Sketchbook Making Workshop

Make a sketch book with traditional bookbinding methods


Isabelle McGowan

Isabelle McGowan

5.0 (2)

7 hours Class size 1 to 8

label $300 (or 4 payments of $75 Afterpay)


A sketchbook is a working document or a set of visual notes. It is a personal document that is a learning and recording tool.

In this beginner-friendly workshop in Sydney, you will make a beautiful handmade sketchbook for either your own personal use as a journal or notebook; or give them as a much-appreciated gift to a loved one. A perfect and unique present at any time of the year!

Over one intensive day, you will learn how to make two traditional Botanical style books, great for sketching and watercolours or ink pens. These will be made with luxurious artist grade art papers, finished in hardcover with your choice of specialty book cloth or vegan leather and beautiful decorative papers.

The workshop is written and delivered by Isabelle Ting McGowan © 2018 Isabelle Ting McGowan. All rights reserved.



Aside from this class, this teacher also has the following coming up:



Knowledge Required
This is a technical workshop which requires a certain level of capability and confidence in using sharp instruments and being able to follow verbal instructions is expected.
 
What you'll get
Go home with two fully finished hand-sewn books and practical bookbinding skills you can repeat over again.
 
What to bring
All materials and tools are supplied at the Bindery, along with self-serve tea, coffee and biscuits. Lunch - toasted sandwiches can be pre-ordered.
 
Suitable for

This class is a great indoor activity idea for individuals and couples as well as for a birthday, hens party, team building activity, corporate event, bucks party or Christmas party.

This would also be a nice gift for her, gift for mum or anniversary gift.

Location

Precinct 75 - 75 Mary Street, St Peters NSW

Your teacher
Isabelle McGowan
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.


health_and_safety
Isabelle McGowan is COVID-19 aware This means that this teacher won't run this class if they've had flu symptoms in the last 14 days, and will adhere to relevant state restrictions (e.g. maximum number of guests).

See additional precautions taken by your teacher   

Covid Update for 15th February 2021 -
The Bindery is registered as a Covid Safe Business through nsw.gov.au. Following Government regulations we implement the following measure:
Staff and visitors who are unwell will be told to stay home.
If you feel unwell, even at the last moment, do contct us and we shall arrange another class for you (evidence of a covid test could be requested).
We support distancing during class with ample workspace for each participant.
Students are assigned to specific work station and minimise movement will be encouraged between these stations, where reasonably practical.
Hand washing and hand sanitisers are provided throughout, along with individual towels to wipe and dry your hands.
Frequently used areas and equipment are cleaned frequently with disinfectant.
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