Isabelle McGowan, paper craft and ink teacher

Isabelle McGowan

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

5.0 (2)

Isabelle offers the largest programme of bookbinding classes for all levels in Sydney. There are workshops covering every stage from beginner to those needing more expertise.

Her specialty is in Traditional Fine Binding and along with her degree in Fine Arts, she has a great interest in Artists Books and how that can be utilised as part of your visual language.

Isabelle completed her Fine Arts Degree (Drawing and Painting, Printmaking) at the Edinburgh College of Art, in Scotland. She went on to train as a Bookbinder in Florence, Italy. Isabelle taught the largest programme of bookbinding classes through her bindery the Owl and Lion, situated in Old Town Edinburgh, Scotland. She also travels to teach all over the UK and Europe.

Isabelle relocated to Sydney in 2017. The Owl & Lion is a fully equip, professional Bindery at:
Suite 6.05, 75 Mary Street, St Peters. Contact her via the message button.







Classes


Introduction to Bookbinding

date_range Runs regularly

location_on St Peters

1 to 16

label $260 - $260

5.0 (1)

Leather Bookbinding Class

date_range Your choice of time

location_on St Peters

1 to 8

label $300

Sketchbook Making Workshop

date_range Sun 21 Feb, 9:30am

location_on St Peters

1 to 8

label $300

Relief Block Printing (Lino)

date_range Your choice of time

location_on St Peters

10 to 20

label $260

5.0 (1)

Bookbinding Class: Venetian Journals

date_range Your choice of time

location_on St Peters

6 to 10

label $55

Bookbinding Course: Japanese Stab Binding

date_range Your choice of time

location_on St Peters

6 to 10

label $55

Traditional Paper Marbling 1-2-1

date_range Your choice of time

location_on St Peters

1 to 4

label $300

Beer and Bookbinding Session

date_range Your choice of time

location_on St Peters

1 to 30

label $30

Creative Bookbinding Workshop: Mononoke

date_range Your choice of time

location_on St Peters

6 to 12

label $160

Traditional Artist Portfolio Workshop

date_range Your choice of time

location_on St Peters

1 to 8

label $260

Book Repair and Restoration Workshop

date_range Your choice of time

location_on St Peters

6 to 30

label $160

Bookbinding Class: Artists' Books

date_range Your choice of time

location_on St Peters

10 to 20

label $100

Bookbinding Class: Decorative Stitched Journal

date_range Your choice of time

location_on St Peters

6 to 20

label $60

Traditional Paper Marbling: Taster Class

date_range Your choice of time

location_on St Peters

8 to 20

label $100



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Reviews

(2)



Amanda Walsh  •  Dec 2020

Relief Block Printing (Lino)


A really great class. Lovely teacher who is extremely knowledgeable. Great location in a creative hub and I went home with lots of lino blocks and skills to continue on my own. A great day!


Tegan Webb  •  Mar 2020

10 ClassBento workshops attended • 10 reviews

Introduction to Bookbinding


Amazing two day course! Very fast paced and comprehensive, with not group and individual instruction. Awesome new studio location. Isabelle really knows her stuff! Highly recommend.

Introduction to Bookbinding review by Tegan Webb



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