Centre for Fine Print Research University of the West of England Centre for Fine Print Research
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Bookbinding for Artists - One week masterclass

this course has now finished !

we have included feedback from the course delegates below


“Excellent clear instructions and paced to meet the group.  The best aspect was the range of visual examples and the introduction to various possibilities.”

“The best aspects of the course: making, hands-on, and the tutors! Worst aspect: nothing.”
“Guy is an excellent teacher, he manages to be both inspirational and exact. The best aspect: all the books we made and the hands-on experience.  I didn’t find anything lacking in this course.”

“The best aspects of the course: all of it, good tuition, inspiring!”

“Excellent course, Guy’s depth of knowledge is matched by his relaxed delivery and patient support.  The breadth of techniques and depth of hands-on experience and support was the best aspect – I feel able to carry on and experiment.”

“Great ways of showing tricks of the trade.  I learnt new skills, excellent tutor with infinite patience and excellent resources of artists books in the library.”


The book is a viable, visual medium that can provide links and meeting points between many art disciplines such as print, painting and sculpture. It is perhaps the most intimate, easily accessible and portable of all the art forms. In this intensive five-day course both traditional and unorthodox bookbinding structures will be taught.

Guy Begbie is a bookbinder and multi-disciplinary artist. He exhibits his artists' books and delivers book arts workshops and master classes internationally. Guy is the Book Arts Co-ordinator at Herefordshire College of Arts and is the external examiner for BA (Hons) Book Arts & Crafts at London College of Communication, University of the Arts, London

This course is designed to be appropriate for those both with or without previous bookbinding experience.

Limited to 10 participants.