Bookbinding Workshops: Autumn 2019
The following bookbinding workshops will be held on Saturdays from 10:00 to 5:00 at the Courtyard Studios Bindery in Irvine. The bindery is fully equipped with work stations for up to 6 students. Courtyard Studios is located on Irvine’s historic harbourside and is easy to reach by road or rail with ample free parking.
A day of decorative paper making. The morning session will focus on how to print Japanese-style ‘Suminagashi’ marbled paper. The afternoon will concentrate on traditional paper marbling techniques using acrylic paint on a size bath.
Class size restricted to only 4 students.
No previous experience necessary and suitable for beginners. All materials are provided
Saturday, April 18th
An opportunity to bring along a current bookbinding project that you’re working on or are about to start. This could, for instance, include: repair work, case binding, leather binding, box making, decorative paper or leather work, gold tooling etc – anything goes!
Alternatively, if you’re new to bookbinding this would be a great opportunity to learn the basics by completing a few simple exercises in paper folding, cutting, sewing and case making.
Maximum class size of 5 students.
Victorian Photo Album
Class size restricted to only 5 students. All materials provided.
In addition to attending Workshops, bookbinding students can also hire the bindery to work on their own projects or obtain assistance with more specialised work. Two levels of hire are available: Standard Bindery Hire comes with basic technical assistance and is only suitable for students with existing experience and able to work on their own projects. Supported Bindery Hire includes full technical assistance and practical support. This level of hire is more suitable for beginners or for students who require specialised tuition on advanced techniques.
Standard Bindery Hire:
£20 per day or £90 for a 5-day block booking.
Bindery Hire with support and technical assistance:
£50 per day or £225 for a 5-day block booking.
Personal, one-to-one tuition can also be arranged.
Please use the form below for booking enquiries: