Volume 45 - Spring 2018


Study Opportunities

The Borders Decorative and Fine Arts Society

The Borders Decorative and Fine Arts Society, a member of The Arts Society, have elected to sponsor a student in bookbinding! The Society will pay the tuition fees for a period approximating a scholastic year, September to June, for a candidate to learn how to bind and create books: study in designer binding, repair and everything in between will be available to the successful applicant.

This will not be a paid position but the selected candidate will be educated in this ancient art and craft at the expense of the Borders Decorative and Fine Arts Society. The chosen student will attend at a Studio in the Scottish Borders for one day a week; timings are very flexible and will be agreed between the successful applicant and the tutor.

No previous skill or knowledge is necessary and applications are invited from interested persons resident in Scotland and North Northumberland.

For initial contact and any further information,
please e-mail Mark Ramsden at bookman@btinternet.com

The closing date for applications is 30th April 2018.

Designer Bookbinders Masterclass Series 2018

Designer Bookbinders

The 2018 season of DB Masterclasses is now available for booking. Each Masterclass will be held at the St Bride bindery in Central London with a maximum class size of only 6 students so early booking is recommended.

Rachel Ward-Sale - 'Endpapers'
14th-15th April 2018
During this two-day practical workshop students will learn about different types of endpapers and their applications. There will be the opportunity to try several of the styles, with and without leather joints. We will also cover some techniques for decorating endpapers and students may bring papers to experiment with.

Rachel trained at Brighton Polytechnic with David Sellars and Faith Shannon before starting her own business in 1982. In 1992 she co-founded Bookbinders of Lewes specialising in general bookbinding and repairs. She was elected a Fellow of DB in 2005 and has won awards in DB and SOB competitions.
Cost: £200 Materials cost: TBA

Lori Sauer - 'The Visual Language of Bookbinding'
19th-20th May 2018
Whenever we, as bookbinders, begin work on a new design binding there are a myriad of decisions to make. A text prompts questions about colour, materials and structure; which combinations of visual and physical elements, suitable to that text, are appropriate and why? Half seminar and half hands-on, the class will take an in-depth look at how creating visual narratives can be mapped and approached. Exercises designed to hone and stimulate ideas form the basis for later discussion. Students will gain a better understanding of how to channel their vision into intelligent and positive results.

Lori is a self-employed binder living and working in Wiltshire. She is the founder of BINDING re:DEFINED, a programme of workshops focused on contemporary book structures. She is also the current President of Designer Bookbinders.
Cost: £200 Materials cost: TBA

Julian Thomas - 'Edge Gilding'
16th-17th June 2018
The workshop will begin with a demonstration of edge gilding. Students will then be taught in detail how to gild both a deckled and a solid edge. Preparation of albumen glair, gilding boards and sharpening of the scrapers required to prepare your edge will also be taught.

In 1969 Julian began an apprenticeship in bookbinding at the National Library of Wales where he became Head of Binding and Conservation in 2004 and later Manager of the Conservation Treatment Unit. He has been a Fellow of Designer Bookbinders since 1996. In retirement he undertakes book and paper conservation and design bindings. He was awarded an MBE for services to Bookbinding and Conservation Science in 2015.
Cost: £200 Materials cost: £5

Terms & conditions and further information can be found at: www.designerbookbinders.org.uk

Payment can be made by cheque or Debit/Credit card.
To book a place please contact Wendy Hood at secretary@designerbookbinders.org.uk or telephone 01225 342793

Perfect Bindings in South-West England

Bookbinding workshops with Megan Stallworthy 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.

Cross Structure and Everlasting Fold
Saturday 17th March 2018
Exeter Phoenix

Longstitch Variations
Monday 16th April 2018
Taunton Library Meetings Room

More details of all the workshops can be found at www.perfectbindings.co.uk/workshops.

Bookbinding Workshops with Doug Mitchell

Higham Hall, Cumbria
8th-11th March 2018 - St Cuthberts Gospel Model
11th-15 May 2018 - Bookbinding and Restoration
20th-23rd July 2018 - Decorative Notebooks in Vellum,Leather and Card
5th-8th October 2018 - probably an Islamic book model, to be finalized
Bookings through their website

HF Holidays, Bourton, Cotswolds
3rd-5th April 2018 - Bookbinding for beginners
Bookings through their website

HF Holidays, Dovedale, Peak District
22nd-26th October 2018 - Next step bookbinding (Intermediate)
Bookings through their website

Lamport Hall, Northamptonshire
28th April 2018 - One day taster, beginners bookbinding
18th August 2018 - One day taster beginners bookbinding
Bookings through Doug Mitchell at booksurgeon@gmail.com

Joint DB/SoB Workshop series 2018

Society of Bookbinders

Designer Bookbinders

The DB/SoB Joint Workshop Series for 2018 has places available to book. The workshops take place over a weekend usually from 10am to 5pm with suitable breaks. The fee for each workshop is £150 plus a charge for materials provided by the tutor and payable 'on the day'.

Strapped-on Case in Fabric
24th-25th March 2018
Lori Sauer

Bookbinding According to Diderot
28th-29th April 2018
Abigail Bainbridge

Mastering Miniatures
30th June - 1st July 2018
Nesta Davies

Information about all the courses can be seen on the DB website here: www.designerbookbinders.org.uk

To book a place please contact Sarah Burnett-Moore: jointworkshops@gmail.com

Bookbinding Workshop with Juliayn Coleman
at the historic Sunset Lodge on Lake Damariscotta, Maine.

In this hands-on workshop, we will make one simple non-adhesive book each day. The structures will range from the earliest binding styles to contemporary, and they are geared towards beginner through intermediate skill levels. In addition to the binding, we will explore at least three different ways to decorate paper for the covers of our books: paste paper, suminagashi, and plant printing. The goal is to create a harmonious set of beautiful books, learn simple structures that you can take home and repeat on your own, and let your creative mind explore the medium of book binding.

In late March, more enhanced information about the workshop will be posted on sunsetlodgeworkshops.com/hand-bookbinding

$1600. for each student + $100. materials fee. Includes private room, 3 home-cooked meals each day, 5 days of handbookbinding instruction, and the use of canoes, kayaks, and sailboats.
Workshop space is limited to 12 Hand Bookbinding students.
A list of bookbinding tools and what to bring will be sent upon registration.

Contact and to register: Noah Kahn: sunsetlodgeonlakedamariscotta@gmail.com or +1 510 427 0297

Decorated Paper and Bookbinding Workshops, Turin, Italy

Decorated Paper and Bookbinding Workshops
6th October, 13th October, 20th October and 27th October 2018

TEC Presents Decorated Paper and Bookbinding in Association with Bottega Fagnola
Cisterna d'Asti - near the Langhe - Roero UNESCO world Heritage site
Workshop focus: Hands-on preparation of materials such as decorated papers and bookbindings, based on historical models, as well as the preparation of the specific tools and materials (ex: combs, pigments and colours); understanding of the processes involved in these productions.
Appropriate for: all levels of practitioners are welcome, max. 12 participants
Tutor: Paola Fagnola
Workshop structure - The workshop is divided in to two parts. In the first part of the workshop you will learn about making decorated paper and in the second part of the workshop we will teach you the skills of bookbinding.
Making Decorated Paper - As students preparing to marble paper in the first part of the workshop you, will be guided through the processes of both traditional decorated paper making, and marbled paper making. You will experiment with historical patterns for marbling paper including: spotted, combed, waved, curl, peacock. You will explore how to make paste and decorated papers (sprinkled, stained etc.) using your fingers and tools. You will learn about historical recipes and colour preparation, and how to replicate these with modern materials when the original materials are no longer available. You will create samples for each technique and learn how to make variations using tools, materials and patterns.

Bookbinding books being prepared for restoration
The second part of the workshop will be dedicated to bookbinding. You will learn about several bookbinding models including: pamphlets, wrappers, limp bindings, or rigid paper cases. You will have the opportunity to replicate some of these processes.

The workshop will include 6 days of workshop taught in English on:
- Paper decoration techniques
- Marbled paper making
- Bookbinding techniques

Materials included (recipe instructions, diagrams on [executive] techniques, bibliographical references)

- 7 night accommodation with breakfast in the picturesque village of Cisterna d'Asti, (double occupancy rooms, walking distance to the studio) - 5 dinner; 7 lunch - Wine-tasting and wine story telling in a historical winery - 2 sightseeing afternoons around the beautiful UNESCO heritage area

Upon request we can offer the following activities:
- Bike tours with a local guide
- Cooking class followed by dinner
- Horse back riding

The workshop will be taught by Paola Fagnola a book and paper conservator.

Further information is available at - www.turineducational.org

Bookbinding and Conservation Workshops at Green's Books, Oxfordshire

Workshops are in small groups of around four people, and held at the well-equipped studio in Oxfordshire, offering step-by-step tuition in various bookbinding and conservation techniques. Tea/coffee, handouts and materials are included (unless otherwise stated).

