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Book binding and making courses, classes and workshops across the UK. Learn the centuries old craft of neatly binding pages into books using a variety of techniques. On bookbinding courses you will learn the methods of folding, cutting, stapling, and glueing for a professional finish. Advanced learners of book-binding and making may progress onto threading and using a variety of backing materials to cover the books. You may wish to learn how to illustrate or create picture books or books for children; look no further!

Join us to learn the art of book folding, while chatting, making new friends and drinking tea. Bring a book (hard back) or alternatively choose one of ours. Our tutor will guide you through the folding process and you will leave with a fab new statement piece for your home. Once you have got the bug...folded books make great gifts for weddings, christenings, birthdays, valentines, anniversaries and christmas keepsakes.
Boundbooks in Frome, Somerset. I have been restoring antiquarian books for archives and booksellers for 10 years. I have a PGCE and a post grad in Arts and Heritage and I have taught at Art Colleges, Schools, Museums and Festivals. If you would like to learn how to make a hand sewn leather bound book please join me on a Friday or a Sunday. I teach every week. The range of projects I have worked...
Medieval Illuminated Manuscript - one day course Embellish your work with gold! Students will be introduced to the variety of illuminated manuscripts. The morning will be spent learning how to apply gold leaf to paper using various traditional techniques. Having mastered this skill, the afternoon will be spent creating a small scale medieval design in watercolour and 24 carat gold leaf to take home. No drawing skills or experience necessary as there will be a...
Next course on 14th August 2017
2017 course dates: Tuesday 30 May - Friday 2 June (4 days) - £358 - please note the start time of 12 noon for this course. Monday 14 August - Friday 18 August (5 days) Monday 4 December - Friday 8 December (5 days) Tutor: George Davidson Covering both restoration of existing books and the creation of new bindings, this course is equally suitable for beginners and those with previous experience, since tuition is given...
Next course on 5th October 2017
Ten weeks of children's book illustrations. These evening classes will introduce you to the world of children’s books. With guidance you will create your own illustrated story for children, focusing on the internal workings of a picture book. It runs for 10 weeks on Thursday evenings between 6 pm and 8.30 pm. The course is suitable for everyone from beginners to the more experienced wanting to build their portfolio, and writers who want to learn...
no5workshops run stimulating taster art workshops to introduce you to printmaking methods. These include; linoprinting, mono printing, gelli printing, woodcut, paper making, shiburi textiles. minimum 4 people, maximum 8. You will be taught by a fully qualified Art and Design teacher with more than 25 years teaching experience in the post 16 sector; A Level, BTec, Foundation, Access and Degree level. Come and join a group or celebrate a special occasion with friends. Get in...
Take your gold work to the next level! This illumination workshop at Lincoln Castle focuses solely on the use of manuscript gesso and loose leaf gold. Raising the gold on gesso means that it can be burnished to a high shine producing beautiful resutls. It is a more advanced technique than the one used on our Illuminated Manuscripts day course so makes a interesting next step for those who have some experience. No drawing skills...
Next course on 29th July 2017
Pencil Drawing for Beginners with Louise Comfort Cann, at Rural Antics, Hanwell Wine Estate, Nottinghamshire The spring and summer months are a special time here at Hanwell Wine Estate and it’s set to be a busy season in the Rural Antics Calendar. We’re looking forward to inviting the local community to join us whilst we discover everything from foraging to willow weaving to landscape oil painting. We’re particularly excited to welcome local illustrator Louise Comfort-Cann...
Full board 3 night residential craft holiday in the South Downs. Discounted rates available for early bookings! An introduction to the basics of hand book binding, this course is suitable for beginners. Using traditional techniques that have barely changed in centuries, we will discover how paper is prepared, then hand-sewn into a single-section pamphlet and a multi-section book. Learn how to prepare a book for covering using traditional methods, but with modern materials, and how...
Next course on 21st October 2017
Book Restoration For Beginners Tutor: Stephen Cook Do you have any old books that you would love to have mended? Here is an opportunity to learn how to repair them yourself on a weekend course. The tutor will be Stephen Cook. Course outline: This weekend session is aimed at the novice bookbinder. No previous experience will be assumed. The day will cover simple repair projects: replacing end-papers, re-backing books (where the original spine has separated...