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[BKARTS] spring/summer classes in NYC

Hello!   Thought I would share the courses being offered at Paper Dragon Books this spring/summer.
 Spring/Summer Weekend Courses at Paper Dragon Books
 Beginning Bookbinding
 March 29-30 & April 5-6
 Taught over two weekends, this course will introduce students to the techniques, materials and equipment needed to bind and repair books.  You will learn, under careful guidance, how to produce two case bindings easily and without blemish.   Further explorations will include non-adhesive binding and simple enclosures.  Perfect for creative professionals wishing to expand their skill-set and produce quality bindings suitable for personal use.  
 Clamshell Boxes
 April 26-27
 This course is dedicated to the versatile yet indispensable clamshell box. Constructions will include basic and reinforced trays with discussion of square backed and rounded spines.  Further consideration will be given to 3- and 4- walled structures.  
 Islamic Codex
 May 10-11, 17-18, 24-25
 $400 + $50 materials fee 
 Over three weekends, those interested in historical binding and refining their bookbinding skills will have the opportunity to investigate the Islamic codex.  With the completion of a folding Islamic binding in goatskin, students will achieve competency in sewing sections with a chain link stitch, sewing chevrons, and paring leather to a professional grade. Early Arabic Design will also be demonstrated, and techniques such as tooling in gold/blind, and leather onlay/inlay, will be employed. 
 Limp Vellum
 June 28-29 
 $200 + $50 materials fee
 Gold Tooling
 July 26-27
 $200 + $50 materials fee
 Providing an environment in which to experiment and practice, this course provides the student with the principles required to understand and accomplish successful gold tooling and lettering.  First day demonstrations will detail the basic procedure of covering goatskin plaquettes with a gold-tooled border using wheels and fillets.  Students will then complete a run-up full gilt spine with lettering on the second day.  
 Fine Binding
 August 9-10, 16-17, 23-24
 $400 + $50 materials fee
 This three-weekend course is geared toward people looking to complete fine bindings in a consistent and professional manner.  
 Books will be sewn, covered in goatskin, and completed with traditional titling and decoration.  Students will learn the tricks of the trade while refining existing skills.  A must for those interested in making a living as a binder!
  Paper Dragon Books is located at 145 West 26 Street, NY, NY 10001
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