Volume 28 - Autumn 2009


Study Opportunities

Bookbinding Classes at City Lit, London

The City Lit runs the widest selection of bookbinding courses in London.

Courses starting in September 2009 - Enrolment from June 30th

Courses starting in January 2010

Fold, Sequence Bound
Clare Bryan will be teaching 'Fold, Sequence Bound' a short summer school course at the City Lit. This four day course will bring together imaginative mark making and simple book structures to form a unique hand made book, developing your ideas through the structure of the book exploring sequence, narrative and space. The course starts on Monday 13th July through to Thursday 16th from 10.30am to 4.30pm, see course outline for details of what to bring to the first session.

Location for all courses: City Lit, Keeley street, Covent Garden, London WC2B 4BA

For further information on any of the and to read the course outline see the prospectus at www.citylit.ac.uk
or ring 020 7831 7831 (enrolments) or 020 7492 2700 (Visual Arts Department)


Joint Designer Bookbinders and Society of Bookbinders Weekend Workshops, 2009-2010

The six series of workshops offered jointly by Designer Bookbinders and the Society of Bookbinders for 2009-2010 is announced as follows:

24-24 October 2009` The Book as Architecture Tutor: Paul Johnson Venue: The Conway Bindery, Halifax

21-22 November 2009 Conservation Bindings using Carton Tutor: Katinka Keus Venue: Flora Ginn Bindery, London, SW4

23-24 January 2010 Binding the Nag Hammadi Codex Tutor: Michael Burke Venue: York Minster Library

20-21 February 2010 Book Repair Techniques Tutor: Maureen Duke Venue: Malvern Hills College, Malvern

20-21 March 2010 Paper Marbling Tutor: Victoria Hall Venue: Allen Street, London, W8

All courses cost £120 plus a materials fee. Further information with full details on the workshops, tutors, registration and booking forms are available on the societies' websites:
www.designerbookbinders.org.uk or www.societyofbookbinders.com

Classes on Bookbinding (and related topics) in Forest Grove, OR

A Pieced Leather Cover
The chain stitch variation of this limp leather cover book has a flap with a button closure. The covers are soft leather with no boards--no working or paring of the leather is necessary. The cover is made by gluing and stitching together several pieces of leather and adding decorative stitches. It's easier than it sounds! The finished book is about 5" x 8".
Instructor: Patricia Grass
Date: Saturday, October 17
Time: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Cost: $70 + $20 materials fee

Full Leather Binding with Gold Foil Tooling
This is a traditional hard cover book sewn on tapes, rounded and backed, and covered with leather. The front cover will be tooled using gold and other colored foils and hand tools. The book is about 4" x 5". It is a good introduction to working with leather. We will practice tooling on placards before working on the books. You need not have your own tools as you can use the tools in the studio.
Instructor: Patricia Grass
Date: Friday, Saturday, & Sunday, November 6, 7, and 8 (3 days)
Time: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Cost: $140 + $40 materials fee

Box with an Easel Frame Lid
This box is sized to hold travel memories. It has a lid that hinges and stands up. It will be made in a size to accommodate 4" x 6" photos and a photo can be featured in the frame on the lid.
Instructor: Patricia Grass
Date: Saturday, November 14
Time: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Cost: $70 + $20 materials fee

Travel Journal
This book incorporates pocket pages and text paper to use either on your journey or as a remembrance book when you come hone. The book is sewn on tapes and has a soft tyvek cover, great to stuff in a backpack.
Instructor: Patricia Grass
Date: Saturday, November 21
Time: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Cost: $70 + $20 materials fee

Further information and booking details from Patricia Grass at
bookkits@aol.com or pagrass@aol.com

Decorative Paper and Drop Spine Binding by Monique Lallier in North Carolina

Monique Lallier will teach the week-long workshop "Decorative Paper and Drop Spine Binding" as part of the Fall 2009 Camp Cheerio Retreat in the beautiful Blue Ridge mountains of North Carolina, about 1 hour drive northwest of Winston-Salem. The natural setting is peaceful, inspiring and energizing.

During the week students will work on two related techniques: For the first two days students will make an innovative form of decorative paper. The technique is neither paste paper nor marble paper. Students will use a broad variety of media: gouache, water color, ink, or dye for leather; on a wide variety of papers: Kraft, tissue, Japanese, Mohawk, Arches (anything but very thick paper).

