Interested in constructing a beautiful slipcase to “house” a favorite book or set of books?
Participants in this class will build one slipcase in class and learn to adapt the basic model to accommodate different sizes of books.
Using a standard-size hardback journal as our base (this book is provided), participants will measure, cut, cover, and assemble a four-sided, lined slipcase to house the journal.
Additionally, participants will apply the slipcase formula to measure and cut slipcase boards for a book of their choice.
Participants will complete the second slipcase at home using their own decorative paper.

Workshop Details: Slipcase Construction

  • Instructor: Jane Freeman
  • Day/Date/Time: Tuesday, September 24, 2024 (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: $100 members, $125 nonmembers
  • UVa Staff may be eligible to use their UVa Education Benefit for this class (see HR Guidance)
    If applying reference non-degree certification class #092424 (must use non-member price)
  • Workshop registration closes on September 18, 2024
  • Class Size: Limited to 8 students
  • Skill Level: Basic Binding Skills – use basic tools (bone folder, X-Acto knife, ruler, scissors, glue brush, cutting mat), measure with precision, cut paper with an X-acto knife, glue paper to board
  • Materials and tools: All materials provided with tools available for in-class use
    Course-provided materials include binder’s board, decorative paper, and a hardcover journal
  • Participants should also bring one hardback book of their own to class – no larger than 8 x 10
  • For questions about this workshop contact: Jane Freeman
  • For information about the class, registration, or Center programs: gsqueen@virginia.edu

Our COVID Vaccination Policy for this workshop:
It is the Virginia Center for the Book’s expectation that all program participants are vaccinated.
Should public health guidelines change we reserve the right to revisit the expectations in the interest of participant health and safety.

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