Bookbinding Core 2 :: Flat-Back Case Binding

$ 200.00

July 22nd, 2017 9:30 AM

  • Instructor: Monica Holtsclaw
  • Workshop Extra: Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
  • Workshop Type: Binding
  • Workshop Status: Open
  • Workshop Start: July 22nd, 2017 9:30 AM
  • Workshop End: July 22nd, 2017 5:30 PM
  • Sessions: 1
In this second Core Bookbinding class, students will create what most of us refer to as a hardbound book. In bookbinding terms, it is known as a case binding; where a sewn textblock is glued into a separate structure known as a case.

Bookbinding Core Certificate Program

The San Francisco Center for the Book celebrates the craft and art of bookbinding. Our Bookbinding Core Certificate Program introduces students to four different binding models, leading them through the history and evolution of bookmaking.  It provides students a comprehensive foundation to delve into the practice of binding and qualifies them work in our bindery. Click here to learn more about the Bookbinding Core Certificate Program and find out how you may receive a discount on classes.


 Bookbinding Core 2 :: Flat-Back Case Binding

In this second Core Bookbinding class, students will create what most of us refer to as a hardbound book. In bookbinding terms, it is known as a case binding; where a sewn textblock is glued into a separate structure known as a case. Students will learn more about the mechanics of books as they build on skills from Core 1 and expand both their vocabulary and capabilities in and around the bindery.

Competencies Gained:

  • Build on skills from Core 1

  • Knowledge:

    • Mechanism and relationships of the elements of a bound book and case binding

    • Bookbinding materials: threads and tapes

  • Skills:

    • Spine gluing and lining, endsheets/flyleaves structure and application, endbands

    • Edge decoration (optional)

  • Equipment:

    • Finishing press

All paper for SFCB's Core Certificate Program projects has been generously provided by Mohawk.


Materials to Bring: None

Prerequisite: Bookbinding Core 1 :: Coptic Binding

Workshop + Materials Fee: $200.00

Date & Time: Saturday, July 22, 2017 :: 9:30am-5:30pm

Location: This workshop will take place at 375 Rhode Island St, San Francisco, CA 94103

Note: Please read the SFCB Registration Policies before signing up for a class

REGISTRATION WILL CLOSE 3 DAYS PRIOR TO THE START DATE OF THIS WORKSHOP.


About the Instructor | Monica Holtsclaw

Monica Holtsclaw holds a Diploma in bookbinding from the North Bennet Street School and a BFA in graphic design from the Savannah College of Art and Design. She has worked as a bookbinder in private practice and in conservation labs. Her artist books have been featured in Guild of Book Workers traveling exhibitions and can also be found in university collections across the country. She specializes in bookbinding and box making and loves sharing what she has learned with others. Examples of her work can be found at www.boomboxbindery.com.


Past Student Reviews:

“The step-by-step instructions were easy to follow and I was really happy with the finished product.”

“Monica gave great, detailed answers to all of our questions about equipment and supplies. She's very knowledgeable and really fun.” 

“She was very enthusiastic and helpful. I wish she was teaching the next two classes.”


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375 RHODE ISLAND ST
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94103-5133
United States