Students will spend the remainder of the week learning the "Drop-spine Binding" (similar to the drum leaf), with a book that students have already prepared, i.e. a paper back, a sewn book or a pack of single sheets that can be fan-glued in class. Students will use their decorative papers as end papers. The book can have a spine of leather, cloth, fabric or paper; and the boards can be covered in paper or cloth.

Students should arrive with a book ready to cover, or single sheets that can be glued in class. Also bring colors, cotton balls (that do not leave fuzzy particles), disposable rubber gloves, paper (a lot), and bookbinding tools.

Included in the cost of this retreat are: workshop, meals (15), and five nights lodging. Camp Cheerio is located in a magnificent mountain setting about 1 hour drive northwest of Winston-Salem, in Roaring Gap, North Carolina. (near Sparta, NC). Total cost is $695. Deposit of $200. (non-refundable) Balance due July 31, 2009. Also available, private and semi-private rooms with private bath. Semi-private room $775. Private room $840. Pickup and /or drop-off at the Piedmont Triad International Airport in Greensboro available for a fee of $100. Additional information and directions will be sent a few months before class.

For more information, see calligraphycentre.com or contact Jim Teta at the Calligraphy Centre: tetascribe@triad.rr.com

Bookbinding Courses in Wiltshire

Beginners' Courses & Master Classes offered by Shepherds Bookbinders at The Daffodil Barn, Nursery Farm, Woodborough, Near Pewsey, Wiltshire, SN9 5PF

New curriculum for autumn to include a Japanese Class by Kathy Abbott and a Solid-dge Gilding Class by Derek Hood. Both to be held in October

Beginners Courses are run over two days and are held on Tuesdays and Wednesdays during the week and on Saturday & Sundays at weekends Mondays are 'Study' days where for an extra charge of £25.00 inc.Vat students can work in the bindery on their own projects. Course fee £210.00 inc. Vat per two-day course (10% discount when you book two or more courses) and includes light lunches and refreshments. Each course is complete in itself, but the three courses follow each other in a series. Together the three courses make up a complete introduction to the most common techniques and principals of hand-bookbinding.

'Absolute Beginners'. Covers the basic principals of bookbinding including grain direction and how to handle adhesives and bookbinding materials with confidence. The course is based around practical demonstrations and hands-on exercises; at least two books will be completed by the end of the course.

Second Stages in Bookbinding. This course follows on from 'Absolute Beginners' by demonstrating the techniques for making multi-section books and case-making. The course is an entirely hands-on workshop and at least two bindings will be completed by the end of two days.

Third Stages in Bookbinding. The third and final course in the Beginners' Series tackles the various types of bindings that can be made through variations of sewing techniques and paper folding. This includes two methods for making photograph albums and a Japanese concertina style binding. Detailed notes will accompany the courses, and all the necessary materials and tools will be provided to complete the exercises. Comfortable shoes and an apron are advisable.

Master Class Courses are run over two days and are held on Tuesdays and Wednesdays during the week and on Saturday & Sundays at weekends Mondays are 'Study' days where for an extra charge of £25.00 inc.Vat students can work in the bindery on their own project £245.00 inc.Vat per two-day course (10% discount when you book two or more courses) and includes light lunches and refreshments.

The two day courses will include, Gold Finishing, Leather Forwarding, Box- Making, Leather Restoration, Cloth Restoration, Advanced Sewing, Paper Conservation, Solid Edge Gilding, Library Style Binding, Japanese Binding. Each course offers comprehensive training in a specific area of bookbinding. They are all taught by the crafts-people from the bindery at Shepherds, all of whom are experts in their fields with many years of experience working in a busy commercial environment. These 'Master Classes' are aimed at people who already have some knowledge of bookbinding. It is essential that those wishing to apply for these courses have either completed our three Beginners Courses or have equivalent experience and a general working knowledge of bookbinding. Detailed notes will be supplied for each course and a list of necessary items to bring where appropriate.

Full timetables, enrolment and other information can be found by contacting Alison Strachan at as@bookbinding.co.uk or telephone on 01672 851979.

