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!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011


Last Saturday Daniel Tucker once again provided a full day of fun learning and focus with his  "Simple Box Making" class offered through the Ah Haa School's winter curriculum. Though there were only four students, we managed to cover every square inch of the available tables. I don't know how students in a full class keep their projects contained! The morning was spent cutting and folding simple origami projects - though we live in this region of topographical diversity, we learned about mountains and valleys in a whole new light. Then, in the afternoon, we proceeded to build and cover boxes with enough structural integrity they could not be crumpled in one hand. We all felt so accomplished and happy with our tidy little 2 x 2 x 6 boxes and lids (some of us are very easy to please ;-) The truth is that Daniel teaches in a way that allows us to succeed and leave feeling very good about the time spent creating something new. And that, of course, just motivates us to do more!

Daniel's creation 

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