Book repair for beginners

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Learn how to do simple repairs on your favourite books. Small class size allows you to pursue your choice of individual projects under expert guidance.

This course will be co-taught by Rachel Sawicki and Robin Tait.

Course ID RED2003
Price $435.00 (GST included)
Start date Wednesday, 11 October 2017
Finish date Wednesday, 29 November 2017
Sessions 8 sessions of 3 hours
Time 6.00pm - 9.00pm
Tutor Robin Tait
Location CIT Reid
Status Module is finished.


This class assumes no prior bookbinding or bookcraft experience. Suitable for beginners or continuing students.

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"This course was outstanding, I hope it runs again so I can do it again as I would love the opportunity to cement the skills I learnt during this session."
"Exceptionally well facilitated practically and socially, and the coursework and content covered all facets and was delivered in an expert but approachable manner."

About your tutors:
Robin trained as a Paper Conservator at the University of Canberra before studying at the University College of the Arts, London and the Brockman Bindery, Oxford in Hand Bookbinding and Book Conservation. Robin has worked extensively in paper and book conservation, establishing the Tait Bindery in 1986.

Rachel Sawicki is a UK qualified Book Conservator with over 10 years experience in the repair of historic books and manuscripts.

Location: CIT Reid

Address: 37 Constitution Avenue, Reid

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