Saturday May 4th & Sunday May 5th // Taught by Lucia Farias

In this 2-day weekend workshop, students will make an articulated binding. This contemporary binding has a round spine, a three-piece case, mosaic leather headbands and will be covered in full leather. Students will begin by gluing the cover board pieces onto Japanese paper and then covering in full leather. The jointed cover will open sequentially, allowing incredible movement. Design movable parts for the covers of your book and embellish them with leather inlays and onlays as time allows.

Basic bookbinding skills required. Some leather paring skills will be helpful. If students are new to leather paring, this skill will be introduced during the class. 
Lucia Farias earned an MFA in Book Arts/Printmaking from The University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA. She currently teaches bookbinding at Universidad de Monterrey and runs her bindery Oveja Verde. She has taught workshops for the Philadelphia Center for the Book, San Diego Book Arts, The International Printing Museum in Carson, CA, Museo MARCO, Pinacoteca de Nuevo Leon, El Ombligo del Libro.

$240 for BAL members, $250 for non-members

Classes run from 9:00am to 4:30pm each day
ALL materials provided


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BAL Cancellation Policy
Full refund 2 weeks in advance.
No refund after that – unless instructor cancels class.
BAL members receive credit for future class within the same calendar year.

Book Arts League Liability Release Form Our Liability Release Form must be signed and brought to first class. Thanks! Please click to access the pdf.