Fall Classes at the American Academy of Bookbinding

The American Academy of Bookbinding has a wonderful schedule of fall classes offered at both the Telluride and Ann Arbor campuses. Here is brief listing:

Telluride Campus
INTERMEDIATE FINE LEATHER BINDING: with Donald Glaister, September 21-October 2, ten days.
INTRODUCTION TO ALTERNATIVE TECHNIQUES: with Donald Glaister, October 5-9, five days.
FINE BOX MAKING: with Monique Lallier, October 12-16, five days.
NEW ORIENTAL BINDINGS: with Monique Lallier, October 19-23, five days.

Ann Arbor Campus
FUNDAMENTALS OF BOOKBINDING, with Monique Lallier, September 28-October 9, ten days.

The American Academy of Bookbinding is an independent school offering the highest level of instruction in fine binding and book conservation. Courses are offered for all skill levels, from novices to experienced binders and conservators. The Academy offers an intensive program that culminates with a diploma in fine binding or book conservation, and students travel from all over to study with some of the most accomplished binders and conservators in the world. The diploma program features a combination of classroom instruction, independent study, and a final diploma project that is reviewed by a panel of experts.

In Telluride, the Academy is housed in the Old Stone Building, a turn-of-the-century historic building in downtown Telluride. We arrange housing with private rooms in shared condominiums and houses, and you can walk everywhere in the small town of Telluride so you won't need a vehicle. In Ann Arbor, classes are conveniently held at Hollander's, a store that specializes in decorative papers and bookbinding supplies that has a beautiful workshop space.

For a complete listing of classes and for more information please visit https://www.ahhaa.org/AAB_web/AAB.html or call 970-728-8649

GAS: Garage Annex School for Book Arts, Easthampton, MA, USA

A Book of One's Own: Versatile Journal & Sketchbook Designs; Linda Lembke; November 7-8
Also in the fall, just when you need to get your 2010 calendar up and running, Linda Lembke will teach A Book of One's Own: Versatile Journal & Sketchbook Designs. Linda is a master teacher with a loyal following. She is known for her thoughtful instruction and her thoroughness. Participants always leave Linda's workshops with many useful designs and structures.

Asian Albums; Amaryllis Siniossoglou; November 21-22
And just when you might want to be creating colorful and unusual gifts, you can come to Asian Albums with Amaryllis Siniossoglou. Amaryllis is another teacher who goes the extra mile (or two or three) for her students. Come let her inspire you.

Wooden-Leaf Books; Pamela Spitzmueller; December 5-6
And what would a year of workshops at GAS be without a fine contribution from Pamela Spitzmueller? This year she will teach Wooden-Leaf Books. This workshop serves diverse audiences: those of you interested in historical structures as well as you book artists who will enjoy learning these structures for your own work.

Please visit our web site for detailed information: www.GarageAnnexSchool.com

In addition to their annual schedule of workshops, Daniel Kelm offers private instruction

Fall Workshops in New Mexico

Rounded Leather Case Binding. CASE BINDING REFINED with Leather.
October 24 & 25 (Saturday and Sunday) and November 11 & 12 (Wednesday and Thursday
9:30am - 4:30pm each day. $220. ~ leather, materials included.
Further refinements of the case binding are featured in this class, as students begin working with fine goatskin leather. Two books will be completed: a 1/4 leather rounded case with decorative paper on boards, and a 1/2 leather rounded case, which adds leather to the four corners and decorative paper in the center of the boards. Case joints (hinges) will vary in width between the two bindings, the first with the usual pressed groove used on most case bindings; and the other, bound with a tighter joint for a continuous contour, enhanced by back-cornered boards and a shaped, rounded headcap at each end of the leather case spine. Prerequisite: Hands On Bookbinding's Bookbinding Basics and The Rounded Case classes. Class limited to 8 students.

A variation of a millimeter style binding. BINDING IN-BOARDS with Leather.
November 14 & 15 (Saturday and Sunday) and December 3 & 4 (Thursday & Friday)
9:30-4:30 each day. $220. ~ leather, materials included. This class is a departure from the case bound book, focusing on "in-boards" binding, where the boards and the book spines are attached to the text block before it is covered. Two variations of European binding styles, the "simplified" and "millimeter" binding, will be taught, both utilizing an attached spine/paper component that acts like a spine hollow, yet extends over the spine shoulders to the endpaper linings eventually to be used as a flange for the board attachment. These elegant structures feature thinner boards with a small amount of leather applied to the spine (one with literally millimeters of leather along the board fore-edge), bringing attention to the decorative paper on the boards. Prerequisite: Hands On Bookbinding's Bookbinding Basics, The Rounded Case, and Case binding Refined classes. Class limited to 8 students. This class is designed to transition students to future classes in laced-on boards binding, or fine binding. Otherwise, students may take a 2010 class to complete this series.

FOR REGISTRATION INFORMATION , pleas contact Priscilla Spitler: prispit@windstream.net or (575) 894-570

The School for Formal Bookbinding, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvani

The purpose of the School for Formal Bookbinding is to provide high quality instruction in hand bookbinding. Emphasis is placed on the understanding that a successful hand-bound book is the result of interrelated decisions about structure, technique and material at every stage of the binding process. This year the school will offer the progressive series of one week classes (Bookbinding 1 through 6); a number of weekend workshops; a one week class of enclosures, including portfolios, slipcases, and clamshell boxes; a one week workshop on edition binding and a one week workshop on design binding.

Introduction to Case Binding (Bookbinding 2) This is the basic bookbinding class and builds on the skills taught in the Foundations class. We will begin with discussions of the structure and function of the sewn codex, then proceed from endsheet considerations through sewing and spine consolidation, then to the German four-piece case which is fitted to the textblock before being covered, and finally casing in. If time permits there will be an introduction to titling with the Kensol hot stamper. Participants will execute at least two case bindings during the class. These will be blank books of new paper, in order to eliminate the distractions and difficulties inherent in rebinding an existing textblock. Please do not bring books for rebinding to this class; that will be the subject of another course. Requirements: Students should have taken the Foundations of Hand Bookbinding class or an equivalent. We have scheduled the Foundations and Case Binding classes so that students who wish to take both can do so at a reduced tuition and housing cost. . Please contact us if you have questions in this regard.Students should bring their own hand tools, notebook and apron. Dates: This class will be offered Monday October 12 - Friday October 12 - 16. If you are staying at the school please come late Sunday afternoon to get settled in.

Tuition is $200 for two-day classes; $500 for five-day classes; $800 for ten-day classes. Any material fees are listed with each class. A deposit is requested to hold a place in a workshop: $50 for a weekend, $100 for longer classes. Deposits should be received, at the latest, two weeks before the class runs. We will also need to know whether housing is needed. Fees are payable by check, Mastercard, Visa, or Discover. h o u s i n g Housing is available for all students, if desired, in either the two bedroom apartment in the shop building (52 Burke St.) or in the three bedroom house just around the corner (35 Powell St.). Both dwellings are furnished, with fully equipped shared kitchens and shared baths. The cost is $40 for two-day classes, $100 for five-day classes; $200 for ten-day classes.

Further information is available from www.donrashfinebookbinder.com

Bookbinding in Gloucestershire

All ability courses/workshops in new or repair binding

Ruskin Mill, Nailsworth
5 week course
Monday October 26th, November 2nd, 9th, 16th & 23rd - 9.30am - 2.00pm - £100.00

John Pursey from Hewits will be visiting us during the courses and workshops

For further details and to enrol please contact Anne Weare 01285 760328

The School for Bookbinding Arts, Wichester, VA

iThe school is committed to providing quality training in the craft of hand bookbinding. Its ongoing series of two-day workshops is designed to teach techniques that are immediately useful to the student as well as to create a solid foundation of skills for further bookbinding study. The curriculum includes both basic and advanced courses that are geared toward the needs of book dealers, collectors and anyone interested in learning the art of hand bookbinding. Each workshop features demonstrations of the techniques being taught coupled with ample supervised practice time for the student. A complete package of printed notes accompanies each of the workshops to aid the student in assimilating the body of information being presented.

Workshops are taught in the studios of Cat Tail Run Hand Bookbinding near Winchester, Virginia. Cat Tail Run Hand Bookbinding is a fully operational hand bookbinding and book restoration facility established in 1991 by Jill Deiss. Instructors for THE SCHOOL FOR BOOKBINDING ARTS include Jill Deiss, Dee Evetts, Susan McCabe and Bill Deiss.

