Education bookbinding, part I (coursecode: BBI-19/20), a few places left

Start: Monday 07 October 2019 until 25 May 2020

This education bookbinding is a yearly course that teaches you the craft of bookbinding with all the ins and outs.
You will start with making simple bookstructures to learn about different materials and techniques, the graindirection of the materials and how to use this, cutting, folding, measuring and all the trics of the trade to know how to make good books.
This course is every week except school holidays and other holidays.
The total education will take four blocs.
If you want to do all the blocs you will need at least two years.
Both years are split in two blocs, each with their own theme.
In every bloc we go deeper in a bindings structure and practice the several manifestations and possibilities of that structure.
Every lesson will end with a few exercises you have to do at home.

The first bloc you learn all about making casebindings, the variations, applications and opportunities.
The first lesson of this bloc we start with making a sample book to keep materials and tests.
The second bloc of the first year is all about glueless bindings, their applications and variations.

During the course we will learn about materials, designing, theory of colours, theory of backgrounds and a good finishing, which is a must.
Each bloc can be ended with a partial certificate but only if the work is satisfy for such a certificate.

For some parts of this course we might ask guest teachers to teach.
The costs of these extra workshops are not included.
If possible we will visit some interesting binders, institutions or expositions.

If you want more information you can always mail or call.

date:   start: Monday 07 October 2019 - 25 May 2020, 27 lessons
time:   19.30-22.00 uur
costs:   € 1195,- incl basicmaterials, coffe/tea
number of participants:   six
location:   Bindery Wilgenkamp, Hoorn, The Netherlands
teacher:   Marja Wilgenkamp
language:   Dutch, English if needed
 
 

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