Panther Peak Bindery is beautifully situated on five acres on the outskirts of Tucson, near Saguaro National Park.

We offer courses for beginners and advanced binders, and everyone in between. 

As the bookbinding instructor at the North Bennet Street School for nine years, I taught all major aspects of bookbinding and conservation. The courses at Panther Peak Bindery draw upon that experience as well as my many years as a private binder and conservator.

Private tutorials are also available on any aspect of binding and conservation.

We have a fully equipped, air conditioned bindery with plenty of space.  The studio is over 400 square feet and the adjoining bindery has over 300.  In the studio we have 3 Kutrimmers, five presses, a job backer, a Kwikprint and a combination press.

We provide all tools for these classes except for the following: a lifting knife for the repair class; and a spokeshave and edge paring knife for leather classes.



Cancelllation policy:  If we cancel the course you will be notified at least five days before the course and receive a full refund.

If you cancel your registration you will receive your deposit minus 20 dollars if you cancel 14 days before the course start.  No cancellations after 14 days prior to the start of the course, unless another student is able to fill the spot, then a refund will be sent minus the 20 dollars.

Deposit is $85.  (Which means you can pay for a one day class by clicking on the deposit link the payment page.) The remaining tuition is due one week prior to the course.  An email will hold your spot until your deposit arrives.  We accept workshop payments via Paypal (on this page) or check.

Please email me when you make your Paypal deposit to let me know which class you are going to take.


Other important stuff: Please note that at this time the nearest bathroom is in our house which is about 150 feet from the studio.

Since we are pretty remote you should plan on bringing your own lunch.  The nearest places to get food are a Subway and a pretty nice BBQ restaurant, which are 5 minutes away.  There are also several restaurants 12 miles (15 minutes) away near I-10 and Cortaro Farms Road - about 15 minutes each way.

We have a fridge and microwave!




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