Italian language and cultural school for foreigners
Legatoria
Firenze nell'Arte

Bookbinding workshop

Bookbinding is the process of assembling a book either manually or industrially.

Everything started in the distant past. In fact, the idea of ​​putting together simple wooden planks was already known to the Romans in the first century BC.

From wooden boards to parchments, from works of art of copyists from the Middle Ages who created beautiful binds, up until the invention of printing in 1455, bookbinding has always played a major role.

Still to this day, despite new technologies, for those who continue to love books, binding is still an important and integral part of a volume.

Programme

  • Ageing of the wood.
  • Technique for making covers for photo albums, diaries etc.
  • Creation of objects with different techniques.
  • Shaded colour paper.
  • Patchwork.
  • Fabrics/leather.
  • Antique effect.
  • Sand and different materials.
  • Closing techniques.
  • Creating decorated cards and envelopes.

Prices

For every 24 hours 750
Registration fee 50

Prices valid upon enrolment for all course commencement dates

Course start dates

2018 2019
Jan 8, 22 Jul 9, 23
Feb 5, 19 Aug 6, 20
Mar 5, 19 Sept 3, 17
Apr 3, 16, 30 Oct 1, 15, 29
May 14, 28 Nov 12, 26
Jun 11, 25 Dec 10

National holidays observed in the year 2018:
2 April, 25 April, 1 May, 15 August, 1 November.

Jan 7, 21 Jul 8, 22
Feb 4, 18 Aug 5, 19
Mar 4, 18 Sept 2, 16, 30
Apr 1, 15, 29 Oct 14, 28
May 13, 27 Nov 11, 25
Jun 10, 25 Dec 9

National holidays observed in the year 2019:
22 April, 25 April, 1 May, 24 June, 15 August, 1 November.

Course enrolment

Materials are not included in the price and will be agreed upon at the beginning of the course.

The 24-hour course can be spread over 2 or more weeks.

All courses are taught in Italian.

Registration is valid for one year and includes the accommodation search service, certificates and a few cultural activities.