Paper Conservation Level 1 course

American Academy of Bookbinding

This course will focus on repairing losses and tears on different types of papers and guarding a textblock that has been pulled apart for rebinding. Learn when and how to apply the various repair methods, including understanding the behavior of the repair papers and adhesives used.   Instructor: Renate Mesmer

Paper Conservation Level 2 course

American Academy of Bookbinding

This advance course is designed to provide continuing paper conservation students with an opportunity to expand and deepen their knowledge through practical application. Advanced repair techniques, basic lining methods, the importance of sizing, the toning of repair papers, humidification methods, washing techniques, advanced flattening and drying techniques will be covered.   Instructor: Renate Mesmer

American Academy of Bookbinding: Inlay & Onlay Intensive

American Academy of Bookbinding

Instructor: Colleen Curry The techniques in the class open real possibilities for creative work in contemporary design binding decoration. Design patterns will be applied to plaquettes that focus on several design techniques such as incision, relief, and juxtaposition of materials related to inlay and onlays applied to leather.

American Academy of Bookbinding: Manipulating Leather class

American Academy of Bookbinding

Instructor: Colleen Curry Turn leather and suede into beautiful pieces of art to be used for decorative inlays and onlays for bindings, covering books, and flyleaves. We will finish the workshop making a limp binding with leather doublures using the leather decorated in class.

American Academy of Bookbinding: Link Structures class

American Academy of Bookbinding

Instructor: Sol Rebora   This master class with Sol Rebora, from Argentina, is centered around design and conservation concepts. Four structures will be made in the two weeks, incorporate reversible techniques for the connection of the cover with the bookblock, providing information about the combination of different papers, leathers, and adhesives as well as a […]

American Academy of Bookbinding: Gothic Wooden Board Binding Intensive class

American Academy of Bookbinding

Instructor: Anne Hillam   Investigate variations within 15th and 16th century Gothic wooden board bindings. Participants will interact with early historical structures as well as newly constructed models representing multiple variations. Aspects of this binding that will be covered are: double raised cords, worked endbands, shaped wooden boards, simple clasps, and covered in half alum-taw […]

Fundamentals of Full Leather Binding

American Academy of Bookbinding

American Academy of Bookbinders course with Don Glaister.   This core course focuses on traditional full-leather bookbinding techniques interpreted for the twenty-first century. Students will produce one or two laced-on, leather-covered board structures. In the process, they while becoming familiar with rounding and backing, and weaving headbands, leather paring, and so much more.

MORE IS BETTER: A Master Class in Artists’ Editions

American Academy of Bookbinding

American Academy of Bookbinders course with Instructors: Don Glaister & Peter Geraty   This two-week master class will concentrate on design, ingenuity, and collaboration in the planning and production of a single edition of unique books. Learn how to incorporate research on binding structures and material choices in the design, planning, and production of an […]

Beyond Pigment & Paste

American Academy of Bookbinding

taught by Suzanne Moore Discover the unlimited possibilities - patterns to paintings - using the principles of traditional paste paper, and venturing - way - beyond. The techniques presented will expand your repertoire of surface design to explore dimensional surfaces, color fields, writing, and imagemaking. Create individual or edition work for use as pages or […]