Mark has been teaching bookbinding and book arts for more than 20 years. His students and studio members range from full time students on college/university courses wishing to top up, artists wanting to explore the book as a medium through to the keen amauter. Studio 5 has an enviable reputation with many "Graduates"becoming Fellows and Licentiates of Designer Bookbinders, opening their own binderies, studios and workshops both in the UK and abroad.  

Once the introductory course has been completed the student has the opportunity to become a studio member enabling them to pursue their individual projects.

Details below of the Introduction course that Studio 5 offers; 

Studio 5 Introduction to Bookbinding - 4 modules of 6 days each - Cost £700 per module.

Each module can be delivered in a 6 day block or days to suit. The studio is open at the weekends. The course is intensive and has been designed to give an overall introduction to bookbinding, box making and artists books. There are never more than 4 students on any course or day, thus ensuring near one to one tuition.

 

STUDIO 5 INTRODUCTION TO BOOKBINDING.

CASE BINDING.

Rationale

This module develops the students’ ability to use basic materials such as cloth and a number of machine made papers. It will allow students the opportunity to explore differing adhesives and covering techniques in the production of case bindings.

Aims

To develop hand skills related to paper and cloth work and hand foil work

To enhance professional skills, awareness and responsibility

To stimulate creativity in design

To develop awareness of choice of suitable binding styles

Learning Outcome

On completion the student will be able to:

Select suitable styles of case binding

 

Repair and guard sections as and when necessary

Forward the book to the required standard

Make a case binding including the use of modern design techniques

Assessment Strategy

Assessment will be in line with the STUDIO 5 criteria and will be evident through examination and discussion of 5 finished items of work. The student will demonstrate an ability to apply the techniques to a good standard and understand the reasons for their use.

The Module is delivered over 6 days with all materials included.

Cost £700

 

BRADEL BINDING

Rationale

This module develops an awareness of strength and structure specific to this type of binding. It will give students the opportunity to understand and apply the relevant techniques involved in the production of the disappearing spine Bradel binding.

Aims

To identify the correct materials specific to the binding style

To understand the need for and limitations of the binding style

To apply the relevant techniques

To assess the suitability of the binding style

Learning Outcome

On completion the student will be able to:

Select suitable text blocks in need of this structure

Forward the book to the required standard

Make a Bradel binding including the use of modern design techniques

Assessment Strategy

Assessment will be in line with the STUDIO 5 criteria and will be evident through examination and discussion of 1 finished item of work. The student will demonstrate an ability to apply the techniques to a good standard and understand the reasons for their use.

The Module is delivered over 6 days with all materials included.

Cost £700

 

BOX & ENCLOSURE MAKING.

Rationale

This module develops is intended to develop the students ability in the making of differing boxes for different books. The student will be able to select and use suitable materials and incorporate style and design ideas.

Aims

To identify the correct materials specific to the box style and use

To explore design and material manipulation

To apply the relevant techniques

To understand internal measuring

Learning Outcome

On completion the student will be able to:

Select suitable box styles and construction methods

Apply the techniques for making boxes including a two tray drop back box

Apply techniques suitable for various uses

Assessment Strategy

Assessment will be in line with the STUDIO 5 criteria and will be evident through examination and discussion of 3 finished items of work. The student will demonstrate an ability to apply the techniques to a high standard and understand the reasons for their use. The student will be expected to be able to demonstrate and rationalise design, process and protection.

The Module is delivered over 6 days with all materials included.

Cost £700

 

ARTIST’S BOOK OR COMPLETE BOOK

Rationale

This module is intended to develop the students’ ability to explore print, book manipulation and creative journeys with the book.

Aims

To identify differing print techniques

To explore the book as a means of artistic and social expression

To apply the relevant techniques, working practices and mediums

Learning Outcome

On completion the student will be able to:

Select suitable print techniques and mixed media

Forward the book to the required standard and manipulate as required

To understand the relationship of the artist and the book

Assessment Strategy

Assessment will be in line with the STUDIO 5 criteria and will be evident through examination and discussion of 2 finished items of work. The student will demonstrate an ability to apply the techniques to a high standard and understand the reasons for their use. The student will be expected to be able to demonstrate and rationalise working processes.

The Module is delivered over 6 days with some materials included.

Cost £700

The small print.

The STUDIO 5 BEGINNERS COURSE is delivered in 4 modules of six days each, total 24 days. Upon successful completion the student will be issued with a Studio 5 Certificate.

The total fee is £2,800.00 per person, the fee can be payed module by module. The fee covers all tuition, hand tool use, workshop equipment as required and materials as outlined in the module information. A 50% non returnable deposit is required to confirm booking full payment being made no less than 2 weeks prior to the beginning of the course or module. Payment details will be given on request.

It is anticipated that the modules are delivered with a break between each. This to enable the student to practise the various skills before moving on to the next module. 

To book a place or for more information please contact the studio (Details on the contacts page)

Mark Cockram

Studio Five First Floor The Mews 46-52 Church Road Barnes London SW13 0DQ

Tel: 0208 563 2158 e-mail: studio5bookarts@aol.co.uk