Class 4: Hardcover Case Binding. Four Part Bookbinding Series w/ Laura Rowley of Illuminated Press
January 13, 2024 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm$72.00 – $205.00
Inlet Valley Arts, Grayhaven Motel, & Illuminated Press present: Bookbinding w/ Laura Rowley @ Grayhaven Motel, Class 4
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 4: Hardcover Case Binding / January 13th, 2024 9a – 5p (w/ lunch break)
Learn how to craft the quintessential hardcover book covered with bookcloth and decorative paper. In the first part of the class, students will learn how to create the covers by adhering multiple boards to their cover material. In the second part we will sew the sections together and adhere them to the covers. For this intermediate class, it is recommended to have prior bookbinding experience; recommended ages 12 and up.
Pay tiers for this class:
$72 – support / scholarship rate
$145 – median rate, true cost of the class
$205 – 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. 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 1: Pamphlets and Variations / April 29th, 2023 10a – 1p Pamphlets and Variations: learn the basics of bookbinding including an overview of tools and materials and learning pamphlet stitches. They include the Single and Double Pamphlet. More information + to register for this class.
Class 2: Hardcover Accordion Fold / July 8th, 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 / October 14th, 2023 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.
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.