Loading... Please wait...

CBA 157-I19 | Bookbinding Intensive

CBA 157-I19 | Bookbinding Intensive

Mon-Fri, 1/7-1/11, 9AM-4PM, Room: 405

Maximum Enrollment: 10 LBS

Course Description

In this introductory bookbinding course students will learn a variety of bookbinding techniques including but not limited to: coptic, stab, single sheet, and hardcover pamphlet binding. They will gain the skill, knowledge, and experience necessary to make and bind their own artist books, sketchbooks, chap books, notebooks, and more!

TUITION: $335 + fees: $35
CEUs: 3.5

Emmeline Solomon is an artist and educator currently working in Portland, Maine. She holds a BFA in Printmaking from the Maine College of art, an MFA from Washington University in St. Louis, and a cup of coffee in each hand. Her training and heart is in printmaking, despite a multidisciplinary practice. She gains most of her inspiration from monthly visits to the laundromat, dust, and bus terminals.


  • Bone folder
  • binders needles (minimum: 1 straight, one curved)
  • awl
  • brush for gluing
  • glue (elmers white school glue is acceptable but PVA is preferred)
  • secondary container for glue
  • book board
  • book cloth
  • a variety of decorative papers
  • text-weight paper for pages
  • xacto knife or scalpel (scalpel preferred)
  • bookbinding thread (waxed)
  • mull/crash or a good long-fiber
  • Japanese paper (small quantity)
  • linen tape

Sign up for our email newsletter

•Find out when new course listings come available
•Learn about special events
•See what people are making

Or if you prefer a physical catalog, CLICK HERE
Thank you to our Media Sponsor, Maine Today Media – Press Herald.