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Course Archive

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01

Dis/connecting the Altered Page

Monday, 3. March 2014 to Friday, 7. March 2014

This intensive workshop introduces students to altering pages and covers of found books through collage that begins with a sequence of inter-connecting concepts.  Using the language of computers, ‘cutting’ and ‘pasting’ informs students to assess and integrate a range of disparate imagery. Through the practice of dis/connecting two or more pages through the use of zippers, Velcro and machine stitching, for example, constructing relationships through layering images is another focus of the class. Students are motivated to use their intuitive processes, combining meaning, personal stories and grasping the formal issues of shape, line movement, pacing and transitions. Developing a sensitivity for integrating their art making intentions through abstract and narrative concepts are challenged.  Accomplishing this task during class students work on individual pages using a variety of mediums; print materials derived from the computer; offset printing; found book pages; magazines; or their own picture-making sources. The class will also profile current artists working with both altered books and pages.

Kosten:
CHF 1050.00
Leitung:
Teilnehmer:
Bookbinders, book artists
Sprache:
English and explanations in a second language
No.
01

Introduction to Bookbinding

Monday, 13. February 2017 to Friday, 17. February 2017
  • einstieg_ins_buchbinden
  • einstieg_ins_buchbinden
  • einstieg_ins_buchbinden

This course is an introduction to bookbinding that is open to all interested participants. The specific topic of the course is still open and will be communicated to the participants a few weeks before the course starts.

Kosten:
CHF 750.00
Teilnehmer:
All interested people
Sprache:
German and explanations in a second language
No.
02

Bookbinding for Experienced Amateurs

Monday, 20. February 2017 to Friday, 24. February 2017
  • buchbinden_fur_erfahrene_amateure
  • buchbinden_fur_erfahrene_amateure
  • buchbinden_fur_erfahrene_amateure

This course is for people with some experience in the craft of bookbinding and for those working in complementary disciplines. The theme of the course is still open and will be communicated to participants a few weeks before the course starts.

Kosten:
CHF 750.00
Teilnehmer:
Interested people with previous knowledge, graphic designers, aso.
Sprache:
German and explanations in a second language
No.
03

Pop-up-Workshop

Monday, 14. April 2014 to Thursday, 17. April 2014

The goal of this class is to teach participants the necessary theoretical and practical knowledge to produce pop-up bindings. After a brief overview of the history, forty different techniques and mechanisms will be discussed and analyzed. The main question during this process will be: How to animate a picture. We will look at different ways to use movement, relief, surprising effects and interactive methods to reach this goal. In the practical part of the workshop, we will learn step by step how to create a pop-up binding. Every single step will be discussed and documented in great detail (preparation of the pages, adhering, covering, etc.) in order to guarantee that every participant has his or her own reference book to take home.

Kosten:
CHF 900.00
Leitung:
Teilnehmer:
Bookbinders, graphic designers, paper designers
Sprache:
French and explanations in a second language
No.
03

Bookbinding design

Monday, 3. April 2017 to Friday, 7. April 2017
  • Bucheinbandgestaltung
  • Bucheinbandgestaltung
  • Bucheinbandgestaltung

In order to create a successful and compelling binding, the elements of color, form, proportion, rhythm, contrasts, structures, typeface, etc. must be coordinated so that a harmonious design is achieved. In this course we will not only highlight the theoretical aspects of book design, but we will also spend time developing our own sensibilities for color and form. The goal of the course is to develop more confidence in the fundamental elements of book design so that you may carry these principles through in creating your own bindings.

Kosten:
CHF 750.00
Teilnehmer:
Bookbinders, interested people with previous knowledge
Sprache:
German and explanations in a second language
No.
03

Boxes and Slipcases

Monday, 30. March 2015 to Friday, 3. April 2015
  • Kassetten und Schuber

Boxes and slipcases are made in order to protect books, prints, photos, etc. from dust, light and environmental damage. In this course we will build custom fitted, rigid slipcases that are lined, covered and finished with a leather edge. In the second part of the course we will make boxes with leath... er spines and cloth or paper cases. These we will line with paper, felt, or flocked material. Additionally, we will stamp titles to complete our boxes.

