VABC’S MONTHLY SATURDAY BOOK-ARTS WORKSHOPS
The focus is on book structures, skills, and tools.
The schedule and/or details of workshops may change: check back for changes.
The VABC is a community of artists exploring books, paper, and printmaking. The bookmaking group welcomes everyone who is interested in bookbinding and making books.
|January 12||Covers with inset panels
(deals only with covers, not with text block and attachment)
|Addeane Caelleigh||All levels|
|February 9||Seminar at UVA’s Special Collections Library: McGehee Lindemann Miniature Book Collection
Note: this session is related to the VABC’s annual project
|Anne Causey||All levels|
|March 9||Piano-hinge spine||Barbara Nordin||All levels|
|April 13||Dowel-spine book
(text block sewn onto dowels)
|Jennifer Billingsly?||All levels|
|May 11||Simple dowel-hinge spine
(folded, non-adhesive book with inserted dowel spine)
|Addeane Caelleigh||All levels (strong measuring skills helpful)|
|June 8||Long-stitch spine||Barbara Payne|| Basic skills & above
(ability to create text block) *
|August 10||Pop-up books||Janet Eden||All levels|
|September 14||Secret Belgian binding||Addeane Caelleigh||Intermediate & advanced (strong sewing skills helpful)|
|October 9||Decorated paper for covers
(two styles of applying color to heavy paper for use as covers)
|Jennifer Billingsley and Jane Freeman||All levels|
|December 7||Wrap-around covers
(basics and variations)
|Janet Eden||Basic skills (must be able to create text block) *|
* a hands-on introduction to signatures and punching sewing holes may be offered for novices in the hour before the workshop begins.
Advanced workshops and certificate courses. The VABC offers certificate courses on bookbinding and specialty workshops on a wide range of advanced skills. See the VABC website for information about them.
Send your name and email address to Addeane Caelleigh at email@example.com to be added to the bookmaking list. Announcements of upcoming bookmaking meetings as well as information about bookmaking resources are sent throughout the year.
The VABC annual project always has a bookbinding component. The 2013 project is about making miniature books. See the website for photographs of previous projects and guidelines for the 2013 project.