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: Mon 16 Sep 2019 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetStart your bookbinding journey with this accessible, 6 week introduction to techniques and structures. Learn how to make simple folded books progressing to a more complex stitched binding and explore the world of handmade books.Full fee: £299.00Senior fee: £239.00Concession: £182.00
Course Date: Tue 17 Sep 2019
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetThe bradel binding can be traced back to the eighteenth century and although it resembles a case binding, the techniques used to construct the book make it much more durable. This structure can be adapted for use with paper, cloth and leather. Not suitable for beginners.Full fee: £229.00Senior fee: £183.00Concession: £140.00
Course Date: Wed 18 Sep 2019
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetLook at the cleaning, repair and conservation of paper, both as flat documents and in book format, and the repair and conservation of paper and cloth-bound books. For those with some bookbinding experience.Full fee: £499.00Senior fee: £399.00Concession: £304.00
Course Date: Sat 21 Sep 2019 (and 2 other dates)
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 Build.Full fee: £79.00Senior fee: £79.00Concession: £79.00
Course Date: Wed 25 Sep 2019 (and 2 other dates)
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: £349.00Senior fee: £349.00Concession: £213.00
Course Date: Thu 26 Sep 2019
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetUnderstand the structure, collating and pulling of a book. Practise paper cleaning and repair. Learn how to re-sew a text-block, mend damaged corners and re-hinge boards.Full fee: £399.00Senior fee: £399.00Concession: £243.00
Course Date: Tue 1 Oct 2019
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
Course Date: Fri 11 Oct 2019
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetGet your hands messy investigating the history and techniques of decorative paper marbling from Suminagashi and Ebru to traditional Western marbling on carrageen moss size. Try out re-creating some historical patterns. Suitable for all levels.Full fee: £229.00Senior fee: £183.00Concession: £140.00
Course Date: Tue 15 Oct 2019
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetThis course will introduce you to the techniques for making a flexible and versatile limp vellum binding and equip you with the skills needed to produce a beautiful binding of your own. Some bookbinding experience required.Full fee: £199.00Senior fee: £159.00Concession: £121.00
Course Date: Fri 18 Oct 2019 (and 1 other date)
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: £149.00Senior fee: £119.00Concession: £91.00
Course Date: Sun 27 Oct 2019
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetDiscover the tools, materials and skills involved in book repair and conservation on this 6 week introduction. Learn about the structure, collating and pulling of a book. Practise some paper cleaning and repair, and learn how to re-sew a text-block. This course is suitable for beginners.Full fee: £199.00Senior fee: £159.00Concession: £121.00
Course Date: Mon 28 Oct 2019
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetLearn how to make slipcases, clamshell and Japanese boxes. Get creative with decorative and plain papers, cloth, board and fastenings and complete beautiful containers to house your precious books and objects.Full fee: £299.00Senior fee: £239.00Concession: £182.00
Course Date: Tue 19 Nov 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: £229.00Senior fee: £183.00Concession: £140.00
Course Date: Fri 6 Dec 2019
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetDevelop your knowledge and experience of gold tooling on paper whilst learning how to gold tool on a paper-covered book, using hand finishing tools, BS Glaire and loose gold leaf. For those with experience in gold tooling using hand finishing tools and gold leaf.Full fee: £269.00Senior fee: £269.00Concession: £164.00
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