Drum Leaf Binding is an innovative binding that opens flat with no stitching to interrupt images or text that cross the fold of the page.  Using minimal adhesive, single-sided folios are stacked and glued to create the text block (no sewing!).  The text block can be constructed relatively quickly with minimal equipment and then covered by a variety of soft and hard cover cases.   The resulting book is useful as a journal and sketchbook as well as an artist’s book featuring prints, paintings, photographs, and more.  The structure is easily replicated at home in varied sizes and materials.

In this class, participants will fold folios, glue folios to construct a text block, and then case the text block in a hard cover that features a breakaway cloth spine and decorative paper.  

Workshop Details:

Book Arts Workshop: Drum Leaf Binding

Instructor: Jane Freeman

Day/Date/Time: Sunday, November 06, 2022 (10 AM– 4:00 PM with a BYO lunch break)

Location: Virginia Center for the Book at the Jefferson School City Center

Fee for One Day Workshop: $120 members, $140 nonmembers (fees include $15 for materials)

*UVa Education Benefit Eligible, non-degree certification class #110622 (must use non-member price).

Class Size: Limited to 8 students

Skill Level: Suitable for beginners who are comfortable following verbal directions and using basic tools (bone folder, X-Acto type knife, ruler, scissors, glue, brush, cutting mat)

Materials and tools: All materials provided with tools available for in-class use

For information about the class, registration, or Center programs: gsqueen@virginia.edu

Workshop registration closes on November 01, 2022

Our COVID Vaccination and Masking Policy for this workshop:

It is the Virginia Center for the Book’s expectation that all program participants will be fully vaccinated and boosted.

Your record of vaccination may be obtained at COVID 19 Vaccination Request Portal (please have vaccination proof available)

Evolving CDC and UVA COVID guidelines may require that participants be masked if working close to others. (bring your masks)

Should public health guidelines change, and new norms be applicable, we reserve the right to revisit the expectations in the interest of participant health and safety.

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