Bookbinding & Book Arts Classes

Learn the age-old skill of bookbinding using a variety of structures and materials. If you鈥檙e new to the craft, our Bookbinding 101 course will provide you with the fundamental knowledge and mechanical skills you鈥檒l need to get started. We also have courses for people that are familiar with the craft and want to fine-tune their skills, like Medieval Long and Link Stitch Bindings, Leather Tooling, and Conservation of Leather Bindings.

Some of our classes include:

  • Bookbinding 101
  • Fundamentals of Bookbinding I & II
  • Calligraphy 101
  • Paper Marbling
  • Introduction to Book Conservation
  • Introduction to Paper Conservation
  • Book Structures for Prints and Photographs
  • Leather Bindings
  • Leather Rebacking
  • Case Bindings
  • Miniature Bookbinding
  • 19th Century Field Book
  • Travel Journals
  • Single Signature Binding
  • Italian Paper Bindings
  • Medieval Long and Link Stitch Bindings
  • Secret Belgian Binding
  • Ethiopian Bookbinding
  • Blind and Gold Tooling on Leather
  • Titling By Hand
  • Edge Decoration


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