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[BKARTS] Revised Class list for Paper Dragon Bindery



so we changed some things and added more classes ,
sorry for the double listings ,

gavin
Paper Dragon Books
145 West 26 street
New York, NY 10001
212.488.8100
info@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx


EVENING COURSES STARTING IN MARCH

ISLAMIC CODEX
Taught by Gavin Dovey

MARCH 1ST - MAY 24TH

$450 - all costs include materials

running over 12 Thursday nights

students will complete a folding Islamic binding in
goatskin, sewing sections with a chain link
stitch,sewing chevrons, and paring leather to a
professional grade . Early Arabic Design will be
demonstrated, and techniques such as tooling in
gold/blind, and leather onlay/inlay, will be employed
. For those interested in historical binding and
getting more exp. refining bookbinding skills, this
has proved extremely useful.

FINE BINDING
Taught by Gavin Dovey

MARCH 9TH -MAY 30TH

$450, all costs include materials

running over 12 Wednesday nights (6-9)

This course is geared towards people looking to
develop there skills as a fine bookbinder, and
complete fine bindings to a consistent and
professional level . Books will be sewn gilded,
covered in goatskin, and completed with traditional
titling and book decoration, in gold leaf.
Simply a must for those interested in making a
living!!

BASIC BOOKBINDING
Taught by Gavin Dovey

MARCH 7TH - MAY 21ST

$450  , all costs include materials

running over 12 Monday nights(6-9)

need a refresher on case binding?  Want to case in
your books without getting glue on the pages, make a
case with neater corners ??  Then this is it , No
bookbinder can be in business and not know how to
complete case bindings quickly easily, and without
blemish . We will also cover non-adhesive binding and
some simple enclosures...


JAPANESE WOODBLOCK PRINTING
Taught by Takuji Hamanaka

MARCH 27TH ? MAY 29TH

$450,   all costs include materials 

Running over 9 Tuesday nights

Learn the basic techniques in the Japanese tradition
of woodblock
printmaking passed on from the earliest Ukiyo-e
masters. All aspects of the process will be
introduced: proper care and use of the carving tools,
preparing and carving the wood, color registration,
use of paper, and hand printing using the baren.
Limited to six students.



WEEKEND COURSES


HOT TOOLING
Taught by Gavin Dovey

MARCH 17TH - 18TH

$275 all costs include materials

This previously successful class is a simple intro. In
the sometimes fickle world of gold leaf finishing.
Students learn on the first day simple procedures in
covering goatskin plaquettes with a gold tooled border
design . The next day students will learn a simple
technique to complete a run-up full gilt spine in
calfskin . I found this information useful in my
prof. development , and with a good grounding,
experimentation and practice are the secrets that will
make you competent finisher.


LEATHER REBACKING
Taught by Sophia Kramer

MARCH 24TH-25TH

$275  (Practice materials should be brought in)

Repairing damaged leather books can be a challenging
task for bookbinders. Learn rebacking of leather books
on a hollow and the tricky tightback in this weekend
intensive, which will cover spine cleaning and
relining, inner joint repairs, and corner
consolidation and repair. We will discuss issues
relating to leather, dyes, consolidants, adhesives,
and tools for lifting and paring.  Come with your
questions and books to practice on. Students should
bring to class four old leather bindings with loose
boards and/ or spines, or cracked joints. The books
should have intact sewing and sound leather (no red
rot). Remember that these books are intended for
practice, and shouldn't have any real value. 
Prerequisite: previous experience working with leather



CASE BINDING INTENSIVE
Taught by Gavin Dovey

MAY 5TH-6TH

$275,  all costs include materials

This intensive weekend course covers the basics of
bookbinding in easy to learn steps.  Students will
learn tricks of the trade and complete single section,
flat-back and rounded backed case binding to a
professional quality.


GAVIN DOVEY started bookbinding in `98 under the
guidance of designer bookbinder, and fellow of
Designer Bookbinder UK Mark Cockram. He studied at the
London College of Printing, part of the London
Institute, for 3 years. Whilst at school, Gavin worked
as a bookbinder at the Wyvern Bindery until 2002,
learning a great deal about the practicalities of
running a succesfull bindery, under the guidance of
proprietor Mark Wynstanley. Since then he has worked
in a number of binderies across the UK, in all types
of capacities, and was lucky enough most recently to
work alongside designer binder and fellow of DB Paul
C.Delrue. Today Gavin,founder of Paper Dragon Books in
NYC, works as a bookbinder, and continues to promote
the use and teaching of the best design and techniques
Modern and Historical Bookbinding has to offer. He
teaches
courses in historical binding, modern design binding,
forwarding, and finishing at Paper Dragon Books in New
York City and other places around the United States.

SOPHIA KRAMER is a bookbinder, printmaker, and
conservator. She holds a BFA from Pratt Institute in
Printmaking and Book Arts and an MA from Camberwell
College of Arts in Book Conservation. She has taught
workshops on the rebacking of books at Shepherds
Bookbinders in London, where she worked for four years
as a book conservator. She currently is a book
conservator at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY.

TAKUJI HAMANAKA is a teacher and freelance printer. He
was an
apprentice at the Adachi Woodblock Printing Studio in
Tokyo, Japan. He 
learned printing methods by reproducing prints of old
Japanese masters 
such as Hokusai, Hiroshige, Utamaro and others. He has
worked at the 
Water Print Studio in Tokyo and at the Watanabe Studio
in Brooklyn. 
Organizations he taught includes  Manhattan Graphic
Center, Connecticut 
Graphic Arts Center, The ink shop printmaking and
Pyramid Atlantic.
www.takujihamanaka.com
 




 
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