Curriculum Overview

2017 CURRICULUM OVERVIEW

We have numerous classes in our Core Courses series, Special Topics series, and there are two Focus Weeks in 2017: Marbling Week & Boxing Fortnight. See below for the classes within each series and click on a workshop’s name to access the registration flier for that class.

The Core Courses

Advanced Leather Binding Restoration (April 6 - 7)
New Cloth Binding Construction (May 18 - 19)
Introduction to Book Restoration (June 16-17 OR July 20 - 21 OR August 17 - 18)
Introduction to Paper Repair (October 12 - 13)
Clamshell Box Making (October 19 - 20)

The content of these six classes provides students with what
they need to develop a basic competency in bookbinding. These
six classes also serve as a necessary foundation for the more
challenging classes of the Master Series.

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Special Topics Series


Book Sewing Intensive (August 3 - 4)
Hand Papermaking (October 5 - 6)

Special Topics workshops are opportunities to delve deeply
into key subjects that are essential to understanding how books
have been crafted over the centuries.

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Focus Weeks

Marbling Week September 13 - 19, 2017
Pigment Grinding & Marbling Ink Preparation (September 13)
Historical Marbled Paper Patterns (September 14 - 15)
Beginning Paper Marbling (September 18 - 19)

Boxing Fortnight October 18 - 27, 2017
Victorian-Era Structures (October 18)
Clamshell Box Making (October 19 - 20)
Preservation Enclosures for Rare Materials (October 25)
Advanced Clamshell Box Making (October 26 - 27)

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