Bookcraft - Getting Started in Bookbinding


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This practical, hands-on course will teach you the basics of bookbinding and box making, from simple sewing techniques to making a hand-bound journal.
Most materials will be supplied and a fun program has been devised so that you can continue working on your project at home.
Continuing students can work on their own projects or build up their skills.

Topics include:
* Recognition of appropriate materials
* Use and characteristics of adhesives
* Tools and their use
* Bookcraft - box construction, cutting frames and mounting exercises
* Bookbinding - simple quarter binding - single & multi-section case binding - various securing techniques as applied to binding.

 
Course ID RED2002
Price $435.00 (GST included)
Start date Thursday, 19 October 2017
Finish date Thursday, 07 December 2017
Sessions 8 sessions of 3 hours
Time 6.00pm - 9.00pm
Tutor Erika Mordek
Location CIT Reid
Status 3 places are available.

Materials

No pre-requisite skills are necessary, however manual dexterity is advantageous.


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STUDENT TESTIMONIALS

"I learnt more than I expected to. My eyes were opened to new possibilities. I did find it incredibly difficult! But help was at hand."Linda
"Very worthwhile skill to learn. The teacher's knowledge encourages further interest in developing bookbinding and box making skills." Jan
"The course was engaging and informative, I looked forward to coming each week. Thanks Erica!" Kate
"Just so skilled in teaching watchful & constructive."


About your tutor:
Erika Mordek is a bookbinder, researcher and teacher. Originally a woodworker, she developed an interest in paper crafts and learned basic bookbinding under Neale Wootton at the Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT). She regularly participates in workshops offered by both the Canberra and NSW Guilds and has been teaching beginner bookcraft at CIT for over 4 years. Erika has a particular interest in Japanese bookbinding. She was awarded the Kenneth Binns Travelling Fellowship which allowed her to attend the London rare Book Summer School in 2012 as well as visit conservation laboratories. As a result she has written two books on historical bindings and their watermarks. She recently taught at the inaugural Goulburn Reader Writer Festival.



Location: CIT Reid

Address: 37 Constitution Avenue, Reid



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