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Shepherds Bookbinding Course, Wiltshire

Shepherds Courses

C&G Level 2 (Unit 201/202) - Design and Sampling
11th-13th May 2021

£360 inc VAT
This course is for those who would like to achieve a certificate in Level 1 or 2 Bookbinding and who have no previous arts experience. You will put together a portfolio of samples relating to bookbinding, its materials and learn about colour and design.
Taught by Anita Andrews

C&G Level 3 Diploma - Gold Leaf Finishing
22nd-23rd May 2021

£312 inc VAT
Two days in which you will learn the traditional way to letter a book in gold leaf with both hand tools and typeholder and decorate a leather label.
Taught by Paolo Taddeo

C&G Level 3 Diploma - Rebacking a Cloth Book
1st-2nd June 2021

£240 inc VAT
One of the most useful skills to learn if you are trying to make a living from bookbinding, this two-day course will teach you how to repair and reback cloth hardback bindings.
Taught by Lester Capon

C&G Level 3 Diploma - Laced on Binding
24th-27th June 2021
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This course will teach you how to sew handsewn silk headbands, lace boards onto the sewing tapes/cords of a book, and cover a book in full leather by drawing it on. Students should have at least completed the equivalent of Level 2 Bookbinding Unit.
Taught by Courtney

C&G Level 3 Diploma - Leather entry slipcase
3rd-4th July 2021

£240 inc VAT
This one-day assignment is part of the Storage and Enclosures module for Level 3 bookbinding. You will learn how to make a slipcase with a chamfered, rounded, leather entry. If taking the C&G course the slipcase would be made to hold your laced on leather binding.
Taught by Paolo Taddeo

C&G Level I (Unit 118) - Pamphlet and Multi-section bindings
12th-16th July 2021

£540 inc VAT
For complete beginners, this is the first unit in the Level 1 C&G certificate in Bookbinding, where you will gain a core knowledge of the basic skills and make single and multi-section bindings in quarter, half and full cloth.
Taught by Mylyn McColl

C&G Level 3 - Quarter-Vellum binding over boards with paper covered sides
30th July - 1st, 6th-8th August 2031

£720 inc VAT
An optional assignment in the C&G Level 3 curriculum, where you will learn to make a laced-on hard binding with a French groove, which will be covered with quarter vellum and decorative paper sides.
Taught by Kathy Abbott

C&G Level 2 (Unit 221) - Non Adhesive Bindings
6th-10th September 2021

£540 inc VAT
This course is the second unit in the Level 2 C&G certificate in Bookbinding. You will learn how to make a range of non-adhesive bindings, including a Coptic binding. For those with a little bookbinding experience.
Taught by Lori Sauer

C&G Level 3 Diploma - Rebacking a Leather Book
14th-16th September 2021

£360 inc VAT
Following on from cloth rebacking, this course will teach you the fine skills involved in sympathetically rebacking a leather book. These two courses combine as a mandatory assignment for the C&G Level 3 Diploma in Bookbinding.
Taught by Lester Capon

C&G Level 1 (Unit 119) - Photograph albums and slipcase
20th-24th September

£540 inc VAT
For those with a little bookbinding experience, this course is the second unit necessary for the Level 1 C&G certificate in Bookbinding, where you will learn how to make two different types of photograph album, one with folded guards, and one with stiff boards, and a lined cloth slipcase.
Taught by Kate Holland

C&G Level 1 (Unit 118) - Pamphlet and Multi-section bindings
4th-8th October 2021

£540 inc VAT
For complete beginners, this is the first unit in the Level 1 C&G certificate in Bookbinding, where you will gain a core knowledge of the basic skills and make single and multi-section bindings in quarter, half and full cloth.
Taught by Mylyn McColl

C&G Level 3 Diploma - Quarter Leather Drop Back Box
22nd-24th October 2021

£432 inc VAT
The last piece in the Storage and Enclosures module for the Level 3 Diploma, here you will learn how to make a quarter leather drop back box with a rounded spine.
Taught by Tony Webber

