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Catherine Burkhard, Instructor, Bookbinding and Calligraphy
Catherine, a Dallas, Texas resident for most of her life, has been involved in various arts and crafts groups, bookbinding and calligraphy study groups, and exhibitions. She has studied with many binders, including Dorothy Westapher, Dallas, Texas; Raoul Bollin, near Austin, Texas; Monique Lallier, Greensboro, North Carolina; and completed a four-week internship at Don Etherington's book and paper conservation center in North Carolina.
Catherine teaches ongoing bookbinding classes, along with occasional calligraphy and book/paper workshops. She is a charter member of Kaligrafos, The Dallas Calligraphy Society and of the Lone Star Chapter of the Guild of Book Workers - serving as Newsletter Editor since 1993. She currently serves the national Guild of Book Workers as Secretary.
Books 'n Letters Studio is a fully-equipped bookbinding facility. All students are required to begin their study with a set curriculum. Following this curriculum allows students to make basic books while learning many techniques and methods that provide a foundation on which to build their skills. It also helps students recognize what direction they'd like to take in the book and paper world (case bindings, book art, boxes, fine bindings, leather, etc.) New students often work among students who have been studying at Books 'n Letters for years. This exposure in itself offers further learning opportunities.
Class size is limited. A deposit is required to reserve space in a class. Contact Books 'n Letters Studio to determine class availability. 214.363.7946 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Classes are held by semesters. The Spring and Fall/Winter semesters are usually 14-16 weeks long. The Summer Semester is usually 8-10 weeks long. Class sessions are 3 hours and are held weekly with breaks for holidays or mid-semester breaks. Following contact with Catherine at the Studio, a schedule can be made available.
Special workshops are offered from time to time.