Bookbinding

Explore bookbinding, paper, book arts and conservation on one of our practical part-time courses here at City Lit. Our courses take place during the evenings, daytimes and weekends and are offered from beginner to advanced level. Our courses also include talks by contemporary practitioners. Any questions? Contact our visual arts team on 020 7492 2700 Monday - Friday between 10am - 5pm.
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  1. Book art: a unique artist's book or small edition

    Course Date: Mon 8 May 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Memories, souvenirs, journeys, landscapes and cityscapes are all starting points for making a book. What’s your story? Working with words and images to bring your theme to life, this course will help you develop your ideas through the structure of the book. Tutor: Sue Doggett.
    Full fee: £279.00
    Senior fee: £223.00
    Concession: £170.00

  2. Book conservation and repair workshop: intermediate and advanced

    Course Date: Wed 3 May 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Ideal if you have some bookbinding conservation experience and want to develop your skills further by working on your own projects with advice and guidance. Each term will include demonstrations that focus on a different aspect of book conservation. Tutor: Gavin Moorhead.
    Full fee: £299.00
    Senior fee: £299.00
    Concession: £182.00

  3. Book conservation and repair: vellum-bound books

    Course Date: Wed 3 May 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn to assess books and repair vellum-covered books including limp, semi-limp and boarded style. Work on your own projects in paper, cloth or leather. Basic materials included. For those with some bookbinding experience. Tutor: Peter Spain.
    Full fee: £399.00
    Senior fee: £319.00
    Concession: £243.00

  4. Bookbinding: 10 projects for beginners

    Course Date: Thu 4 May 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A medley of projects to introduce you to bookbinding; come armed with enthusiasm and walk away with a stack small books and a heap of information on materials, tools and techniques. Tutor: Sue Doggett.
    Full fee: £299.00
    Senior fee: £299.00
    Concession: £182.00

  5. City Lit bookbinding course

    Course Date: Tue 19 Sep 2017 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Step into bookbinding with this three-term course. Learn essential techniques and develop skills in using tools and materials to produce your own work. A stimulating, challenging and comprehensive introduction for beginners. Pre enrolment interviews will take place in July and September. Please contact Visual Arts on 020 7492 2700/2703 to arrange. Tutors: Sue Doggett, Royston Hayward, Paolo Taddeo.
    Full fee: £999.00
    Senior fee: £999.00
    Concession: £609.00

  6. Introduction to gold and foil blocking

    Course Date: Sat 13 May 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to block simple labels and spines using foil and gold leaf and how to set up and space type correctly. We'll also practise blocking on paper, cloth and leather. Tutor: Peter Spain.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £149.00

  7. Paper engineering: pop-ups and artists' books

    Course Date: Thu 1 Jun 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Be creative with paper and develop the 2D page into 3D pop-ups. Learn folding techniques and simple book structures to create and explore your ideas. Suitable for beginners. Tutor: Clare Bryan.
    Full fee: £279.00
    Senior fee: £223.00
    Concession: £170.00

  8. Taster day in bookbinding

    Course Date: Sun 18 Jun 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Dip your fingers into bookbinding. Learn a little about the history, materials and craft of bookbinding while making a simple binding to take home. A chance to discuss further study in bookbinding at City Lit Tutor; Nesta Davies.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £49.00
    Concession: £49.00

  9. Wooden boarded binding

    Course Date: Fri 16 Jun 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The earliest books were sewn on to wooden boards.

    On this short course you will learn about early book structures and create a Coptic binding using historical techniques and materials.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £79.00

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