London Centre for Book Arts
Instructor: Simon Goode
Saturday 21 January 2023
Suitable for complete beginners, with all materials and tools provided.
Learn how to create handcrafted books from experts at the London Centre for Book Arts.
During this workshop participants will learn how to fold and manipulate paper using specialist bookbinding tools, and will learn three versatile book structures – the pamphlet, the concertina, and the Japanese stab binding – which can be used to present work, sketchbooks, gifts, or as the basis for artists’ books
On completion of the workshop students will leave with a set of their own books and the skills to make more at home using minimal equipment.
Introduction to Bookbinding 1 is the first in a four-part series of introductory bookbinding workshops at London Centre for Book Arts. You are encouraged, but not required, to take all four workshops in order. For a complete beginner, taking all four workshops in order will give you a good foundation in bookbinding.
London Centre for Book Arts is a recognised artist-run, open-access studio with a focus on books and publications. Since 2012, LCBA has been at the forefront of teaching and promoting the heritage craft of bookbinding in the UK. Based on our popular workshops, Making Books: a guide to creating hand-crafted books by the London Centre for Book Arts was published in 2017 and has since been published in seven different languages.
Workshop participants receive 10% discount on purchases made in-person from the LCBA Shop on the day of the workshop.
Workshops will be small (up to six participants and an instructor) and held in a spacious workshop studio. We will do our utmost to maintain a safe environment but we also ask that participants exercise a bit of caution and sensitivity to others and their surroundings. We will be closely monitoring official health and safety guidance which is still subject to change, so please bear with us if and when there are any updates.
Masks: following the latest government guidelines regarding face coverings for adult education providers, masks and face coverings are not mandatory in the LCBA studios – although we still encourage visitors to wear one when appropriate.
Cancellation policy: If you are unable to make a class, please let us know as soon as possible so that we can re-list it. We are a very small organisation and proceeds from each ticket goes towards crucial overheads. Cancellations made after 14 days before the date of the workshop will not be refundable.
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LCBA is wheelchair accessible and barrier free.
There are accessible and gender neutral toilets.
Public transport options to LCBA can be seen here: https://londonbookarts.org/about/ but the routes from stations to LCBA has uneven pavements that are narrow.
There are two disabled parking spaces just across the road from the entrance to LCBA.
Please contact us for more information on access.