Beginning Bookbinding: Core Curriculum

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$ 470.00

February 4th, 2013 6:30 PM

  • Instructor: Rhiannon Alpers
  • Workshop Type: Binding
  • Workshop Status: Closed
  • Workshop Start: February 4th, 2013 6:30 PM
  • Workshop End: April 1st, 2013 10:00 PM
  • Sessions: 9

Mondays, February 4, 11, 18, 25, March 4, 11, 18, 25, and April 1
6:30-10pm

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. 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.

Materials to bring: Scissors, awl, Olfa snap blade or X-Acto knife, metal straight-edge with both English and metric units, pencil, bone folder, medium glue brush (round, 1 inch in diameter), dividers.

Materials Fee: $50

Please note: This workshop will take place at our new location: 375 Rhode Island St, San Francisco, CA 94103

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!"

 

This class is also offered during these upcoming dates:

Saturday March 2, 2013 with Juliayn Coleman

Monday May 6, 2013 with Rhiannon Alpers

Saturday May 25, 2013 with Juliayn Coleman

Sunday July 28, 2013 with Rhiannon Alpers

 

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$ 470.00