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The American Academy of Bookbinding, Telluride, CO, USA

AABB

Decorative Techniques For Design Binding
13th-17th June 2022 with Coleen Curry
$925

Tacket Bindings: Articulated And Double Fly Leaf Leather Bindings
20th-24th June 2022 with Coleen Curry
$925

Fundamentals Of Half-Leather Binding
4th-15th July 2022 with Peter Geraty
$1750

Parcment Over Boards
18th-22nd July 2022 with Peter Geraty
$925

Paper Conservation, Level 1
25th-30th July 2022 with Renate Mesmer
$925

Paper Conservation, Level 2
1st-5th August 2022 with Renate Mesmer
$925

Sewing Techniques: Historical Perspectives And Applications
22nd-26th August 2022 with Renate Mesmer
$925

Laced-Case Bindings: Papercase, Limp Parchment & An Italian Variation
26th August - 2nd September 2022 with Anne Hillam
$925

Further details from the AABB website bookbindingacademy.org

InterOcean Studio, Englewood, CO, USA

InterOcean Studio

Intro to Papermaking
4th June 2022 - 10.00-16.00
$135.00

Intro to Papermaking 2nd July 2022 - 10.00-16.00 $135.00

Natural Fibres into Paper with Rhiannon Alpers
30th-31st July 2022
$325.00

Intro to Papermaking
7th August 2022 - 10.00-16.00
$135.00

Pulp to Paper / Paper to Print with Jessica Spring & Kerri Cushman
13th-15th August 2022
$415.00

The Book Artist as Naturalist with Rebecca Chamlee
17th-18th September 2022
$340.00

Further details can be found on the InterOcean Studio website

London Centre for Book Arts, Upcoming Workshops, Spring & Summer 2022

LCBA

Introduction to Bookbinding 1: Pamphlets, Concertinas & Japanese Stab-bindings
Saturday, 4th June 2022

Introduction to Bookbinding 2: Single Section Case Bindings
Saturday, 11th June 2022

Introduction to Bookbinding 3: Exposed Spine Bindings
Saturday, 18th June 2022

Introduction to Bookbinding 4: Round-Back Case Bindings
Saturday, 25th June 2022

Introduction To Boxmaking 1: Solander Box
Saturday, 2nd July 2022

*Only one ticket left!*
Making Books Summer School
Monday, 25th - Friday 29th July 2022

Making Books Summer School
Monday, 29th August - Friday, 2nd September 2022

Further information is avaialble here.

The School for Bookbinding Arts, VA, USA

LCBA

Book Repairs for General Library Collections
6th June 2022
$225
with Jamie Thurman & Jill Deiss

Introduction to Book Restoration
9th-10th June 2022
$295
with Jill Deiss & Susan McCabe

Introduction to Cartonnage
13th June 2022
$225 + $45 materials
with Claudia Squio

Cartonnage: The Mystery of the Hidden Chamber
14th-15th June 2022
$295 + $70 materials
with Claudia Squio

Fore-Edge Painting
23rd-24th June 2022
$295 + $35 materials
with Melody Krafft

Book Repairs for General Library Collections
11th July
$225
with Jamie Thurman & Jill Deiss

Introduction to Book Restoration
14th-15th July
$295
with Jill Deiss & Susan McCabe

Pop-Up Structures
28th-29th July 2022
$295
with Carol Barton

Slipcase Construction
3rd August 2022
$225
with Jill Deiss & Mona Hayford

Clamshell Box Making
4th-5th August 2022
$295
with Jill Deiss & Rowland Kirks

Rounded-Spine Clamshell Box Making
11th-12th August 2022
$295
with Jill Deiss & Mona Hayford

Victorian Box Making
19th August 2022
$225
with Jill Deiss & Mona Hayford

Japanese Tea Box
25th-26th August 2022
$295 + $75 materials
with Lana Lambert

Hatching & Batching: How to formulate book and papercraft ideas and build them in production
7th-9th September 2022
$460 + $65 materials
with Dan St John & Jill Deiss

Beginning Paper Marbling
12th-13th September 2022
$295 + $65 materials
with Regina & Dan St John

