THE FARMS: Introduction to Bookbinding

Experience Level: Beginner

Introduction to Bookbinding introduces different approaches to bookbinding, both for practical and artistic purposes. By the end of the course, students will have a complete understanding of the parts of a book, methods of bookbinding and the purpose and function of each binding type.

Participants will leave with a book demonstrating each binding method learned, as well as a final book project demonstrating an individual creative approach to synthesizing the binding methods taught in this class.

Led by Arthur Hall, sessions will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays, Nov. 7, 14, 21 and 28 in the Mansion Library.

$90/person*. Register by clicking on the dates below:
Nov. 7
Nov. 14
Nov. 21
Nov. 28

Registration fees include materials. All sales are final.

*While registration for all classes is not required, a discount code can be used if all four classes are purchased at once. There is a discounted rate for signing up for all eight sessions. To obtain the discount, register here.

If you will need disability-related accommodations in order to participate, please email

About the artist

Arthur Hall is a local artist with a BFA with Honors in New Media from the University of Illinois and works with a multitude of media, from stop-motion, to code; from knitting, to bookbinding. Arthur currently works for the University of Illinois Library in its Preservation Department, where he repairs rebinds and binds books, hosts hands-on binding outreach events and other conducts other preservation practices.

About The Farms

The Farms: An Allerton Folk School, offers classes, workshops, and gatherings focusing on art, wellness, outdoor education, storytelling, and scienceAll experiences value hands-on, experiential teaching and learning, and are facilitated by and for the members of the community.

See the complete fall session schedule here.


Nov 07 2023


6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Nov 07 2023
  • Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm