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May 8 - June 23

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Summer II 2018
July 1 - Aug 18
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Bookbinding Studio

Got a family heirloom book needing repair or restoration? Interested in creating your own blank journals? Look no further! Our Bookbinding Studio is equipped with tools and supplies which have been used by bookbinders for centuries to bind their books.....presses, ploughs, guillotines, Quik Prints for gold-stamping titles, heavy duty cutters, and a nineteenth century letter press with hundreds of antique fonts. In fact, our working letter press is one of only six in the United States! Our expert instructors teach time honored and contemporary techniques in all beginner to advanced classes.  

The Craft Guild of Dallas' Bookbinding Studio has exciting tools and equipment to use and new students will be introduced to how to use, as well as maintain, them. Students are encouraged to bring original poetry or other written works to be used in a project. 

BEGINNING BOOKBINDING
This structured class will introduce students to the necessary materials, supplies, resources and techniques involved in creating unique and beautiful books. Class projects include simple pamphlets, albums, and multi-section hardcover bindings. More experienced students will have an opportunity to explore advanced bookbinding, such as advanced case bindings using leather, and modern adaptations of non-adhesive bindings. Pursuit of individual interests is encouraged and developed through class and individual projects. 

INTERMEDIATE BOOKBINDING
Ideal for the developing binder, this class focuses on helping students increase awareness, skill, and independence in designing and executing bindings. Use of leather and knives is explored in depth through the creation of limp-leather, tight-back, millimeter, and leather case bindings. Students are encouraged to pursue independent projects with the instructor's one-on-one supervision.

ADVANCED BOOKBINDING
For the experienced binder who wants to be challenged at a higher level, this class is largely based on your individual interests and projects. Here is the place to explore all of your ideas, which may not have been part of more traditional classes. You may also join in class projects oriented towards advancing your skills. Advanced techniques are taught through demonstration and lectures. Past group projects have included historical bindings and gold tooling.

LETTERPRESS PRINTING
Use a 19th century hand press with antique fonts.while you learn an overview of the traditional process of letterpress printing. Students will handset metal type, make up forms, mount the forms in chaises, mount the chaises in the press, ink the press up and print jobs as it has been done for hundreds of years. Students will come away with a deeper understanding of the printing process, and design and produce pieces such as invitations, announcements, or business cards. A small class will ensure individualized instruction and plenty of printing time. Students will print on our Chandler and Price Pilot Press, and have access to a wide collection of metal and wood type.

 


Summer I Class Schedule

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B102a  Bookbinding Restoration  (All levels)  Jackson  Sunday  May 13-June 17  12:30pm-3:30pm  $200.00

The bookbinding Restoration class focuses on the conservation and repair of antique books. Difficult projects like family bibles and cookbooks are welcomed. When advisable, we'll make protective boxes and chemises for fragile books and documents. This class is open to adults of all levels of experience and ability.

B202a  Bookbinding Restoration  (All levels)  Jackson  Monday  May 14-June 18  12:30pm-3:30pm  $200.00

The bookbinding Restoration class focuses on the conservation and repair of antique books. Difficult projects like family bibles and cookbooks are welcomed. When advisable, we'll make protective boxes and chemises for fragile books and documents. This class is open to adults of all levels of experience and ability.

B203a  Letterpress Printing  (All levels)  Elliff  Monday  May 14-June 18  6:30pm-9:30pm  $200.00

Learn an overview of the traditional process of letterpress printing. Students will handset metal type, make up forms, mount the forms in chaises, mount the chaises in the press, ink the press up and print jobs as it has been done for hundreds of years. Students will come away with a deeper understanding of the printing process, and design and produce pieces such as invitations, announcements, or business cards. A small class will ensure individualized instruction and plenty of printing time. Students will print on our Chandler and Price Pilot Press, and have access to a wide collection of metal and wood type. With instructor permission, experienced students may print during scheduled lab times.

B301a  Bookbinding  (Beg/Int)  Easterling  Tuesday  May 8-June 19  9:00am-12:00pm  $200.00

Learn basic binding techniques and book construction protocol. This class is ideal for the developing binder: it focuses on helping students increase awareness, skill, and independence in designing and executing bindings. Use of leather and knives is explored in depth through the creation of limp-leather, tight-back, millimeter, and ¼ leather case bindings. Students are encouraged to pursue independent projects with the instructor’s one-on-one supervision. Classes are kept small to ensure individualized instruction for each student.