Foundation Level Course

Refurbishing I: This two-day course teaches a wide variety of skills immediately useful for general book repairs and serves as a foundation for later courses. Techniques include repairing corners, endcaps and outer joints on cloth and leather bindings where the boards have not yet become detached; toning, moisturizing and polishing bindings; and minor paper repairs. Limited to 9 students. $235

Refurbishing II: Students will extend knowledge gained in Refurbishing I by learning to reattach boards to books where the text pages are sound, but the cover is detached. Limited to 9 students. Requires Refurbishing I for participation. $235

Restoration of Cloth Bindings: Learn the professional technique for restoring a cloth binding using original boards and spine. Requires Refurbishing I and II for participation. Limited to 7 students. $235

Restoration of Leather Bindings: The leather reback is the companion repair to the cloth reback but for leather bindings. All portions of the original binding are retained in this professional restoration. Techniques for thinning and paring leather will be featured in this workshop. Requires Refurbishing I and II for participation. Limited to 7 students. $235

New Cloth Bindings: Two styles of new bindings will be taught to enable students to put covers on books that have lost their original bindings. Introduction to book titling will be featured as well as methods for endsheet attachment. Limited to 9 students. $235

Clamshell Box Construction: Students will learn the craft of creating custom-fit slipcases & clamshell boxes. Limited to 9 students. $235

Paper Marbling: Students will learn many traditional marbled patterns as well as how to set up their own marbling studios. Limited to 10 students. $250

Further information from:
email: info@cattailrun.com

Learn to bind in Surrey

For those wishing to learn bookbinding, The Otter Bindery now offers 1st Saturday in the month bookbinding mornings, which are for all levels from beginners upwards. If you would like to come on one of these workshops please email marysa@otterbookbinding.com or telephone 01932 845976.

These workshops are designed to offer bookbinding in a relaxed cottage setting. There is no need to pre-book, but please email or phone, to confirm your attendance two days in advance so that I know numbers. The purpose of these workshops is to afford a cost effective and enjoyable half-day of bookbinding for those wishing to pursue this craft. Ideas can be discussed and projects undertaken gradually at the pace of the student with interactive discussions between tutor and students so that everyone's project is a learning tool for the other students. Students can start on books and continue to work on them throughout the Saturdays available.

The day starts at 10am and finishes at 2pm. Students may wish to bring a packed lunch with them. The cost is £50. The dates available are below.

In addition to these workshops and subject to interest and demand, The Otter Bindery organises longer weekend workshops bringing in outside professional bookbinders with different expertises. Subjects covered include paper repair, book restoration, gold finishing, box making and fine binding. For those wishing an intensive in one of these areas please email an acknowledgment of your interest via email to marysa@otterbookbinding.com. The price for the intensive one day course is £150. This is subject to two or more individuals wishing to partake.

One day individual tuition is available by appointment between 10-4pm at a cost of £170 and half day £85.00. This is for those wishing to further the craft with more tutor support. This has proved popular as a gift and Gift Vouchers are available on request. Otter Bindery is available to tutor groups, schools, art centres, business and institutions in creative bookbinding. Please ask for details and prices.

Bookbinding and Restoration Workshops, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire

On Saturdays, throughout the year. Enquiries to douglas.mitchell@bl.uk

An opportunity to bring along your own books etc. and learn the basic skills of Restoration and Bookbinding. 11am. 5.30pm with a 1hour lunch.

These courses will be held at: The Castle Theatre, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, NN8 1XA For further details, please e-mail Doug Mitchell.

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 en sure 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 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 school's web site at: www.cbl-ascona.ch

Leeds College of Technology, Yorkshire, UK

Last year with great success, Leeds College of Technology, Yorkshire, UK, ran a basic craft bookbinding course. They had a good response, with eight enrolling on the course, most of who would like to move on to more advanced level. They have also had a few interested enquiries for the next basic course. This has prompted them to set up an Intermediate Craft course, which will start in February, following on from the beginners course in September. The new course will again have a certificate from NCFE after successful completion. They intend to move on to quarter and half bound case books and quarter and half bound leather bindings.

The courses will run on Wednesday evenings, 5.00-8.30 pm., 18 weeks each course. The fee will be £150 plus a small enrollment fee.

For more information: Contacts: Mick McGregor at Leeds College of Technology
Tel: +44 (0) 113 297 6438, e-mail m.mcgregor@lct.ac.uk or Student Services: tel +44 (0) 113 297 6481.

London College of Printing, London, UK

BA(HONS) Book Arts and Crafts - a course designed to develop a creative and innovative approach to the art and craft of designing and making books, as functional artifacts and art pieces.

This programme of study is unique in the United Kingdom, being the only course available specifically in book arts & crafts. The course is spread over three years, year one is mostly skills based and covers a variety of bookart areas, year two includes a range of electives allowing the student to focus on certain areas in detail. This year also includes work experience. Year three includes 2 major practical projects and a dissertation in a related area. The course starts in year one as tutor led and gradually becomes student led.

During the course visits are arranged to museums and galleries, field trips abroad and the possibility of engaging in the college exchange programme. A range of methods delivers the course: e.g. practical demonstration, lectures, seminars and tutorials.

Bookart projects are practically based and detailed feedback is always given on student's work either through assessment sheets or in tutorial. Written projects are required in the Cultural Studies and Personal and Professional Development modules.

Here is an outline of each year

Year 1 - Modules include basic skills in Printmaking, Craft bookbinding, craft printing (letterpress and screen), visual studies (drawing & illustration), photography and creative bookarts. Computer studies (computer-aided design), Cultural studies and Professional development. (CS & PPD run throughout the course). Year one is intense and requires attendance over 3/4 days.

Year 2 - Modules include advanced bookart structures and fine print production, electives include advanced printmaking & illustration, design bookbinding, artist's books, historical / oriental structures, conservation techniques and CAD etc. Students may now focus on particular area or specialism and drop areas they do not wish to pursue. PPD not only helps arrange work experience, but sets up student exhibitions in various galleries and the London Artists Bookfair each year.

Year 3 - This year is assessed over 2 major projects and 2 lesser projects. You will be expected to produce a dissertation of around 5000/6000 words and produce a Major Elective Study, which is assessed by exhibition. Projects are student led, this year of the course using a supervision/tutorial system for major projects. Students also set up their own exhibition in a private gallery during this final year. Technical help and advice is always available and most tutors operate an "open door" policy for students who need one-to-one help.

Exit Profile - Over 70% of graduates find employment in areas related to the course programme,(2002). Some have gone into teaching (PGTC) some onto post graduate education, (MA Bookarts, MA Fine Art, MA Product Design and MA Publishing etc.)

This art and design course using as it does a range of 3D graphics and the book as a medium has a wide range of applications. Graduates work as makers in bookbinding, printers in Fine press (Limited Edition), printmakers, illustrators, book designers using the latest computer applications, in art departments for publishers, paper engineering (pop-ups), board-game and package design, book & card production and as exhibiting book artists.

Students have exhibited to acclaim in major galleries and won international awards in France, UK, USA and Holland. This (undergraduate) course has been generally recognised as being the best available in this field. Resources are second to none, fully equipped workshops coupled with experienced staff all of whom practice within their specialism, professionally, (e.g. printmaking is taught by Tessa Holmes, exhibiting printmaker and Visual studies by the artist Daphne Plessner)

Full-time students at the LCC (lcp) ,also have the advantage of being offered a large range of related "bolt-on" courses, free, to enhance their studies. The course is relatively small, targets for each year being only 25. The age range is from 18 years, at present there is a 65/35 ratio women to men. Retention rate is 92% (2002/03). HEFC inspection rating is 22/24. Students come from a wide range of cultures and backgrounds, e.g. Taiwan, Germany, France, Sweden, USA, Brazil, Spain, Greece, Japan and Korea.

Prospective applicants are encouraged to visit the college. For full curriculum details and further information, please contact Mike Brunwin at: m.brunwin@lcp.linst.ac.uk or telephone on 0207 514 6500 (ex.6660) or write to:

UCAS entry codes;
route A Linst L65 WW27 Ba/BArts
Route B Linst L65 EW 27 Ba/BArts

London College of Communication (formally London College of Printing) School of Printing & Publishing, Elephant & Castle, London SE1 6SB

Oxford Brookes University - Evening Classe

These non-vocational classes provide an introduction to bookbinding, examining the techniques, materials and equipment needed to bind and repair books. Traditional methods are considered in conjunction with practical alternatives. Students will achieve an understanding of the requirements and processes involved in producing clean, neat, basic work. Students work at their own pace and are individually tutored.

For further information, please contact:
Ian Ross - Tutor and Organiser, Bookbinding Evening Classes
Oxford Brookes University, School of Arts & Humanities, OXFORD OX3 0BP

Tel: +44 (0) 1865 793083 or e-mail : binding@ianaross.f2s.com

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