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Bookbinding Short Courses

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Courses listed by County

AYRSHIRE

  • Tom McEwan
    Courtyard Studios
    128 Harbour Street
    Irvine
    KA12 8PZRegular Saturday workshops held throughout the year with additional options for personal, tailored tuition. Bindery hire also available.
    t: 07851 416048
    e: tmcewan@ed-co.net
    w: mcewan.co.uk

BEDFORDSHIRE

  • Bedford Arts & Crafts Centre
    Raleigh House
    Bedford
    General Bookbinding & Repairs (for beginners and improvers)
    Thursdays twilight & eveningsTutor: George Davidson
    t: 01234 266510
    w: bedfordcraftscentre.co.uk

CAMBRIDGESHIRE

  • edelHANDMADEBOOKS
    One-to-one and group tuition in a wide range of bindings suitable for beginners as well as those with more advanced skills. Classes are held at Brignell Bookbinders or ArtWorks in Cambridge with parking available at both. Full details are on the website.Tutor: Edel Hopkin
    e: edel@edel.uk.net
    w: edel.uk.net

CORNWALL

  • Learn Bookbinding
    Various one-day and half-day courses at venues in Cornwall and Devon. Courses are aimed at absolute beginners and those with intermediate skills. Also available to teach workshops in educational institutions; schools, colleges, universities etc. All tools and materials are provided.Tutor: Mandy Flockton
    t: 01237 431932
    w: learnbookbinding.co.uk
  • Perfect Bindings
    Workshops in traditional and contemporary book forms at arts centres and book festivals in Devon, Cornwall and Somerset. Full details on the website with new workshops added throughout the year.Tutor: Megan Stallworthy
    t: 07582 783965
    e: megan@perfectbindings.co.uk

CHESHIRE

  • Artisan Bindery (Andrew Brown)
    Tuition for individuals and small groups.
    w: artisanbind.com

CUMBRIA

  • Higham Hall
    Bassenthwaite Lake
    Cockermouth
    Cumbria
    CA13 9SH’Long Weekend’ courses in all aspects of bookbinding.Full details on the websiteTutor: Doug Mitchell
    t: 01768 776276
    e: booksurgeon@gmail.com

DENBIGHSHIRE

  • Paul Delrue
    RuthinWeekend courses in edge-colouring, headbands, board attachment, Lacunose and Tudorstyle. Up to two people.
    w: paulcdelrue.com
  • Teasdale Bookbinders (Catherine Hore)
    CorwenTuition for up to three people.
    e: teasdalebookbinders@gmail.com
  • Ruthin Craft Centre
    The Centre for the Aplied Arts
    Park Road
    Ruthin
    Denbighshire
    LL15 1BB
    t: 01824 704774
    e: ruthincraftcentre@denbighshire.gov.uk
    w: ruthincraftcentre.org.uk
    Bookbinding Masterclass
    Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd April, 10:30am – 4:30pm
    Intensive two day course. Participants will make a quarter leather notebook (leather spine and marbled paper boards).This is an intermediate level course and requires a reasonable level of hand skills, and as such is not suitable for younger participants.£120 (includes a bone folder, paring knife and a light lunch)
    When booking please specify if you are right or left handed as the knives are specific.Tutor: Simeon Jones

DEVON

  • Dartington Hall
    Totnes
    Devon
    TQ9 6EP
    Adult Education Courses run throughout the year in well equipped bindery. Details on the website.Tutor: Mary Bartlett
    t: 01803 847000
    e: mary.bartlett@dartington.org
  • Learn Bookbinding
    Various one-day and half-day courses at venues in Devon and Cornwall. Courses are aimed at absolute beginners and those with intermediate skills. Also available to teach workshops in educational institutions; schools, colleges, universities etc. All tools and materials are provided.Tutor: Mandy Flockton
    t
    : 01237 431932
    w: learnbookbinding.co.uk
  • Owl Barn Studio
    Little West Hole
    Newton Saint Petrock
    Holsworthy
    Devon
    EX22 7LWTuition in tradition bookbinding from beginners to City & Guilds Craft Bookbinding Levels 1 & 2. Also in contemporary book structures, boxes and associated papercrafts. Teaching space for up to 12 people also available at our studio in North Devon.Devon Bookbinders Group meets here on the first working Monday of every Month and occasional Saturdays. Full details on the web site.
    t
    : 07853 319250
    e: owlbarnstudio@btinternet.com
    w: owlbarnstudio.uk
  • Perfect Bindings
    Workshops in traditional and contemporary book forms at arts centres and book festivals in Devon, Cornwall and Somerset. Full details on the website with new workshops added throughout the year.Tutor: Megan Stallworthy
    t: 07582 783965
    e: megan@perfectbindings.co.uk
    w: perfectbindings.co.uk

