Thursday, May 5, 2011

Central Utah Art Center Bookbinding Class starts next week!

Book Arts Class at the Central Utah Art Center
Held the following nights from 6-9pm
Tuesday May 10th
Thursday May 12th
Tuesday May 24th
Thursday May 26th
Tuesday June 7th

We'll be making ten books during the course. The fee is an amazing $75 which includes all materials and some tools for your books! For more information and to sign up for a class please email me at

The Central Utah Art Center is in Ephraim, UT. You can visit their website here:

This ten book course includes the following books:

Single Sheet Books
Japanese Stab Bound Books
Flower Fold Books
Accordion with Pockets & Sewn Signatures
Ledger Books
Circle Accordion
Softcover Leather Longstitch
Hardcover Longstitch
Tapes Bound Book (a traditional hardcover book)

You can view the photos below. All books you create in the class will be designed, created and kept by you! The books below show the styles you will create, your books will be different as you may choose different papers and materials to create your books. Not all book structures that will be taught are shown below.

Chap Books, front view

Top view of an accordion book with sewn signatures
-An accordion book with pockets and sewn signatures-
This photo is of one of my students from the 10 book class.

A flower fold book

A flower fold book full open, showing the front and back hard covers

A Japanese Stab Bound Binding

A Hardcover Longstitch

Leather Longstitch Books

Tapes Bound Book with leather spine and paper cover


Lisa said...

These books are beautiful, as are the others on your site! Have you ever considered teaching a course via video/online? You do have some good videos and I am wishing I lived near enough to take your class.

Karleigh Jae said...


Thank you for the wonderful comments!

We're creating bookbinding dvds through a kickstarter project! The project is still in the works before going live on kickstarter but we'll have more information on it soon. One of the rewards for a pledge is a workshop where I fly out to you and do a two day workshop for you and your friends along with other goodies.

I'll keep you posted!

Rob Ross said...

I would pledge on that.