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Qualification name Non regulated Community Learning provision, Crafts, Creative Arts and Design
Qualification level X
Awarding organisation Generic award - no awarding body
Course type Classroom based
Course hours Part-time
Course start date 12th January 2022
Cost £380.00
Attendance pattern Daytime

Discover the learning experience and opportunities you can expect from this course.

On this course the tutor will suggest a book title to work on refashioning and rebinding the book in a creative way. You will learn the complete procedure for CASE BINDING and also how to make a DROP-BACK BOX to fit the hard bound book. The course provides all the support you need to master the basics of bookbinding and how to explore ways of making books. You can also continue with self-directed projects with guidance from the tutor. The class will be delivered through demonstrations, practical exercises and one-to-one. You will be taught about how to handle tools, equipment and bookbinding materials with confidence and safely.

Find out what qualifications and skills you will need for this course.

No. This course is suitable for beginners or as a refresher if you have done some bookbinding before. It is ideal for people who have an interest in arts and crafts and would like to gain good hand skills in bookbinding. It offers projects that will help you develop your creative bookbinding skills.

View the key features of this course.

1. understanding book binding techniques, structures and ways of working 2. be able to complete a CASE BINDING in hardcover 3. be able to complete a DROP-BACK BOX 4. gain knowledge and confidence in a range of bookbinding skills 5. understand attributes of bookbinding materials and tools, and how to use them 6. understand the general terms and functions of parts of a book

Understand how the course will be delivered.

In class, you will learn through demonstrations and practical work. There will be demonstration, group discussion and one-to-one tuition.

Find out what material you will need.

If you have them, please bring a notebook, pencil, rubber, metal ruler, craft knife, bone folder, scissors. The tutor will give advice on things you may need including information about best suppliers if you want to buy your own tools, and there are starter packs of basic tools available to buy in the department.

Own project. More beginner's bookbinding courses. After discussion with your tutor, you may join intermediate bookbinding courses. Or in another subjects, which you could combine with bookbinding skills, such as printmaking, painting, photography, Adobe InDesign.

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Name Morley College London Waterloo Centre
Address 61 Westminster Bridge Road
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