10 am – 1 pm
This seminar introduces the craft and established traditional and professional standards of English bookbinding. Participants will gain a solid foundation upon which to build bookbinding skills. Participants will also learn about tools and materials and will complete three different bindings ranging from a single signature pamphlet with a soft cover to a multiple signature hard-cased book.
Barbara Korbel is Collections and Exhibitions Conservator at the Newberry. She has taught workshops at the Penland School of Craft, the Paper & Book intensive, and Hollander’s School of Bookbinding.
Participants will also be required to purchase some tools and supplies, most of which will be needed for the first class session. The items marked with an asterisk (*) are not needed for the first session. The materials are available at Blick’s Art Supply, PaperSource, or Utrecht’s Art Supply (in store or online).
Ruler (in 1/16” increments)
Pencil and eraser
X-acto or OLFA knife
Notebook for taking notes
Awl or clay needle tool*
Small bottle of PVA
Water jar that fits your brush
Johnson, Arthur. The Thames and Hudson Manual of Bookbinding. Thames and Hudson, 2011. ISBN: 0500680116
Please note that the bookstore is unable to stock this text, but it is widely available for purchase through online retailers.
This class is part of the Newberry’s Adult Education Seminars Program.
Six sessions, $220 (includes a $10 materials fee).
Registation is closed. Please call (312) 255-3700 to join the waiting list.