Bookbinding involves a lot of precision craftsmanship. Making a lasting object that can open and close out of paper, leather, cord, and an adhesive isn't a simple task. The nitty-gritty of book mechanics is a lifetime of study and practice.
American Academy of Bookbinding
In 2013, I signed up for my first bookbinding course. It was a general interest course that ran for 3 hours every Tuesday evening for 11 weeks. It was kind of a whim—I just thought it sounded cool. What I didn't realize at the time was that this course wasn't just my introduction to bookbinding...
Every year two types of scholarships are awarded at the American Academy of Bookbinding awards scholarships: Open Scholarship and AAB Fine Binding Scholarship. The first one comes in the amount of $1000 that can be applied toward tuition. The latter one is a $3000 award, which can be used to cover tuition and housing fees. For the students who can show financial need there is also a Tuition Assistance option that covers $400 for a one-week course and $800 for a two-week course. Continue reading →
It is time to apply for one of the scholarships offered by the American Academy of Bookbinding. I’ve used that chance last year and I’m very happy that I was lucky to receive the scholarship and to attend two wonderful courses: Box Making with Peter Geraty and Fine Binding with Don Glaister. These three weeks were one of the best I had in the recent years =) Continue reading →