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Bookbinding Workshops / Classes in the USA (2017)

2015.08.24 - Bookbinding Workshops and Classes in the USA (2015)

Here you will find a list of bookbinding courses and workshops in the USA. All courses listed are available to the public. Some are day courses, others are multi-day courses and some are full time.

If you know of any more bookbinding courses or related book arts workshops (paper making, marbling, conservation etc), please leave some information in the comments section below. Thank you =)

AL | CA | CO | GAID | ILIA | KY | ME | MD | MA | MI | MN | NH | NM | NY | NC | OHOR | PA | TX | UT | VA | WA | WI

Multiple Locations

Shanna Leino
https://www.shannaleino.com/workshops-events/
email: [email protected]

Bone tool making workshops. Check schedule for exact locations.

Locations: Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, South Carolina and more

Alabama

Tuscaloosa

Book Arts Pro­gram at the Uni­ver­sity of Alabama
http://www.paperbookintensive.org/
http://bookarts.ua.edu/curriculum/

California

Los Angeles

BookArtsLA
http://bookartsla.org/


Type Camp
http://www.typecamp.org/camps/

Lettering, Printing & Typography camps all over the world

Muir Beach

Coleen Curry’s Bindery
http://www.coleencurry.com/teaching/
http://handbookbinders.org/workshops/

Oakland

Mills College
http://www.mills.edu/academics/graduate/eng/programs/MFA_in_bookart.php


Flying Fish Press
http://www.flyingfishpress.com/workshops/index.html
email: [email protected]
phone: 510.526.4176

Workshops by book artist Julie Chen

San Diego

Multiple Locations
http://www.sandiegobookarts.com/Workshops.htm

San Francisco

San Francisco Center for the Book
https://sfcb.org/workshops
email: [email protected]
phone: (415) 5650545

375 RHODE ISLAND ST, SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94103-5133

The San Francisco Center for the Book is a center of inspiration for the book arts world, featuring the art & craft of letterpress printing, bookbinding, and artists bookmaking. We are dedicated to the art of the book!

Lots of classes. Check the full schedule on the web site of the San Francisco Center for the Book

March 2017

April 2017

May 2017


Type Camp
http://www.typecamp.org/camps/

Lettering, Printing & Typography camps all over the world

Santa Cruz

Wishi Washi Studio
http://www.wishiwashistudio.com/WORKSHOPSFALL15.HTML

Santa Rosa

Bookbarnkat Studio
http://www.bookbarnkatstudios.com/workshops/

Colorado

Telluride

American Academy of Bookbinding
http://bookbindingacademy.org/courses/telluride-2/

Georgia

Norcross

Big River Bindery, LLC
http://bigriverbindery.com/
email: [email protected]
phone: 404 831 3849

6500 McDonough Dr NE, Ste C4, Norcross, GA 30093

Nag Hamadi - CopticThe Nag Hammadi Binding 

The first remaining examples of bound books from the 2nd century AC, the Nag Hamadi bindings housed the Gnostic Gospels, lost until found in a cave in Egypt in 1945. They contain a folded set of pages covered by a stiff leather cover. The book we construct will include ties at the top and bottom and a flap at the opening to protect your notes and sketches.

Tuesdays, April 18 & 25, 6:30 – 9:30 pm
$95

paperbinding_hhGerman Trade Paper Binding with Henry Hebert

Paper bindings have long been considered a workhorse in the book trade, as publishers and booksellers sought economical ways to get printed books into the hands of an increasingly literate public. This class will provide a brief overview of some popular early case binding styles, with images of historical examples, handouts, and a reading list. Students will then create a model of an early stiff board case binding.

Saturday, April 22, 9:00 – 5:00 with a 1 hour lunch
$115 registration plus $25 materials fee

Introduction to BookbindingIntro Bookbinding

Participants will learn techniques to start making their own books and pamphlets working with paper, thread, and glue. Different book structures will be created that can be used for gifts, small notebooks, journals, or art projects.

Tuesday, May 2, 6:30 – 9:30 pm
$40

Drum Leaf Binding

This course will cover the Drum Leaf Binding, contemporary book structure that is influenced by historic bindings. The Drum Leaf Binding uses adhesive alone to connect the pages and cover. Each book has flush edges and opens flat, which is ideal for sketchbooks, journals, or artists’ books. We will also discuss a variety of paper choices and edge decorating techniques so you can personalize your books.

Tuesdays, May 9 & 16, 6:30 – 9:30 pm
$85

Idaho

Santa

Old Way. Bookarts, Tools, and Workshops
http://cargocollective.com/oldway/

Illinois

Chicago

Starshaped Press
http://www.starshaped.com/teaching/
https://www.facebook.com/StarshapedPress/
phone: (773) 728-6359

4636 N. Ravenswood #103 · Chicago, Illinois 60640

Iowa

Iowa City

The University of Iowa Center for the Book
http://book.grad.uiowa.edu/

Kentucky

Louisville

Lettersong
http://www.bonnie-stahlecker.com/info/

Maine

Deer Isle

Haystack Mountain School of Crafts
http://www.haystack-mtn.org/programs/

Maryland

Silver Spring

Pyramid Atlantic Art Center
http://www.pyramidatlanticartcenter.org/#!workshops/c4u1

Massachusetts

Boston

North Bennet Street School
http://www.nbss.edu/education/continuing-education/
http://www.nbss.edu/education/programs/

Easthampton

Daniel E. Kelm
http://danielkelm.com/core/wideawake/3/1#/galleries/9

Michigan

Detroit

Signal-Return
http://www.signalreturnpress.org/workshops/
email: [email protected]
phone: (313) 567-8970

1345 Division Street, #102, Detroit, MI 48207

Kalamazoo

Kalamazoo Book Arts Center
http://kalbookarts.org/workshops/
email: [email protected]
phone: (269) 373-4938

Park Trades Center, Suite 103A, 326 W. Kalamazoo Avenue, Kalamazoo, MI 49007

Bookbinding workshops in many binding styles, as well as courses in paper making, marbling, letterpress, woodblock printing, etc.

Minnesota

Minneapolis

Minnesota Center for Book Arts
http://www.mnbookarts.org/
email: [email protected]
phone: 612-215-2520

1011 Washington Avenue S., Suite 100, Minneapolis MN 55415

Find lots of classes at the MCBA web site!

New Hampshire

Hanover

Dartmouth College Library
http://www.dartmouth.edu/~library/preservation/bookarts/book_art_fallschedule_2015.html

New Mexico

Truth or Consequences

Priscilla Spitler, Hands On Bookbinding
phone: (575) 894 0311

Priscilla Spitler, Hands On Bookbinding, Truth or Consequences, NM 87901

New York

Brooklyn

The Arm Letterpress
http://www.thearmnyc.com/workshops

Hudson Valley

Paper Dragon Books
http://paperdragonbooks.com/Teaching
email: [email protected]
phone: (646) 633-7179

One year bookbinding apprenticeship program

Montgomery

Pergamena
https://www.pergamena.net/workshops
phone: 845.457.3834

Parchment workshops

11 Factory Street, Montgomery, NY 12549

New York

The Center for Book Arts
http://centerforbookarts.org/learn/
phone: 212-481-0295

28 West 27th St, 3rd Flr, New York, NY 10001

BOOKBINDING II (A): INBOARDS LEATHER BINDING (NIGHTS)
Shanna Yarbrough
February 28 – March 28, 5 Tuesday Evenings, 6 – 9 pm

LETTERPRESS I (A): HAND TYPESETTING BASICS (NIGHTS)
Rich O’Russa
Nights Section (A):
February 28 – March 21, Four Tuesday Evenings, 6 -10 pm

BOOKBINDING I (A): SOFT COVER BOOKS (NIGHTS)
Aurora De Armendi
March 2 – 30, 5 Thursday Evenings, 6 pm – 9:00 pm

ARTIST BOOK: CONCEPT AND DESIGN
Amber McMillan
March 2 – 30, 5 Thursday Evenings, 6:30 – 9:30 pm

WEDNESDAY NIGHT REVOLUTION POSTERS AND PRINTS
Amber McMillan
March 8, Wednesday Evening, 6:30-9 pm

BOOKBINDING I (A): SOFT COVER BOOKS (DAYS)
Elizabeth Sheehan
March 10-12, Friday – Sunday, 10 am- 4 pm

SPINNING ACROSS CULTURES: PAPER TO TEXTILE
Aimee Lee
March 11-12, Saturday & Sunday, 10am-4pm

PRESSURE PRINTING
Sarah Nicholls
March 18, Saturday, 10 am-4 pm

INTRODUCTION TO HOT-STAMPING
Biruta Auna
March 18-19, Saturday & Sunday, 10am-4pm

