Featured Workshops

Introduction to Hand Tooling with Mark Andersson :: Monday-Wednesday, August 28-30, 2017 :: 9:30am-5:30pm

In three days using letters, lines, and flourishes along with various tooling techniques, students will learn what they need to know so they can go home and get successful and consistent finishing results with practice. 

Knife Sharpening with Mark Andersson :: Thursday & Friday, August 31 & September 1, 2017 :: 9:30am-5:30pm

Sharpening can seem a bit scary for some folks, but it’s a necessary skill for binders and with a bit of practice can be done without any anguish or hesitation. With his expertise and guidance, Mark Andersson will help overcome sharpneing fears and students will leave this course with the confidence of knowing they can keep their tools in tip-top shape.

About the Instructor

Mark Andersson

Mark Andersson is a book conservator, bookbinder and instructor. Mark is also President of the Guild of Bookworkers, the national organization for those involved in binding, conservation and all aspects of book arts.

Prior to moving to Tucson, Mark was Department Head and sole instructor in the North Bennet Street School’s bookbinding program for nine years. During that time he taught students from around the world all major aspects of bookbinding from historical models to full leather fine bindings with gold tooling, and all significant aspects of cloth and leather book conservation.