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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 science. All 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.