What is the course about?
Learn to construct protective cases for books, pamphlets etc and work on your own projects in paper, cloth or leather. An opportunity for experienced students who want to work on and finish off their own book repairs and house delicate or precious items securely.
What topics will we cover?
Repair and conservation of books and, if applicable, paper. All aspects of both cloth and leather bindings can be dealt with. Construction of portfolios, slip-cases and drop-back boxes.
By the end of this course you should be able to:
â€¢ Construct appropriate enclosures for books and pamphlets.
â€¢ Complete unfinished book repairs.
â€¢ Demonstrate a greater understanding of how to approach and undertake successful repair and conservation of books.
What level is the course?
For students with some experience of bookbinding and/or book repair.Students must have a reasonable level of experience in book repair principles.
How will I be taught?
By demonstration and individual practice, at your own bench space, with the guidance of an experienced tutor.
Are there any other costs (e.g. certification, materials, equipment or books I need to buy)?
It is expected most students will have their own small tools. Some tools and most equipment are available in the class. Some materials are provided for purchase
What feedback will I get?
You will receive regular feedback from your tutor throughout the course, as and when appropriate. At the end of the course you and your tutor are asked to assess the progress you have made.
Will I have a chance to give my views on the course?
Yes, please complete the evaluation form at the end of your course. These are monitored and help us to continually improve our courses.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Visual Arts run a series of bookbinding and conservation courses -