C&G Level 3 Diploma - Edge Decoration
4th November 2021

£120 inc VAT
Edges are another surface for the binder's creativity to shine but they are often overlooked. They act as an important protective barrier as well as being a key design element of a fine binding. In this workshop, Kate will show you how to achieve the perfect glass smooth finish to your edges and work through a variety of decorative finishes. From basic sprinkling and sponging through graphite, marbling, paste, gauffering and gold leaf.
Taught by Kate Holland

C&G Level 2 (Unit 220) - Half Leather Case Bindings
8th-12th November 2021

£540 inc VAT
This course is the first unit in the Level 2 C&G certificate in Bookbinding. You will learn how to make casebound leather books in quarter and half leather, and how to pare leather and sharpen knives. Some bookbinding experience is necessary.
Taught by Lori Sauer

C&G Level 1 (Unit 119) - Photograph albums and slipcase
22nd-26th November 2021

£540 inc VAT
For those with a little bookbinding experience, this course is the second unit necessary for the Level 1 C&G certificate in Bookbinding, where you will learn how to make two different types of photograph album, one with folded guards, and one with stiff boards, and a lined cloth slipcase.
Taught by Mylyn McColl

To Book a place on any of the above courses please either phone Shepherds on 02076305323
or book on-line here.

Bookbinding Courses with Doug Mitchel

Bookbinding with Doug Mitchell

Higham Hall - www.highamhall.co.uk

Bookbinding:Playtime
16th-19th July 2021

A weekend of completing projects you may have started elsewhere or an opportunity to begin a new one and need a helping hand. There will also be a chance to do some Gold Foil tooling on Skiver labels and maybe have a go at making Decorative Papers using various simple techniques such as paste and acrylic paints or inks. Let us just see what can be accomplished.

Bookbinding: Secret Belgian Binding
8th-11th October 2021

This binding was invented in the mid-1980s by a Belgian bookbinder. You could say it was a Western version of the traditional Japanese stab binding techniques. The binder wanted a book that would open flat but with the appearance of the stab sewing. It is also known as a "crisscross binding". Perhaps the secret is that nobody is certain who invented it. Our first day will be printing the covering paper using a Dendtritic mono print technique. All you will need is good hand skills and Doug will guide you through this step by step.

Bookbinding: Advanced (quarter bound leather)
10th-13th March 2022

This is the third stage in learning bookbinding. Making books covered in leather is always a most satisfying thing to do no matter how many times you do it. We will be making a 19th C western style, smooth spine, quarter bound book in goatskin leather with decorative marbled paper sidings. An ideal time to practice those endpaper making and sewing skills, taking the book through the construction stages, board attachment, leather preparation and forwarding. All you will need is some prior experience and good hand skills but be assured that Doug will take you through the process step by step.

Bookbinding And Restoration
4th-8th May 2022

Old books are history and deserve some TLC, so bring along at least three books, (no larger than A4 please) and be guided through each process, learning the techniques of paper repair and cover restoration but using modern materials and keeping as much of the original as is practical. Leather books can be more difficult to repair and will take longer compared to cloth bound books. Doug will take you through the process step by step.

Bookbinding: Playtime
15th-18th July 2022

A weekend of completing projects you may have started elsewhere or an opportunity to begin a new one and need a helping hand. There will also be a chance to do some Gold Foil tooling on Skiver labels and maybe have a go at making Decorative Papers using various simple techniques such as paste and acrylic paints or inks. Let us just see what can be accomplished.

Knuston Hall, Northamptonshire. Bookings through their website or by emailing enquiries@knustonhall.org.uk

Full Leather Library Style
25th-27th June 2021 (weekend)

Restoration
2nd-4th August 2021

Sewn Board Binding
8th-10th November 2021

Doug Mitchell has been a Conservator/Binder for over 45 years. He completed a 5-year apprenticeship at John Dickinson & Co. Ltd. in Hertfordshire gaining a City and Guilds distinction in bookbinding and print finishing at the Watford College of Technology. He continued his training by later working for the British Museum Bindery and Foreign Office Press in Whitehall before joining the British Library in 2001 as a Book & Paper Conservator and Gold Finisher at the Centre for Conservation where he later achieved a level 3 NVQ qualification so that he can mentor interns and foreign students.

He has made presentation books for the Princess Royal, Prince Charles, The King of Morocco and the Prime Minister of Malaysia.

Doug is a member and regular face of the Society of Bookbinders Conferences and regional Workshops and has lectured at the York conference in 2007, and Warwick in 2011.

Although now retired he continues to hold workshops on various aspects of Bookbinding, historical book structures, Restoration, Paper Conservation and Gold Finishing at adult education colleges, S.O.B. regionals and independent conservation studios. He has over 25 years teaching experience.

For further information on these courses, Doug can be contacted at booksurgeon@gmail.com

Bookbinding with Cass - Upcycled Bookbinding kits & workshops

Bookbinding with Cas

A range of online workshops and kit options that explore my passion for upcycled bookbinding, including the following techniques - Layered Cross Stitch, Coptic Binding, Mini Bookbinding with remnant leather & decorative exposed stitching, The Sketchbook Selection and Bookbinding & Botanicals.

Prices start at £30 for access to online workshops, with different kit options. International shipping available. For more info, see www.cassandrabarron.com/shop

Eco-print, Dye & Stitch: a collaborative workshop
1st & 16th May 2021

Bookbinder Cass Barron & Textile Artist Elisabeth Viguie-Culshaw invite you to am online workshop that combines eco-printing & bookbinding.
A great opportunity to learn the magical (and scientific) process of printing leaves onto paper and fabric using a range of natural processes, before binding a selection of your prints into 3 book structures - a nature inspired journal with decorative V stitch, Japanese Stab twig book & origami fold Artists Book.
Workshop takes place via Zoom on 1 & 16 May. You will receive a materials/tool kit prior to the first online workshop along with access to a series of pre-recorded bookbinding videos.
£100-£150 (+ booking fee) depending on kit option. See - www.cassandrabarron.com/shop/collaborative-workshops

Letters to the Future 23rd May 2021
This letter themed online workshop led by Bookbinder Cass Barron and Writer Julie Galante invites you to create a book of memories and letters to the future - a unique experience that takes you into the world of letters, examining personal histories, handwriting, storytelling, and the joys of handmade communication.
The workshop begins with a Zoom live welcome event followed by access to a series of video tutorials featuring writing prompts and instructions on how to create an envelope book for storing your correspondence. An optional letter-themed kit accompanies this workshop and an invite to join a Zoom sharing event in June.
£65 - £70 - international shipping available. See - www.cassandrabarron.com/shop/collaborative-workshops

Karen Hanmer Book Arts - Online Winter Workshops registration open

Karen Hanmer

Since June Karen Hanmer Book Arts has hosted over a hundred students from four continents and eight countries. Students are working hard, asking questions, building skills, and even making connections with their classmates.

Workshops are geared towards working practitioners and dedicated hobbyists. The format is a series of live tutorials via Zoom. The tutorials are recorded and the videos are available to registered students for 90 days. Students need not be present for the live sessions. Workshop fee includes supplies and in most cases a detailed handout, which are mailed to arrive in time for the first session.

Two Doublures: Leather Edge-to-Edge and Sunken Suede
6th-27th April 2021 - Tuesdays, four sessions

Leather doublures in place of the more common decorative paper pastedowns are a sensuous and luxurious addition to a fine binding. Working on leather-covered plaquettes, students will create one leather edge-to-edge doublure and one sunken suede doublure.

The Springback Binding
8th-29th April 2021 - Thursdays, four sessions

The nineteenth century Springback Binding opens and closes with satisfying jolt. The structure is also a perfect way to delve more deeply into traditional binding. The book features a leather spine and corners, two-part 'split boards,' reinforced 'made' endsheets, and a 'spring' made of layers of card and paper. The paring requires minimal finesse, and the modest leather headcap is easy to form.

Two Simplified Bindings
4th-20th May 2021 - Tuesdays & Thursdays, six sessions - two books

The Simplified Binding has an elegant, streamlined look with leather spine, rolled endbands, and boards that are attached to the text block after being covered with decorative paper. Leather hinges finish the interior. Our second binding is much leaner, and stripped down to only the essential elements: uncovered boards of colored, laminated paper glued onto the flange of a separate leather spine piece that the cords have been laced through.

Decorative Techniques: Inlays and Onlays and more
1st-22nd June 2021 - Tuesdays, four sessions

Practice a variety of decorative techniques for use on leather bindings. Projects include: backpared, feathered, flat and sculptural onlays; inlaid and incised lines; raised, flush and recessed inlays. Additional contemporary decorative techniques will be discussed: Lacunose (abstract sanded leather collage), craquele, pochoir, and laser printing on leather.

Two Limp Vellum Binding Styles: Doves Press and Kelmscott Press
3rd-24th June 2021 - Thursdays, four sessions - two books

British Arts and Crafts Movement printers William Morris (Kelmscott Press) and T.J. Cobden-Sanderson (Doves Press) both chose to bind their iconic works in limp vellum cases. Because these bindings are so devoid of ornament, differing aspects of their construction such as the tone and figuring of the vellum, color of the sewing supports and thread, uniformity of the visible turn-ins, overlapping comers, and the organic untrimmed edges become design elements.

Details and registration here .

Dragon Press Bindery, Highworth, Wiltshire

BookCamp

August 2021
Book Camp summer intensive offers four two-day classes across the event and is for anyone working in the various fields of book arts and conservation who is keen to learn more about bookbinding and related skills.

Tuition is by the founders of Book Camp at this purpose-built bindery set in the beautiful Wiltshire countryside. You are welcome to camp in the spacious grounds or stay in local B&B accommodation.

The programme
Roman Wax Tablet - Michael Burke
Full Leather Binding - Dieter Räder
Introduction to Letterpress Printing on a Vandercook Press - Philippa Räder
All-in-One Clamshell Box - Dominic Riley

Enrolment is fully flexible: join one or two classes, return for another or, better still, stay for the whole programme.

We will share meals and enjoy informal presentations and discussions in the evenings, followed by time around the camp fire.

Fees are £250 per class and include all tuition, materials, hand-outs and meals. Pitching your tent is free of charge.

For further information and booking, please visit www.bookcamp.org.uk

Book Conservation Services, Adelaide, Australia

Each year at The Bindery in Adelaide we offer workshops, intensive training and individual tuition. The teaching is suitable for beginners or the more experienced bookbinder, restorer or conservator of books. Spaces are limited to 4 participants to ensure individual attention is available from the Tutor. Both Tutors are experts in their specialist fields of the book. Nicky Oliver is a London-based bookbinder, and design binder at Black Fox Bindery and Karen Vidler is an Adelaide-based bookbinder and book conservator at BCS.

Book and Paper Conservation with Karen Vidler

Individual Tuition
Various topics in bookbinding, book repair and conservation practices.
Fee: AUS$150 per day

Bookbinding and Design Binding with Nicky Oliver

Leather Dyeing Techniques
2 days, 2021
10.00-16.00
Fee: AUS$240

Sewing Styles for Books
1 day, 2021
10.00-16.00
Fee: AUS$120

Headbanding Techniques
1 day, 2021 (a day after the 'Sewing Styles' workshop)
10.00-16.00
Fee: AUS$120

Slipcases for Books
1 day, 2021
10.00-16.00
Fee: AUS$150

Workshop fee includes materials, handouts and lunch.

Email Lynne with enquiries or to register - bcsbindery@gmail.com. We hope you will join us.

Images from previous workshops can be found - www.facebook.com/bcsbindery

Perfect Bindings in the South West

Bookbinding workshops with Megan Stallworthy take place at arts centres and book festivals in Devon, Cornwall and Somerset. Perfect for artists, writers, teachers and anyone interested in making books, you will learn core bookbinding skills of folding, cutting, sewing and glueing, and take home your own handmade books along with a set of workshop notes. All the equipment and materials are provided.

Workshops are being planned for later in the year, all being well. One to one Zoom tutorials are also available for all those making books at home, tailored to suit your needs and at a time to suit you.

Find more details of all the workshops at perfectbindings.co.uk
where you can also sign up to the newsletter.

The School for Bookbinding Arts, Virginia, USA

Bookbinding School

The School For Bookbinding Arts began in 2002 as the workshop division of Cat Tail Run Hand Bookbinding. Our goal is simple: to make the study of bookbinding and related crafts enjoyable yet substantive. Each workshop features demonstrations of the techniques being taught coupled with supervised practice time for the student.

We believe our classes have something for everyone. If you are interested in the repair of books, our Introduction to Book Restoration is a great place to start and prepares you for both the Advanced Cloth Restoration and Advanced Leather Restoration courses. Our classes in New Cloth Bindings and Clamshell Box Making are perfect for those seeking the satisfaction of making something fabulous from scratch. If you particularly enjoy working with decorative paper, then all the classes offered during Marbling Fortnight are for you. Also, be sure to check out our workshops in Letterpress Printing, Calligraphy, and Pop-up Structures, all of which will deepen your experience of creative book craft and your appreciation for all that the human hand can bring forth.

For further information and booking, please visit schoolforbookbindingarts.com

Black Fox Bindery Workshops, London

blackfox

One of the reasons why I fell in love with the craft of bookbinding is because you never stop learning. From Book & Paper Conservation to Book Arts is a huge arc under which lies a multitude of subjects, techniques and skills. Black Fox Bindery offers a variety of teaching resources from taster courses to intensive, from one day to long-term.

The bindery is fully equipped with presses, hot foil blocking machines, paring machines, tools and materials. There is enough space to accommodate 5 students comfortably at any one time and is fully insured.

Workshops and Courses
Over the previous years Black Fox has hosted a selection of successful workshops, covering a variety of subjects and techniques. Although these haven't followed an annual schedule I am more than happy to organise different courses throughout the year when time allows and I am very happy to take requests.

Black Fox Bindery also plays host to guest binders or makers who may not have space of their own to teach. This is a great opportunity for all involved; I get to see a new teaching approach, my students have access to different techniques and the guest gets paid to pass on their skills.

One to One Tuition
One to one tuition has been invaluable to my personal progress in bookbinding and I emphasise the importance of it for focussed skill and technique development. You may have a certain amount of bookbinding experience but may feel that there is room for improvement or you could be a total beginner wishing for concentrated time within a bindery. I can offer one to one tuition tailored to your needs.

I can provide tuition on a daily basis or as part of a structured longer term course. Costs are £150 a day, with working hours usually from 10am to 5pm with an hour for lunch. For further information regarding one to one tuition please contact me (Nicky Oliver) at: nicky@blackfoxbindery.com

Bench Rental
The Black Fox Bench Rental service is provided for those who are fed up of practising bookbinding on their kitchen worktops and lacking the equipment that they need. It is an opportunity to come into a fully equipped bindery to work on personal projects whether it be a job, competition piece or a gift for example. The cost of this service is £55 a day which includes access to the equipment, presses, tools and a little guidance from me if needed.

Further information and booking is available from
www.blackfoxbindery.com/workshops

Scottish Borders

One-to-one or two-to-one tuition in a private studio located in a beautiful rural setting in the Scottish Borders: close to Berwick on Tweed with easy access by road or rail.

Personal tuition from an award winning craftsman! All tuition tailored to suit the skills level of the individual student. If there is a particular technique or a skill you are looking to develop or improve, or if you are a complete beginner taking your first steps into the art &craft of this ancient discipline, contact Mark Ramsden via bookmanconservation.co.uk, or call 01361 882028 or e-mail me bookman@btinternet.com.

Otter Education - Classes in Winchester and Midhurst, UK

Otter Education

Whether you're looking for a serious commitment or simply want to learn something new and have fun while doing it, there's nothing more important than being taught by an experienced Arts & Crafts Instructor. Marysa de Veer has been offering her services to people of all ages since 1993, and is here to give you the personalised attention you deserve so that you can reach your full potential.

Please visit her web site to view the full range of tuition options available.

Teaching Opportunities at the London Centre for Book Arts

Come and teach at the LCBA! The centre is looking to add more workshops to their schedule. If you have an idea for a workshop to teach at the Centre, please let them know by filling in the form on their web site.

You can see examples of their current workshops at londonbookarts.eventbrite.co.uk

The Maureen Duke Educational Award

The Norie Trust is a small charitable trust based in the South West of England. The Trust funds various projects, many of which are associated with literature and the arts. The Trust also assists community-based projects which aim to improve the quality of people's lives.

The Trust has generously offered the Society funds of £2,000 a year for the next 5 years to fund an educational award to assist professionals in the book field. The Trust wishes to recognise Maureen Duke's inspirational teaching and dedication to education and the award will therefore be known as The Maureen Duke Educational Award.

The recipient of the award each year should be a bookbinder, book conservator, book restorer or book artist who has worked professionally in the U.K. for the last two years prior to the award. They should be intending to continue to work professionally, preferably in the UK.

SoB's Education & Training Task Force has been asked by the Trust to administer the award and after discussion it has been agreed that the award panel will consist of the Chair of the Society and the Chair of E&T. The applicant will be required to submit the following:
- Hand written letter of application
- CV
- A brief outline of the nature of study wishing to be undertaken, indicating how this will enhance their work, and their plans for the future
- Full Breakdown of costs - fees, travel and subsistence
- Images of work completed in the 2 years prior to application
- Two references

The recipient will be required to write a report of their study and experience gained for others in the field.

Applications should be sent to: Claire Redfern, 21 Moat Way, Goring by Sea, West Sussex, BN12 4DR.

An Introduction to Bookbinding with Mark Cockram at Studio 5, London

Case Binding

Rationale - This module develops the students' ability to use basic materials such as cloth and a number of machine made papers. It will allow students the opportunity to explore differing adhesives and covering techniques in the production of case bindings.

Aims
- to develop hand skills related to paper and cloth work and hand foil work
- to enhance professional skills, awareness and responsibility
- to stimulate creativity in design
- to develop awareness of choice of suitable styles

Learning Outcome - On completion the student will be able to:
- select suitable styles of case binding
- fold sections
- be familiar with various sewing techniques
- forward the book to the required standard
- make a case binding including the use of modern design techniques

Assessment Strategy - Assessment will be in line with the STUDIO 5 criteria and will be evident through examination and discussion of 5 finished items of work. The student will demonstrate an ability to apply the techniques to a good standard and understand the reasons for their use. The Module is delivered over 6 days with all materials included. Fee £700

Bradel Binding

Rationale - This module develops an awareness of strength and structure specific to this type of binding. It will give students the opportunity to work with leather and apply the relevant techniques involved in the production of the disappearing spine Bradel binding.

Aims
- to introduce the student to leather binding and manipulation
- to identify the correct materials specific to the binding style
- to understand the need for and limitations of the binding style
- to apply the relevant techniques
- to assess the suitability of the binding style

Learning Outcome - On completion the student will be able to:
- select suitable text blocks in need of this structure
- forward the book to the required standard
- make a Bradel binding including the use of modern design techniques

Assessment Strategy - Assessment will be in line with the STUDIO 5 criteria and will be evident through examination and discussion of 1 finished item of work. The student will demonstrate an ability to apply the techniques to a good standard and understand the reasons for their use. The Module is delivered over 6 days with all materials included. Fee £700

Box and Enclosure Making

Rationale - This module is intended to develop the students ability in making 3 styles of boxes for the books made during the 2 previous modules. The student will be able to select and use suitable materials and incorporate style and design ideas.

Aims
- to identify the correct materials specific to the box style and use
- to explore design and material manipulation
- to apply the relevant techniques
- to understand internal measuring

Learning Outcome - On completion the student will be able to:
- select suitable box styles and construction methods
- apply the techniques for making boxes including a two tray drop back box
- apply techniques suitable for various uses

Assessment Strategy - Assessment will be in line with the STUDIO 5 criteria and will be evident through examination and discussion of 3 finished items of work. The student will demonstrate an ability to apply the techniques to a high standard and understand the reasons for their use. The student will be expected to be able to demonstrate and rationalise design, process and protection. The Module is delivered over 6 days with all materials included. Fee £700

Artist's Book or Complete Book (Option A)

Rationale - This module is intended to develop the students' ability to explore print, book manipulation and creative journeys with the book.

