We have been working with Simon Goode the founder of the London Centre of Bookarts (LCBA) to create a brand new workshop. Combining the best of what we do – printmaking with bookbinding. We are opening bookings for the weekend workshop, which we think will sell out quickly.
Print & Bind weekend (sustainable printmaking)
This weekend workshop combines 3 processes; printmaking & bookbinding at 2 locations. Using ‘green’ printmaking techniques (solar plate) combined with bookbinding methods. On day 1 we will cycle with artouride (brompton’s provided) leisurely along the Thames path (south east) and surrounds, exploring the landscapes, architecture and details on our journey. We will stop along the foreshore to collect debris for mark making. You will be introduced to the process of solar plate printmaking, which uses the sun’s ray for exposure. You will draw, etch and print a number of plates within the outdoor environment by the end of the day.
On day 2 we will decamp into the London Centre of Book Arts (Hackney) and you will be taught several (glue less) bookbinding techniques, which utilises your handmade prints from the previous day. You will have the opportunity to print a cover using letterpress (wood type) and bind your prints to form books.
Your guide and tutor will be Barbara Salvadori, a book artist and printmaker. Your cycle guide and assistant will be Jack Blake (designer and artouride founder).
By the end of the weekend you would have produced: a number of solar plate prints, which will be bound into different book formats.
Solar plate printmaking
Letterpress (wood Type)
April 27th & 28 2013
Costs for weekend workshop (all materials provided, cycle hire, use of LCBA studio, no additional costs involved)
£130 concessions & LCBA members £150 full
Email now to reserve a place/Book online opening soon.