Simple Round Back Spine Bookbinding Class

Examples of the Simple Round Back Spine structure with cloth covered boards and recessed labels. (The book in the back has a raised label effect we will discuss.)

The Simple Round Back Spine

Tuition: US$99.00  
(You will have access to the classroom and all the videos through December 31, 2021.)

To Register for the July Class Click here. Registration opens on June 8, 2020. Registration closes on July 10. Class starts on Saturday, July 11, 2020.

To Register for the November Class Click here. Registration opens on September 28, 2020. Registration closes October 30. Class begins on Saturday, October 31, 2020.

About This Class

In this class I will teach you step by step how to create an elegant and sturdy journal using one of three lovely art papers. They all stand up to all the media I like to use: pen, watercolor, gouache, pencil, colored pencil, acrylic markers, and various dry media.

Another great thing about this structure is that I have simplified the process of making a round back spine book. I’ve eliminated several labor-intensive steps while focusing on maintaining a sturdy book structure. This book can be made in a shorter period of time than one using traditional methods.

I also believe that it is not necessary to have expensive binding equipment. My lessons can all be accomplished with a few standard tools you probably already own if you are involved in any sort of paper arts. And if you’re just starting out, the few tools you might want to buy (such as a bone folder and an awl) are inexpensive.

I have been teaching bookbinding for over 25 years. For this class I have created 30 videos that clearly demonstrate each step of the process in making this book. There are five and a half hours of demonstrations and instruction.

This class is as close as I can get to bringing you into the actual classroom with me. If you took a day long workshop with me this is what you would learn.

A close up of a rounded spine.

Teaching a skill isn’t enough for me. Along the way I share with you my understanding of bookbinding’s traditional methods. You’ll learn why certain steps and methods matter. When you understand the reasons for each action you can focus on developing your skills to generate repeatable results. Then when you’ve finished the class you’ll be able to continue to practice those skills. You’ll be able to use your knowledge to create more books tailored to your needs.

This is a live class, which means I will be in class daily during the month long run of the class. I will be checking for questions to keep you moving. You will be able to post images of your work so that I can give you advice.

I will also conduct several live webinar/questions sessions during the early weeks of the class. If you happen to be in a time zone where you can’t join in, don’t worry, the event will be taped and made available to the entire class.

I hope you’ll join me and begin, or continue, your love of books by making this journal.

Class Supplies

In order for you to successfully learn this structure and the concepts presented in this course it is vital you use the supplies listed on this PDF—no substitutions. This will allow me to help you learn how to handle the materials while not being in the same room with you.

Click here to download a PDF of the class supply list. 171231_SRBS_SuppliesHandoutSHOPPINGREV-2020

You will need to select ONE type of paper from the two papers listed on the supply list. Your paper selection will determine the size of your first book. Once you have made your first book you are encouraged to use any papers you wish and I will explain how to custom design your next book. I suggest students make three books during class to take full advantage of having me on hand to answer questions.

Wet Paint in St. Paul, MN has put together a kit of discounted supplies which includes Arches Text Wove/Velin and several of the other required supplies. A live link will be inserted here when registration opens. You’ll be able to click on it to go to the kit page where you can order the kit or buy supplies individually. Please note that I am not financially connected to Wet Paint. Wet Paint is an independently owned art supply store. I do not receive any money from them if you purchase supplies from them. They put this discounted kit together at my request to help students save some money.

Questions About Roz Wound Up Classes?

Please go to the FAQ about my classes. Or write to me at Roz at rozworks  dot com.





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