Introduction to Bookbinding - 3 Week Course

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Leeds Print Workshop

130 Vicar Lane

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LS2 7NL

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THIS IS A 3 WEEK EVENING COURSE

THURSDAYS 9th - 23rd MAY 2019

6:30pm - 9:00pm

On this short course you will learn how to use the tools, materials and techniques to get you started in bookbinding. You’ll make a range of different books from scratch to take away with you, and gain the knowledge to keep making books at home.

Bookbinding is great for creating notebooks, sketchbooks, albums or books which are art objects in themselves.

What experience do I need?

This is an introductory course for beginners, no previous experience is necessary. Those with an understanding of bookbinding techniques can use the sessions to refresh their skills and gain tutor advice and guidance.

What will I make?

You will make at least five different kinds of book from scratch; these will include pamphlet stitch, stab binding, a hardcover book, concertina books and hotdog books.

Who is my tutor?

Joanna Wilkinson has been making books for over 5 years and sells them at various art book fairs in the UK and internationally. Her practice is mainly illustration, and she loves telling a story through bookbinding too. She uses printing, collaging, analogue/slow photography and sometimes even old style colouring techniques like felt tips in her work! Joanna's books usually use Leporello fold and Japanese stab stitch as they enable the reader to experience a story rather than just turn a page.

Do I need to bring anything?

All of the tools and equipment needed to make your books will be provided, along with a standard selection of coloured and cartridge paper. If you have any paper of your own that you think would make an interesting book, please bring that along. You may also bring along any bookbinding tools that you have already to use alongside what we have in the workshop (ruler, craft knife, pencil etc.)

If I can't attend can I get a refund?

We will refund you in full if you cancel no less than 14 days before the start of the course, after which no refunds will be issued. Once booked, you cannot transfer to another course.

What if the course is cancelled?

We reserve the right to cancel the course for any reason (for example, insufficient bookings). We will endeavour to give at least 7 days notice if the course is cancelled and in the event of cancellation we will, of course, issue you a full refund.

Accessibility

Our aim is to bring printmaking to as many people as possible but, due to the nature of the building, Leeds Print Workshop is not wheelchair accessible. There is a step up into the building and four steps down to the toilets, and no accessible toilet facilities. Should you have any questions, or wish to discuss accessibility before booking, please don't hesitate to email us at hello@leedsprintworkshop.org

Please note: we regret that, for safety reasons, only those over the age of 16 will be permitted to undertake the course.


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