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Japanese Woodcut and Bookbinding

Morley College
Course summary
9 weeks
Professional Training
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Course description

Japanese Woodcut and Bookbinding

On this nine week course you will make a Coptic-bound book with Japanese Woodcut prints as section illustrations and the actual woodblocks as book covers. In addition, you will make a book cloth covered slipcase for your finished book.

Suitability - Who should attend?

Non regulated Community Learning provision, Crafts, Creative Arts and Design

Outcome / Qualification etc.

What you will learn

  • The course is divided into two sections: for the first 4/5 weeks you will be making Japanese Woodcut prints for your coptic book.
  • You will be cutting 4 woodblocks to enable you to print a 4 colour separation print that can be varied for each of your six 'signatures'.
  • For the second half of the course you will be preparing your 'signatures' using your Japanese Woodcut prints and blank paper, drilling holes in your woodcuts to form covers for your book and sewing them all together.
  • Time permitting we will also be making a slipcover for your coptic book.

In order to ensure that you make the best possible progress ou your course, you will have regular feedback from your tutor, in a constructive and supportive envirinment

Why choose Morley College

Founded in 1889

13,000 students annually

7 minutes from Waterloo station


The full tuition fee is £260, the concession fee is £210, and Senior fee is £260

About provider

Morley College

Morley College

Morley College London is one of the UK’s leading centres for adult education. The College is located 7 minutes’ walk from Waterloo station. Founded in 1889, Morley has a distinguished history in music and the visual arts. Today we offer...

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