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: Sun 29 Mar 2020 (and 1 other date)
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 and a chance to discuss further study in bookbinding at City Lit.Full fee: £79.00Senior fee: £79.00Concession: £79.00
Course Date: Mon 20 Apr 2020
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetOn this course, you will be introduced to techniques for the cleaning, repair and conservation of paper. You will also learn about the repair and conservation of paper and cloth-bound books. Suitable for beginners.Full fee: £299.00Senior fee: £239.00Concession: £182.00
Course Date: Thu 23 Apr 2020
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetA four day introduction into traditional and contemporary leather decorating techniques. Are you working with leather in the context of bookbinding, fashion, textiles, fine art or jewellery? This course will broaden your expertise.Full fee: £249.00Senior fee: £199.00Concession: £152.00
Course Date: Thu 23 Apr 2020
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetLearn to laser-cut leather on this introductory course. You will learn some basic drawing skills in Adobe Illustrator to produce a design that will be cut or etched into leather. The completed leather can then be used to make a soft cover for a book or on other bookbinding and craft projects. Suitable for beginners.Full fee: £119.00Senior fee: £95.00Concession: £73.00
Course Date: Sun 26 Apr 2020
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetOn this course, you will learn how to pare and tone leather for book repair. There will be time to practice and consolidate skills in paper repair, board re-attachment and re-sewing books. This course is suitable for those with experience in basic repair techniques and bookbinding.Full fee: £199.00Senior fee: £159.00Concession: £121.00
Course Date: Mon 27 Apr 2020
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: £309.00Senior fee: £309.00Concession: £188.00
Course Date: Wed 29 Apr 2020
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: £499.00Senior fee: £399.00Concession: £304.00
Course Date: Thu 30 Apr 2020
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: £309.00Senior fee: £309.00Concession: £188.00
Course Date: Fri 1 May 2020
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetExplore the exciting world of the handmade book in this 6 week introduction to the craft of bookbinding. You will be introduced to the tools and materials needed to create folded, simple sewn books and more complex stitched binding with a hard cover.Full fee: £299.00Senior fee: £299.00Concession: £182.00
Course Date: Sun 7 Jun 2020
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: £199.00Senior fee: £159.00Concession: £121.00
Course Date: Mon 15 Jun 2020
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: £349.00Senior fee: £279.00Concession: £213.00
Course Date: Thu 18 Jun 2020
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetImmerse yourself in contemporary sewing techniques to create two attractive multi-section books using leather and decorative paper. These flexible books are unglued so that the pages open completely flat so as well as looking good, they are also excellent for use as sketchbooks, diaries and notebooks.Full fee: £149.00Senior fee: £119.00Concession: £91.00
Course Date: Sat 20 Jun 2020
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetExplore colour, structure, and layering to produce exciting sculptural forms. By combining and extending techniques such as origami and concertina folding, cutting, piercing and slotting, you will create your own unique books.Full fee: £129.00Senior fee: £103.00Concession: £79.00
Course Date: Sun 5 Jul 2020
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetIf you are interested in how to make dynamic book structures then this is the course for you. You will create a series of books which explore the relationship between key graphic design elements and a range of book forms.Full fee: £179.00Senior fee: £143.00Concession: £109.00
Course Date: Sat 18 Jul 2020
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetLearn to make single sheet folded books, simple single section and multi-section sewn books without glue, folded slipcases and wallets. This weekend course is an opportunity to make an exciting range of notebooks and folders and learn some useful bookbinding techniques. Suitable for beginners.Full fee: £99.00Senior fee: £79.00Concession: £60.00
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