Advanced Paper Marbling: Spanish Wave & Moiré
14th-15th September 2022
$295 + $65 materials
with Regina & Dan St John

Bellissimo! Italian Marbled Paper Patterns
19th-20th September 2022
$295 + $65 materials
with Regina & Dan St John

Book Sewing Intensive
28th-29th September 2022
$295
with Susan McCabe

Endbanding Intensive
30th September 2022
$225
with Susan McCabe

Introduction to Paper Repair
27th-28th October 2022
$295
with Jill Deiss & Susan McCabe

Color Matching & In-Painting for Bookbinders Course date set to fit student schedules
$225
with Amy Jackson

Leather Onlay Intensive
Course date set to fit student schedules
$225
with Amy Jackson

Further information on schoolforbookbindingarts.com

Sign up to receive their annual course catalog by emailing workshops@cattailrun.com
or call (540) 662-26783

Bookbinding courses at Dillington House, Somerset 2022

Bookbinding at Dillington takes place in the light and airy modern studio. Longer courses are residential, and the comfortable rooms and excellent catering make for a very enjoyable activity holiday in the surroundings of the historic house.

The traditional bookbinding courses are for anyone wishing to work on their own projects or to learn a new skill, and the tutor will give advice and guidance as needed. There is focus on a structure but this is entirely optional. Beginners can be accommodated on the course, and will work at their own pace.

The shorter courses are for those who would like to learn about specific subjects, and are suitable both for beginners and the more experienced.

Traditional bookbinding: beginners/intermediate
Optional Focus on Case Bindin
24th-28th July 2022
with Angela Sutton

Bookbinding - Decorated Paper
5th-9th September 2022
with Nesta Davies

Traditional bookbinding - beginners/intermediate
Optional Focus on Library Style
14th-18th November 2022
with Angela Sutton

For more details see www.dillington.com

Shepherds Bookbinding Course, Wiltshire

Shepherds Courses

A varied and exciting list of Bookbinding courses planned for the months January - November 2022 at the Daffodil Barn, Wiltshire.

May 2022
31st-1st June - C&G Level 3 Diploma Cloth Reback with Lester Capon

June 2022
6th-10th - C&G Level 2 Unit 220 Leather Case Binding with Kate Holland
20th-24th - C&G Level 1 Unit 119 Photograph Albums & Slip case with Mylyn McColl
30th-3rd July - C&G Level 3 Diploma Laced on Binding with Courtney Gregwah

July 2022
19th-21st - C&G Level 2 Unit 201/202 Design & Sampling with Mylyn McColl
30th-1st Aug - C&G Level 3 Diploma Qtr Vellum Binding with Kathy Abbott

August 2022
7th-11th - C&G Level 1 Unit 118 Pamphlet & Multi-section Bindings with Mylyn McColl

September 2022
5th-9th - C&G Level 1 Unit 119 Photograph Albums & Slip case with Kate Holland
13th-15th - C&G Diploma Leather Reback with Lester Capon
26th-30th - C&G Level 2 Unit 221 Alternative & Exposed Stitched Bindings with Lori Sauer

October 2022
24th - 28th - C&G Level 2 Unit 220 Leather Case Binding with Mylyn McColl

November 2022
1st-3rd - C&G Level 2 Unit 201/202 Design & Sampling with Mylyn McColl
10th - C&G Level 3 Diploma Edge decoration with Kate Holland
14th-18th - C&G Level 1 Unit 118 Pamphlet & Multi-section Bindings with Mylyn McColl

The course description can be found by visiting www.bookbinding.co.uk/Course/coursetimetable.html

Although the courses are linked to the C&G qualifications and standards it is not a requirement to register for City & Guilds qualification when undertaking a course.

For all enquiries or to book a place contact Wendy Lagden at wl@bookbinding.co.uk

Karen Hanmer Book Arts - 2022 Online Workshops

Registration is now open for workshops through June, and deadlines are approaching quickly for the first few in this new series.

As always, the format is a series of live tutorials via Zoom. The tutorials are recorded and the videos are available to registered students for 90 days. Students need not be present for the live sessions. Workshop fee includes supplies, which are mailed to arrive in time for the first session.

