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Class: Slip Cases


In this class, students will make a slip case out of sturdy book board, with a lined interior, and with an applied cover of book cloth.  Measuring for proper overlaps, application of adhesive, and application of bookcloth will be addressed. Students will learn the sequence of cuts and paste-downs necessary to create neat and well-tailored […]

Instructor: John-Michael Perkins

Instructor Bio

John-Michael Perkins

John-Michael Perkins is originally from Jackson, Tennessee. He received his MFA in Book Arts from The University of Alabama and has lived in Houston since 2013. Besides everything book arts related, his hobbies include reading, drawing, spinning basketballs on his finger, and cooking.


Class: Binding a Classic Hard Cover Book


In this introduction to bookbinding, students will learn the basics of materials (book board, book cloth, adhesives, paper) and techniques (folding paper, cutting, sewing, and applying adhesives). By the end of the class, students will have completed 1 or 2 flat-back, case-style bindings, covered in cloth and decorated paper. Cost:  $120 tuition, plus $20 materials […]

Instructor: Tony Vela