BOOKBINDING I (B): HARD COVER BOOKS (DAYS)
Elizabeth Sheehan
March 24-26, Friday – Saturday , 10 am-4 pm


Type Camp
http://www.typecamp.org/camps/

Lettering, Printing & Typography camps all over the world

Rosendale

Women’s Studio Workshop
http://www.wsworkshop.org/

North Carolina

Multiple Locations

Anne’s Books and Papers
http://www.annesbooksandpapers.com/
email: [email protected]
phone: (336) 608-8612

632 Laurel Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27101

Brasstown

John C. Campbell Folk School
https://classes.folkschool.org/

Charlotte

Ciel Gallery
http://www.cielcharlotte.com/sign-up.html

Durham

Type Camp
http://www.typecamp.org/camps/

Lettering, Printing & Typography camps all over the world

Penland

Penland School of Crafts
http://penland.org/books/

Summerfield

Monique Lallier
http://moniquelallier.com/
email: [email protected]
phone: 336.643.0934

7409 Somersby Drive, Summerfield, NC 27358

Monique accepts students for private and semi-private classes. Contact Monique for more information. Monique offers teaching on a weekly basis in her studio, for students that want to come for a week long class. The program is adapted to the needs of each student. The tuition is $200.00 a day.

West Asheville

Asheville Bookworks
http://ashevillebookworks.com/
phone: 828.255.8444

428 1/2 Haywood Road, West Asheville, NC

Feb 25 – 26, Letterpress – Mixed Levels ($250.00)

Mar 24 – 26, Platinum-Palladium printing ($332.00)

Mar 27, Apr 3, Apr 10 – Digital Image Management for Artists using Adobe Lightroom ($147.00)

Mar 31 – Apr 2, Painterly Prints/Printed Paintings ($305.00)

Apr 5 – May 17, Art of Collage ($356.00)

Apr 8, Marbling on Paper and Fabric ($172.00)

Apr 22 – 23, Hedi Kyle’s Innovative Structures – Part 1 ($250.00)

May 6 – 7, Letterpress – Mixed Levels ($250.00)

Ohio

Columbus

Igloo Letterpress
http://www.iglooletterpress.com/
email: [email protected]
phone: 614-787-5528

661 High Street #B
Worthington, Ohio 43085

Letterpess, bookbinding, calligraphy and other workshops

Oregon

Portland

Oregon College of Art and Craft
https://ocac.edu/programs-study/book-arts
https://cms.ocac.edu/taxonomy/term/2


Thompson Conservation Laboratory
http://home.teleport.com/~tcl/workshop.htm

Pennsylvania

Bella Forte Books
http://bellafortebooks.com/
email: [email protected]
phone: 215-828-9261

2202 Alter Street, Studio 1
, Philadelphia, PA 19146, (by appointment)

Online courses, studio workshops, and bookbinding store

Texas

Dallas

The Craft Guild
http://www.craftguildofdallas.com/classesWorkshops.php

Utah

J. Willard Marriott Linrary — The University of Utah
http://lib.utah.edu/collections/book-arts/
phone: 801.581.8558

295 S 1500 E SLC, UT 84112-0860

The Artists’ Book I & II 
Marnie Powers-Torrey and Emily Tipps
January 10–April 25
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 4:00–6:30
Book Arts Studio, J. Willard Marriott Library
$460, register here

Drop-in Session
Relief Printing on Fabric with guest artist Claire Taylor
February 18
Saturday 1:00–5:00
Free and no registration necessary—just drop by!

Let’s Get Digital: Lasers + Letterpress
Crane Giamo & Allison Milham
March 4 & March 11
Saturdays, 10:00–5:00
$200, register here / K-12 educators may apply for a scholarship here (deadline to apply: February 10)

Exploring Wax: Encaustic Techniques
Stacy Phillips
March 24 & 25
Friday & Saturday, 10:00–5:00
$210, register here / K-12 educators may apply for a scholarship here (deadline to apply: March 3)

Educators’ Half-day: Bookmaking in Your Classroom
Sara Jensen & Allison Milham
April 1
Saturday, 9:00–1:00
Free spots for educators are limited; please register here

Tooling Around: Intro to Gold Finishing
Samuel Feinstein
April 7 & 8
Friday & Saturday, 10:00–5:00
$240, register here

Drop-in Session
Papermaking: Make a Sheet, Take a Sheet
April 22
Saturday 1:00–5:00
Free and no registration necessary—just drop by!

