Create beautiful books for your artwork with the drum leaf binding technique.

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Printmakers, photographers and other artists have used the book structure to sequence theirinformation for narrative or other purposes but the complications of standard bookbinding practices have often hindered their ability to create their own books. In this workshop we will create two books using the Drum Leaf binding structure, which uses adhesive instead of thread to attach single-sided folios. This allows for full-page spreads that open flat with no sewing in the centerfold to distract from images or text. Thicker paper can be used for this binding so it is suitable for heavier watercolor, printing and photographic papers. For the covers we will use two different binding structures and discuss and use a variety of covering materials, including paper, cloth and leather.

Blank paper will be provided for text blocks but if you are interested in bringing your own content please contact the instructor prior to the workshop.

Lunch each day is included. Lodging is available on campus $75/night, private room & bath.

Image Credit: © Todd Pattison

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Instructor: Todd Pattison

Todd Pattison first became fascinated with binding books in the Boy Scouts while completing his Bookbinding Merit Badge. Todd has taught workshops on book conservation and bookbinding in the US and abroad.