Book Binding Core Workshops I-IV (Summer 2024 Session)
w/Jane Freeman & Yolanda Merrill
Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday, July 18– 21, 2024

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.

  • Class 1 introduces basic bookbinding tools, shop equipment, materials, and processes.
  • Class 2 employs the portfolio structure to develop skills in board cutting, working with cover materials, and using adhesives.
  • Class 3 starts with an introduction to the case-bound book, its history, and mechanics.
    Participants will learn how to sequence the making of this structure and will end the day with a fully finished case-bound book.
  • Class 4 is a continuation of class 3.
    Participants will make a second case-bound book. They can decide on the size and cover material of this book and are free to experiment with decorative paper brought from home.

Workshop Details: Book Binding Core Workshops I-IV (Summer 2024 Session)

  • Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday, July 18– 21, 2024 (10:00 AM to 4:00 PM daily)
  • Instructors: Jane Freeman & Yolanda Merrill
  • Class Size: Max 8 students.
  • Skill level: No previous bookbinding experience required.
  • Location: Virginia Center for the Book (map: Jefferson School City Center)
  • Fee: $400 VCB Members / $465 Non-Members
  • UVa Staff may be eligible to use their UVa Education Benefit for this class (see HR Guidance)
    If applying reference non-degree certification class #071824 (must use non-member price)
  • Course fees must be paid to complete your registration.
  • Registration closes on July 13, 2024
  • All materials are provided along with tools available for in-class use.
  • For information about this workshop, the Center, and its programs contact

Our COVID Vaccination and Masking Policy for this Workshop:

  • It is the Virginia Center for the Book’s expectation that all program participants are vaccinated.
  • 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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