DORSET

EDINBURGH

  • Owl & Lion
    66 West Port
    Edinburgh
    Scotland
    EH1 2LDLarge range of bookbinding short courses.Tutor: Isabelle Ting
    w: owlandliongallery.com

GLASGOW

  • Downie Allison Downie Ltd
    Unit H
    Purdon Street
    Partick
    Glasgow
    G11 6AF
    A range of one-day classes to suit different interests and abilities, run on various Saturdays throughout the year.Classes include: Beginner’s Class, Intermediate Class, Advanced Class, Box Making, Book Repair, and Coptic Binding
    t: 0141 339 0333
    e:
    mail@dadbookbinders.com
    w: dadbookbinders.com

GWYNEDD

  • Plas Tan y Bwlch
    Environmental Studies Centre and Education Services
    Maentwrog
    Blaenau Ffestiniog
    LL41 3YU
    Bookbinding for Beginners
    12 – 14 February
    Price: £200 to £220
    This is a practical course with regular teacher demonstrations to provide step-by-step instruction. More information and a booking form can he found on the website.Tutor: Doug Mitchell
    t:01766 772600
    e: plas@snowdonia-npa.gov.uk

HAMPSHIRE

  • Southern Bookcrafts Club (SBC)
    Winchester

    The SBC run Training Days most months. These are usually 1 day (on a Saturday), but occasionally 2-day (Saturday/Sunday) and are held in the Club’s fully equipped bindery in Winchester. For full details go to the club’s web site at http://www.sbookc.org.uk/courses

ISLE OF SKYE

LONDON

  • Central Saint Martins
    Central Saint Martins Short Courses
    Granary Building
    1 Granary Square
    King’s Cross
    London
    N1C 4AA
    t: 020 7514 7015
    w: arts.ac.uk/csm

MORAY

  • Laura West
    Logie Estate
    Logie
    Forres
    IV36 2QN
    Leather Masterclass for Bookbinding/Boxmaking (alongside bookbinding and paper repair)
    25-27 April 2016Contact: Panny Laing
    t: 01309 611278
    e: panny@logie.co.uk
    w: logie.co.uk/courses

NORFOLK

NORTHAMPTONSHIRE

  • Northamptonshire County Council
    Knuston Hall
    Residential College
    Knuston
    Wellingborough
    Northants
    Long Weekend Courses:
    Bookbinding and RestorationContact the College for a brochure or see their websiteTutor: Doug Mitchell
    e: booksurgeon@gmail.com

SHROPSHIRE

SOMERSET

  • Dillington House
    Ilminster
    Somerset
    TA19 9DT
    Bookbinding
    Week-long (Monday to Friday) courses in general bookbinding and specialist subjects.  Regular tutors: Sarah Jarrett-Kerr  & Angela Sutton. Visiting tutors include: Di Illingworth-Cook, Dominic Riley, Michael Burke
    Full details here.Course Tutor: Angela Sutton
    t:  01460 258 648
    w: dillington.comPerfect Bindings
    Workshops in traditional and contemporary book forms at arts centres and book festivals in Devon, Cornwall and Somerset. Full details on the website with new workshops added throughout the year.Tutor: Megan Stallworthy
    t: 07582 783965
    e: megan@perfectbindings.co.uk
    w: perfectbindings.co.uk

