In August we’re taking part in ELMO, a mobile artists studio and workshop programme run and organised by Studio Weave, Nous Vous, Fiona Boundy and Hunt and Gather.
ELMO has been commissioned by the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park as part of their Arts and Culture Programme in celebration of Park’s two phase re-opening in Summer 2013 and Spring 2014.
We’ll be taking part in ELMO’s very first programme of workshops along with Kate Gibb and Hato Press.
You can find out about the workshop dates and more information here —> http://www.elmoworks.co.uk/event/workshop-1-print-with-kate-gibb-london-centre-for-book-arts-and-hato-press
See you on the bus!
A couple of upcoming workshops at LCBA:
Bookbinding: Round-back Case Binding
Sunday 11 August 2013
This one-day course covers the basic principles of bookbinding, including grain direction and how to handle adhesives and bookbinding materials. Participants will learn how to stitch and round a multi-section book and make a full cloth-covered hard back binding.
Suitable for complete beginners, with all materials and tools provided. After completion of this workshop, students will leave with their own hard-backed blank book, making the perfect diary, journal or gift.
Tutor: Kate Rochester
Bookbinding: The Lidded Box
Tuesday 13 August 2013
Learn to make by hand a lidded box perfect for presenting or archiving books, artworks, portfolios or gifts.
Participants will learn basic bookbinding terminology, necessary tools and ideal materials, and be guided through the steps of making their own lidded box - including covering and personalizing their boxes in bookbinding papers or book cloth of their choice.
Open to all abilities including beginners with materials and tools provided. Participants are encouraged to bring their own decorative papers to personalise their boxes.
Instructor: Sarah Bryant
Tutor: Sarah Bryant
For bookings for these and other workshops please visit:
A great post by Dante Carlos on the Walker Art Center’s The Gradient blog about the process of creating the recent catalogue for Abraham Cruzvillegas’ The Autoconstrucción Suites.
Just got a lovely print in the post from the Hato Press shop.
This weekend’s Letterpress 2 workshop is run by Nick Loaring of The Print Project in Bradford. To find out more about The Print Project and the work that they do, visit: http://theprintproject.co.uk/
We still have space available for this weekend’s Letterpress 2 workshop. The workshop is perfect for those wanting to take the next step in letterpress printing – to realise their individual project from start to finish with expert help.
To book a spot, and for more information please visit: http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/event/6860009473
Letterpress: Letterpress 2
Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 July 2013
Suitable for those who have taken Introduction to Letterpress at LCBA or with similar experience.
In this two-day course, participants will be encouraged to take and expand on the foundations that they learned in Introduction to Letterpress and apply it to their own individual projects.
Participants will have full access to the printshop and bindery at LCBA to typeset their own work using our type, blocks & borders to create a multi-colour print or small book.
Participants will be encouraged to explore different ways of working by pushing the boundaries of the process by making something memorable and thought-provoking.
On completion of this course, participants will be eligible to rent press time to continue working on their own projects at LCBA.
Instructor: Nick Loaring (The Print Project, Bradford)
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Recently we were donated a collection of books, type, papers and other materials from the family of Gerald Leigh Davies (1930 – 2006), an artist, printmaker, and educator.
Among his many achievements, in the early 60s Davies established the Autographics Department at Canterbury College of Art (now University for the Creative Arts). He taught and inspired many, and we hope to pay tribute to his spirit and legacy by continuing our mission of teaching and promoting craft and book arts at LCBA.