Events & Courses

All events are subject to change, particularly the workshop nights. Please check this page regularly to ensure that the details of an event you are interested in attending have not changed.

The Guild offers a range of course nights at a small cost for materials. These are held on Monday nights at McDougall House, and cater for both members and non-members. These courses are a great way to start your bookbinding, and are run on a regular basis. The courses run as a progressive series, so attending a number of them will help your skills, as a range of different binding styles and techniques are demonstrated over a number of nights or weekends.

Check the list of events below to see when the next courses will be run. However, the courses often have waitlists. If you cannot make a course that you have booked for, please contact the Secretary so that someone else may take up the place.

Evening courses are at McDougall House in Como, off Clydesdale Street and start at 6:00pm, going through to 9:00pm each evening. Weekend courses are done at the Roleystone Family Centre on Wygonda Road in Roleystone, and start at 9:00 am and go through to 4:00pm. You must register in order to attend, as places are very limited. Payments must be made before the course starts, and are not refundable in the last 30 days prior to the course.

For details of the courses themselves, see our page on classes.

We will be providing the dates for all our other courses by the middle of February.

Beginners Weekend Workshop 2019

Date: 

Saturday, February 16th, 2019 - 9:00 AM to Sunday, February 17th, 2019 - 4:00 PM

Welcome to the first of our 2019 courses. We are starting the year with a beginners course which takes place over a single weekend. You will get to make a couple of different books, as well as learn the basics of box making suitable for holding books.

This course is $95.00 for the weekend, and all tools and materials are provided. The dates are 16th and 17th of February. Payment is made prior to the beginning of the workshop.

Email us now at wabookbinders@gmail.com  Please provide your name and a contact phone number. 

For more details about the course, look here at the Courses page. This course is held at the Roleystone Family Centre.

February 2019 Meeting

Date: 

Monday, February 25th, 2019 -
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

The first formal meeting of the year, we meet at McDougal House in Como. Join us to talk about books, bindings, repairs, courses and more.

March 2019 Meeting

Date: 

Monday, March 25th, 2019 -
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

We meet on the last Monday of each month, even if it is a public holiday. That just makes the taffic a little easier. Come along for light refreshments and enjoy the bookbinding works of our members.

April 2019 Meeting

Date: 

Monday, April 29th, 2019 -
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Apart from doing lots of courses this year, we will also be meeting 10 times to discuss books, binding, equipment, events and competitions. Join us with some books that need repairing, or to see how it is done.

May 2019 Meeting

Date: 

Monday, May 27th, 2019 -
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Our May meeting will be the first of our small competitions, so join us at McDougall House to see the results. Details will be announced shortly, but pencil in the date now.

June 2019 Meeting

Date: 

Monday, June 24th, 2019 -
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

We meet monthly in McDougall House in Como to talk all about books, bindings and boxes. Join us to find out more.

Beginners Course, July

Date: 

Monday, July 1st, 2019 - 6:00 PM to Monday, July 22nd, 2019 - 9:00 PM

Welcome to the July Beginners Course. You will get to make a couple of different books, as well as learn the basics of box making suitable for holding books.

This course is $95.00 for the course, and all tools and materials are provided. This course takes place over four Monday evenings, for a total of 12 hours of tuition. The dates are 1st, 8th, 15th and 22nd of July. Payment is made prior to the beginning of the workshop.

Email us now at wabookbinders@gmail.com  Please provide your name and a contact phone number. 

For more details about the course, look here at the Courses page. This course is held at Mc Dougall House in Como

July 2019 Meeting

Date: 

Monday, July 29th, 2019 -
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Come along to see what we are doing with al things books, or if you have a repair requirement, bring it along and find someone to help you out, or maybe become enthused enough to learn how to do repairs yourself.

August 2019 Meeting

Date: 

Monday, August 26th, 2019 -
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

This will be our second competition night for the year. Details will be provided a little later, but come along and see what members have been working on.

Beginners Course, September

Date: 

Monday, September 2nd, 2019 - 6:00 PM to Monday, September 23rd, 2019 - 9:00 PM

Welcome to the September Beginners Course. You will get to make a couple of different books, as well as learn the basics of box making suitable for holding books.

This course is $95.00 for the course, and all tools and materials are provided. This course takes place over four Monday evenings. The dates are 2nd, 9th, 16th and 23nd of July. Payment is made prior to the beginning of the workshop.

Email us now at wabookbinders@gmail.com  Please provide your name and a contact phone number. 

For more details about the course, look here at the Courses page. This course is held at Mc Dougall House in Como

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