Learn what you want when you want!


One-to-one lessons are a great opportunity to cater your instruction to your interests and/or a particular project. For those who are new to binding, we will cover all the basics, including appropriate materials and tools, qualities of paper, and the different properties of various adhesives. A typical introduction course includes a variety of structures such as a pamphlet stitch, accordion, and a Japanese stab binding. You will be able to leave with several binding styles under your belt, and the knowledge of how to adapt these three structures to make your own notebooks, journals, or albums. For those who already have some experience in bookbinding, one-to-one lessons are a great place to learn a more complicated binding structure or receive assistance tailored to a specific project. 


Registration includes purposeful scheduling to ensure the lesson works with your schedule and you’re partnered with the right instructor for your specific needs. In addition you will receive a brief consultation (by phone or email) with the instructor before the lesson and access to various tools, supplies, and other resources in the studio. Options to extend the learning for additional time and/or sessions are available.


No previous experience necessary. All levels welcome.


After you purchase your lesson, we will contact you within the next seven (7) days to set up a time and date that works with your schedule. To help speed up the process, please answer the questions to the right. --> 


Scheduling Policies: Please note we cannot guarantee to place your lesson within 7 days of purchase. The lesson will become invalid (and non-refundable) if your schedule is not confirmed within 30 days of purchase. Lessons can be rescheduled with at least 4 days notice of the original scheduled date.


Because lessons are customized, they are not eligible for discounts.


Please Note (as of May, 2021): While we are encouraged by the numbers reported locally and nationally, Pyramid is committed to the health of our artists and visitors. At this time, we are choosing to be more conservative than the local ordinances. We have increased our studio capacity numbers in some areas but will continue to operate the building at a reduced capacity and require mask wearing in all public spaces. Please contact us with any additional questions or concerns.

One-to-One Bookbinding Lesson (3 hours)

    • Date and Time: Customized to your schedule, either in-person or online via Zoom!

    • Instructor: Bindery Associates Sarah Matthews or Nathalie Ryan

    • Materials: To be determined based on the project. A separate charge for any materials sourced by Pyramid staff may be applicable. Otherwise, suggested vendors may be supplied for students to acquire their own materials directly.