Bookbinding is an art form that uses a basic set of techniques, tools and materials to create unlimited variations of handmade books. Through learning the foundations skills, bookbinders in this class will develop the craftsmanship needed to make a variety of hard and softcover books and to select the best binding for each book project. In addition to cutting, folding, sewing, and gluing their own books, students will also design their own paper paste papers covers and endpapers!

Each week will introduce a new binding style including pamphlet, “perfect”, coptic, flutter, codex, and stab bindings, as well as modifications of these traditional forms. Student will then create a handmade box housing their new library of hand-bound books and discuss next steps for incorporating content into their artist books.