Bookbinding - Introduction

Overview

The course is designed for those interested in the introductory aspects of bookbinding, book restoration and gold blocking. You will undertake practical exercises in bookbinding and finishing in a fully equipped bindery, guided by experienced staff. You will complete progressive projects of increasing difficulty, from stationery up to leather bound books and raised band styles. You will complete a minimum of three hand bound books. Tools and equipment in the bindery are available to use as needed for projects.

Course content

  • Grain direction
  • Sewing technique using tapes
  • Paper decoration
  • Edge decoration
  • End banding
  • Casing in
  • Endpaper attachments - two variations
  • Solander box to fit a book
  • Tilting

Ideal for

This course is designed for people interested in bookbinding, book repair, box making and gold blocking.

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Outcome

Participants will be able to execute introductory bookbinding and finishing tasks and produce their own hand bound books.

Pre-requisites

None. An interest in hand made books.

Materials supplied

Some course materials are included.

Materials to bring

  • Sponge roller from art store medium size
  • Cheap pack brushes for gluing
  • Acrylic paints student quality paints variety of colours (no fluro's or metalics)
  • Decorative papers ( advised on first class)

Award

Participants will be awarded an RMIT Statement of Participation.

Additional notes

N/A

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Available course dates

Wednesday 28 February 2018

  • Code S320176
  • Start date 28.02.18
  • End date 30.05.18
  • Hours 39.00
  • Campus BRUNSWICK
  • Places remaining 0
  • Fee $670.00
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Wed 30.05.18 06:30pm 09:30pm 3.00

Wednesday 11 July 2018

  • Code S320176
  • Start date 11.07.18
  • End date 03.10.18
  • Hours 39.00
  • Campus BRUNSWICK
  • Fee $670.00
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