Kosten:
CHF 750.00
Teilnehmer:
Bookbinders, interested people with previous knowledge
Sprache:
German and explanations in a second language
No.
04

Techniques by Hedi Kyle – part I

Monday, 11. April 2016 to Friday, 15. April 2016
  • Techniken nach Hedi Kyle – Teil I
  • Techniken nach Hedi Kyle – Teil I
  • Techniken nach Hedi Kyle – Teil I

Hedi Kyles extraordinary book constructions, found between historical and modern designs, will be reconsidered and further interpreted in this workshop. Artful folding, cutting and sewing techniques will present numerous variations of leporellos to codex bindings.The aim of the workshop is to create a collection of samples which can be extremely helpful in a daily routine.

Kosten:
CHF 750.00
Teilnehmer:
Bookbinders, graphic designers, interested people with previous knowledge
Sprache:
German and explanations in a second language
No.
04

From plain paper to a medium for advertising and communication

Monday, 28. April 2014 to Wednesday, 30. April 2014

Appearance and first impressions are key to making sure a product is well received by customers. In order to present information in a rousing and effective way, we will start from the two-dimensional – a piece of paper – and transform it into a user-friendly and interesting three-dimensional object. By looking at many examples, we will analyze what techniques can be used to create an effective synergy between print and three-dimensional form. Examples will be demonstrated step-by-step and can be practiced by participants.

Kosten:
CHF 420.00
Leitung:
Teilnehmer:
Bookbinders, graphic designers, interested people with previous knowledge
Sprache:
German and explanations in a second language
No.
04

13 Decoration Techniques

Monday, 24. April 2017 to Friday, 28. April 2017
  • 13-Dekortechniken
  • 13-Dekortechniken
  • 13-Dekortechniken

We will learn and practice the best known and most used bookbinding decoration techniques. Embossed gilding, feather mosaic in leather, sculptural leather application, raised and recessed relief, decorating with acrylic colours, decorating with shrunken leather, decorating with leather strips, leather breakthrough technique, colour printing etc. The techniques will be practised on small boards prepared during the course.

Kosten:
CHF 750.00
Teilnehmer:
Bookbinders, interested people with previous knowledge
Sprache:
German and explanations in a second language
No.
05

New Inspirations: Bindings with Acrylic Glass

Monday, 12. May 2014 to Friday, 16. May 2014

Using simple tools and various techniques to manipulate acrylic glass sheets, we can create an interesting material to use in bindings. We will learn proper techniques for precisely cutting acrylic to use as “boards”, as well techniques for stamping on acrylic. The instructor will demonstrate step-by-step how to create a contemporary binding with good functionality. Additionally, a soft slipcase will be made for the binding. Ideal for this course are books in format DIN A6 to DIN A5 with three to ten signatures.

Kosten:
CHF 1050.00
Leitung:
Teilnehmer:
Bookbinders, interested people with previous knowledge
Sprache:
German and explanations in a second language

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Bubu Bookfactory, Mönchaltorf
Basler Buchbinder Verein, Basel
Raiffeisen Schweiz AG
Peyer Graphic AG, Lengnau
Winter & Company AG, Basel
Schmedt GmbH & Co, KG, Hamburg
Viscom, Bern
VSD, Bern
Fischer Papier, St. Gallen
Buchbinderei Grollimund AG, Reinach
Wolfau Druck AG, Weinfelden
KAPAG Karton + Papier AG, Muhen
Renfer AG Buchbinderei, Dübendorf
Buchbinderei Scherrer AG, Urdorf
Gramag Grafische Maschinen AG, Reiden
Chromos AG, Dielsdorf
Buchbinderei E. Keller AG, Wetzikon