SUFFOLK

  • Field Studies Council
    Flatford Mill
    East Bergholt
    Suffolk
    General Bookbinding & Repairs (for beginners and improvers)
    Tutor: George Davidson
    t: 01206 298283
    w: field-studies-council.org

WEST SUSSEX

  • The Old Rectory Adult Education College
    Fittleworth
    Pulborough
    W. Sussex
    RH20 1HU
    t: 01798 865 306
  • Otter Education
    Otter Education offers regular 3 day courses in bookbinding in Midhurst, West Sussex/Winchester with the option to do a City and Guilds Certificate in Bookbinding as well as follow our own curriculum. Check out our website for more information.
    t: 01730 352042
    w: www.ottereducation.com
  • West Dean CollegeWest Dean
    Chichester
    PO18 0QZ
    Short courses available in Bookbinding, Conservation and Calligraphy & Lettercutting.
    t: 01243 811 301
    e: short.courses@westdean.org.uk
    w: westdean.org.uktop

WILTSHIRE

  • BINDING re:DEFINED
    Beechingstoke
    WiltshireThe aim of these workshops is to offer a solid grounding in alternative structures incorporating the best practices in technique and design.They are taught by an internationally recognised team of tutors
    t: 01672 851638
    e: bookbindingworkshops@gmail.com
    w: bookbindingworkshops.com
  • BOOK CAMP 2018:
    June 8 – 17

    Dragon Press Bindery
    Highworth
    Wiltshire10-day Bookbinding Course
    Limp Vellum Binding with Michael Burke
    Edelpappband with Dieter Räder
    Leather Chemise with Philippa Räder
    Library Style Binding with Dominic RileyFees include tuition, materials and meals
    w: bookcamp.org.uk
  • Salisbury Book Crafts
    This is an open-studio course catering for binders of all levels. Participants bring in their own projects and work at their own speed.There are three terms per academic year (October – May) with five sessions per term. We meet on Saturdays from 10am – 4pm at the Harnham Scout Hut, Lower Street, on the southern edge of Salisbury.Tutor: Lori Sauer, Fellow of Designer Bookbinders
    t: 01672 851 638
    e: contact
    w: salisburybookcrafts.com
  • Shepherds
    The Daffodil Barn
    Nursery Farm
    Woodborough
    Near Pewsey
    Wilts
    SN9 5PF
    Beginners’ courses and a range of masterclasses covering subjects ranging from gold finishing, to leather forwarding, boxmaking and sewing
    t: 01672 851979
    w:
    bookbinding.co.uk/Course/Timetable.htmAlan Winstanley
    372 Devizes Road
    Salisbury
    Wilts
    SP2 91Y
    Courses arranged as and when
    t: 01722 334 998

WORCESTERSHIRE

      • Green’s Books Ltd.
        Unit 6, Cygnet business Centre,
        Worcester Road,
        Hanley Swan,
        Worcestershire
        WR8 0EA
        Workshops:
        A regular programme of workshops and events is held throughout the year. Workshops are in small groups and give step-by-step tuition in various bookbinding and conservation techniques. Workshops are held at the studio near Malvern and are led by Arthur, as well as occasional guest lecturers.
        Upcoming Programme
        Springback binding 10th – 14th September (5 days), £475
        Leather paring 21st October, £95
        Introduction to bookbinding, 27th October, £95
        Parchment Repair, 19th January, £100 (+£25 materials fee)
        Open Studio sessions:
        These sessions are a chance to work on individual bookbinding and conservation projects with full use of the well-equipped studio. Supervision and guidance is on hand and sessions are tailored to fit your requirements. Regular sessions are held on Fridays, and monthly at weekends, please see the website for dates.Please see the website or contact Arthur for full detials:
        t: 07921457174
        e: arthur@greensbooks.co.uk
        w: greensbooks.co.uk
        fb: facebook.com/greensbooks

YORKSHIRE

      • Signature Bindings
        Glenn Malkin of Signature Bindings holds one-day bookbinding workshops at the Hull History Centre on an occasional basis, usually on a Tuesday. Ideally suited to beginners or those with little experience, participants will learn how to make a particular book structure that they will be able to reproduce at home without specialist equipment.
        w: signaturebindings.co.uk

