Studio 5 was opened in 2003 and is a professional bookbinding/book arts studio in London that offers a maximum of 4 dedicated work areas for students. From introduction days to extended programmes in contemporary designed bookbinding and book arts, the studio ethos concentrates on combining modern practices with traditional skills with emphasis on the creative.

From the artist's sketch book to installation work, Mark Cockram has nearly 25 years of working and teaching experience. Mark is widely respected and regarded, both nationally and internationally as one of the most original and imaginative bookbinders / book artists working and teaching in the UK today.

Below are some of the courses on offer, if you have a particular learning interest or would like to know more, please do not hesitate to contact the studio.








Sunday, 22 November 2015

Bookbinding book arts, evening classes.

Studio 5 bookarts is pleased to announce a new series of evening classes in creative bookbinding, book arts and other stuff.
Studio 5 book arts evening classes.
From December 1st 2015 the studio will be open on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings for informal bookbinding, book arts, printing and restoration projects and tuition. 6 pm to 8.30 pm. Fee is £30 per evening. Block bookings, short term or single evenings are available. Maximum number of places is strictly limited to 4 per evening.

Studio 5 is situated in Barnes, SW London with excellent transport links from Hammersmith and is served with two over ground stations both within 10 minutes walk.

For more information, bookings and travel plans please contact;

cockrambooks@gmail.com

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Bookbinding in SW London.

 
BOOKBINDING in SW LONDON
EVENING CLASSES
Tuition and Much More
Bricolage bookbinding and book arts
 Creative and Traditional Portfolio Building
Sketch Books Etc
 
6 to 8.30 pm, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday £30 per evening.

For further information please contact MARK COCKRAM
0208 5632158
e- studio5bookarts@aol.co.uk
                              

Monday, 14 July 2014

STUDIO 5 INTRODUCTION TO BOOKBINDING.


STUDIO 5 INTRODUCTION TO BOOKBINDING.


CASE BINDING.


Rationale
This module develops the students’ ability to use basic materials such as cloth and a number of machine made papers. It will allow students the opportunity to explore differing adhesives and covering techniques in the production of case bindings.

Aims
To develop hand skills related to paper and cloth work and hand foil work
To enhance professional skills, awareness and responsibility
To stimulate creativity in design
To develop awareness of choice of suitable styles

Learning Outcome
On completion the student will be able to:
Select suitable styles of case binding
Fold sections
Be familiar with various sewing techniques
Forward the book to the required standard
Make a case binding including the use of modern design techniques

Assessment Strategy
Assessment will be in line with the STUDIO 5 criteria and will be evident through examination and discussion of 5 finished items of work. The student will demonstrate an ability to apply the techniques to a good standard and understand the reasons for their use.
The Module is delivered over 6 days with all materials included.
Fee £700

BRADEL BINDING



Rationale
This module develops an awareness of strength and structure specific to this type of binding. It will give students the opportunity to work with leather and apply the relevant techniques involved in the production of the disappearing spine Bradel binding.

Aims
To introduce the student to leather binding and manipulation
To identify the correct materials specific to the binding style
To understand the need for and limitations of the binding style
To apply the relevant techniques
To assess the suitability of the binding style

Learning Outcome
On completion the student will be able to:
Select suitable text blocks in need of this structure
Forward the book to the required standard 
Make a Bradel binding including the use of modern design techniques

Assessment Strategy
Assessment will be in line with the STUDIO 5 criteria and will be evident through examination and discussion of 1 finished item of work. The student will demonstrate an ability to apply the techniques to a good standard and understand the reasons for their use.
The Module is delivered over 6 days with all materials included.
Fee £700

BOX & ENCLOSURE MAKING.


Rationale
This module is intended to develop the students ability in making 3 styles of boxes for the books made during the 2 previous modules. The student will be able to select and use suitable materials and incorporate style and design ideas.

Aims
To identify the correct materials specific to the box style and use
To explore design and material manipulation
To apply the relevant techniques
To understand internal measuring

Learning Outcome
On completion the student will be able to:
Select suitable box styles and construction methods
Apply the techniques for making boxes including a two tray drop back box 
Apply techniques suitable for various uses


Assessment Strategy
Assessment will be in line with the STUDIO 5 criteria and will be evident through examination and discussion of 3 finished items of work. The student will demonstrate an ability to apply the techniques to a high standard and understand the reasons for their use. The student will be expected to be able to demonstrate and rationalise design, process and protection.
The Module is delivered over 6 days with all materials included.
Fee £700

ARTIST’S BOOK OR COMPLETE BOOK (Option A)


Rationale
This module is intended to develop the students’ ability to explore print, book manipulation and creative journeys with the book.

Aims
To identify differing print techniques
To explore the book as a means of artistic and social expression
To apply the relevant techniques, working practices and mediums

Learning Outcome
On completion the student will be able to:
Select suitable print techniques and mixed media
Forward the book to the required standard and manipulate as required
To understand the relationship of the artist and the book

Assessment Strategy
Assessment will be in line with the STUDIO 5 criteria and will be evident through examination and discussion of 2 finished items of work. The student will demonstrate an ability to apply the techniques to a high standard and understand the reasons for their use. The student will be expected to be able to demonstrate and rationalise working processes.
The Module is delivered over 6 days with some materials included.
Fee £700

INTRODUCTION TO CONTEMPORARY BRADEL DESIGN BINDING (Option B)

Rationale
The Introduction to Contemporary Bradel Design Binding gives students the opportunity to make a Design Binding using contemporary and traditional techniques and materials.

Aims
To expand existing skills and techniques whilst learning relevant traditional skills
To explore Design Binding with contemporary arts practices
To apply the relevant techniques, working practices and mediums

Learning Outcome
On completion the student will be able to:
Select suitable construction methods
Forward the book to the required standard and manipulate as required
To boldly go where no one has been before

Assessment Strategy
Assessment will be in line with the STUDIO 5 criteria and will be evident through examination and discussion of 2 finished items of work. The student will demonstrate an ability to apply the techniques to a high standard and understand the reasons for their use. The student will be expected to be able to demonstrate and rationalise working processes.
The Module is delivered over 14 days with basic materials included.
Fee £1,400

The STUDIO 5 BEGINNERS COURSE is delivered in 3 modules of six days each. Upon successful completion the student will be issued with a Studio 5 Certificate. The fee is £2,100.00 per person. The fee covers all tuition, hand tool use, workshop equipment as required and materials as outlined in the module information. A 50% non returnable deposit is required to confirm booking full payment being made no less than 2 weeks prior to the beginning of the course. The modules can be delivered in a block or days to suit the individual student.
Two further modules, options A and B are individually priced.
To book a place or for more information please contact us.
Mark Cockram
Studio Five First Floor The Mews 46-52 Church Road Barnes London SW13 0DQ
Tel: 0208 563 2158 e-mail: studio5bookarts@aol.co.uk