Limp Vellum Binding in the style of Doves Press
25th-26th June 2022 | Saturday and Sunday | 2 Sessions
British Arts and Crafts Movement printers William Morris (Kelmscott Press) and T.J. Cobden-Sanderson (Doves Press) both chose to bind their iconic works in limp vellum cases. Because these bindings are so devoid of ornament, differing aspects of their construction such as the tone and figuring of the vellum, color of the sewing supports and thread, uniformity of the visible turn-ins, overlapping comers, and the organic slit edges (as opposed to trimmed) become design elements. Students in this workshop will view examples and discuss these characteristics before constructing a facsimiles of a Doves Press limp vellum binding.
Registration deadline 21st May 2022.

Private Instruction & Independent Study

Private instruction on topics of mutual interest is available online or in person for fully-vaccinated students. Details here. Please contact me to discuss topic and scheduling before making payment.

Handouts and structure models for most workshop topics available here, including a few remaining supply packets for the Even More Simplified Binding.

Girdle Book self-guided tutorial including supply kit
The girdle book is a Medieval binding structure featuring a long extension of leather which could be attached to a traveler's belt. The leather extension terminates in a decorative knot. This tutorial will guide students through the construction of a girdle book on the foundation of a typical Medieval binding: Text block sewn on double raised supports; wooden boards shaped all around, with special attention given to the inside spine edge to match the text block's shoulder, then laced on and pegged; sewn endbands; covered in vividly-colored suede leather; strap and pin closure, simple bosses at the corners, parchment page markers. This is a self-guided tutorial only, no online sessions. Girdle Book Tutorial + kit available here.

Further information is available on Karen's web site karen-hanmer.square.site/s/shop

Society of Bookbinders and Designer Bookbinder Joint Workshop Programme 2021/2022

SoB and DB are delighted to be offering their 2021/22 series of DB/SoB Joint workshops and would like to say a big thank you to the tutors and all of you who have been so patient during the often-changed programme dates during the last year.

For this series there will be eight rather than the usual six weekends, which include two held over from the 19/20 series.

Bookings for the first two weekends will open on 1st August and the rest of the series will be bookable from 1st November. Please do not book for any workshops other than the first two before this date.

Weekend workshop fees are £185 for DB and SoB members and £205 for non-members. Each has a materials fee payable on the weekend direct to the tutor.

Colour, Texture and Pattern on Book Cloth with Ruth Brown
Leah Higgins Studio, Eccles, nr Manchester
18th/19th June 2022

On this course we will be using a wide range of techniques to make marks, texture and patterns on fabric which we will then convert to book cloth. We will experiment with mono-printing, screen printing and numerous ways of making marks on fabric, as well as playing with colour and tone. You will take home a range of sample pieces for reference when you create your own cover fabrics or which can be used for small book projects. All the techniques we will use can be done easily at home with a small set of equipment.

An Elegant Method of Board Reattachment with Emma Fraser
Wellcome Collection, London
9th-10th July 2022

This method was designed for use on tight back bindings where one or more of the boards are detached but the spine and sewing is intact. During this workshop we will examine and discuss various methods of board reattachment, followed by a demonstration of my method. Participants will then prepare the simple tools and materials needed before being guided step by step through the process on their own examples. A knowledge of book structures and book conservation techniques is recommended for this 'hands on' workshop.

Further details and booking forms will be available from
Sarah Burns sarah@the-burns.com or 01643 841116

Bookbinding Courses with Doug Mitchel

Bookbinding with Doug Mitchell

Higham Hall - www.highamhall.co.uk

Bookbinding: Playtime
15th-18th July 2022

A weekend of completing projects you may have started elsewhere or an opportunity to begin a new one and need a helping hand. There will also be a chance to do some Gold Foil tooling on Skiver labels and maybe have a go at making Decorative Papers using various simple techniques such as paste and acrylic paints or inks. Let us just see what can be accomplished.

