AMERICAN ACADEMY OF BOOKBINDING
Founded in 1993 by Tini Miura, Einen Miura and Daniel Tucker, the American Academy of Bookbinding is an internationally recognized, degree-oriented bookbinding school that offers book enthusiasts of all levels the opportunity to initiate and improve their skills in a generous and supportive learning environment. A program of the Ah Haa School for the Arts, the Academy conducts intensive courses in the fine art of leather binding, book restoration, repair, preservation practices, and related subjects. The goal of the Academy is to provide a level of excellence in bookbinding education and, for those interested, graduate professional-level binders who have the knowledge and skills to produce the highest quality work and the ability to pass on those skills to the next generation. The Academy is unique in the United States in its ability to offer comprehensive diploma granting programs in the study of bookbinding and book preservation, taught by some of the most experienced and highly regarded book artists and conservators in the world.
There are many introductory classes offered and students may attend some classes with little or no experience. Some students pursue their studies further and enter a program that culminates with a diploma in either the Fine Leather Binding Program or the Integrated Studies Program. Some students pursue both tracks of the curriculum. Your training and practice at the American Academy of Bookbinding will provide you with a level of skill and understanding that ensures quality and confidence in your work and career.
The American Academy of Bookbinding is a program of the Ah Haa School for the Arts.
Given the right circumstances — great space, instructors, great comrades and fellow students — one can discover new directions for their art, and I certainly did.
My week at AAB was a total immersion experience. Nothing compares with being surrounded by people who all care passionately about books and bookbinding.
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