B302a  Bookbinding  (Int/Adv)  Lawrence  Tuesday  May 15-June 19  1:00pm-4:00pm  $200.00

Learn basic binding techniques and book construction protocol. This class is ideal for the developing binder: it focuses on helping students increase awareness, skill, and independence in designing and executing bindings. Use of leather and knives is explored in depth through the creation of limp-leather, tight-back, millimeter, and ¼ leather case bindings. Students are encouraged to pursue independent projects with the instructor’s one-on-one supervision. Classes are small and include students at all levels.

B401a  Intro To Bookbinding  (Beg)  Easterling  Wednesday  May 9-June 20  9:00am-12:00pm  $200.00

Learn basic binding techniques and book construction protocol. This class is ideal for the developing binder: it focuses on helping students increase awareness, skill, and independence in designing and executing bindings. Use of leather and knives is explored in depth through the creation of limp-leather, tight-back, millimeter, and ¼ leather case bindings. Students are encouraged to pursue independent projects with the instructor’s one-on-one supervision. Classes are kept small to ensure individualized instruction for each student.

B402a  Advanced Bookbinding  (Adv)  Lawrence  Wednesday  May 16-June 20  1:00pm-4:00pm  $200.00

Advanced private instruction in bookbinding. Instructor permission required.

B403a  Advanced Bookbinding  (Adv)  Lawrence  Wednesday  May 16-June 20  5:30pm-8:30pm  $200.00

For the experienced binder who wants to be challenged at a higher level, this class is largely based on your individual interests and projects. Here is the place to explore all of your ideas, which may not have been part of more traditional classes. You may also join in class projects oriented towards advancing your skills. Advanced techniques are taught through demonstration and lectures. Past group projects have included historical bindings and gold tooling.

B501a  Bookbinding  (Beg/Int)  Easterling  Thursday  May 10-June 21  9:00am-12:00pm  $200.00

Learn basic binding techniques and book construction protocol. This class is ideal for the developing binder: it focuses on helping students increase awareness, skill, and independence in designing and executing bindings. Use of leather and knives is explored in depth through the creation of limp-leather, tight-back, millimeter, and ¼ leather case bindings. Students are encouraged to pursue independent projects with the instructor’s one-on-one supervision. Classes are kept small to ensure individualized instruction for each student.

B502a  Bookbinding  (Beg/Int)  Easterling  Thursday  May 10-June 21  1:00pm-4:00pm  $200.00

Learn basic binding techniques and book construction protocol. This class is ideal for the developing binder: it focuses on helping students increase awareness, skill, and independence in designing and executing bindings. Use of leather and knives is explored in depth through the creation of limp-leather, tight-back, millimeter, and ¼ leather case bindings. Students are encouraged to pursue independent projects with the instructor’s one-on-one supervision. Classes are kept small to ensure individualized instruction for each student.

B503a  Intro To Bookbinding  (Beg)  Easterling  Thursday  May 10-June 21  6:30pm-9:30pm  $200.00

Learn basic binding techniques and book construction protocol. This class is ideal for the developing binder: it focuses on helping students increase awareness, skill, and independence in designing and executing bindings. Use of leather and knives is explored in depth through the creation of limp-leather, tight-back, millimeter, and ¼ leather case bindings. Students are encouraged to pursue independent projects with the instructor’s one-on-one supervision. Classes are kept small to ensure individualized instruction for each student.

B602a  Intermediate Bookbinding  (Int)  Lawrence  Friday  May 18-June 22  1:00pm-4:00pm  $200.00

Learn basic binding techniques and book construction protocol. This class is ideal for the developing binder: it focuses on helping students increase awareness, skill, and independence in designing and executing bindings. Use of leather and knives is explored in depth through the creation of limp-leather, tight-back, millimeter, and ¼ leather case bindings. Students are encouraged to pursue independent projects with the instructor’s one-on-one supervision.

