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 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
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 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
Course Date: Thu 23 May 2019
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetBe 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.Full fee: £289.00Senior fee: £231.00Concession: £176.00
Course Date: Sun 16 Jun 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 Build.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: Mon 30 Sep 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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