Bookbinding: bind your own sketch book : FULL

Online South

Who is this course for?

This is a beginner’s course and is suitable for those wishing to learn how to assemble a simple sketch book.

Course content

This is a relaxed and supportive creative workshop for learners, who wish to explore the creative potential of bookbinding. You will learn the binding skills of page sewing using exposed spine – Coptoc stitch and how to cover and assemble your book. By the end of the course you will have produced an A6 sketchbook bound in the covering of your choice

Support and feedback

You will be working with your tutor in a virtual learning environment using an online video platform called Zoom.  You will be accompanied in your virtual class, with other learners. Your tutor will give practical demonstrations, have discussions, set tasks, give feedback and will support you throughout the course.

Additional costs and requirements

No Experience is necessary. You will be sent a list of materials and essential tools with guidance on where to buy them. You will also be sent detailed guidance on how to pre-prepare your materials so that the session can be focused on the technical aspects of sewing and construction of a book.

You will need a laptop / PC / phone / tablet with a camera and microphone/headphones and a good internet connection.

Will I have to do anything outside of the session?

There will not be formal homework but learners are encouraged to continue to develop your practice outside of the session to further develop confidence in techniques learned. You can use the learned skills to create larger books using the same techniques.

About the tutor

Brian Norman works as a Tutor for Learn Devon; and delivers a range of skills focussed courses. These include Employability (incorporating IT skills), Printmaking and Bookbinding.

He is also a qualified and practicing Specialist Mental Health Mentor with other organisations.

Brian has a BA in Fine Art; specialising in Printmaking, from Sunderland University, a Postgraduate Certificate in Online Education from Open University (Accessing and planning learning, in an online environment) and a PGCE in Post Compulsory Education from University College Suffolk.

Brian has gained a broad understanding of Microsoft and Apple computing environments and a range of related software.

His practice is focused on supporting individuals to explore their potential and enabling them to strive towards personal goals. These skills have been shared within some of Learn Devon’s employability and IT projects.

Start date25 Nov 2020
End date25 Nov 2020
Start time14:00
End time16:30
Concessions not available