B701a  Bookbinding  (Beg/Int)  Easterling  Saturday  May 12-June 23  9:00am-12:00pm  $167.00

Learn basic binding techniques and book construction protocol. This class is ideal for the developing binder: it focuses on helping students increase awareness, skill, and independence in designing and executing bindings. Use of leather and knives is explored in depth through the creation of limp-leather, tight-back, millimeter, and ¼ leather case bindings. Students are encouraged to pursue independent projects with the instructor’s one-on-one supervision. Classes are kept small to ensure individualized instruction for each student. This class is 5 weeks.

B702a  Letterpress Printing  (All levels)  Elliff  Saturday  May 19-June 23  1:00pm-4:00pm  $200.00

Learn an overview of the traditional process of letterpress printing. Students will handset metal type, make up forms, mount the forms in chaises, mount the chaises in the press, ink the press up and print jobs as it has been done for hundreds of years. Students will come away with a deeper understanding of the printing process, and design and produce pieces such as invitations, announcements, or business cards. A small class will ensure individualized instruction and plenty of printing time. Students will print on our Chandler and Price Pilot Press, and have access to a wide collection of metal and wood type. With instructor permission, experienced students may print during scheduled lab times.


Summer II Class Schedule

Click on your selected class to sign up! To sign up for multiple classes click here.

B102b  Bookbinding Restoration  (All levels)  Jackson  Sunday  July 1-Aug 12  12:30pm-3:30pm  $233.00

"The bookbinding Restoration class focuses on the conservation and repair of antique books. Difficult projects like family bibles and cookbooks are welcomed. When advisable, we'll make protective boxes and chemises for fragile books and documents. This class is open to adults of all levels of experience and ability. Students can bring their own antiquarian books to repair or may choose from a small selection of donated volumes that they may keep after they are restored."

B202b  Bookbinding Restoration  (All levels)  Jackson  Monday  July 2-Aug 13  12:30pm-3:30pm  $233.00

"The bookbinding Restoration class focuses on the conservation and repair of antique books. Difficult projects like family bibles and cookbooks are welcomed. When advisable, we'll make protective boxes and chemises for fragile books and documents. This class is open to adults of all levels of experience and ability. Students can bring their own antiquarian books to repair or may choose from a small selection of donated volumes that they may keep after they are restored."

B203b  Letterpress Printing  (All levels)  Elliff  Monday  July 2-Aug 13  6:30pm-9:30pm  $233.00

Learn an overview of the traditional process of letterpress printing. Students will handset metal type, make up forms, mount the forms in chaises, mount the chaises in the press, ink the press up and print jobs as it has been done for hundreds of years. Students will come away with a deeper understanding of the printing process, and design and produce pieces such as invitations, announcements, or business cards. A small class will ensure individualized instruction and plenty of printing time. Students will print on our Chandler and Price Pilot Press, and have access to a wide collection of metal and wood type. With instructor permission, experienced students may print during scheduled lab times.

B301b  Bookbinding  (Beg/Int)  Easterling  Tuesday  July 3-Aug 14  1:00pm-4:00pm  $233.00

Learn basic binding techniques and book construction protocol. This class is ideal for the developing binder: it focuses on helping students increase awareness, skill, and independence in designing and executing bindings. Use of leather and knives is explored in depth through the creation of limp-leather, tight-back, millimeter, and ¼ leather case bindings. Students are encouraged to pursue independent projects with the instructor’s one-on-one supervision. Classes are kept small to ensure individualized instruction for each student.

B302b  Bookbinding  (Int/Adv)  Lawrence  Tuesday  July 3-Aug 14  1:00pm-4:00pm  $233.00

Learn basic binding techniques and book construction protocol. This class is ideal for the developing binder: it focuses on helping students increase awareness, skill, and independence in designing and executing bindings. Use of leather and knives is explored in depth through the creation of limp-leather, tight-back, millimeter, and ¼ leather case bindings. Students are encouraged to pursue independent projects with the instructor’s one-on-one supervision. Classes are small and include students at all levels.

B401b  Intro To Bookbinding  (Beg)  Easterling  Wednesday  July 11-Aug 15  9:00am-12:00pm  $200.00

Learn basic binding techniques and book construction protocol. This class is ideal for the developing binder: it focuses on helping students increase awareness, skill, and independence in designing and executing bindings. Use of leather and knives is explored in depth through the creation of limp-leather, tight-back, millimeter, and ¼ leather case bindings. Students are encouraged to pursue independent projects with the instructor’s one-on-one supervision. Classes are kept small to ensure individualized instruction for each student. There will be no class on July 4th.

