Beginning Bookbinding: Core Curriculum

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June 20th, 2012 6:30 PM

  • Instructor: Juliayn Coleman
  • Workshop Type: Binding
  • Workshop Status: Closed
  • Workshop Start: June 20th, 2012 6:30 PM
  • Workshop End: August 15th, 2012 10:00 PM
  • Sessions: 8

Wednesday evenings, 6/20, 6/27, 7/11, 7/18, 7/25, 8/1, 8/8, and 8/15

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. The instructor 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: Scissors; awl; Olfa snap blade or X-ACTO knife; metal straight-edge with both English and metric units; cutting mat; pencil; bone folder; medium glue brush.

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!"