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Bookbinding Part-Time Courses

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Courses listed by County

BEDFORDSHIRE

  • Bedford Arts & Crafts Centre
    Raleigh House
    Bedford

    General Bookbinding & Repairs (for beginners and improvers)
    Thursdays twilight & eveningsTutor: George Davidson
    t: 01234 266510

BIRMINGHAM

  • Harborne Bookbinders
    We are a group of amateur bookbinders who meet, under the guidance of an experienced bookbinder, on Thursday evenings at Newman House, 29 Harrisons Road, Birmingham B15 3QR, during term time from 7-9pm.If you have never tried bookbinding or wish to improve your skills, do come and join us. Just bring along one of your own books which is in need of repair or, if you wish, you can start by making a notebook. All levels are catered for as we all work on our own individual projects.For details please contact:
    Sybil Jones
    t: 0121 454 2172

CAMBRIDGESHIRE

CORNWALL

  • Bude Adult Continuing Education
    The Gregson Centre
    New Road
    Stratton
    Bude
    EX23 9APAll levels of Bookbinding
    t: 01288 356 629

GLASGOW

  • Glasgow College of Building & Printing
    60 North Hanover Street
    Glasgow
    G1 2BPH.N.C in Print Media
    Fine Bookbinding and Repair
    t: 0141 332 9969
    website: glasgowmet.ac.uk

LONDON

  • City Lit
    Keeley Street
    Covent Garden
    London
    WC2B 4BA
    t: 020 7492 2700 (Visual Arts Dept.)
    t: 020 7831 7831 (enrolment)
    w: citylit.ac.uk
  • Greenwich Community College
    Gordon School
    Craigton Road
    Eltham
    SE9 1QG
    t: 0208 850 9392
    w: gcc.ac.uk
  • The Institute (The Hampstead Garden Suburb Institute)
    11 High Road
    East Finchley
    London
    N2 8LLTutors: Gene Mahon and Chris Damp
    t: 020 8829 4141
    f: 020 8829 4131
    e: office@hgsi.ac.uk
    w: hgsi.ac.uk
  • London College of Communication
    Elephant and Castle
    SE1 6SBVarious bookbinding courses including an MA in ‘Book Arts and Design
    t:
    0207 514 6569
    f: 0207 514 6535
    w: lcc.arts.ac.uk
  • Morley College
    61 Westminster Bridge Road
    SE1 7HTBeginners and Advanced Bookbinding
    t: 0207 928 8501
    w: morleycollege.ac.uk
  • Richmond Adult Community College
    Clifton Centre
    Clifton Road
    Twickenham.
    TW1 4LT
    t: 020 8891 5907 (General Enquiries)
    t: 020 8843 7921 (Course Enquiries)
    f: 020 8332 6560
    e: info@racc.ac.uk
    w: racc.ac.uk
    Three terms of part-time classes structured around demonstrations, advice and individual tuition. All levels of experience are catered for and the emphasis is on traditional craftsmanship and quality.Tutor: Linda Harris
  • Studio Five
    The Mews 1st Floor
    46 – 52 Church Road
    Barnes
    SW 13 0DQ
    Studio 5 has a one year structured course in bookbinding from case binding through to full leather work.Structured week-long courses in most aspects of bookbinding and book arts.contact Mark Cockram
    t: 0208 563 2158
    e: studio5bookarts@aol.co.uk
    w: markcockrambooks.co.uk
    w: studio5bookbindingandarts.blogspot.com

WORCESTERSHIRE

  • South Worcestershire College
    Albert Road North
    Malvern
    Worcestershire
    WR14 2YHDay classes on Wednesdays during term-time
    t: 01684 565351
    w: sworcs.ac.uk

Bookbinding Full-Time Courses

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WEST SUSSEX

  • West Dean College
    West Dean
    Chichester
    PO18 0QZGraduate & Postgraduate Diplomas in the Conservation & Restoration of Books & Library Materials.
    Duration: 1 year
    Tutor: David Dorningt: 01243 818299
    e: diplomas@westdean.org.uk
    w: westdean.org.uk