Creative Bookbinding for Artists & Designers

17 Dec 2012 – 21 Dec 2012

Event times

10:00 to 17:00 Monday -Friday

Cost of entry


London College of Communication

London, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • 1, 12, 35, 40, 45, 53, 63, 68, 100, 133, 148, 155, 168, 171, 172, 176, 188, 322, 333, 343, 344, 360, 363, 453, C10, P5
  • Bakerloo and Northern line
  • Thameslink to Elephant & Castle

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Creative Bookbinding for Artists & Designers


This is an intensive short course that explores alternative formats and styles of creative bookbinding structures. You will be introduced to a mix of age-old traditional techniques combined with contemporary methods and skills. During a series of practical demonstrations you will look at sewn and non-sewn binding structures which include concertina style bindings, bindings with no paste or glue and playful bindings. You will also look at simple box and container making for books. It is a hands-on, creative course where you will make at least five finished book structures, and you will be shown many examples of variants of these book structures. With your imagination, the possibilities are endless. This course will be of particular interest to artists and designers who want to create books of their own work. After completing the course you will be able to: Make five finished book structures including concertina style binding, maze books and transformations Demonstrate a contemporary approach to container and box making for books Apply functional knowledge of creative book structures to your own work — perfect for portfolios or presents Once you have completed this course you may want to go on to learning other craft techniques such as Letterpress, or further courses in graphic design. Level This course is perfect for those with little or no experience. Tutor With a background in design, Jane Drinkwater went on to study traditional craft bookbinding at The London College of Printing, now London College of Communication. With a passion for handmade books she currently divides her time between making bookworks and boxes to commission and teaching creative bookbinding using age-old techniques. Students at LCC have enjoyed having their eyes opened to the possibilities of paper structures in her classes for several years. Book online using a credit/debit card.

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