Centre for Fine Print Research University of the West of England Centre for Fine Print Research
  CPD wideformat course

Bookbinding for Book Artists

led by: Guy Begbie
dates: Monday 1st – Friday 5th July 2013
times: 9.30am - 4.30pm
this course has now finished!

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A Selection of Feedback from the course delegates:

July 2013

‘The best aspect of this course was the tutor, he was very generous in his attitude to teaching and feedback – thank you’
‘The best aspect of this course was learning practical skills – the course is excellent’
‘More of the same please’
‘The best part of this course was the chance to experiment with new techniques – a great learning environment’
‘I have thoroughly enjoyed the experience’
July 2012

‘Super-duper tuition and atmosphere created by the highly skilled tutors’

‘Guy’s experience and knowledge of bookbinding made the course enjoyable, challenging and a brilliant learning week’

‘The best aspect was learning with others, it was well-organised and a good pace. Guy is an excellent tutor

‘Lots of new skills and techniques and great to see how different everyone’s work was at the end of the course’

“The best aspect was having supervision along the way as and when needed - always great advice.”

“The best aspect - ability to produce our own work. Very practical/hands on course and great tutor.”

‘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’


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. The course is designed to be appropriate for people with or without previous experience.

Guy Begbie is an established book artist and designer. He has been teaching in UK universities since 1995. As a multi-disciplinary artist he makes works that extend parameters regarding concept and production approaches to the book form. He has run book arts courses nationally and internationally. http://www.guybegbie.com
Maximum 10 participants