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 14 days prior to the course.

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

December 2021 Introduction To Finishing

Date: 

Saturday, December 11th, 2021 -
9:30 AM to 4:30 PM

Welcome to the December Introduction To Finishing workshop.

Finishing is the process of adding gold lettering and lines/patterns to the cover of books. You will try out the differences between cloth, paper and leather and their capacity to take lettering, and take home a small A6 notebook that you have made and decorated.

This course is $65.00 for the course, and all tools and materials are provided. This course takes place over a single day, for a total of 6 hours of tuition. The date is Saturday 11th of December. Payment is made prior to attendance with a maximum of 8 attendees.

This course is now full. Please click Waitlist me please! if you wish to be waitlisted.

February 2022 Beginners Course

Date: 

Saturday, February 12th, 2022 - 9:00 AM to Sunday, February 13th, 2022 - 4:00 PM

Welcome to the February Beginners Bookbinding workshop. This course is very popular and has been running for a few years now. This is a great introduction to making your own books.

This course is $115.00 for the course, and all tools and materials are provided. This course takes place over a single weekend, for a total of 12 hours of tuition. The dates are 12th and 13th of February. Payment is required prior to attendance

Click on this link to email us now: Register me please! Please provide your name and a contact phone number. We do not keep your details after the course is finished. We require a contact phone number only for last minute changes to course details. All our communications with you will be via email.

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

Please refer to our payments and refunds statement at the top of the page. Refunds are not possible within 14 days of the course commencement date. You position in the course is not guaranteed until we have received your payment.

March 2022 Intermediate Course

Date: 

Saturday, March 12th, 2022 - 9:00 AM to Sunday, March 13th, 2022 - 4:00 PM

Welcome to the March Intermediate Bookbinding workshop. This course is very popular and has been running for a few years now. This course introduces you to two styles of bookbinding to make your own books. There is no overlap with our beginners course, however it is not a prerequisite for this course./p>

This course is $115.00 for the course, and all tools and materials are provided. This course takes place over a single weekend, for a total of 12 hours of tuition. The dates are 12th and 13th of March. Payment is required prior to attendance

Click on this link to email us now: Register me please! Please provide your name and a contact phone number. We do not keep your details after the course is finished. We require a contact phone number only for last minute changes to course details. All our communications with you will be via email.

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

Please refer to our payments and refunds statement at the top of the page. Refunds are not possible within 14 days of the course commencement date. You position in the course is not guaranteed until we have received your payment.

April 2022 Boxes Workshop

Date: 

Saturday, April 16th, 2022 - 9:00 AM to Sunday, April 17th, 2022 - 4:00 PM

Welcome to the April Box Making workshop. This is a great introduction to making presentation boxes and archive boxes that are suitable for books or any small items that you want to protect or display. No prerequisites are necessary.

This course is $115.00 for the course, and all tools and materials are provided. This course takes place over a single weekend, for a total of 12 hours of tuition. The dates are 16th and 17th of April. Payment is required prior to attendance

Click on this link to email us now: Register me please! Please provide your name and a contact phone number. We do not keep your details after the course is finished. We require a contact phone number only for last minute changes to course details. All our communications with you will be via email.

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

Please refer to our payments and refunds statement at the top of the page. Refunds are not possible within 14 days of the course commencement date. You position in the course is not guaranteed until we have received your payment.