All our courses are FREE to WIS veterans. To apply for any of this training, or to find out more, simply e-mail us at [email protected] or call the workshop on 01672 851979.
Introductory Lessons – As part of the Phoenix Centre’s Rolling Recovery Programme (RRP) at Tedworth House we provide monthly introductory bookbinding lessons available to those who are participating in the programme. These last under two hours and are designed to give Wounded Injured and Sick (WIS) veterans a taste of the basic skills and techniques we use, and an introduction to the tools and materials required for bookbinding. Every student goes away with a high-quality notebook that they will have made themselves. These sessions are great fun and very therapeutic, aiding both concentration and confidence.
Training Courses – We run a progressive series of courses in bookbinding that cater for the absolute beginner and cover all the skills needed to achieve a Level 3 City & Guilds certificate in bookbinding (for a list of the available courses, see our course list below.) Courses are held in our own classroom at the Daffodil Barn, and are normally run as full-time 3-day or 5-day courses.
City & Guilds Awards – There is no requirement to apply for City & Guilds awards, but our members are automatically registered, and application for these nationally recognised qualifications is strongly encouraged. Courses and awards are available at Level 1, 2 and 3, and each course covers the syllabus of one City & Guilds “Unit”. By completing a Unit, a WIS member can achieve a single craft Award. For example, the successful completion of the Beginners’ Course (Unit 118) qualifies for a City & Guilds Award.
WIS members who wish to apply for a Certificate in Bookbinding simply need to complete the two Units for each Level and also one of our Craft Design courses. Awards and Qualifications are graded: at Pass, Merit and Distinction.
COURSES AT THE DAFFODIL BARN and TEDWORTH HOUSE IN 2019
|3-4 Aug||C&G Level 1 (Unit 118 – Part 2).||Daffodil Barn|
|9-13 Sep||C&G Level 1 (Unit 118). Pamphlet and Multi-section Bindings||Daffodil Barn|
|16-18 Sep||C&G Level 3 Diploma. Library-style Binding||Daffodil Barn|
|23-25 Sep||C&G Level 3 Diploma. Limp Vellum Binding||Daffodil Barn|
|27 Sep||Introduction Course||Tedworth House (Avon Room)|
|1-2 Oct||Level 3 Module – Paper Repairs||Daffodil Barn|
|3 Oct||C&G Level 3 Diploma Edge Decoration||Daffodil Barn|
|14-18 Oct||C&G Level 1 (Unit 119). Photograph Albums and Slipcase||Daffodil Barn|
|21-25 Oct||C&G Level 2 (Unit 221). Alternative and Historical Bindings||Daffodil Barn|
|25 Oct||Introduction Course||Tedworth House (Avon Room)|
|29-30 Oct||C&G Level 3 Diploma. Rebacking a Cloth Book||Daffodil Barn|
|11-13 Nov||C&G Level 2 (Units 201). Design Course||Daffodil Barn|
|18-20 Nov||C&G Level 3 Diploma. Rebacking a Leather Book||Daffodil Barn|
|29 Nov – 1 Dec (Fri-Sun)||C&G Level 1 – Course in Bookbinding (Unit 118 – Part 1).||Daffodil Barn|
|29 Nov||Introduction Course||Tedworth House (Avon Room)|
|3-5 Dec||C&G Level 3 Diploma. Artist’s Portfolio, Phase Box and Lift-off Lid Box||Daffodil Barn|
|C&G Level 1 Course in Bookbinding (Unit 118 – Part 2)||Daffodil Barn|
|20 Dec||Introduction Course||Tedworth House (Avon Room)|