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.
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Course Date: Sat 25 May 2019
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetGet your hands messy investigating the history and techniques of decorative paper marbling. From Japanese Suminagashi and Ebru to traditional Western marbling on carrageen moss size, try out re-creating some historical patterns. Suitable for all levels.Full fee: £159.00Senior fee: £127.00Concession: £97.00
Course Date: Sun 16 Jun 2019
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: Sun 7 Jul 2019
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetLearn how to make dynamic book structures which explore the relationship between key graphic design elements and a range of folded and sewn book forms.Full fee: £149.00Senior fee: £119.00Concession: £91.00
Course Date: Fri 12 Jul 2019
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetThis course is a great introduction to gold-tooling and the creative use of the medium. Learn how to gold tool on paper
with various hand tools, using BS Glaire and gold leaf. All levels welcome.Full fee: £259.00Senior fee: £207.00Concession: £158.00
Course Date: Tue 16 Jul 2019
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetAn 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.Full fee: £39.00Senior fee: £39.00Concession: £39.00
Course Date: Sat 20 Jul 2019
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetDiscover the tools, materials and skills involved in book repair and conservation while trying out some basic techniques on paper, book cloth and board. No bookbinding experience required.Full fee: £69.00Senior fee: £69.00Concession: £69.00
Course Date: Mon 22 Jul 2019
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetCome and enjoy a week in the print and book studios and leave with an artist’s book. This course will encourage you to experiment with printmaking techniques and bookbinding structures and help you to develop your initial ideas into a finished work. Some printmaking and/or bookbinding experience may be beneficial but not essential.Full fee: £209.00Senior fee: £167.00Concession: £127.00
Course Date: Tue 1 Oct 2019 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetStep 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.Full fee: £1,099.00Senior fee: £1,099.00Concession: £670.00
Course Date: Mon 7 Oct 2019
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetAn 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.Full fee: £599.00Senior fee: £599.00Concession: £365.00
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