Means to an End(band): A Binder’s Box of Recipes
Emily Tipps
May 6
Saturday, 1:00–5:00
$65, register here / K-12 educators may apply for a scholarship here (deadline to apply: April 24)

Papermaking: Fiber + Formation
Allison Milham
May 16–June 13
Tuesdays, 5:30–8:30
$244, register through continue.utah.edu/lifelong

Hand-press Printing: 4-up with a Side of Bearers
Marnie Powers-Torrey
May 19 & 20
Friday & Saturday, 10:00–5:00
$190, register here

Historical Constraints: Examining the Girdle Book
Pamela Spitzmueller
June 1–3
Thursday-Saturday, 10:00–5:00
Register through guildofbookworkers.org
Co-sponsored by the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Guild of Book Workers

Letterpress Printing: Text + Image
Crane Giamo
June 8–July 27
Thursdays, 5:30–8:30
$340, register through continue.utah.edu/lifelong

Drop-in & Print Session
Bookmaking Blitz: Fold, Flap, and Pop!
June 17
Saturday, 1:00–5:00
Free and no registration necessary—just drop by!

Simple Book Repairs for At-home Curators
Christopher McAfee
June 28, July 5, July 19, July 26, August 2
Wednesdays, 5:30–8:30
$244, register through continue.utah.edu/lifelong

One for the Books: Non-traditional Letterpress Techniques
Jessica Peterson
July 14 & 15
Friday & Saturday, 10:00–5:00
$200, register here / K-12 educators may apply for a scholarship here (deadline to apply: June 23)

Educators’ Intensive:
Dive into Books as a Teaching Strategy
Paulette Rosen
July 17 & 18
Monday & Tuesday, 10:00–5:00
Free spots for educators are limited; please register here

Making Short Work of the Long-Stitch
Emily Tipps
August 5
Saturday, 1:00–5:00
$65, register here / K-12 educators may apply for a scholarship here (deadline to apply: July 14)

Drop-in Session
Paper Decoration: Suminagashi & Pastepaper
August 19
Saturday, 1:00–5:00
Free and no registration necessary—just drop by!

Annual Print Appreciation
November 10
Friday, 2:30–7:30, just drop by!
$4 for 1 card; $10 for 3 cards

Virginia

Charlottesville

Rare Book School
http://rarebookschool.org/programs/


Virginia Arts of the Book Center
http://virginiabookarts.org/
email: [email protected]
phone: (434) 924-3296

“Beneath the Art Box” 2125 Ivy Road, Suite 5, Charlottesville VA 22903

Check the full schedule at the Virginia Arts of the Book Center web site

Winchester

Cat Tail Run Hand Bookbinding
http://www.cattailrun.com/workshops.html

Washington

Bothell

Pickle Bound Books
http://pickleboundbooks.com/t/classes
email: [email protected]
phone: 503-313-5613

Whidbey Island

Sweet Water Creek Farm Studio
http://www.sweetwatercreekfarmstudio.com/-workshops.html

Wisconsin

Appleton

Benjamin D. Rinehart
http://www.benrinehart.com/#!teaching/c60z

Sister Bay

Liberty Grove Paper Arts
http://libertygrovepaperarts.com/
https://www.facebook.com/nlakerly/
phone: +1 920-854-4246

10810 N Spring Rd, Sister Bay, WI 54234

Wednesday Workshops, LGPA Home Studio in Sister Bay, WI
9-2, $45, All materials included,
Bring your own lunch, if you wish.

Two Rivers

Hamilton Wood Type Museum
http://woodtype.org/learn/workshops
email: [email protected]
phone: 920-794-6272

Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum, 1816 10th Street, Two Rivers, Wi 54241

Letterpress Workshop: Roman
Saturday, February 25, 2017 – 9am to 5pm

Letterpress Workshop: Letterbugs
Saturday, March 4, 2017 – 9am to 5pm

Letterpress Workshop: Gothic (& Globe)
Saturday, March 18, 2017 – 9am to 5pm

Letterpress Printing & Bookmaking Workshop
Friday, March 31 and Saturday, April 1 2017 – 9am to 5pm

Letterpress Workshop: Clarendon
Saturday, April 22, 2017 – 9am to 5pm

Letterpress Workshop: Planning, Proofing & Printing
Saturday, May 20, 2017 – 9am to 5pm

Letterpress Workshop: Cooper (Black)
Saturday, May 27, 2017 – 9am to 5pm