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Merrymeeting Community & Adult Education

Traditional Case Bindings

with Joelle Webber


A three-week series of book arts classes that will cover various techniques and materials including Decorative Calligraphic Papers and two Case Bindings. One with a cloth spine and one with a paper spine. Each class will focus on a different topic, while we learn the basics of bookbinding vocabulary and a bit of book binding history. First class: Decorative Calligraphic Papers - Learn the basics of using broad edged mark-making tools & round pointed tip brushes in calligraphic ways. Second class: Case Binding with a Soft Cloth Spine – In this class, we will create the basic, multi-gathering, case bound book. Third class: Case Binding with a Paper Spine – The third class will focus on strengthening our skills in forming our text blocks, while learning an alternative style of cover. We will add a decorative paper spine to the hardbound covers. Materials & Tools provided.

  • Session 1: May 21 - Jun 4th, 2024
    Tue for 3 weeks from 5:30 - 7:30 pm

    Will run


    only 4 seats left

Adult Ed Center, Topsham


35 Republic Avenue
Topsham, ME 04086 Get directions

Room: 4

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