B402b  Advanced Bookbinding  (Adv)  Lawrence  Wednesday  July 11-Aug 15  1:00pm-4:00pm  $200.00

Advanced private instruction in bookbinding. Instructor permission required. There will be no class on July 4th.

B403b  Advanced Bookbinding  (Adv)  Lawrence  Wednesday  July 11-Aug 15  5:30pm-8:30pm  $200.00

For the experienced binder who wants to be challenged at a higher level, this class is largely based on your individual interests and projects. Here is the place to explore all of your ideas, which may not have been part of more traditional classes. You may also join in class projects oriented towards advancing your skills. Advanced techniques are taught through demonstration and lectures. Past group projects have included historical bindings and gold tooling.

B501b  Bookbinding  (Beg/Int)  Easterling  Thursday  July 5-Aug 16  9:00am-12:00pm  $233.00

Learn basic binding techniques and book construction protocol. This class is ideal for the developing binder: it focuses on helping students increase awareness, skill, and independence in designing and executing bindings. Use of leather and knives is explored in depth through the creation of limp-leather, tight-back, millimeter, and ¼ leather case bindings. Students are encouraged to pursue independent projects with the instructor’s one-on-one supervision. Classes are kept small to ensure individualized instruction for each student.

B502b  Bookbinding  (Beg/Int)  Easterling  Thursday  July 5-Aug 16  1:00pm-4:00pm  $233.00

Learn basic binding techniques and book construction protocol. This class is ideal for the developing binder: it focuses on helping students increase awareness, skill, and independence in designing and executing bindings. Use of leather and knives is explored in depth through the creation of limp-leather, tight-back, millimeter, and ¼ leather case bindings. Students are encouraged to pursue independent projects with the instructor’s one-on-one supervision. Classes are kept small to ensure individualized instruction for each student.

B503b  Intro To Bookbinding  (Beg)  Easterling  Thursday  July 5-Aug 16  6:30pm-9:30pm  $233.00

Learn basic binding techniques and book construction protocol. This class is ideal for the developing binder: it focuses on helping students increase awareness, skill, and independence in designing and executing bindings. Use of leather and knives is explored in depth through the creation of limp-leather, tight-back, millimeter, and ¼ leather case bindings. Students are encouraged to pursue independent projects with the instructor’s one-on-one supervision. Classes are kept small to ensure individualized instruction for each student.

B602b  Intermediate Bookbinding  (Int)  Lawrence  Friday  July 6-Aug 17  1:00pm-4:00PM  $233.00

Learn basic binding techniques and book construction protocol. This class is ideal for the developing binder: it focuses on helping students increase awareness, skill, and independence in designing and executing bindings. Use of leather and knives is explored in depth through the creation of limp-leather, tight-back, millimeter, and ¼ leather case bindings. Students are encouraged to pursue independent projects with the instructor’s one-on-one supervision.

B701b  Bookbinding  (Beg/Int)  Easterling  Saturday  July 7-Aug 18  9:00am-12:00pm  $233.00

Learn basic binding techniques and book construction protocol. This class is ideal for the developing binder: it focuses on helping students increase awareness, skill, and independence in designing and executing bindings. Use of leather and knives is explored in depth through the creation of limp-leather, tight-back, millimeter, and ¼ leather case bindings. Students are encouraged to pursue independent projects with the instructor’s one-on-one supervision. Classes are kept small to ensure individualized instruction for each student.

B702b  Letterpress Printing  (All levels)  Saturday  July 7-Aug 18  1:00pm-4:00pm  $233.00

Learn an overview of the traditional process of letterpress printing. Students will handset metal type, make up forms, mount the forms in chaises, mount the chaises in the press, ink the press up and print jobs as it has been done for hundreds of years. Students will come away with a deeper understanding of the printing process, and design and produce pieces such as invitations, announcements, or business cards. A small class will ensure individualized instruction and plenty of printing time. Students will print on our Chandler and Price Pilot Press, and have access to a wide collection of metal and wood type. With instructor permission, experienced students may print during scheduled lab times.