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Bookbinding with Printmaking – 4 Week Course

25th September @ 6:30 pm - 16th October @ 9:00 pm

£52.50 – £105.00

Join us for a four-session course exploring bookbinding methods, with opportunity to print your own book covers and end pages using monoprinting techniques.
This course will run over 4 sessions on Wednesdays 25th September – 16th October 6:30-9:00pm.

Explore a range of bookbinding techniques using simple glueing and stitching methods, such as pamphlet stitch books, Japanese stab binding and concertina books. The first session will cover monoprinting techniques to create your own prints onto pages which will be used throughout the course as colourful end pages and soft book covers.

What experience do I need?

This course is suitable for complete beginners in bookbinding. Those with some previous experience are also welcome to attend to progress their previous skills and apply some monoprinting techniques to their own book covers too.

What will I make?

You will make a series of your own small notebooks using various traditional bookbinding techniques.

Who is my tutor?

Susie Rumsby is a Printmaking Instructor at Leeds College of Art, where she introduces students to screen print, etching, linocut, monoprint and bookbinding. Before coming to teach art in Leeds, Susie studied printmaking in Portland, Oregon, where she also worked as a master printer’s apprentice, an artists’ assistant, and at Portland Art Museum helping to put on shows of prints and drawings. Susie is a founding committee member of Leeds Print Workshop, and believes in making the fun of printmaking open to as many people as possible.

Do I need to bring anything?

All equipment and materials will be provided. You’re welcome to bring along some of your own papers to use as book covers if you wish, although this isn’t essential.


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25th September @ 6:30 pm
16th October @ 9:00 pm
£52.50 – £105.00
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If I can't attend can I get a refund?

We will refund you, less a 10% admin fee, if you cancel no less than 14 days before the start of the course, after this time no refunds will be issued. Transfers are also possible up until 14 days before the start of the course. By making a booking you are agreeing to our full course terms and conditions which can be found on our website here.

What if the course is cancelled?

We reserve the right to cancel the course for any reason (for example, insufficient bookings). We will endeavour to give at least 7 days notice if the course is cancelled and in the event of cancellation we will, of course, issue you a full refund.


Our aim is to bring printmaking to as many people as possible. By their nature, some printmaking processes involve an amount of physical effort. Leeds Print Workshop is based in a basement studio at Patrick Studios, a bespoke venue for artists operated by East Street Arts. It is wheelchair accessible, with a lift, larger than standard doors and accessible toilet facilities. We recognise that everybody’s accessibility needs may differ, therefore please email us at hello@leedsprintworkshop.org to discuss any concerns you may have before booking. There is one blue badge car parking space to the side of the building on Rider Street, subject to availability.

Please note: we regret that, for safety reasons, only those over the age of 16 will be permitted to undertake the course.

Course Price Concessions

Leeds Print Workshop currently offers half price concession tickets for those on certain income-based state benefits, which are subsidised by funding from Leeds City Council. To be eligible you must be in receipt of state benefits and be able to provide evidence. See our price concession webpage for further information.

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