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When & Where

Quick Facts

  • Availability Yes
  • Tutor Alexandra Czinczel
  • Course Code W23PTGB03C
  • Suitable For 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

What you will learn

Continuing from last term, we will explore different ways of making books, including long-stitch binding, variations of concertina books and making a slipcase. We will also have an element of printmaking which can be used for book covers, endpapers or content of the books. This course is suitable for continuing students but also for complete beginners as all projects are standalone and do not depend on having attended the previous term.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Use bookbinding techniques to make a wide range of book forms
  • Experiment with simple printmaking techniques to decorate your book covers and endpapers
  • Learn about different kinds of paper and paper grain
  • Choose the right materials for your book projects
  • Use bookbinding tools with confidence


  • Full fee
  • Concession fee
  • Class format and activities

    There will be demonstration, group discussion, one to one tuition and practical project work. In order to ensure that you make the best possible progress on your course, you will have regular feedback from your tutor, in a constructive and supportive environment.

    Entry requirements

    No previous knowledge of bookbinding is required. This class is a great introduction to making books.

    What you need to know before you enrol

    Health and Safety information will be given at the start of the course and in subsequent lessons wherever necessary. The studio is accessible via a lift and there is an adjustable height desk available.

    What you need

    Pencil, eraser, notebook for taking notes. We will discuss in the first session if there are any other tools and materials you may want to buy.

    What you can do next

    You can enrol on a number of other bookbinding or printmaking classes.