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PREMIERE Introduction to Blind and Gold Tooling on Leather

PREMIERE 5-DAY WORKSHOP by Samuel Feinstein

Member-Early Enrollment: $560
Member Fee: $700
Non-Member Fee: $775
Materials Fee: $175

Early Enrollment is closed.

In this five-day intensive, students will learn the fundamentals of blind tooling and gold tooling on leather, focusing on straight lines and using BS glaire to affix the gold. Line-work is one of the most important, fundamental, and versatile decorative techniques used on tooled bindings, and is used in both traditional and contemporary designs. Students will also have time to explore the use of curved lines and decorative tools, as well as “all-over” tooling. A final plaquette will be completed using the techniques covered. This is an introduction for beginners as well as a step forward for those who would like to build on their existing knowledge. The goal of this workshop is to familiarize you with the processes involved and prepare you for future practice.

Samuel Feinstein began bookbinding after a traumatic brain injury left him unable to continue his academic pursuits.  He trained at the North Bennet Street School in the two-year full-time bookbinding program under Jeff Altepeter and Martha Kearsley.  He strives to make his dedication and passion evident in his work. Through his craft he has found a kind of peace, both in hand and in mind. Working with his clients to create unique, memorable, and lasting objects is what gives his life meaning. He currently lives and works in Chicago, IL.

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