This workshop will introduce you to three basic book structures. These form the foundation for further, more advanced processes. During the workshop you will be taught the correct terminology and alongside the hands on tutorial Roger will also throw in a few tricks of the trade!
Your tutor : Roger Grech
Roger Grech is a Bookbinder and Printmaker, with over 20 years experience. He currently works as an Edition Binder at Stephen Conway Bookbinders Ltd in Halifax. Roger also runs his own workshop, Papercut Bindery, where he binds bespoke journals, small print run editions and undertakes repair work on old well loved bindings.
Roger is a regular tutor here at WYPW, here what previous students have to say about his workshops:
“I had a wonderful time, despite being unable to judge the middle of anything! Mr. Grech was a very encouraging teacher, with endless patience. I shall be practising book-making with enthusiasm, as I think this is something I could really enjoy and find useful. “
“Roger is incredibly knowledgeable about his craft, I had a wonderful afternoon learning from such a great teacher”
Experience level :
No previous experience is needed for this course and beginners are welcome along with those who have more experience and are looking to develop how they work with drypoint and or etching plates as part of their practice.
All basic materials such as paper, tools and equipment are provided.
Over the course of the session you will have completed three notebooks:
- A single section hardback notebook. Quarter bound in cloth, paper sides and cut flush edges.
- A single section hardback notebook. Quarter bound in cloth, paper sides and case bound with ‘squares’ (little lip round the edge).
- A soft back notebook with pre-foiled cover.
Covid-19 safety :
To comply with government guidance for COVID-19, we have made several changes to how we operate. As a result, our workshops and the way we run courses looks a little different. We have everyone’s safety as our main priority and although it might not be quite the same as it was before, your ability to get stuck in and enjoy a spot of printmaking remains the same. Added measures to keep you safe include:
- All courses working with reduced numbers and to government guidance in relation to social distancing
- Requesting that everyone in the workshop, if able, wears either a face covering, mask or a visor
- Hand sanitiser provided on entry and attendee details taken to ensure that ‘Track and Trace’ procedures can take place
- Removal of any shared equipment or materials wherever possible.
Full guidance on our Covid-19 policies and risk assessment can be found on our website here.
After attending this course you can join our workshop as a member and continue to use our facilities to make and develop your own work. The sooner the better, as the longer you leave it the more you are likely to forget! If you join up within one month of attending the course you will receive a £5 discount. Find out more about the benefits of membership here: https://www.wypw.org/shop/standard-membership/