Introduction to Bookbinding

Leather paring without the blood, sweat and tears
14th April 2018
Leather paring is a discipline which often intimidates and can take many years to master, but with a systematic approach this need not be the case. This one-day hands-on workshop will introduce safe and effective working methods for paring bookbinding leathers by hand. The course will cover edge-paring, working with a spoke-shave, and thinning down leather with a Scharffix. The course also includes some basic tool selection, maintenance and sharpening. Suitable for beginners and those with basic experience.

Springback binding
Summer 2018 - date TBC - please ask for details (5 days)
Patented in 1799 by John & Joseph Williams the springback soon became a popular style of stationery binding because of its robust covers and ability to open flat. They survive in vast numbers in our libraries and archives, however few are familiar with how they are bound. On this five day course you will learn all of the operations that go into making this unique binding, from folding sheets and sewing the text-block, to making the spring and lever, and then on to the split-boards and finally covering. With step-by-step guidance this workshop is suitable for all abilities.

For further details, please contact Arthur Green, Green's Books
3 Drayton House Court, Drayton St Leonard, Oxford, OX10 7BG
07921457174 - arthur@greensbooks.co.uk - www.greensbooks.co.uk

Workshops and Events in Italy

Professione Libro


Stamps, Colours, Printing
Milan 17th-18th March 2018

When talking about printing we always think about gravure printing, therefore using an etching press. However, there are also different materials that can be used to print simply applying pressure with your hands: materials that normally have another use, and that are easy to find, such as erasers, plasticine, crepla rubber... After experiencing what can be made and what the achievable results are, we will proceed with the realization of an artist's book and of a small edition. "In her artist-books Eleonora makes an unbelievable use of patterns and textures, that, together with the three-dimensional elaboration of the "object book", give life to original works, between sculptures and installations, indeed amazing". (patternprintsjournal.com)
225 EUR materials included
Tutor: Eleonora Cumer

See the workshop on the Professione Libro website here.

Upside-Down Perspective Original print making and Bookbinding
#02 - In the space of a book: the use of white
Saturday and Sunday 24th-25th March 2018

How many times before conceiving an image have we stopped, inhibited by a blank sheet of paper? Does it usually appear as an empty space? It's only a matter of our point of view. During the workshop, we will try to modify our perception. Exploring the spatial potential of the paper, we will make it interact with new elements, added in a conscious way, so the "colour of white" emerges. Working within the rhythm and sequence of full and empty, we'll become surprised by the transformation of the sheet as a unit in the multiplicity of pages. Dry and relief printmaking and experimental graphic materials will be the tools to make the contents; assembling them through cuts, folds and simple sewing will allow us to create a series of small books in 100% cotton paper.
210 EUR materials included
Tutor: Daniela Lorenzi, Cristina Balbiano d'Aramengo

See the workshop on the Professione Libro website here.

Fold + Cut = Three-Dimensionality And Movement Of Paper - Masterclass
Milan 7th-8th April 2018

The aim of the workshop is to experiment and explore the use of paper folding and cutting as a tool for creation. Understanding how the bending and carving line affects the sheet is a preliminary exercise necessary to turn it into a three-dimensional and moving object. Pop-up technique. A two-day trip to the world of Pop-Up structures accompanied by Josef Albers's exercises at the Bauhaus, Munari's travel sculptures and the concrete artwork of Lygia Clark. In this journey we will experiment with paper engineering techniques to provide the participants with the basic elements for the construction of three-dimensional structures, that they can use for the production of postcards, books or paper sculptures.
240 EUR materials included
Tutor: Dario Zeruto

See the workshop on the Professione Libro website here.

The "Tomorrow's Past" Concept - Masterclass - Summer residential workshop
Monte Mesma, Ameno 9th-14th July 2018

On this intensive five-day course, we will introduce the Tomorrow's Past concept by re-creating two of Kathy Abbott's book- structures for previous Tomorrow's Past exhibitions: the Clip-on-cover binding and the Sacred binding. These modern conservation binding structures are very durable, fully reversible and allow the text-block to open completely flat. Then as a group, we will examine and diagnose the problems of your own antiquarian books in need of repair or rebinding, before exploring different ways of creating new, modern conservation book structures for them. You will examine different book structures previously created for Tomorrow's Past exhibitions and then you will learn to make maquettes to trial your own structural ideas. Following this, you will begin the process of repairing and stabilising your text-block, ready for its new conservation binding. Previous bookbinding experience is essential: you must either have experience in restoration/conservation AND/OR have made several types of book structures (adhesive and non-adhesive). This course is not suitable for beginners.
860 EUR materials included
Tutor: Kathy Abbott

See the workshop on the Professione Libro website here.

