Join us for a sparkling new class series led by the talented Laura Rowley of local Illuminated Press! Take the entire series or pick a class à la cart. If you are taking classes #3 or 4 independently, please only sign up if you have experience in bookbinding. Read class descriptions below for details. If you ave any further questions, feel free to reach out to Laura in the email form HERE.
You will find pricing listed in 3 tiers to reflect financial diversity. We ask that you check in with your heart and your bank account in order to choose the tier that best suits you. If you can pay more, please consider doing so as that helps cover the instructor’s time and costs for attendees who must pay less.
Class 1: Pamphlets and Variations / July 8th, 2023 10a – 1p
Learn the basics of bookbinding including an overview of tools and materials and learning a hand-sewn binding technique. The book structures include the Single Pamphlet and Double Pamphlet, which are great for small journals and sketchbooks. We’ll also make the Dos-à-dos Pamphlet, a creative binding with pamphlets on both front and back of the book. Open to students of all levels and ages.
Pay tiers for this class:
$37 – support / scholarship rate
$75 – median rate, true cost of the class
$110 – pay it forward rate
Entire series (4 classes) pay tiers: $218, $440, $630
You may register for this class below. Please register individually for each workshop you are interested in taking. We will invoice you for class payment via Paypal, when your class payment has been received your spot will officially be reserved.
Cancellations: To receive a refund, you must cancel two weeks or further out from class date.
Other Classes in the Series:
Class 2: Hardcover Accordion Fold / October 14th, 2023 10a – 1p Learn how to fold the interior pages and adhere decorative paper or book cloth as hard covers. More information + to register for this class.
Class 3: Wooden Coptic Stitch / January 13th, 2024 9a – 5p Learn how to prepare wooden covers by drilling and sanding them, then sew paper “sections” to the covers with a beautiful chain stitch. More information + to register for this class.
Class 4: Hardcover Case Binding / April 13th, 2024 9a – 5p Learn how to craft the quintessential hardcover book covered with bookcloth and decorative paper. First part of the class will include creating the covers and the second part will include sewing the sections together and adhering them to the covers. More information + to register for this class.
Laura Rowley (she/they) is a teaching book artist from Trumansburg, NY. She studied bookbinding, letterpress printing, and papermaking at Wells College (BA) and The University of Alabama (MFA). Laura is the founder of Illuminated Press, a micro press dedicated to sharing the art and craft of bookmaking, printing, and papermaking. This mission is pursued by publishing handmade editions of books and by teaching community classes locally and beyond.