair share many skills and techniques, they are also distinct pursuits. This course is intended to introduce the student familiar with bookbinding to key practices within basic book repair. What is the difference between conservation and restoration? What is pH and how is it tested in paper? What are the different adhesives used in book repair and what is the selection process? Through both discussion and hands-on practice, students will get the answers to these questions and more in order to start to appreciate the challenges and rewards of book repair. There are no prerequisites for this class, though some bookbinding experience or experience in the safe handling of fragile items is recommended.

Competencies Gained:

Students will be introduced to ‘Conservation Ethics’
Students will be able to distinguish different types of adhesives used in conservation Students will discuss and touch various papers used in conservation
Students will have carried out dry cleaning and aqueous immersion of a single leaf
Students will pH test paper and balance its acidity through aqueous immersion
Students will have carried out dry cleaning 
Students will carry out various types of paper mending and strengthening with kozo tissue and paste 
Students will humudify and flatten an item 
Students will be able to make a custom-fitted conservation enclosure

Materials to Bring: None.

Workshop + Materials Fee: $200.00

Date & Time: Saturday, May 7, 2016 :: 9:30am-5:30pm

Location: 375 Rhode Island St, San Francisco, CA 94103

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About the Instructor | Juliayn Coleman

Juliayn Coleman has been a professional bookbinder since her graduation from the North Bennet Street School bookbinding program in 2003. Her private practice encompasses all levels of book repair and conservation, custom portfolio and enclosure making, teaching, and being a good ambassador for the craft of bookbinding in general.

Past Student Reviews:

“I liked the process of cleaning a print. I also enjoyed the opportunity to practice hands on repair and the introduction to the different paste types.”

“The class room location seemed to make it a challenge to organize the set up for access to water and a sink.  Also, it would have been nice if students were able to bring in some examples or projects that they can work on during the class.” 

SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94103-5133
United States