Bookbinding year course, part I (coursecode: BB-18/19), 2 places open

Start: Monday 08 October 2018 till end of May 2019

This bookbinding course is for everyone who did a basic course and who wants to expand their knowledge and experience.
This course is twice a month except school holidays.
In this way you have more than enough time to finish books at home and to practice the given exercises.
This first course during a year is split in two blocs. In every bloc we go deeper in a bindings structure and practice the several manifestations and possibilities of that structure.
The first bloc we deal with all the variations and possibilities of casebindings. The second bloc is all about glueless bindings. You will make a samplebook to keep examples of materials, tests, models of variations en experiments.
Every lesson will end with a few exercises you have to do at home.

During the course we will learn about materials, designing, theory of colours, making titels and a good finishing is a must.
We will start making a samplebook for the materials so you can keep them in a good and clear way.
To practice the structures we use blanco books. Every final piece of a bloc will be a book with a content you have to make a design for.
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 will ask guest teachers to teach a day of afternoon workshop.
The costs of these workshops are not included.
If possible we will visit some interesting binders, institutions or expositions.

If you want to do all the blocs you will be busy for at least two years.

date:   start Monday 08 October 2018 - Monday 03 June 2019, 18 lessons
time:   13.30-16.00 uur

  € 795,- incl. basic materials, coffee/tea

number of participants:   six
location:   Bindery Wilgenkamp, Hoorn, The Netherlands
teacher:   Marja Wilgenkamp
language:   Dutch, English if needed





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