Intro to Bookbinding Course

American Academy of Bookbinding

If you have never taken a bookbinding class before, this is the class for you. In this a one-week class, you will produce several structures where you will develop the fundamental building blocks of bookbinding.   Instructor: Lang Ingalls

Intro to Bookbinding Level 2 course

American Academy of Bookbinding

This course is designed for students who have taken L1 Bookbinding and are ready to further develop skills and explore materials. Students will sew a textblock, making the Millimeter Binding with hooked endsheets. The class will cover the importance of bookblock preparation, the principles of a rounded spine, top-edge coloring, hand-sewn endbands, and basic leather […]

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