Summer Intensive: Bookbinding Core

Bookbinding Core Skills Summer Intensive
Four Classes, June 12-15, 2017 (10:00 AM – 4:00 PM)
UVa Education Benefit Eligible*

This four-part Bookbinding Core Series prepares participants to undertake a wide range of projects and additional classes in intermediate and advanced bookbinding techniques and book structures.
At the completion of the series, the VABC will award a Certificate of Basic Skills in Bookbinding. VABC members who hold the certificate may use VABC equipment for their personal bookbinding projects.

Class 1: “Tools, Materials & Processes” June 12
Instructor: Jane Freeman
In the first class, we’ll introduce basic bookbinding tools, materials (such as paper, folding, cutting, punching and basic stitching) as well as standard bookbinding processes.
Participants will complete two versions of a single-signature soft cover book and versions of a double signature book also with soft covers

Class 2: “Refining Skills and Developing Craft” June 13
Jane Freeman
Our second class employs the portfolio structure to develop skills of board cutting, working with covering materials, glues, and pastes.
Working thru the portfolio’s complexity sets the student up for the last two classes in the series

Class 3 & 4: “The Hard (Case) Bound Book & Slipcase” June 14 & 15
Instructor: Yolanda Merrill
The third and fourth classes in the Bookbinding Core Skills Series builds on the skills and knowledge base acquired in our first two classes. During the two days, you will create a multi-signature text block suitable for binding, constructing the case and binding your book.
In addition, you will construct a slipcase to house your volume.

Schedule: Four weekdays, June 12-15, 2017 (10:00 AM – 4:00 PM)
Instructors: Jane Freeman, Yolanda Merril
Location: Virginia Arts of the Book Center, 2125 Ivy Road, Charlottesville, Virginia
Course Fee$360 VABC members/$425 nonmembers (all fees include materials)
*UVa Education Benefit Eligible, non-degree certification class #061217 (must use nonmember price).

To register:
Send your payment (by check made out to VFH) to:
Kevin McFadden
Virginia Foundation for the Humanities
145 Ednam Drive / Charlottesville, VA 22903-4629

(Please note “VABC 2017 Summer Binding Core” on the remarks line, include your email information if this is your first class at VABC)

For additional course information contact: Garrett Queen,

Event Details

Four Classes, June 12-15, 2017 (10:00 AM – 4:00 PM)
Virginia Arts of the Book Center
Jane Freeman & Yolanda Merril
Open to the public
$360 VABC members/$425 nonmembers