01 Bookbinding Basics | 22-25 Jul

Over four sessions you will be introduced to the basic tools, materials and techniques involved in traditional bookbinding.

Starting with simple folded structures and finishing with a multi-section sewn book with a hard cover, this course will equip you with the skills to start your own little book projects and move on to more complex bookbinding classes in the future.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Create a range of folded books
  • Sew a single section book with soft cover
  • Sew a multi-section book with a cloth covered hard cover

Learning Outcomes:

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

  • name and apply a range of bookbinding specific hand tools and materials
  • understand the importance of grain direction in paper and card
  • measure and calculate materials accurately
  • create a range of folded and sewn book structures

show a solid foundation from which to consolidate and move on to more complex projects

  • Dates: 22-25 Jul
  • Times: 4pm to 8pm
  • Location: Al Taif Mall Offices, 17th Floor 
  • Price: 320 AED
  • Level: Beginners – No prior experience required
  • Workshop Language: English

Note: You get a 15% off discount if you attend ALL FOUR Summer weekly workshops, you can buy them here. 

Tutor: Ina Baumeister

Ina is a professional bookbinder and box-maker. She holds an MA in Book Art from UAL Camberwell and a master-craftsmanship from the German Crafts Council and Guild of Bookbinders in Munich. As a binder she works with contemporary arts organisation Book Works, the Tate Paper and Photography conservation department as well as other organisations and clients.

Are you coming from outside Fujairah? 

Fujairah is a beautiful Emirate located on the East coast overlooking the Indian Ocean and it is only an hour drive from Dubai airport. We will happily help you find a lovely hotel near our school with transports. Please contact us if you need our help.

Workshop Rules and Regulations: 

  • The fee includes all the learning hours and materials that will be supplied in the course.
  • No refunds are acceptable and you need to attend the specified hours and times listed on this page.
  • Please note that you should attend at least 90% of the hours to receive your attendance certificate for this course.

320,00 د.إ

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