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Creative Screenprinting and Bookbinding

Creative Screenprinting and Bookbinding

College
London College of Communication
Taught by
Florence Hawkins, Rahel Zoller

Description


Apply your creative skills in LCC's extensive screen printing and book binding studios to create original and inspired book arts. During this workshop you will learn how to experiment in screen-printing with stencils and an open window. The prints, together with other materials will then be used to create a variety of book structures. Each book will be unique and reflect your creativity. 

Topics Covered 

  • Introduction and Health and Safety 
  • Using the screen print as a canvas: using stencils, and as an open window
  • Creating book structures: a hard-cover case binding, and an open spine binding
  • Individual project
Course Outcomes

By the end of this course you should be able to:
  • Understand various stencil making techniques and their suitability for different effects
  • Create a range of book structures using a range of stitching techniques 
  • Use your own imagery to create beautiful and unique books 

Who Should Attend

This course has been created for artists and designers who wish to create unique, handmade gifts and limited edition books. 

Level 

Beginner. You do not need any prior experience to join this course. 

Follow On Courses 


Once you have completed this course you may wish to join Experimental Screen Printing or Graphic Design Portfolio




Tutor Description


Florence Hawkins completed her MA in History of Art at the University of Burgundy in Dijon before moving to London in 1996. In 2007 she graduated with a Foundation Degree in Surface design at the London College of Communication where she currently works as a Screen Print Technician. She has taught screen printing workshops on several courses throughout the UAL including LCF BA Fashion Illustration, Summer courses and Short courses.

In her practice, Florence creates designs she screen prints onto textile and paper, experimenting with natural dyes for both applications. She is the co-founder of Ceres Natural dyes and Prints and has recently collaborated to ' The Elephant's Secret Kitchen' cookbook launched last September at LCC.


Rahel Zoller works as Book Arts and Design Specialist Technician at London College of Communication and is part of the ABC [Artists’ Books Cooperative]. The state of the codex book in contemporary society is an ongoing theme of her work and she is deeply interested in the latest innovations happening within publishing.

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