DIY Sketchbook Making at Home

With DIY craft kit delivered to you

(Level 3) Make a sketchbook at home with this evening online class



2 hours Class size 10 to 50     label $180

How it works
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Request your preferred time
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We'll send a ClassBento Box to you (a craft kit with what you'll need). Shipping is free, and you'll get your box delivered in time for your class. We ship nationwide.
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Enjoy the online class - after booking, you'll get a link to join the interactive class.

A sketchbook is a working document, a set of visual notes. It is a personal document that is a learning and recording tool and it doesn't get more personal than making your own.

This workshop will teach you how to make a traditional botanical style book in the sewn-board binding technique, that opens flat to ensure maximum space when sketching, painting or printing.

Using 300gsm watercolour paper, you will make a beautiful A6 size versatile sketchbook that is great for drawing, watercolour painting and pen and ink drawing.

A full materials pack couriered out to you, free post (no tools except needles).

The closing date for booking for those requiring materials delivery in the Sydney Metro areas is four days before class commences.

Refunds:
No refunds for Online workshops once commenced. A Zoom link will be sent out to you a few days before. We'll start gathering students 10 minutes before the workshop. Lateness will not be accommodated.

Workshop written and delivered by Isabelle Ting McGowan © 2018 Isabelle Ting McGowan. All rights reserved.

Add-ons available for this class
  • Bone Folder ($12)
  • Scalpel and blades ($20)
  • Awl ($12)
  • Board Cutter ($15)
  • Complete tools pack ($60)
  • Small pot of PVA ($5)
You can add these when you book (optional).
 
Knowledge required
This class is rated Level 3 in our course programme. As such it is NOT beginner-friendly.

This is a very technical workshop which requires a high level of capability and confidence in using sharp instruments and being able to follow verbal instructions is expected. You will need to have completed our Level 1 and Level 2 courses or already have good bookbinding skills, especially in sewing a multiple section book.

Being able to follow verbal instructions and visual instructions online is expected.
What you'll get in your craft kit
Materials in your Bookbinding Kit:
  • Paper
  • Book board
  • Decorative paper
  • Book cloth
  • Needles
  • Linen thread
What you'll need
Tools you will need to provide yourself:
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Cutting mat
  • Magazines for waste paper
  • Brush for glue
  • PVA
  • Bone folder
  • Awl
  • Scalpel and Blade
  • Board cutting knife

Optional purchase of a complete tool kit:
  • Bone folder
  • Awl
  • Scalpel and Blade
  • Board cutting knife
  • PVA glue
OR select your own items individually
Your teacher
Isabelle McGowan
Isabelle McGowan

Florence-trained Bookbinder now based in Sydney with over 10 years teaching experience

4.9 (45)

Make Books with us!

With over 15 years of experience teaching bookbinding and associated arts, Isabelle offers a comprehensive range of courses and workshops aimed at both beginner and advanced students.

Long and short courses in bookbinding and related book arts are offered from the bindery in an inner-Western Sydney art enclave. We strive to give you the best possible experience, working through every stage of transforming paper, leather and other raw materials into a finished book. All book-binding courses are complete in themselves ­­- and guests complete the course with attractive volumes of their own creation, that make ideal gifts and mementos.

Here at the bindery, we are committed to helping you achieve your bookbinding goals, whether as a hobbyist or professional.

We ensure that our classes are accessible online and in-bindery. Which is why there are courses specially written and designed for each. Whether you want to expand on your crafting skills or start your book collecting journey, we have something for you.

The Owl & Lion is based in Sydney, Australia.
WE ARE LOCATED AT:
Suite 6.05
Precinct 75
75 Mary Street, St Peters

Verified reviews

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Roxanne Phan Mar 2023

11 ClassBento workshops attended • 11 reviews


Lovely small class. Isabelle was very helpful and provided many great tips for bookbinding :D

Paper Craft and Ink class review by Roxanne Phan

Matilda Apr 2022

78 ClassBento workshops attended • 47 reviews


Isabelle is an absolutely fantastic teacher. I would not hesitate to highly recommend any of her courses.
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