Aims
- to identify differing print techniques
- to explore the book as a means of artistic and social expression
- to apply the relevant techniques, working practices and mediums

Learning Outcome - On completion the student will be able to:
- select suitable print techniques and mixed media
- forward the book to the required standard and manipulate as required
- to understand the relationship of the artist and the book

Assessment Strategy - Assessment will be in line with the STUDIO 5 criteria and will be evident through examination and discussion of 2 finished items of work. The student will demonstrate an ability to apply the techniques to a high standard and understand the reasons for their use. The student will be expected to be able to demonstrate and rationalise working processes. The Module is delivered over 6 days with some materials included. Fee £700

Introduction to Contemporary Bradel Design Binding (Option B)

Rationale - The Introduction to Contemporary Bradel Design Binding gives students the opportunity to make a Design Binding using contemporary and traditional techniques and materials.

Aims
- to expand existing skills and techniques whilst learning relevant traditional skills
- to explore Design Binding with contemporary arts practices
- to apply the relevant techniques, working practices and mediums

Learning Outcome - On completion the student will be able to:
- select suitable construction methods - forward the book to the required standard and manipulate as required - to boldly go where no one has been before

Assessment Strategy - Assessment will be in line with the STUDIO 5 criteria and will be evident through examination and discussion of 2 finished items of work. The student will demonstrate an ability to apply the techniques to a high standard and understand the reasons for their use. The student will be expected to be able to demonstrate and rationalise working processes. The Module is delivered over 14 days with basic materials included. Fee £1,400

The STUDIO 5 BEGINNERS COURSE is delivered in 3 modules of six days each. Upon successful completion the student will be issued with a Studio 5 Certificate. The fee is £2,100.00 per person. The fee covers all tuition, hand tool use, workshop equipment as required and materials as outlined in the module information. A 50% non returnable deposit is required to confirm booking, full payment being made no less than 2 weeks prior to the beginning of the course. The modules can be delivered in a block or days to suit the individual student. Two further modules, options A and B are individually priced.

To book a place or for more information please contact us at:
Mark Cockram
Studio Five
First Floor The Mews
46-52 Church Road
Barnes, London, SW13 0DQ
Tel: 0208 563 2158 http://studio5bookbindingandarts.blogspot.com/

North Bennet Street School, Boston, MA - Full-time Bookbinding Program
plus Workshops and Short Courses

WorkshopsEstablished in 1986, this popular two-year program attracts students who share a passion for books and materials, problem-solving, the creative process and working with their hands to make, restore and preserve books and other printed cultural treasures. Students learn fundamental bookbinding techniques including tool use and modification, non-adhesive bindings, cloth and paper bindings of various styles, edition binding and an introduction to book repair and conservation. The second year provides a comprehensive examination of leather bindings, decorative tooling and finishing and re-backing and repair of leather bindings. Advanced paper treatments including washing and deacidification and other conservation procedures are covered. In addition to the full-time program, the school offers one-week and longer short courses in bookbinding, calligraphy, paper marbling and more.

For more information go to: www.nbss.edu

Alan Fitch - A Binder of Books and A Teacher of Bookbinding, in Powys, Wales

There are available a variety of courses, which run throughout the year, offering the opportunity to learn in an idyllic location and relaxed atmosphere. With only a maximum of three people on any one course, tuition is on a very personal level, with each student having their own work station and all tools and materials supplied.

The courses run from Monday - Friday (9 - 5). Over the period of the course you will be guided through all the aspects of bookbinding, relevant to each course. There are at present four courses available:

Basic Course - This course has been designed for the beginner and covers all the basics of binding a book.

Refresher/Repair Course - This course is designed for the student who :
- Has completed the Basic Course but would like to spend more time developing their basic skills before moving on to finer things.
- Has had some experience in the past of binding a case bound, round and backed book but would like to refresh their skills.
- Would like to develop their skills in repairing old cloth cased books.

Full Leather Course - This course is for the person who wants to develop their bookbinding skills and progress to binding in leather.

2 Day Bookmaking Course - This course has been designed to allow you to spend two days making a variety of types and styles of book, none of which require any specialist equipment or tools.