Knuston Hall, Northamptonshire. Bookings through their website or by emailing enquiries@knustonhall.org.uk

Sewn Board Binding
8th-10th November 2021

Doug Mitchell has been a Conservator/Binder for over 45 years. He completed a 5-year apprenticeship at John Dickinson & Co. Ltd. in Hertfordshire gaining a City and Guilds distinction in bookbinding and print finishing at the Watford College of Technology. He continued his training by later working for the British Museum Bindery and Foreign Office Press in Whitehall before joining the British Library in 2001 as a Book & Paper Conservator and Gold Finisher at the Centre for Conservation where he later achieved a level 3 NVQ qualification so that he can mentor interns and foreign students.

He has made presentation books for the Princess Royal, Prince Charles, The King of Morocco and the Prime Minister of Malaysia.

Doug is a member and regular face of the Society of Bookbinders Conferences and regional Workshops and has lectured at the York conference in 2007, and Warwick in 2011.

Although now retired he continues to hold workshops on various aspects of Bookbinding, historical book structures, Restoration, Paper Conservation and Gold Finishing at adult education colleges, S.O.B. regionals and independent conservation studios. He has over 25 years teaching experience.

For further information on these courses, Doug can be contacted at booksurgeon@gmail.com

Black Fox Bindery Workshops, London

blackfox

One of the reasons why I fell in love with the craft of bookbinding is because you never stop learning. From Book & Paper Conservation to Book Arts is a huge arc under which lies a multitude of subjects, techniques and skills. Black Fox Bindery offers a variety of teaching resources from taster courses to intensive, from one day to long-term.

The bindery is fully equipped with presses, hot foil blocking machines, paring machines, tools and materials. There is enough space to accommodate 5 students comfortably at any one time and is fully insured.

Workshops and Courses
Over the previous years Black Fox has hosted a selection of successful workshops, covering a variety of subjects and techniques. Although these haven't followed an annual schedule I am more than happy to organise different courses throughout the year when time allows and I am very happy to take requests.

Black Fox Bindery also plays host to guest binders or makers who may not have space of their own to teach. This is a great opportunity for all involved; I get to see a new teaching approach, my students have access to different techniques and the guest gets paid to pass on their skills.

One to One Tuition
One to one tuition has been invaluable to my personal progress in bookbinding and I emphasise the importance of it for focussed skill and technique development. You may have a certain amount of bookbinding experience but may feel that there is room for improvement or you could be a total beginner wishing for concentrated time within a bindery. I can offer one to one tuition tailored to your needs.

I can provide tuition on a daily basis or as part of a structured longer term course. Costs are £150 a day, with working hours usually from 10am to 5pm with an hour for lunch. For further information regarding one to one tuition please contact me (Nicky Oliver) at: nicky@blackfoxbindery.com

Bench Rental
The Black Fox Bench Rental service is provided for those who are fed up of practising bookbinding on their kitchen worktops and lacking the equipment that they need. It is an opportunity to come into a fully equipped bindery to work on personal projects whether it be a job, competition piece or a gift for example. The cost of this service is £55 a day which includes access to the equipment, presses, tools and a little guidance from me if needed.

Further information and booking is available from
www.blackfoxbindery.com/workshops

Scottish Borders

One-to-one or two-to-one tuition in a private studio located in a beautiful rural setting in the Scottish Borders: close to Berwick on Tweed with easy access by road or rail.

Personal tuition from an award winning craftsman! All tuition tailored to suit the skills level of the individual student. If there is a particular technique or a skill you are looking to develop or improve, or if you are a complete beginner taking your first steps into the art &craft of this ancient discipline, contact Mark Ramsden via bookmanconservation.co.uk, or call 01361 882028 or e-mail me bookman@btinternet.com.

Otter Education - Classes in Winchester and Midhurst, UK

Otter Education

Whether you're looking for a serious commitment or simply want to learn something new and have fun while doing it, there's nothing more important than being taught by an experienced Arts & Crafts Instructor. Marysa de Veer has been offering her services to people of all ages since 1993, and is here to give you the personalised attention you deserve so that you can reach your full potential.

Please visit her web site to view the full range of tuition options available.

Teaching Opportunities at the London Centre for Book Arts

Come and teach at the LCBA! The centre is looking to add more workshops to their schedule. If you have an idea for a workshop to teach at the Centre, please let them know by filling in the form on their web site.

