Binding

SFCB's bookbinding courses range from the enduring structures of both Western and Eastern traditions to contemporary approaches, with a wealth of bookmaking techniques in between, including pamphlets, pop-ups, exposed sewing stitches, protective boxes, photo albums and more.

Workshops: Binding
Type Title Instructor Summary Status
Binding
Sessions: 20
Start: Monday, July 18, 2022, 9:30 AM
End: Friday, August 12, 2022, 5:30 PM
Dominic Riley

A four week long masterclass with multi-award winning bookbinder Dominic Riley, Fellow of Designer Bookbinders and winner of the International Bookbinding Competition 2013.

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Binding
Sessions: 2
Start: Tuesday, August 9, 2022, 4:00 PM
End: Tuesday, August 16, 2022, 6:00 PM
Hope Amico

Explore collage through Artist Trading Cards!

Closed
Binding
Sessions: 2
Start: Saturday, August 13, 2022, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, August 14, 2022, 5:30 PM
Michael Burke

Learn how to make a facsimile of the earliest known codex binding, famous for containing the controversial Gnostic Gospels.

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Binding
Sessions: 5
Start: Monday, August 15, 2022, 9:30 AM
End: Friday, August 19, 2022, 5:30 PM
Michael Burke

Learn to make a facsimile of the earliest known decorated European binding.

Open
Binding Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 2
Start: Saturday, August 27, 2022, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, August 28, 2022, 5:30 PM
Juliayn Coleman

The final class in our Core Bookbinding series uses skills learned in each previous class to create a beautiful and classic rounded back cloth binding.

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Binding Core Curriculum
Sessions: 5
Start: Monday, September 12, 2022, 9:30 AM
End: Friday, September 16, 2022, 5:30 PM
Juliayn Coleman

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 to work in our bindery.

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Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Monday, September 12, 2022, 6:00 PM
End: Monday, September 12, 2022, 9:00 PM
Bettina Pauly

Learn basic bookbinding structures and stitches that every book artist should know in this three-hour workshop. If you’ve ever been curious about how to make a book, Introduction to Bookbinding is the place to start. One workshop, five booklets!

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Binding Core Curriculum
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, September 17, 2022, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, September 17, 2022, 5:30 PM
Nina Eve Zeininger

To paraphrase Lewis Carroll, we begin at the beginning. This, the first of our Core Bookbinding series, introduces students to the craft with the Coptic stitch, one of the earliest structures in binding.

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Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Wednesday, September 21, 2022, 3:00 PM
End: Wednesday, September 21, 2022, 6:00 PM
Karen Hanmer

Learn a classic and playful artist book structure.

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Binding Core Curriculum
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, October 1, 2022, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, October 1, 2022, 5:30 PM
Nina Eve Zeininger

To paraphrase Lewis Carroll, we begin at the beginning. This, the first of our Core Bookbinding series, introduces students to the craft with the Coptic stitch, one of the earliest structures in binding.

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Binding Core Curriculum
Sessions: 3
Start: Saturday, October 8, 2022, 9:30 AM
End: Monday, October 10, 2022, 5:30 PM
Juliayn Coleman

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.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Monday, October 10, 2022, 6:00 PM
End: Monday, October 10, 2022, 9:00 PM
Bettina Pauly

Learn basic bookbinding structures and stitches that every book artist should know in this three-hour workshop. If you’ve ever been curious about how to make a book, Introduction to Bookbinding is the place to start. One workshop, five booklets!

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Binding Core Curriculum
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, October 15, 2022, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, October 15, 2022, 5:30 PM
Nina Eve Zeininger

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.

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Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, October 22, 2022, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, October 22, 2022, 5:30 PM
Juliayn Coleman

This introduction to leatherwork for bookbinding covers the tools and techniques commonly used in leather bookbinding today.

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Binding Core Curriculum
Sessions: 5
Start: Monday, October 31, 2022, 9:30 AM
End: Friday, November 4, 2022, 5:30 PM
Juliayn Coleman

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 to work in our bindery.

Open
Binding Core Curriculum
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, November 5, 2022, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, November 5, 2022, 5:30 PM
Nina Eve Zeininger

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.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Monday, November 7, 2022, 6:00 PM
End: Monday, November 7, 2022, 9:00 PM
Bettina Pauly

Learn basic bookbinding structures and stitches that every book artist should know in this three-hour workshop. If you’ve ever been curious about how to make a book, Introduction to Bookbinding is the place to start. One workshop, five booklets!

Open
Binding Core Curriculum
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, November 13, 2022, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, November 13, 2022, 5:30 PM
Monica Holtsclaw

In centuries past, books were sometimes sewn onto cords and then laced into soft covers before being bound. In this class students will bind a book employing thick paper as a folded and laced wrapper.

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Binding Core Curriculum
Sessions: 3
Start: Friday, November 18, 2022, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, November 20, 2022, 5:30 PM
Juliayn Coleman

After Orientation to Leather, take the plunge into the world of leather bookbinding. In this 3-day workshop students will refine their leather working skills while making a book that advances the skills learned in Bookbinding Core 4.

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Binding Core Curriculum
Sessions: 2
Start: Saturday, December 3, 2022, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, December 10, 2022, 5:30 PM
Sarah Songer

The final class in our Core Bookbinding series uses skills learned in each previous class to create a beautiful and classic rounded back cloth binding.

Open
Binding Core Curriculum
Sessions: 5
Start: Monday, December 5, 2022, 9:30 AM
End: Friday, December 9, 2022, 5:30 PM
Juliayn Coleman

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 to work in our bindery.

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