Accommodation is available

For further detail please telephone +44 (0)1938 590733,
or view the web site at www.abinderofbooks.co.uk

The School for Bookbinding Arts, Winchester, VA

The School for Bookbinding Arts began in 2002 as the workshop division of Cat Tail Run Hand Bookbinding (est. 1991) and offers numerous courses in bookbinding and allied subjects taught by the bookbinders of Cat Tail Run along with a team of talented guest instructors.

Cat Tail Run Hand Bookbinding provides bookbinding, restoration, and conservation services to individuals and institutions. The bookbinders of Cat Tail Run include Susan McCabe, Anna Barnes, Reilly Cundiff, Rowland Kirks, and Jill Deiss. Susan McCabe's expertise includes the sewing of texts and creating custom-crafted endbanding. Anna Barnes restores the covers of leather- and cloth-bound books. Reilly Cundiff specializes in crafting new bindings, restoring cloth binding, and making clamshell boxes. Jill Deiss serves as the senior binder, and Rowland Kirks is chief of operations for the bindery and the bookbinding school.

Further information from:
+1 540 662 2683
www.schoolforbookbindingarts.com
email: workshops@cattailrun.com

The Artworks, Halifax, Yorkshire

Printmaking and Bookbinding

Please visit their web site for a full list of available courses.

"All of our workshops offer the highest quality tuition in a relaxed, welcoming, open and conducive atmosphere. Our workshops are structured, providing you with the necessary skills and techniques to master the craft and are flexible too, allowing you to work on different projects from traditional to contemporary. You can work at your own pace and all materials and tools are provided at the class to get you going."

Further information is available from www.theartworks.org.uk

CBL Ascona, Switzerland

The Association centro del bel libro in Ascona is the parent institution of an internationally known and recognised technical school with the specialised areas of Bookbinding and Design and Book and Paper Conservation. The Association exists for the continued development and ever higher qualification of its instructors in both areas. Competitions and exhibitions help inform the public about their activities and expand public awareness of the book. The Association makes it possible for experts in related fields and for interested laypeople to acquire knowledge and skills pertaining to the book through special courses of instruction. The Association is a not for profit organisation. Its departments assure the smooth functioning of the school and an especially well organised office assists course participants with their stay in Ascona. The Directorate, among other duties, is charged with attracting new supporting members for the Association to ensure the continued work and development of the School. Should you be in agreement with the stated goals of the Association - we would be pleased to welcome you as a new member!

Department of Bookbinding and Design - The study areas of Bookbinding and Design offer discerning bookbinders the opportunity of technical and creative challenges. Course participants have the opportunity to further their qualifications through learning internationally recognised methods and techniques, are able to hone their skills and increase their knowledge, evaluate themselves and be inspired by colleagues. They will exchange ideas and find paths in creativity and through self reflection; paths which open up by being away from job demands and daily stress, away from routine, and the pressures of time and expectations of productivity. The annually changing course offerings are continually enhanced by timely developments to expand students depth of understanding. They include classic hand bookbinding techniques, such as the French full leather binding, the Bradel technique, as well as hand gilding. Another area of program concentration is the contemporary design of bookbindings, in which design, technique and material complement each other and fulfil the functional and qualitative aspects of a book.

Department of Book and Paper Conservation - The study of book and paper conservation at the centro del bel libro ascona assures further education specifically for book and paper restorers and delivers timely, inclusive and internationally recognised competencies in theory and practical applications. Scientific bases of restoration, restoration ethics, as well as documentation and decision making are encouraged and fostered in order to increase the knowledge of course participants in these areas. The opportunity to engage in dialogue in related disciplines, support and evaluation of innovation, and most of all development of practical skills to assure correct restoration and conservation measures - all are addressed in this context. The exchange of ideas among experts, and the addition of highly specialised guest lecturers provide the best conditions for exploring all relevant subjects in depth. Highly qualified teachers, a pleasant study and work environment, course participants from countries world wide, and the much renowned southern joie de vivre facilitate learning, ignite the desire to learn and communicate, and reward the student with improved self confidence. Building on these facts, it becomes an easy task to develop conventions for the protection of our cultural heritage, the book - a task which the centro del bel libro ascona has set itself and which it fulfils.

Further information regarding courses programs can be found on the schools web site at: www.cbl-ascona.ch

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