You can see examples of their current workshops at londonbookarts.eventbrite.co.uk

The Maureen Duke Educational Award

The Norie Trust is a small charitable trust based in the South West of England. The Trust funds various projects, many of which are associated with literature and the arts. The Trust also assists community-based projects which aim to improve the quality of people's lives.

The Trust has generously offered the Society funds of £2,000 a year for the next 5 years to fund an educational award to assist professionals in the book field. The Trust wishes to recognise Maureen Duke's inspirational teaching and dedication to education and the award will therefore be known as The Maureen Duke Educational Award.

The recipient of the award each year should be a bookbinder, book conservator, book restorer or book artist who has worked professionally in the U.K. for the last two years prior to the award. They should be intending to continue to work professionally, preferably in the UK.

SoB's Education & Training Task Force has been asked by the Trust to administer the award and after discussion it has been agreed that the award panel will consist of the Chair of the Society and the Chair of E&T. The applicant will be required to submit the following:
- Hand written letter of application
- CV
- A brief outline of the nature of study wishing to be undertaken, indicating how this will enhance their work, and their plans for the future
- Full Breakdown of costs - fees, travel and subsistence
- Images of work completed in the 2 years prior to application
- Two references

The recipient will be required to write a report of their study and experience gained for others in the field.

Applications should be sent to: Claire Redfern, 21 Moat Way, Goring by Sea, West Sussex, BN12 4DR.

An Introduction to Bookbinding with Mark Cockram at Studio 5, London

Case Binding

Rationale - This module develops the students' ability to use basic materials such as cloth and a number of machine made papers. It will allow students the opportunity to explore differing adhesives and covering techniques in the production of case bindings.

Aims
- to develop hand skills related to paper and cloth work and hand foil work
- to enhance professional skills, awareness and responsibility
- to stimulate creativity in design
- to develop awareness of choice of suitable styles

Learning Outcome - On completion the student will be able to:
- select suitable styles of case binding
- fold sections
- be familiar with various sewing techniques
- forward the book to the required standard
- make a case binding including the use of modern design techniques

Assessment Strategy - Assessment will be in line with the STUDIO 5 criteria and will be evident through examination and discussion of 5 finished items of work. The student will demonstrate an ability to apply the techniques to a good standard and understand the reasons for their use. The Module is delivered over 6 days with all materials included. Fee £700

Bradel Binding

Rationale - This module develops an awareness of strength and structure specific to this type of binding. It will give students the opportunity to work with leather and apply the relevant techniques involved in the production of the disappearing spine Bradel binding.

Aims
- to introduce the student to leather binding and manipulation
- to identify the correct materials specific to the binding style
- to understand the need for and limitations of the binding style
- to apply the relevant techniques
- to assess the suitability of the binding style

Learning Outcome - On completion the student will be able to:
- select suitable text blocks in need of this structure
- forward the book to the required standard
- make a Bradel binding including the use of modern design techniques

Assessment Strategy - Assessment will be in line with the STUDIO 5 criteria and will be evident through examination and discussion of 1 finished item of work. The student will demonstrate an ability to apply the techniques to a good standard and understand the reasons for their use. The Module is delivered over 6 days with all materials included. Fee £700

Box and Enclosure Making

Rationale - This module is intended to develop the students ability in making 3 styles of boxes for the books made during the 2 previous modules. The student will be able to select and use suitable materials and incorporate style and design ideas.

Aims
- to identify the correct materials specific to the box style and use
- to explore design and material manipulation
- to apply the relevant techniques
- to understand internal measuring

Learning Outcome - On completion the student will be able to:
- select suitable box styles and construction methods
- apply the techniques for making boxes including a two tray drop back box
- apply techniques suitable for various uses

Assessment Strategy - Assessment will be in line with the STUDIO 5 criteria and will be evident through examination and discussion of 3 finished items of work. The student will demonstrate an ability to apply the techniques to a high standard and understand the reasons for their use. The student will be expected to be able to demonstrate and rationalise design, process and protection. The Module is delivered over 6 days with all materials included. Fee £700

Artist's Book or Complete Book (Option A)

Rationale - This module is intended to develop the students' ability to explore print, book manipulation and creative journeys with the book.

