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 arts for beginners: fold, sew and stamp

    Course Date: Sat 15 Jul 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Immerse yourself in a weekend of creative book making. You'll make a range of simple folded and sewn books, learn some useful skills and try out some print techniques. This course is suitable for beginners. Tutor: Sue Doggett.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £99.00

  2. Bookbinding: clam shell and phase box making

    Course Date: Mon 10 Jul 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to make a duo of presentation boxes from simple materials. Leave with two completed soft boxes, one of each design, to house existing prints or objects for future work. Tutor: Clare Bryan.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £91.00

  3. Bookbinding: crossed-structure binding

    Course Date: Mon 17 Jul 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Investigate the potential of this clever binding structure. You'll make two styles with coloured card covers and develop an individual choice piece using materials such as leather and textiles. Some binding experience preferable. Tutor: Nesta Davies.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  4. Bookbinding: leather conservation workshop

    Course Date: Tue 25 Jul 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An introduction to book conservation and leather repair. Try your hand at removing book spines and repairing corners and edges. Expert demonstrations will inform and support your learning. Suitable for students with basic bookbinding skills. Tutor: Peter Spain.
    Full fee: £29.00
    Senior fee: £29.00
    Concession: £29.00

  5. Bookbinding: paper conservation workshop

    Course Date: Mon 24 Jul 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An introduction to book conservation and paper repair. Try your hand at loose leaf reattachment and book refurbishment. Expert demonstrations will inform your learning. Suitable for students with basic bookbinding skills. Tutor: Gavin Moorhead.
    Full fee: £29.00
    Senior fee: £29.00
    Concession: £29.00

  6. Bookbinding: piano hinge binding

    Course Date: Sat 12 Aug 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The piano hinge binding is an unconventional design that uniquely lends itself to the use of unusual materials for its construction. This in-depth workshop covers aspects of this quirky style and its many variants. Tutor: Royston Haward.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £99.00

  7. City Lit advanced fine binding: vellum

    Course Date: Tue 19 Sep 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to make a stiff-boarded binding in full vellum. Practise ‘pulling’ (disbinding) a book, preparing it for rebinding, making endpapers, edge-gilding, sewing multi-coloured end-bands, and preparing and covering with vellum. Suitable for advanced level students.



    Term 1: 19/09/17- 05/12/17 (12 weeks)



    Term 2: 09/01/18 - 13/03/2018 (10 weeks)



    Applications will be reviewed on 1st June 2017, with interviews on 13th June 2017. A second interview date will be scheduled and released at a later date, but we will continue to accept applications until then. Tutor: Kathy Abbott.
    Full fee: £1,019.00
    Senior fee: £815.00
    Concession: £622.00

  8. 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.



    Term 2: 9th Jan - 6th Feb 2018 & 20th Feb - 3rd April 2018 (12 weeks)

    Term 3: 1st May – 26th June 2018 (9 weeks). Tutors: Sue Doggett, Royston Hayward, Paolo Taddeo.
    Full fee: £999.00
    Senior fee: £999.00
    Concession: £609.00

  9. City Lit bookbinding: intermediate

    Course Date: Mon 2 Oct 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An intermediate level course for students with some experience. Learn new skills and techniques. Develop and build on existing knowledge in traditional and contemporary bookbinding including leather paring, and fine binding. Tutor: Gavin Moorhead.
    Full fee: £549.00
    Senior fee: £549.00
    Concession: £335.00

  10. Graphic design and bookbinding intensive

    Course Date: Thu 20 Jul 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Create a series of collages that explore letterform and layout on this exciting new graphic design and bookbinding course. You'll learn the basic principles in graphic design and how to transform your work into bound form. This is a great starting point for anyone interested in finding innovative solutions to present 2D design, art and photographic work. Tutor: Ina Baumeister.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £109.00

  11. 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

  12. Papercuts: explore, design, create

    Course Date: Mon 17 Jul 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to manipulate paper into abstract or representational designs. Simple cutting and folding techniques encourage you to play with silhouettes, pattern, imagery, colour and scale to develop your own approach. Tutor: Lara Mantell.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £89.00
    Concession: £54.00

  13. 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

  14. 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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