When & Where

Quick Facts

  • Availability Late starts accepted
  • Tutor Liz K Miller
  • Course Code W23PTGB03C
  • Suitable For 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

What you will learn

This course is a creative exploration of artist’s books including bookbinding, printmaking and how illustrative ideas develop through book projects. We will use linocut and mono-printing techniques to create visual journeys through the books and experiment with book structure, visual narrative and the visual language of print. We will explore creative approaches to concertina books and Japanese stab binding, covering skills in stitching, hard covers, windows and using both sides of each book page.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Use bookbinding techniques to make a wide range of book forms
  • Use linocut and mono-printing techniques to develop personal visual language and narrative.
  • Choose the right materials and techniques for your book projects.
  • Engage with like-minded peers and creatives to progress in your artistic practice.
  • Consider the work of artists and illustrators to support and enrich your own art projects.


  • Full fee
  • Concession fee
  • Class format and activities

    There will be demonstration, group discussion, one to one tuition and practical project work. 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.

    Entry requirements

    No previous knowledge of bookbinding or printmaking is required. This class is a great introduction to making books and prints.

    What you need to know before you enrol

    Health and Safety information will be given at the start of the course and in subsequent lessons wherever necessary. The studio is accessible via a lift and there is an adjustable height desk available.

    What you need

    Pencil, eraser, notebook for taking notes. Your own sketch books and drawings to work from. We will discuss in the first session if there are any other tools and materials you may want to buy or bring in.

    What you can do next

    You can enrol on a number of other bookbinding or printmaking classes. Please discuss your options with you course tutor.