Binding classes

Our bindery devotes time to teach the craft of bookbinding.
We offer binding classes in weekly courses, during one or more days and a bookbinding education of two years.
Since 2011 we organise masterclasses for which we invite reputable, international well known bookbinders and paperartists as guest teachers.
The masterclasses zre in our bindery in Blokker.
In collaboration with Elbel-Libro Bookbinding in Haarlem (near Amsterdam) we organize , if possible, Meet & Greets with these guest teachers during their stay here.

For every course, workshop or masterclass we always have waitinglists when classes are full.

Bindery Wilgenkamp is Certified Elbel Libro Instructor.
The 'Bookbinding Out of the box' structures as developed by Benjamin Elbel are a regular part of our workshop program.

In the past years we had guest teachers from France, United Kingdom, Sweden, Switserland, United States, Germany and Spain.
Participants in these masterclasses come from all over the world: The Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, France, Sweden, Norway, United Kingdom,
United States, Brasil, China and Italy.
A nice and international atmosphere in which a lot of things are exchanged and people become friends across the borders.

Binding classes on location

We also provides workshops on location for all kind of groups.
For anyone who is interested in making a book as a event for friends, students or companies, we offer them tailor made for your group.
We require a minimum of six participants with a maximum of twenty depending of the group and location.
Examples of lessons on location:
In cooperation with Artcentre De Blauwe Schuit in Hoorn we organize workshops especially developped for teachers of primary schools.
We teach special lessons bookbinding for the ROC Horizoncollege, tailor made for the students of the Graphical Design.
We can also organise workshops tailor made for your bookbinding needs in our bindery with a maximum of six participants.

How to get there

Our bindery is easily to reach.
Amsterdam Central Station - Hoorn Kersenboogerd station, direct connection by Intercity train, 39 minutes.
Schiphol - Hoorn Kersenboogerd station, direct connection by Sprinter train, 45 minutes.
Alkmaar tation- Hoorn Kersenboogerd station with a change in Hoorn, 31 minutes.
Hoorn Kersenboogerd - Bindery Wilgenkam, about 12 minutes walk.

Coming by car: Parking on our driveway or in the street is no problem.

For more information please contact us by email or phone.

Trivia: Blokker is the only village in the Netherlands where the Beatles had a concert on the 6th of June in 1964.
We even have a Beatles monument!


© Marja Wilgenkamp 2018