Book Repair and Conservation
Can't find the perfect course for you? Tailor your learning experience at Green Door Printmaking Studio... All of the processes we teach are available to book on an individual basis. These courses will enable you to get the undivided attention of your tutor, allowing us to tailor the course specifically to your interests, ensuring you get the most out of your time with us.
About this process
In this course we will look how books were traditionally bound through history and what we can do to restore some well loved books back to life.
The focus will be on archival conservation techniques, by this we mean using only natural based glues and papers and not chemical processes that conservators may have once used. You will learn how to repair tears, re-attach loose pages and rebuild broken spines. We will mainly be looking at antiquated books and documents, but it’s unfortunate that modern day commercial bound books are often poorly constructed and not designed to last forever. There is almost always a way of repairing and rebinding these books too.
This course is ideal if you have a sentimental book, perhaps a bible or photo album that you would like to restore yourself which can be very rewarding.
How to book
If you are interested in undertaking a this process as a tailored course at Green Door, please get in touch with us. If you would like to discuss your project, we highly recommend that you arrange a date to come into the studio in order to discuss your course beforehand so we can learn more about your aims. To confirm your booking you will need to complete an online booking form and provide a minimum 50% (non-refundable) deposit.
These courses are available to book on an individual (one-to-one) basis, or in groups of up to 4 people. All of our tailored course prices include refreshments, materials and in-depth notes.
3 hours (one day)
All materials and notes are included in the price of this workshop. No previous experience of book making is required.
For details about what to prepare before for your course begins, please read through our How to Prepare page.
Our regular rate is applicable if you are currently in full or part time employment.
If you would like to book this course as a personalised workshop with family or friends, please note, flat rate prices quoted are for groups of between 2-4 participants.
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Concessionary Rate £81
Our concessionary rate is applicable if you are aged 60 years or older, aged 13 years or younger, and/or in receipt of any state benefits. Please note: undergraduate students are not eligible for our concessionary rate.
Student Rate £69
Our student rate is applicable if you are aged 13+ years, and in full-time education or currently studying towards an undergraduate or post-graduate degree.