The Book Repair Series of workshops is designed for librarians, archivists, or private individuals who would like to know how best to repair damaged items in their collection.  Many techniques will be covered, but mastery will take time and practice.  Students are encouraged to rent studio space after taking the workshops to practice the techniques taught.

Bookbinding I is not required for Book Repair I, but IS a pre-requisite for Book Repair II and III.

Bookbinding I

Students will learn the fundamentals of bookbinding by making three structures: a flat back case binding (or a classic hardcover book), a hardcover book with a rounded spine, and a box to house tools or one of the books created during the class. Discussions about grain direction, paper folding, adhesives, and tools will be incorporated during the class.

Level: This class is appropriate for students at all levels.
Dates: 6 Wednesdays, September 27-November 1
Time: 6-9pm
Max. no of students: 6
Instructor: Kevin Auer
Cost: $270 tuition + $30 materials fee

Note: Members receive a 10% discount off the price of tuition and materials. Please click here to join as a Member.

Completion of this class will qualify you to use the studios for your own projects. Details on Open Studio may be found here.

Date: September 27, 2017

Available Spaces: 6

Book Repair I

Basic PresThis workshop focuses on the very basics of repairing damaged case-bound books.  The techniques taught will be surface cleaning of paper; basic mending of paper; hinge tightening; basic attachment of loose pages; endsheet replacement and re-casing in original cover; corner repair; making a polyester wrapper.  Students will also sew a 3-4 section pamphlet.  This workshop is meant to teach an awareness of repair techniques and begin students on their path to more in-depth repairs.

This workshop is the first of a three workshop series and is a pre-requisite for Book Repair II. The Book Repair series of workshops are designed for librarians, archivists, or private individuals who would like to know how best to repair damaged items in their collection.  Many techniques will be covered, but mastery will take time and practice.  Students are encouraged to rent studio space after taking the workshops to practice the techniques taught.

Level: This class is appropriate for students at all levels.
Dates: Saturday & Sunday, October 7 & 8
Time: 10am-4pm
Max. no of students: 6
Instructor: April Smith
Cost: $180 tuition + $15 materials fee

Note: Members receive a 10% discount off the price of tuition and materials. Please click here to join as a Member.

Completion of this class will qualify you to use the studios for your own projects. Details on Open Studio may be found here.

Date: October 7, 2017

Available Spaces: 6

 

To be scheduled Fall 2017

Book Repair II:
This workshop focuses on intermediate level book repair techniques.  Students must have completed Book Repair I and have basic binding experience.  The techniques taught will be how to fill a loss in paper; corner covering techniques; corner repair with new cloth or tissue, re-backing on the book; guarding signatures; attaching loose signatures; modified re-casing; and how to make a four-flap enclosure.

Book Repair III:
This workshop focuses on advanced techniques of book repair.  Book Repair II is a pre-requisite for this workshop.  Techniques taught will be sewing on a new endsheet; re-sewing a broken textblock; re-backing off the book; and making a corrugated clamshell box.