Aims
- to identify differing print techniques
- to explore the book as a means of artistic and social expression
- to apply the relevant techniques, working practices and mediums

Learning Outcome - On completion the student will be able to:
- select suitable print techniques and mixed media
- forward the book to the required standard and manipulate as required
- to understand the relationship of the artist and the book

Assessment Strategy - Assessment will be in line with the STUDIO 5 criteria and will be evident through examination and discussion of 2 finished items of work. The student will demonstrate an ability to apply the techniques to a high standard and understand the reasons for their use. The student will be expected to be able to demonstrate and rationalise working processes. The Module is delivered over 6 days with some materials included. Fee £700

Introduction to Contemporary Bradel Design Binding (Option B)

Rationale - The Introduction to Contemporary Bradel Design Binding gives students the opportunity to make a Design Binding using contemporary and traditional techniques and materials.

Aims
- to expand existing skills and techniques whilst learning relevant traditional skills
- to explore Design Binding with contemporary arts practices
- to apply the relevant techniques, working practices and mediums

Learning Outcome - On completion the student will be able to:
- select suitable construction methods - forward the book to the required standard and manipulate as required - to boldly go where no one has been before

Assessment Strategy - Assessment will be in line with the STUDIO 5 criteria and will be evident through examination and discussion of 2 finished items of work. The student will demonstrate an ability to apply the techniques to a high standard and understand the reasons for their use. The student will be expected to be able to demonstrate and rationalise working processes. The Module is delivered over 14 days with basic materials included. Fee £1,400

The STUDIO 5 BEGINNERS COURSE is delivered in 3 modules of six days each. Upon successful completion the student will be issued with a Studio 5 Certificate. The fee is £2,100.00 per person. The fee covers all tuition, hand tool use, workshop equipment as required and materials as outlined in the module information. A 50% non returnable deposit is required to confirm booking, full payment being made no less than 2 weeks prior to the beginning of the course. The modules can be delivered in a block or days to suit the individual student. Two further modules, options A and B are individually priced.

To book a place or for more information please contact us at:
Mark Cockram
Studio Five
First Floor The Mews
46-52 Church Road
Barnes, London, SW13 0DQ
Tel: 0208 563 2158 http://studio5bookbindingandarts.blogspot.com/

North Bennet Street School, Boston, MA - Full-time Bookbinding Program
plus Workshops and Short Courses

WorkshopsEstablished in 1986, this popular two-year program attracts students who share a passion for books and materials, problem-solving, the creative process and working with their hands to make, restore and preserve books and other printed cultural treasures. Students learn fundamental bookbinding techniques including tool use and modification, non-adhesive bindings, cloth and paper bindings of various styles, edition binding and an introduction to book repair and conservation. The second year provides a comprehensive examination of leather bindings, decorative tooling and finishing and re-backing and repair of leather bindings. Advanced paper treatments including washing and deacidification and other conservation procedures are covered. In addition to the full-time program, the school offers one-week and longer short courses in bookbinding, calligraphy, paper marbling and more.

For more information go to: www.nbss.edu

Alan Fitch - A Binder of Books and A Teacher of Bookbinding, in Powys, Wales

There are available a variety of courses, which run throughout the year, offering the opportunity to learn in an idyllic location and relaxed atmosphere. With only a maximum of three people on any one course, tuition is on a very personal level, with each student having their own work station and all tools and materials supplied.

The courses run from Monday - Friday (9 - 5). Over the period of the course you will be guided through all the aspects of bookbinding, relevant to each course. There are at present four courses available:

Basic Course - This course has been designed for the beginner and covers all the basics of binding a book.

Refresher/Repair Course - This course is designed for the student who :
- Has completed the Basic Course but would like to spend more time developing their basic skills before moving on to finer things.
- Has had some experience in the past of binding a case bound, round and backed book but would like to refresh their skills.
- Would like to develop their skills in repairing old cloth cased books.

Full Leather Course - This course is for the person who wants to develop their bookbinding skills and progress to binding in leather.

2 Day Bookmaking Course - This course has been designed to allow you to spend two days making a variety of types and styles of book, none of which require any specialist equipment or tools.

