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Learn to repair old books at book conservation workshops around the UK. Find traditional, medieval & illuminated manuscript courses, classes and workshops. Manuscripts are original works; documents or texts 'produced by hand'. Learn the art of illumination; to cure, cut and write with quills to create gilded and decorated letters and keep this beautiful heritage craft alive.
2 day course to learn illuminated lettering at Swallows & Artisans, Lake District
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2 day course to learn illuminated lettering at Swallows & Artisans, Lake District
Cumbria - Next course on 1st October 2019
£150
Join talented illuminator, Sarah Lace, for a two day workshop to learn the historic craft of illuminated lettering. This workshop offers the opportunity to learn something of the history and origins about these art forms as we examine a range of styles from 6th century Celtic through to the modern day; showing their development through time. Sarah will help with the design of your piece including simple techniques of constructing Celtic knotwork and spirals, decoration using rubrication and enhancing the piece with the use of watercolour and gold. You will...
Antiquarian book repair day
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Antiquarian book repair day
Somerset
£100
Immerse yourself in a day of creative work, learn valuable book repair skills and bring along some of your music cds to play while we work! Learn how to repair antiquarian books using traditional conservation methods. You can rebind old books in leather or cloth. This is an opportunity to acquire the skills to transform your bookshelves and learn a few useful conservation techniques so you can take care of your most treasured books. I work 6 days a week at the studio as a conservation bookbinder. I'm flexible about...
Bookbinding and Book Repairs for Beginners and Improvers
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Bookbinding and Book Repairs for Beginners and Improvers
Suffolk - Next course on 30th August 2019
£520
Four day bookbinding course 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 according to individual needs. Tutor: George Davidson The course emphasises the traditional skills and techniques of hand binding and helps you develop a deeper insight into this rewarding craft, whose origins go back over 2,000 years. Cutting tools, presses and other binding equipment and materials are all available for what is one of the very few residential bookbinding...
Art history - Symbolism to Art Nouveau - New Brewery Arts Cotswolds Gloucestershire
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Art history - Symbolism to Art Nouveau - New Brewery Arts Cotswolds Gloucestershire
Gloucestershire - Next course on 26th September 2019
£175
Often associated with the umbrella term Fin de Siècle, Symbolism in the visual arts advocated the expression of an idea over the realistic description of the natural world. Most late-19th-century Symbolist artists experienced the socio-political and moral upheaval that was prevalent at the time, resulting in work which represented imaginary dream worlds populated with mysterious figures from literature, the bible and mythology. The use of obscure symbols and subjects related to the perceived decadence of the period. The works of artists from many countries shared in this vision to varying...
Bookbinding and Book Conservation for all abilities
Bookbinding and Book Conservation for all abilities
West Sussex
£100
This course runs for one day and is held monthly in my workshop in Midhurst in West Sussex. I cater for all abilities and specialise in small classes so that students receive maximum tutor attention. If you have no experience, you will be taught how to make a book and within a day you will have sewn and made covers for your book and even if there is time, embossed your name on the cover. For those wishing to dive in deeper, I offer structured City and Guilds courses as...
Bookbinding and conservation, optional leather masterclass - 3 day workshop
Bookbinding and conservation, optional leather masterclass - 3 day workshop
Moray - Next course on 1st November 2019
£245
Bookbinding from scratch is suitable for beginners, but will also include more challenging book structures for any with previous bookbinding experience. Any special projects in mind? Laura West (Isle of Skye Bindery) is happy to guide you in using the correct structure to 'make it happen.' Book Repair is also taught, with new materials and techniques to be explored. Both Laura and her assistant will be on hand to help you in restoring and stabilising your favourite books. Laura is also running a Leather Masterclass - this a prerequisite for...
Shipwreck leather notebook made with "Russia Leather" from a 1786 shipwreck!
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Shipwreck leather notebook made with "Russia Leather" from a 1786 shipwreck!
Somerset
£330
Immerse yourself in 2 days of creative work and create a personalised notebook like no other. Learn traditional bookbinding skills and bring along some of your music cds to play while we work! This course is unusual, engaging, informative but above all...it will be relaxing! In this 2 day workshop we will work with Russia Leather; the unique marine archaeological find that has been painstakingly salvaged by professional divers from the cargo hold of the Metta Catharina which sank way back in 1786. Come and enjoy two days of leather...

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