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Traditional Artist Portfolio Workshop

Learn how to make a stunning traditional artist portfolio with marbled papers


Isabelle McGowan

Isabelle McGowan

5.0 (2)

6 hours Class size 1 to 8     label $260


Learn how to make a beautiful and practical art portfolio, made with traditional techniques and unsurpassed in quality and luxury in this Sydney workshop!

Over one intensive day, you will learn how to make a traditional art portfolio A3 or A2 in size, covered in book cloth with beautiful Marbled papers.

During the workshop, traditional box making techniques are explored, using materials that will endure over time in your piece. And with hundreds of sheets of hand-marbled paper for you to choose from, you will be sure to find your perfect combination.

At the end of the workshop, you have your very own artist portfolio to take home with you. This workshop is perfect in conjunction with our marbling experience day, where you can use your own marbled paper.



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



Knowledge Required
This is a technical workshop. The workshop 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
All materials and tools are supplied at the Bindery, along with self-serve tea, coffee and biscuits. You will take home your own artist portfolio at the end of the workshop.
 
What to bring
An apron is useful.
 
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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