Beginning Bookbinding: Core Curriculum

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$ 470.00

January 12th, 2012 6:30 PM

  • Instructor: Rhiannon Alpers
  • Workshop Extra: Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
  • Workshop Type: Binding
  • Workshop Status: Closed
  • Workshop Start: January 12th, 2012 6:30 PM
  • Workshop End: March 1st, 2012 11:00 AM
  • Sessions: 8

Thursdays, 1/12, 1/19, 1/26, 2/2, 2/9, 2/16, 2/23, and 3/1
6:30 - 10:00pm

Learn bookbinding's basic vocabulary, its fundamental tools and their uses, as well as the materials (paper, cloth, board and adhesives) and techniques (folding, sewing and gluing) of the craft. Students will construct four hardcover, hand-bound, multi-section books over the course of the series. Each binding in the series will add to the skills previously learned and integrate new techniques. Modifications for working at home without complex equipment will also be covered. Teachers will provide resources for buying your own supplies locally and on the web, as well as training on how to use bindery equipment such as the guillotine, Kutrimmer paper cutter and board shear.

Materials to bring: none
Materials Fee: $50
Beginning Bookbinding: Core Curriculum takes place as a series of four Saturdays, four Sundays or eight Wednesday evenings and is part of the SFCB Bookbinding Certificate Program. To receive the Bookbinding Certificate, students must complete this workshop plus Intermediate Bookbinding.
Advantages of completing the SFCB Bookbinding Certificate Program:
• Access to the highest caliber bookbinding facilities and instructors on the West Coast;
• Collaboration and interaction with other eager bookbinding students;
• Knowledge of the essentials of traditional bookbinding;
• A beautiful letterpress-printed completion certificate;
• Discounts on class registration and studio rental for certificate holders and students enrolled in the certificate program;
• Five hours of free studio rental;  
• Continued access to our studio bindery through our Studio Rental program;
• Opportunity to participate in exhibitions in the Austin/Burch Gallery;
• The satisfaction of knowing how to make a darn good book!"

$ 470.00