Wood Engraving and Journal Making with Angie Lewin and Simon Goode

Join us for a special two-day workshop at the London Centre for Book Arts in collaboration with St. Judes, taught by renowned artist and print-maker Angie Lewin along with Simon Goode, founding director of LCBA.

Participants in this two-day workshop will have the opportunity to try their hand at both wood engraving and book binding, creating a hardback journal on a theme on their choice.

During the first day participants will create their own wood engraved illustration. Following a look at work by fellow wood engravers and an introduction to the tools and basic techniques involved, participants will get to hone their skills on a practice block before working on their own piece of end-grain wood. The resulting engraved block will be printed in a small edition, either by hand or using the printing presses at LCBA.

The second day will see participants creating a full cloth-covered, hardback journal incorporating their wood engraved print on the cover. For the wood engraving aspect of the course, some drawing experience would be beneficial.  

Wood Engraving and Journal Making with Angie Lewin and Simon Goode
Two days: Saturday 7 & Sunday 8 September 2019, 11am to 6pm
Instructor: Angie Lewin and Simon Goode


London Centre for Book Arts is a recognised artist-run, open-access studio and coworking space 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 six different languages.

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’re sorry, but workshop bookings for this special workshop cannot be cancelled or postponed.

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.