Bookbinding Workshop with Janet Parker-Smith Art Est Art School and Gallery

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Bookbinding Workshop with Janet Parker-Smith

Bookbinding Workshop with Janet Parker-Smith

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Discover the process of bookbinding. In this workshop you will learn three different binding techniques. Sydney-based artist Janet Parker-Smith will demonstrate a wide range of techniques related to bookbinding to be used for journals, drawing diaries, and original artist books. The binds that will be covered in this class include Japanese, single signature hardcover, and a concertina. These techniques determine how the pages are held together and the overall appearance of the book. Students can then use their individual materials to create unique books.

What to expect

Students can expect to:

  • Explore the various materials and tools used in bookbinding
  • Learn three different bookbinding techniques - Japanese, single signature hardcover, and a concertina

Is this right for me?

This workshop is suitable for all levels of artists from beginners to more experienced. There are no prerequisites or assumed knowledge for this course - you don't even need to know how to draw. Just a curiosity to try something new.


Please bring the following materials:

  • Lead pencil, ruler, eraser
  • Scissors
  • Cutting knife or scalpel and a cutting board if you have one
  • Paper - 1 x sheet of rag paper 56x76cm  (white or off white),
  • 1 x sheet of rice paper

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Our class sizes are small, ensuring you receive the individual tuition you need. We have a maximum of 12 students per class.

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