Classes

 


Japanese Binding Class — Soft Cover

Saturday, March 3rd, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center, University of Indianapolis.

Join us at this workshop to create two soft cover blank books using traditional Japanese binding techniques. Students will learn several sewing patterns. A selection of beautiful handmade papers will be available to choose from for the covers of your books.
Cost: Regular $45.00, Student $40.00. All supplies included. Call 317 636-5606 or email nlbco@nlbco.com for more information.


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Book Restoration Class

Friday, April 6th, from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm and Saturday, April 7th, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm at the National Library Bindery Company.

Bring in one or two old books and learn how to restore it in this two-session workshop. You will learn techniques from paper mending to remaking a hardcover. Each class includes discussions, demonstrations, and hands-on applications.
Cost: $175.00. All supplies included. Call 317 636-5606 or email nlbco@nlbco.com for more information.





Paper Marbling Class

Saturday, April 14th, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center, University of Indianapolis.

Join us at this workshop to create two soft cover blank books using traditional Japanese binding 

Paper marbling has a colorful history with many origins and traditions. In Japan, it began
around the twelfth century and was called ‘suminagashi’ or ‘ink floating’. In fifteenth century
Turkey it was called ‘Ebru’ or ‘cloud art’. As the art of marbling paper slowly spread to Europe in
the sixteenth century, the styles and techniques were closely held secrets.
The secrets are revealed in our Paper Marbling Class. Learn the basics of the marbling process,
materials, set up, and color mixing to produce your own set of hand-marbled papers in this fun
and colorful approach to a classic art form.

All supplies included. Class size is limited.
To register, click on the button below, or you can email : nlbco@nlbco.com, or call: 317-636-
5606 to reserve your place.
Participants should wear clothing appropriate for using inks that may not wash out.


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Coptic Stitch Class

Saturday, May 5th, 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm at the Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center, University of Indianapolis.

Join us for our Coptic Stitch class! We will be exploring the coptic stitch which was primarily used between the 2nd century and the 11th century A.D. This artistic style of binding is known for its exposed stitching and its ability for unique covers and cover materials. Each student will be able to create their own Coptic Stitch piece.
Cost: $60.00. All supplies included. Call 317 636-5606 or email nlbco@nlbco.com for more information.





Quarter Style Hard Cover Book Class

Saturday, June 9th, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm and Saturday, June 16th, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm  at the National Library Bindery Company.

A two-day bookmaking workshop covering traditional tools and techniques. Students will have the opportunity to use professional binding equipment, including hand-setting and casting type to make their own quarter style hard cover book.
Cost: $150.00. All supplies included. Call 317 636-5606 or email nlbco@nlbco.com for more information.





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