Dear Friends, Students, Faculty Members and lovers of books,

This is Deb Stevens. I am the administrative director for the American Academy of Bookbinding based out of Telluride, Colorado. This blog was started as a way for all of us, those who have studied at AAB, friends of AAB, as well as those who want to find out more about this place, can keep in touch with each other during the year. I'll be posting all kinds of photos, news and updates as regularly as possible (or newsworthy). I hope you will also share any bookbinding thoughts, questions, revelations, etc. Send me your photos and let us all know what you're up to. Keep connected!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Hélène's Classes

Hélène Jolis' classes have been terrific. This week students are learning more complicated steps in her Contemporary Decorative Techniques class, after studying with Hélène last year in the Level 1 class. This is the only class that is being offered to students who attended the Level 1 class last year, and building on the inlay techniques they learned, they are working on plaquettes with a slightly more complicated design. "I love this technique!", I overheard a student say. And another,"this is so much fun!" Practical, innovative onlay and inlay techniques that can be used on the covers of fine bindings to executive designs. Hélène will be in Ann Arbor next, teaching Titling and Contemporary Decorative Techniques, Level 1. There is still room in both classes so drop me line if you want to join either of these technique classes.

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