Three Artists' Books in Three Weeks
What you will learn
Make three different artists books using printmaking and bookbinding techniques in this fun and fast-paced evening class.
By the end of the course you will be able to
- Make beautiful books in a variety of binding styles
- Use bookbinding tools for cutting, folding and sewing paper with confidence
- Know about paper grain and its importance in bookbinding
- Continue making books at home, as no specialist equipment is needed for these bindings
Class format and activities
3 artists books in 3 weeks
In this fun, experimental short course we will make three books using printmaking and bookbinding techniques.
The first is a pamphlet notebook with blank pages and a handprinted cover. We will carve rubber stamps and use inkpads to print repeat patterns for the book cover and attach it to a simple handsewn single-section pamphlet book.
The second is a collaborative concertina book. Each student carves a rubber stamp so each book contains a collection of everybody's prints, bound in a hard cover with bookcloth.
The third is a Japanese multi-section binding which can be used for making a sketchbook or notebook that lies completely flat when opened.
There will be demonstrations, practical work and one-to-one tuition.
In order to ensure that you make the best possible progress on your course, you will have regular feedback from your tutor, in a constructive and supportive environment.
No previous knowledge of bookbinding is needed.
What you will need for your class
Please bring a notebook, pencil and rubber to take notes. All other materials and tools will be provided.
What you can do next
You can carry on making your own books at home. You might also like to learn other bookbinding techniques or learn other skills that can be combined with bookbinding, like printmaking, drawing, painting, photography.