For further information, to see the course outlines and full bookbinding programme
visit www.professionelibro.it on +39 02 3944 5640 or info@professionelibro.it


Bookbinding - Advanced Course
Milan Mondays 12th March to 4th June 2018

We will analyze manual techniques to make, with simple means and low costs, models of bindings suitable for self-production of small editions (books, pamphlets or booklets), or unique pieces, taking advantage of the structural parts as both aesthetic and technical factors, useful for characterize a particular edition. The topics developed will be: deepening of the folding techniques; methods of assembly of the pages (sewing or gluing); variations on the sewings, with or without supports; mounting of covers for flexible brochures or with hard boards applied; making of simple cases and wrappers. The course is intended for those who have followed the basic course or have acquired equivalent skills.
350 EUR excluding materials
Tutor: Cristina Balbiano d'Aramengo

See the workshop on the Professione Libro website here.

For further information, to see the course outlines and full bookbinding programme
visit www.cfpbauer.it on +39 02 77405300/01 or segreteria.bauer@provincia.milano.it


Flag Book
Bassano del Grappa 21st-22nd April 2018
Saturday: 09.30-13.00 / 14.30-18.30 Sunday: 09.30-13.00

The Flag Book, devised by Hedi Kyle, is a seemingly complex structure, which is in fact quite easy to make. It is a concertina where different pages can be placed in such a way that they wave when the book is opened at different lengths. All sorts of sizes, proportions, papers and graphic choices (photography, calligraphy, typography etc.) can be used to make this structure, obtaining very different results. During the workshop a variety of solutions will be examined.
145 EUR excluding materials
Tutor: Cristina Balbiano d'Aramengo

See the workshop on the Professione Libro website here.

For further information, to see the course outlines and full bookbinding programme visit on +39 392 3202708 info@orizzontidicarta.org

City Lit Bookbinding - Keeley Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B 4BA

Spring Term and Summer Programmes

Hand marbled paper- New Course!
2nd-23rd March 2018 ( 4 sessions)

A hands on course using carrageen size. Discover something of the history of hand-patterned papers, try out a variety of pattern-making techniques and look at how to use them in your bookbindings.
VD338 Fri 10.30-16.30
£179/£143/£109 Tutor Royston Haward

Graphic techniques and book structure - new course!
5th-12th March 2018 (2 sessions)

A series of creative exercises and detailed instructions on how to fold, sew, and bind designed pages into an eye-catching multi-section exposed-spine book.
VD334 Mon 10.30-16.30
£109/£87£/£66 Tutors: Ina Baumeister, Pam Williams

Learn to bind artists books - extended length!
19th March - 21st May 2018 (8 sessions)

Explore 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.
VD292 Mon 10.30-16.30
£299/£239/£182Tutor: Sue Doggett

Taster Days:
15th April 2018 course code VD265
17th June 2018 course code VD278
Sunday 10.30-16.30
Tutor: Nesta Davies

Start Bookbinding - New course
14th-28th April 2018 (3 sessions)
Course code VD330
Sat 10.30-16.30
Tutor: Ina Baumeister

10 Projects for Beginners
3rd May - 5th July 2018 (10 sessions)
Course code:VD262
Thurs 18.00-21.00
Tutor: Sue Doggett

Book art: a unique artists' book or a small edition
19th March - 21st May 2018 (8 sessions)
Course code:VD292
Mon 10.30-16.30
Tutor: Sue Doggett

Paper engineering: pop-ups and artists books
25th May - 28th June 2018 (6 sessions)
Course code VD290
Thu 10.30-16.30
Tutor: Clare Bryan

Book Conservation and repair: vellum-bound book.
11th April - 27th June 2018 (12 sessions)
Course code: VD204
Weds 10.30-16.30
Tutor: Peter Spain

Book Conservation and repair workshop
2nd May - 4th July 2018 (10 weeks)
Term 3 course code VD247
Weds 18.00-21.00
Tutor: Gavin Moorhead

Wooden Boarded Binding
15th - 29th June 2018 (3 weeks)
Course code VD316
Fri 10.30-16.30
Tutor: Royston Haward

Gold tooling on paper
9th-12th July 2018
Course code VD412
Mon - Thu 10.30-16.30
Tutor: Tracey Rowledge

Bookbinding: fold, sew and stamp; book arts for beginners
14th-15th July 2018
Course code:VD306
Sat & Sun 10.30-16.30
Tutor: Sue Doggett

Hand marbled paper
16th-18th July 2018
Course code VD402
Mon - Wed 10.30-16.30
Tutor: Royston Haward

Dyeing cloth for bookbinding
16 -18 July 2018
Course code VD404
Mon- Wed 18.30-21.30
Tutors: Ina Baumeister, Lara Mantell

