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Courses on bookbinding

From: Fred Bearman <fb>
Date: Friday, February 13, 2004
Shepherds Bookbinding Courses 2004

Held at the Shepherds Sangorski and Sutcliffe Bindery
Units 107-108
30 Great Guildford Street
London SE1 0HS

Shepherds is pleased to announce that all its Bookbinding Courses
and Master Classes are now offered with a special Student discount
of 15%.

Evening Courses

Bookbinding for Beginners
Six-week evening courses 6:30-9pm, Course fee UKP235 (for Six
weeks). Fee includes all materials, tea and coffee.

    Thursday March 4, 2004-April 8, 2004
    Thursday April 29, 2004-June 3, 2004
    Thursday September 2, 2004-October 7, 2004
    Thursday October 21, 2004-November 25, 2004

    During this popular six-week course students will be introduced
    to the materials, tools and principles of bookbinding.  From the
    first session, emphasis is on practical tuition with the
    opportunity to complete three projects--a notebook, a
    multi-section binding and a photograph album.

    Tutor: Eri Funazaki

    Eri Funazaki joined Shepherds in 1999 as a designer and
    forwarder. Eri has won top awards at the Designer Bookbinders
    competitions and her work has been exhibited all over the world.

Intermediate Courses in Bookbinding

Tuesday Evenings 6:30-9pm, Course fee UKP235 (for Six weeks).
Fee includes materials, tea and coffee.
For students who have completed our 'Beginners' Course' or who have
similar experience.

Unit 1

    During the course students will take the structure of the sewn
    book to the next stage by learning the techniques of rounding
    and backing and more advanced forms of cloth case-making.
    Projects will include rebinding a clothbound book.

Unit 2

    This course is designed for those students who feel ready to
    move on to leather binding. New techniques will include
    lacing-on boards, silk-headbanding and leather paring.  The
    course project will focus on the completion of a leather

Further six-week units

    Students will be encouraged to develop their skills in the areas
    that most interest them.  This will include a variety of cloth
    binding styles as well as the more advanced stages of leather
    binding. Students will be grouped according to experience.

    Tuesday March 2, 2004 to Tuesday April 6, 2004
    Tuesday April 20, 2004 to Tuesday May 25, 2004
    Tuesday June 15, 2004 to Tuesday July 20, 2004

    Tutor: Mark Cockram

    Mark Cockram began his professional bookbinding career in 1989
    and he is now a Fellow of the Designer Bookbinders.  He has
    taught extensively both in the UK and overseas and follows a
    successful career as a freelance designer bookbinder.

Saturday Classes

Bookbinding for Beginners
Saturday 11am-4:30pm
The course fee is UKP115. Fee includes tea, coffee, and a light
snack at lunchtime.

A one-day introductory class on the principles of bookbinding.

    Saturday April 24, 2004
    Saturday November 6, 2004
    Tutor: Eri Funazaki

Gold Finishing
Saturday 11am-4:30 pm
The course fee is UKP115.  Fee includes tea, coffee, and a light
snack at lunchtime. Please note, these classes are limited to 6

    An introduction to the materials, tools and techniques of
    traditional gold finishing. This course is aimed principally at
    beginners or people who have tried gold tooling but without much

    Saturday May 15, 2004
    Saturday June 12, 2004
    Saturday July 17, 2004
    Saturday October 30, 2004

    Tutor: Glenn Bartley

    A Fellow of Designer Bookbinders, Glenn has been binding books
    professionally for nearly twenty years. He established a bindery
    in Culham, Oxfordshire in 1991.

Box Making
Saturdays 11am-4:30 pm, Course fee  UKP115. Fee includes tea,
coffee, and a light snack at lunchtime.

    Students will be shown how to make cloth boxes and portfolios

    This course is aimed at people who have some experience in
    bookbinding and the materials involved. Students will be shown
    how to make simple boxes, portfolios, slip-cases and Solander
    boxes.  Students are grouped according to experience.

    Saturday May 22, 2004
    Saturday July 24, 2004
    Saturday September 18, 2004
    Saturday October 23, 2004
    Saturday November 27, 2004

    Tutor: Mark Peachy

    Mark Peachy completed his apprenticeship in 1986 and learnt his
    box-making skills working for many years in a large commercial
    bindery.  Mark is Shepherds specialist box-maker and his proven
    skills as a craftsman and teacher have made this one of our most
    popular courses.

Limp Vellum Bindings
Saturdays 11am-4:30
Fee UKP165. Fee includes the cost of one skin of vellum per student,
tea, coffee, and a light snack at lunchtime. This class is limited
to 6 students.

    Students will be given an introduction the history of limp
    vellum bindings, be shown how to identify the diffident types of
    parchments and how to make limp covers, etc.

    Saturday March 27, 2004
    Saturday July 10, 2004

    Tutor:  Fred Bearman

    Prior to his appointment as Head of Conservation at Shepherds,
    Fred has held major posts in conservation studios on both sides
    of the Atlantic and has specialised in working with parchment
    and velum bindings.

Repair of Cloth Bindings
Saturdays 11am-4:30pm
Course fee  UKP115. Fee includes tea, coffee, and a light snack at
lunchtime. This class is limited to 6 students.

    The class will cover the basic techniques for repairing cloth

    Saturday June 5, 2004
    Saturday July 3, 2004

    Tutor: Sophia Kramer

    Having gained a wealth of practical experience working in
    binderies in the USA, Sophia Kramer came to Britain in 2000 to
    undertake a Masters degree in Conservation at Camberwell College
    of Arts.  After gaining her MA Sophia joined Shepherds as a
    conservator-restorer and specialises in cloth and paper repairs.

Saturday and Sunday Classes

Leather Restoration
A two-day course run on consecutive Saturdays and Sundays
Course fee UKP330. Fee includes tea, coffee, and a light snack at
lunchtime. This class is limited to 6 students.

    A two-day course on the restoration and refurbishment of leather
    bindings. Students will be taught the basic techniques of
    rebacking books in a sympathetic manner. The course is designed
    for people with some knowledge of basic leather bookbinding

    Saturday/Sunday March 6-7, 2004
    Saturday/Sunday  June 19-20, 2004
    Saturday/Sunday November 13-14, 2004

    Tutor: Dan Wray

    Dan Wray studied bookbinding and conservation at Camberwell
    College of Arts before going to the College of Arms where he
    specialised in the repair of leather bindings.  Since joining
    Shepherds in 1998 Dan's skills as a conservator-restorer have
    become widely recognised.  He specializes in leather repair and
    this course is a rare opportunity to learn from this talented

For further details of all these courses please contact:

    Linda Watts
    Shepherds Units 107-108
    30 Great Guildford Street
    London SE1 0HS
    +44 20 7620 0060
    Fax: +44 20 7928 1813
    lw [at] bookbinding__co__uk

                  Conservation DistList Instance 17:55
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Received on Friday, 13 February, 2004

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