Bookbinding Courses in London
Our courses cover:
- Bookbinding - develop and build skills in contemporary and traditional bookbinding, gold tooling, decorative techniques and specialised projects.
- Book conservation - practical courses on paper repair, leather and cloth conservation, hand tooling and machine blocking.
- Book arts - explore both classic and innovative techniques and structures to produce unique pieces in our book art courses.
Any questions? Contact our visual arts team on 020 7492 2700 Monday - Friday between 10am - 5pm.
Course Date: Mon 4 Mar 2019
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetA series of creative exercises and detailed instructions on how to fold, sew, and bind designed pages into an eye-catching multi-section exposed-spine book.Full fee: £129.00Senior fee: £103.00Concession: £79.00
Course Date: Sun 17 Mar 2019
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetInterested in how to make dynamic book structures? Then this is the course for you - an opportunity to create a series of books based on individual key graphic design elements - line, colour, shape, image and type.Full fee: £149.00Senior fee: £119.00Concession: £91.00
Course Date: Mon 18 Mar 2019
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetCreate a hands-on experience for your reader with a DIY book. Develop self-publishing techniques using your own content within a traditional book form that is simple to learn, quick to produce and easy to edition.Full fee: £199.00Senior fee: £159.00Concession: £121.00
Course Date: Wed 27 Mar 2019
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetCreative packaging is often as important as the item inside. Learn how to make a range of boxes in paper and card. Cut, fold and glue prototypes, create your own artwork and customise templates to produce unique packaging. For graphic designers, DIY artists and lovers of paper crafts.Full fee: £129.00Senior fee: £103.00Concession: £79.00
Course Date: Fri 29 Mar 2019
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetThe 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 some historical techniques and materials.Full fee: £179.00Senior fee: £143.00Concession: £109.00
Course Date: Wed 10 Apr 2019
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetLearn how to make a clamshell box from board, bookcloth and paper. Leave with a completed box to house existing small scale prints and objects or for future work.Full fee: £109.00Senior fee: £109.00Concession: £109.00
Course Date: Sun 14 Apr 2019 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetDip 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.Full fee: £69.00Senior fee: £69.00Concession: £69.00
Course Date: Mon 29 Apr 2019
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetExplore the world of artists’ books and create your own one-off or small edition. Combine text, image and bookbinding to bring your interests to life; this course will help you develop your ideas through the structure of the book.Full fee: £299.00Senior fee: £239.00Concession: £182.00
Course Date: Mon 29 Apr 2019
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetThis one term course is designed to help students to develop their bookbinding skills. You will already have some experience of binding techniques and some knowledge of tools, materials and equipment in order to benefit from this workshop-style class. There will be the opportunity to work on your own projects, or to practice skills in which you feel less confident in order to enable you to progress to higher level courses.
Not suitable for beginners.Full fee: £299.00Senior fee: £299.00Concession: £182.00
Course Date: Tue 30 Apr 2019
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetAn opportunity for experienced students to work on individual projects such as fine binding, box-making, book conservation or alternative book structures. Complete all those unfinished pieces or create something new. Not suitable for beginners.Full fee: £439.00Senior fee: £351.00Concession: £268.00
Course Date: Wed 1 May 2019
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetLearn 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.Full fee: £469.00Senior fee: £375.00Concession: £286.00
Course Date: Wed 1 May 2019 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetIdeal 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.Full fee: £339.00Senior fee: £339.00Concession: £207.00
Course Date: Thu 2 May 2019
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetAn exciting range of graded projects to introduce you to bookbinding. Come armed with enthusiasm and walk away with a stack of small books and a heap of information on materials, tools and techniques.Full fee: £299.00Senior fee: £299.00Concession: £182.00
Course Date: Thu 2 May 2019
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetLearn how to make clamshell and Japanese boxes. Get creative with decorative and plain papers, cloth, board and fastenings and complete two beautiful containers to house your precious books and objects.Full fee: £179.00Senior fee: £143.00Concession: £109.00
Course Date: Fri 3 May 2019
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetIf you would like the space and time to work independently on personal projects, or practice techniques learnt in class, then book club is for you! All sessions are tutor supported and can be booked individually or in blocks as required. Ideal for students with experience in bookbinding. The workshop is bookable as a whole or as individual sessions to cater to your needs. You can sign up to do all 12 sessions at a reduced rate or if you would prefer to drop in when you can, you can book for individual sessions at £30 via the below link:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/book-club-vd413-pv3d-tickets-49804309029.Full fee: £299.00Senior fee: £299.00Concession: £182.00
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