Informative summary of the course

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The bookbinding workshop currently offers two specialties:

  • Contemporary bookbinding, Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm.
  • Activities around bookbinding on Fridays from 18:00 to 20:00h.

The specialty of Bookbinding is developed over four school years; Contemporary Bookbinding I, II, III and IV and are taught simultaneously in the same workshop.

The aim of both workshops is to develop the students' abilities, attitudes, skills, manipulative skills, methods, habits and work techniques that will provide them with the necessary training and learning in the different types of bookbinding that are taught.

Course level: I, II, III and IV

Access conditions: None for the 1st course

Duration: School year from September to June


Types of binding:

  • Tucked in lids
  • Simplified
  • Simplified apparent seams
  • Japanese
  • Japanese hardcover
  • Flexible
  • Accordion
  • Articulated
  • Bradel
  • Cartoned

Decoration techniques: Painting of greaseproof papers/Japanese paper assemblies

  • Edge-to-edge mosaics
  • Applied mosaics
  • Framed
  • Reliefs
  • Incisions
  • Impress
  • Back-up sanding
  • Transfer
  • Suede guards
  • Leather covers
  • Protection boxes
  • Basic notions of restoration

Activities related to bookbinding

  • Boxes
  • Painting of greaseproof paper
  • Paper assemblies Japan
  • Japanese binding
  • Folding
  • Accordions
  • Basic flexible binding.
  • Artist's book