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Bookbinding for Beginners

Program Description

Bookbinding This course is an introduction to bookbinding, designed for students interested in learning the art of transforming loose sheets into beautiful, functional books. In this course, students will learn a variety of bookbinding techniques, including binding loose sheets such as sheet music into a single book, making sketchbooks using a range of papers, scrapbooking, and making custom journals including travel journals that incorporate maps specific to the trip. Students will learn how to choose and combine different papers, textures, and weights to create unique and personalized books. They will work with a range of papers manufactured for fountain pen and ink, charcoal, graphite, watercolour, calligraphy, and writing papers in an assortment of colours, textures, finishes, and weights. Throughout the course, students will be introduced to three progressively more difficult bookbinding techniques: pamphlet saddle stitch, perfect binding, and the gold standard, Smyth sewn binding. They will learn how to prepare signatures, fold and stitch pages, and glue and sew covers. By the end of the course, students will have a strong foundation in bookbinding and will be able to create a variety of handmade books as gifts or for personal use. They will have gained an appreciation for the craft of bookbinding and will be equipped with the skills to continue exploring this art form on their own. Fee: $30.00 Schedule: 2 Thursdays, May 18 and 25 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm Location: Good Neighbours Active Living Centre, 720 Henderson Highway Glenn Lehmann has been practicing bookbinding techniques for many years and enjoys teaching this ancient craft to others.

  • 30 Canadian dollars
  • Good Neighbours Active Living Centre


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