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Artists' Books - From Idea to Form Winter School


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Location Leicester Print Workshop
Date & Time Saturday 20th, Sunday 21st & Monday 22nd January 2024
10.00am - 4.00pm
Experience  Beginner
Tutor  Rahel Zoller

Leicester Print Workshop is delighted to present our three day Winter Printmaking Schools in early 2024.

Taking place over the last weekend in January, these three day immersions will give participants a chance to dedicate time to their printmaking practice. With a choice of Bookmaking, (with Rahel Zoller
), Offset Lithography Zines (with Sue Baker Kenton) and Reduction Linocut (with Peter Rapp), participants will enjoy the opportunity to experiment, play, explore and focus on their chosen technique.
These courses build on the successes of our popular weeklong Summer Schools, and present a new opportunity for artistic development, inspiration and growth over Winter.

This workshop will focus on the book as a container of knowledge that can be transformed into an alternative creative medium, a specialist artefact and a strategy for conveying individual and personal creative statements. During the workshop participants will learn practical and conceptual aspects of bookmaking through hands-on demonstrations and through looking at artists’ book samples with different techniques to demonstrate the many advantages of simple yet effective bindings. Focusing on materiality, production and practicalities, the workshop will allow each participant to create a selection of book dummies that combine concept and form.

Course Structure

  • Introduction to the workshop + Health and Safety
  • What are Artists' Books? Covering the principles of the process and examples
  • Demonstrations of different book structures, discussions and planning towards individual needs
  • Clean up and evaluation

    About the Tutor

    Rahel Zoller lives and works in London as an Artist, Book Arts and Design Specialist and Educator. She studied at Goldsmiths and University of the Arts London.

    Since October 2015 Zoller has been a member of ABC (Artists’ Books Cooperative). Her work subverts, embraces, and interrogates the form of the book itself and draws on its surroundings as inspiration. She is embedding materiality into practice and playfully unstitches our concept of what a book is.

    Leicester Print Workshop 

    Leicester Print Workshop is the regional development centre for printmaking. Established by artists in 1986, we are a registered charity, supported by Arts Council England. Our RIBA award-winning building is situated in Leicester City Centre's Cultural Quarter and is home to a large, well equipped open access Printmaking Studio.

    We have over 30 years’ experience of teaching people printmaking. Our programme offers the largest number and broadest range of printmaking courses in the region, with courses suitable for beginners as well as experienced printmakers, delivered by practicing artists and nationally renowned tutors. Participants learn in small and friendly groups in our purpose-designed studio.


    Online: You can book online here by credit / debit card or Paypal.

    Telephone: You can pay by card over the phone during our opening hours (Tuesday - Saturday, 10am - 5pm). Call us on 0116 251 4174.

    In person: Call in to Leicester Print Workshop during our opening hours (Tuesday - Saturday, 10am - 5pm) to book and pay by card, cash or cheque.

    Pre-course information: We will send you details of how to find us and what to bring with you when we process your booking. 


    Full-Print Members of Leicester Print Workshop are entitled to a 10% discount on our inhouse courses. Interested in joining LPW as a member? Click here for more information.