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Book Binding with Jean Kropper

23 February 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm


Have you ever wanted an artist’s journal or sketchbook that was uniquely yours? A visual diary in with your favourite paper inside? A travel diary with its own character? Here is a chance to make your own. We are using a simple binding so absolute beginners are very welcome.

A range of leather and suede is provided for the cover. you can bring your choice of papers for inside: drawing, pastel, or watercolour papers, in white, grey or black. Jean will talk you through planning your journal, cutting the covers, folding the papers accurately, making a template for binding, piercing the sections and binding it all together. All tools and equipment supplied. Art journals can be A5 or A4.

Skills covered:

• Designing an art journal with a mix of plain, patterned and coloured papers

• Hand skills to fold and cut paper accurately for books

• Learning about the qualities of art papers (sizing, fibres, weight), grain direction

• learning to use bookbinding tools: piercing holes with an awl, measuring with set square & ruler

• pamphlet binding


Gallery Lane Cove + Creative Studios
Upper Level, 164 Longueville Road
Lane Cove, NSW 2066 Australia
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