Accommodation is available

For further detail please telephone +44 (0)1938 590733,
or view the web site at www.abinderofbooks.co.uk

The School for Bookbinding Arts, Winchester, VA

The School for Bookbinding Arts began in 2002 as the workshop division of Cat Tail Run Hand Bookbinding (est. 1991) and offers numerous courses in bookbinding and allied subjects taught by the bookbinders of Cat Tail Run along with a team of talented guest instructors.

Cat Tail Run Hand Bookbinding provides bookbinding, restoration, and conservation services to individuals and institutions. The bookbinders of Cat Tail Run include Susan McCabe, Anna Barnes, Reilly Cundiff, Rowland Kirks, and Jill Deiss. Susan McCabe's expertise includes the sewing of texts and creating custom-crafted endbanding. Anna Barnes restores the covers of leather- and cloth-bound books. Reilly Cundiff specializes in crafting new bindings, restoring cloth binding, and making clamshell boxes. Jill Deiss serves as the senior binder, and Rowland Kirks is chief of operations for the bindery and the bookbinding school.

Further information from:
+1 540 662 2683
www.schoolforbookbindingarts.com
email: workshops@cattailrun.com

The Artworks, Halifax, Yorkshire

Printmaking and Bookbinding

Please visit their web site for a full list of available courses.

"All of our workshops offer the highest quality tuition in a relaxed, welcoming, open and conducive atmosphere. Our workshops are structured, providing you with the necessary skills and techniques to master the craft and are flexible too, allowing you to work on different projects from traditional to contemporary. You can work at your own pace and all materials and tools are provided at the class to get you going."

Further information is available from www.theartworks.org.uk

CBL Ascona, Switzerland

The Association centro del bel libro in Ascona is the parent institution of an internationally known and recognised technical school with the specialised areas of Bookbinding and Design and Book and Paper Conservation. The Association exists for the continued development and ever higher qualification of its instructors in both areas. Competitions and exhibitions help inform the public about their activities and expand public awareness of the book. The Association makes it possible for experts in related fields and for interested laypeople to acquire knowledge and skills pertaining to the book through special courses of instruction. The Association is a not for profit organisation. Its departments assure the smooth functioning of the school and an especially well organised office assists course participants with their stay in Ascona. The Directorate, among other duties, is charged with attracting new supporting members for the Association to ensure the continued work and development of the School. Should you be in agreement with the stated goals of the Association - we would be pleased to welcome you as a new member!

Department of Bookbinding and Design - The study areas of Bookbinding and Design offer discerning bookbinders the opportunity of technical and creative challenges. Course participants have the opportunity to further their qualifications through learning internationally recognised methods and techniques, are able to hone their skills and increase their knowledge, evaluate themselves and be inspired by colleagues. They will exchange ideas and find paths in creativity and through self reflection; paths which open up by being away from job demands and daily stress, away from routine, and the pressures of time and expectations of productivity. The annually changing course offerings are continually enhanced by timely developments to expand students depth of understanding. They include classic hand bookbinding techniques, such as the French full leather binding, the Bradel technique, as well as hand gilding. Another area of program concentration is the contemporary design of bookbindings, in which design, technique and material complement each other and fulfil the functional and qualitative aspects of a book.

Department of Book and Paper Conservation - The study of book and paper conservation at the centro del bel libro ascona assures further education specifically for book and paper restorers and delivers timely, inclusive and internationally recognised competencies in theory and practical applications. Scientific bases of restoration, restoration ethics, as well as documentation and decision making are encouraged and fostered in order to increase the knowledge of course participants in these areas. The opportunity to engage in dialogue in related disciplines, support and evaluation of innovation, and most of all development of practical skills to assure correct restoration and conservation measures - all are addressed in this context. The exchange of ideas among experts, and the addition of highly specialised guest lecturers provide the best conditions for exploring all relevant subjects in depth. Highly qualified teachers, a pleasant study and work environment, course participants from countries world wide, and the much renowned southern joie de vivre facilitate learning, ignite the desire to learn and communicate, and reward the student with improved self confidence. Building on these facts, it becomes an easy task to develop conventions for the protection of our cultural heritage, the book - a task which the centro del bel libro ascona has set itself and which it fulfils.

Further information regarding courses programs can be found on the schools web site at: www.cbl-ascona.ch

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