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This programme is designed to enable you to explore the art of bookbinding. Learn to make your own sketch books and journals or bind your work in the form of an artist's book. The course will equip you with the knowledge of how to make books and boxes in the traditional way, as well as exploring more decorative and modern binding styles. Book repair will also be covered on cloth backed books.

During the term, we will cover a hand sewn hard back book, a slipcase, different exposed spine bindings and book repair techniques. All work is practical from the outset.

What do I need to bring?

Most equipment and materials for use in class are supplied. However, usually students will start to purchase their own equipment to pursue the craft at home. You will be required to bring some decorative papers, such as wrapping paper, to class to include with bookcloth in the covering process.

What else do I need know about the course?

Your tutor, Sarah Rowlands, retrained as a bookbinder after 10 year career in Graphic Design and has taught Bookbinding at Bath Spa University for the past 15 years.

For further information

If you need help or answers to specific questions, please contact the Student Advice Centre on 01225 312191 ext 715/716 or email info@citybathcoll.ac.uk.

To enrol

You can enrol on this course
online: click the "Enrol and Buy Now" button in the Course Details section to enrol online for a 10% discount
by telephone: call 01225 328720
by post: download the Part-time Enrolment Form and send to Student Advice Centre, City of Bath College, Avon Street, Bath BA1 1UP
in person: visit the Student Advice Centre in the Roper Building, accessed from James Street West

Please see how to enrol for more detailed information.

Please note

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Decisions regarding running or cancelling a course are made one week prior to the start of the course. If a course is cancelled, you will be informed and refunded in full.

The course will not run on bank holidays or during half term. Please check here for term dates.

Course Details
Course Code Dates (start/end) Time Days running Weeks Course type Fee
S93BBS1-EL1A 30/09/2014 - 09/12/2014 18:15 - 20:45 Tue 10 Evening £165
Course Code Dates (start/end) Time Days running Weeks Course type Fee
S93BBS1-EL1B 20/01/2015 - 24/03/2015 18:15 - 20:45 Tue 9 Evening £9
Course Code Dates (start/end) Time Days running Weeks Course type Fee
S93BBS1-EL1C 21/04/2015 - 30/06/2015 18:15 - 20:45 Tue 10 Evening £165

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