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.








Thursday, 6 September 2018

Special Workshop and Lecture.


One of the aspects of doing what I do is being asked to give lectures, talks and demonstrations in various places, both at home and further afield. Special Studio 5 workshops also lend a new view and introduction to the Studio for new people. It also keeps me on my toes.

Thursday, 4 January 2018

Studio 5 Book Arts Foundation Course in Book Arts and Book Binding.

New For 2018....

STUDIO 5 FOUNDATION IN BOOK ARTS AND BOOK BINDING.



1. Limited Edition Single Section Case Binding.

Rational

This module introduces the student to Basic Lino Cut illustration and Type Set printing along with Limited Edition Binding and blocking. It will allow students to explore traditional printing techniques, section folding, sequential narrative and book binding methods in the production of 5 Single Section, hard bound case bindings.

Aims

To introduce the student to traditional hand printing techniques and Single Section book binding.
To enhance professional skills, awareness and responsibility.
To stimulate creativity in design.
To develop awareness of choice of papers and book arts materials.
 

 Learning Outcome

On completion the student will be able to:
Select suitable text blocks for single section case binding.
Fold various different forms of sections.
Be familiar with various sewing techniques suitable for single section work.
Make Single Section case bindings including the use of Type Set printing and simple Lino Cut illustration work.

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 4 days with all materials included.
Fee £450





2. Flat Back Case Binding.

Rationale

This module develops an awareness of 3 variations of making and binding 3 Multi Sectional Flat Case Bindings. It will give students the opportunity to experiment with Flottage Decorated papers  and apply the relevant techniques involved in the production of a series of Multi Sectional Flat Back Case Bindings.



Aims

To introduce the student to Flat Back Case Binding.
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 binding style.
Forward the books to the required standard.
Be aware of 3 variations in sewing, covering and corner making and 2 variations of simple end papers.

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 good standard and understand the reasons for their use.
The Module is delivered over 4 days with all materials included.
Fee £500

3.Introduction to the Complete or Artist’s Book.



Rationale

The Introduction to the Artists book module consolidates skills acquired in Module 2 - Flat back case Binding. The student will explore the possiblities of the ‘Drum Leaf
Structure’  (Contemporary Adhesive Binding) Full cloth decoration with mixed media and create a unique text block.



Aims

To introduce the student to the Artists or Complete Book.
To identify the correct materials specific to the binding style.
To understand the book as a creative vehicle for the artist.
To apply the relevant techniques specific to the binding style. To explore alternative techniques for creating text and imagery.



Learning Outcome

On completion the student will be able to:
Select, use and create text blocks with and in  a variety of mediums.
Translate design, artistic process and thought into a finished/complete Artists Book.
Produce unique and individual artistic works form conception to realisation.

Assessment Strategy

Assessment will be in line with the STUDIO 5 criteria and will be evident through examination and discussion a finished Artists or Complete Book. 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 3 days with most materials included.
Fee £350

4. Rounded and Backed Case Binding.



Rationale

 This module is intended to develop the students ability to make 2 Rounded and Backed Case Bindings. One book will have blank pages whilst the 2nd will be of the students own choice under guidance. The student will be able to select and use suitable materials and incorporate style and design ideas.

Aims

To explore design and material manipulation.
To apply the relevant techniques in construction and basic design.
To explore topics such as label making, applied end bands and simple edge decoration.
To understand measuring in the round.

Learning Outcome

On completion the student will be able to:
Select suitable text blocks for this style of binding.
Apply simple edge decoration treatments.
Hand trim text blocks.
Pull and apply simple paper repair treatments.

Assessment Strategy

Assessment will be in line with the STUDIO 5 criteria and will be evident through examination and discussion of 2 finished Multi Sectional Case Bindings. 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 4 days with all materials included (except the students own text block).
Fee £500

5. Introduction to Leather and Foil work. Disappearing Spine ‘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 be introduced to hand tooling with foil

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 tooling techniques

Understand hand tooling with foil and hot hand tools and stylus work

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

6.Box Making.



Rationale

 

This module is intended to develop the students ability in making 2 styles of boxes for the books made during the  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 2 finished boxes, one Slip Case and one Two Tray Drop Back Box. The student will demonstrate an ability to apply hand skills and material manipulation to a high standard and understand the working procedures. The student will be expected to be able to demonstrate and rationalise design, process and protection.
The Module is delivered over 4 days with all materials included.
Fee £500

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. Either in a single work or multiples.

Aims

 

To identify and use non traditional book  techniques and structures
To explore the book as a means of artistic and social expression
To apply the relevant techniques, working practices and mediums to realise finished works

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 £1,500






THE SMALL PRINT.


The STUDIO 5 FOUNDATION IN BOOK ARTS AND BOOK BINDING Course is delivered in modules. The modules are intended to be completed in succession. Upon successful completion of each module the student will be issued with a Studio 5 Certificate.  However, for students with prior knowledge, individual modules can be taken as stand alone short courses/workshops.
The complete Foundation course is 25 days the fee (excluding options A and B) is £3,000.00. 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 or module. The modules can be delivered in a block or days to suit the individual student.
Once the course or module has begun no refunds are available.

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


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