Pre-Christmas Bookbinding Workshop, Cork City

This wonderful, and very high quality course, is a step by step Introduction to bookbinding. It is open to students of all levels interested in bookbinding, book repair and building customised presentations for 2D works.

By the end of the course you will have learned…

How to make 2 complete books from start to finish in your own design.
How to look at different types of books and understand how they can be reproduced
How to set up a basic book-binding station at home
How to make a hardback book, cover and book-block from scratch
How to choose, design and make a cover of your choice (using hard card, fabric, paper, fold over leather, ribbons, etc..)
How the above techniques can be applied to repair beloved old books, create notebooks, artists sketchbooks, gifts and portfolios.

Every student is advised to bring: – A pen or pencil, a notepad, a folder
Fee includes all material, hand-outs, tea/coffee/mulled wine and Christmas treats! – Parking available
As the groups are very small, early booking is advised to avoid disappointment.

Dates: Friday 7th + Saturday 8th of December 2018
Times: 10.00-12.00 / 1.00-3.00
Fee: €80
Location: Capwell road, Cork city
Booking: thelaboratoryfiles@gmail.com
Website: the-laboratory.org/art-and-languages.html

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