Decorative techniques for leather
19th-20th July 2018
Course code VD403
Thu & Fri 10.30-16.30
Tutor: Ina Baumeister

Leather-jointed endpapers: structure and technique workshop
23rd July 2018
Course code VD406
Mon 18.30-21.30
Tutor: Gavin Moorhead

Block your own label in leather or cloth
24 July 2018
Course codes VD407 /VD408
Tue 10.00-13.00 & 14.00-17.00
Tutor: Peter Spain

Bookbinding: paper conservation workshop
24th July 2018
Course code: VD294
Tues 18.30-21.30
Tutor: Gavin Moorhead

Visible stitches, spectactular spines: experiments in exposed sewing
25th-27th July 2018
Course code VD409
Mon-Wed 10.30-16.30
Tutor: Sue Doggett

Beginning Miniature Bookbinding
11th-12th August 2018
Course code VD410
Sat & Sun 10.30-16.30
Tutor: Royston Haward

For further information, to see the course outlines and full bookbinding programme visit www.citylit.ac.uk
Enrolments: 020 7831 7831 - infoline@citylit.ac.uk
For other enquiries, please contact visualarts@citylit.ac.uk

The Grange, Grange Road, Ellesmere, Shropshire

The Grange

Traditional Bookbinding - Beginners
22nd-25th March 2018
with Jim MacWilliams
Learning the basics of cased bindings.

Letterpress Printing - Beginners
22nd-25th March 2018
with Ken Burnley and Jon Ward-Allen

Paper Marbling - an Introduction
20th-22nd April 2018
with Jill Sellars

Bookbinding Decorative Techniques
10th-13 May 2018
with Glenn Malkin
An exploration of decorative techniques.

Bookbinding - Half-leather Binding
7th-10th June 2018
with Jim MacWilliams
Traditional half-leather binding with laced-on boards and raised bands.

Letterpress Printing - Booklet Making
7th-10th June 2018
with Ken Burnley and Jon Ward-Allen
Find out how to design, impose, print and finish card-covered letterpress booklets.

Bookbinding - Box & Slip Case Making
5th-8th June 2018
with Glenn Malkin
Learn how to make a slip case with a leather rounded back, a drop-back box lined with felt and a portfolio case for loose documents.

Bookbinding - Exploring the Magic and Functionality of Case Binding
20th-23rd September 2018
with Jim MacWilliams
Techniques for simple cloth binding repairs and alternative styles of case-binding.

Letterpress Printing - Cards & Calendars
20th-23rd September 2018
with Ken Burnley and Jon Ward-Allen

Bookbinding - Off-boards Binding
25th-28th October 2018
with Glenn Malkin

Further details are available from www.thegrange.uk.com

Payhembury 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.

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

Questions? Get in touch with Simon at simon@londonbookarts.org

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, Chair of E&T and Maureen herself. 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.

- 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.

- 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.

- 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.

- 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.

- 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 e-mail: studio5bookarts@aol.co.uk

Workshops & Short Courses at the Black Fox Bindery in North London

Nicky Oliver offers a range of courses and workshops at Black Fox Bindery from beginners bookbinding and box-making to advanced book design classes such as leather dyeing techniques and onlay work. Nicky can also tailor classes to your requirements. All materials and equipment are provided.

Please contact her on nicky@blackfoxbindery.com or 07929 549 140 for details and bookings.

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, email abinderofbooks@gmail.com
or view the web site at www.abinderofbooks.co.uk

The School for Bookbinding Arts, Winchester, VA

The 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

Beginning Cloth Binding Restoration: This course teaches a wide variety of skills that are immediately useful for the repair of cloth bindings and also serves as a foundation for later courses. Techniques taught include: repairing damaged corners, endcaps and joints on cloth bindings; toning of discolorations; and minor paper repair techniques. Limited to 9 students. $235

Beginning Leather Binding Restoration: Students will learn various treatments for leather bindings including repairs for damaged corners, endcaps, and joints. Also included are techniques for polishing and improving the condition of leather surfaces. $235

Advanced Cloth Binding Restoration: Learn the professional technique for restoring a cloth binding using original boards and spine. Requires Beginning Cloth Binding Restoration for participation. Limited to 7 students. $235

Advanced Leather Binding Restoration: 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 Beginning Leather Binding Restoration 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 clamshell boxes. Limited to 9 students. $235

Paper Marbling [Beginning & Advanced]: Students will learn many traditional marbled patterns as well as how to set up their own marbling studios. Inquire for course fee.

Further information from:
email: info@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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