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 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: Mon 11 Nov 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: Tue 26 Nov 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: £159.00Senior fee: £127.00Concession: £97.00
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
Course Date: Sat 14 Dec 2019
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetTry out a range of decorative techniques for paper including paste papers, stamps and simple dyeing and marbling techniques for bookbinding use or as individual pieces. All levels welcome.Full fee: £79.00Senior fee: £63.00Concession: £48.00
Course Date: Mon 13 Jan 2020
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetAn opportunity to explore the three-dimensional and sculptural qualities of handmade books using layered forms, star books and other theatrical book forms. You will be able to develop your ideas and skills in the making of unique handmade books.Full fee: £299.00Senior fee: £239.00Concession: £182.00
Course Date: Tue 14 Jan 2020 (and 1 other date)
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: £449.00Senior fee: £359.00Concession: £274.00
Course Date: Wed 15 Jan 2020 (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: Wed 22 Jan 2020
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetLearn paper repair including toning, lining and infilling, and the repair and conservation of tight and hollow-backed full, half or quarter leather-bindings. Ideal if you have some bookbinding experience.Full fee: £499.00Senior fee: £399.00Concession: £304.00
Course Date: Thu 23 Jan 2020
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetDiscover how leather, combined with simple sewing and cutting techniques can create a wonderfully flexible and stylish bindings. Create books with folded and crossed structure covers, and include some decorative elements to personalise your work.Full fee: £179.00Senior fee: £143.00Concession: £109.00
Course Date: Thu 23 Jan 2020
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetLearn how to repair cloth case volumes and ’perfect’ bindings. Identify and repair different book structures such as hollow and tight backed books and how to pare and tone leather for book repair.Full fee: £399.00Senior fee: £399.00Concession: £243.00
Course Date: Fri 14 Feb 2020 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetDiscover the art of handmade books! Three days of progressive projects will guide you through core techniques and prepare you to experiment, design and craft your own unique books.Full fee: £199.00Senior fee: £159.00Concession: £121.00
Course Date: Sun 16 Feb 2020
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetThis 6 week course will introduce the skills needed to repair cloth case bound books. You will learn how to mend damaged corners and re-hinge boards. There will be time to practice paper repairs and re-sewing books. Suitable for those with some experience.Full fee: £199.00Senior fee: £159.00Concession: £121.00
Course Date: Sat 22 Feb 2020
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetSpend a day experimenting with leather dye and dyeing techniques. You will be introduced to different dye types, methods of applying dye and a range of creative techniques such as resist, crackle and speckling, to use on bookbinding and other leather projects. Suitable for beginners.Full fee: £79.00Senior fee: £63.00Concession: £48.00
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