Learn Simple Book Repair Skills
Who is this course for?
Breath new life into tired books – learn simple book repair skills.
This is a short workshop that is focussed on simple decorative repair not full restoration.
This is a relaxed workshop you will try simple book repair skills such as reviving tired spines and repairing torn pages. The teaching methodology is aimed at techniques that can be easily replicated at home.
Support and feedback
This an informal session where you will receive one to one support and feedback from your tutor
Additional costs and requirements
The tutor supplies all basic sundry materials and tools for the work. You can bring in a book to work on or the tutor can supply a book to practice on.
You may be eligible for a learner bursary if you can demonstrate that attending a course will improve your wellbeing. Eligibility is determined after a short interview with a member of our learning support team. You must be aged over 19 on 31st August 2017 and your household income below £15,276 to access this fund. Contact your local centre for more details.
Will I have to do anything outside of the session?
All techniques learned are easy to replicate at home and this idea will be explored in the classroom.
About the tutor
Brian Norman works as an Art and Craft Tutor for Learn Devon.
Creativity should be about ‘play’, and is an intuitive process. Trying and pushing ideas to make new forms, allowing ideas and images to evolve into being.
John Cleese (1991) said about creativity; “This is the extraordinary thing about creativity: If just you keep your mind resting against the subject in a friendly but persistent way, sooner or later you will get a reward from your unconscious”.
These ideas encapsulate my approach to my creative practice and are the underpinning philosophy of my arts practice.
He also works as a Mental Health Mentor and Specialist Tutor providing support to Open University Students. Previously Brian worked for City College Plymouth (2009-2014), West Suffolk College (2007-2010) and Suffolk MIND (1993 -2010).
Brian has a BA in Fine Art; specialising in Printmaking, from Sunderland University, a Postgraduate Certificate in Online Education from Open University and a PGCE in Post Compulsory Education from University College Suffolk.
“Having been taught the craft of Printmaking from Master Printmaker and Artist Pris Forrest in the late 1980’s with a focus on Linocut, Screen-print, and Etching, I continue to develop these skills focusing on Collagraphy, Linocut, Monotype and mix media processes. More recently exploring the creative potential of bookmaking.
Brian has work in private collections held by other artists in the UK and in New York. He has run Printmaking and Bookbinding workshops at Bovey Tracey Craft Festival since 2010.