Decorated Paper and Bookbinding Workshops

Educational Trip presented by Turin Educational Consortium in collaboration with Bottega Fagnola

WHERE: Cisterna d’Asti – near the Langhe – Roero UNESCO world Heritage site

WHEN: start dates for 2018: 6th Oct; 13th Oct; 20th Oct and 27th Oct 2018

WORKSHOP FOCUS: Hands-on preparation of materials such

as decorated papers and bookbindings, based on historical models, as well as the preparation of the specific tools and materials (ex: combs, pigments and colours); understanding of the processes involved in these productions.

APPROPRIATE FOR: all levels of practitioners are welcome, max. 12 participants

TUTOR: Paola Fagnola

The workshop is divided in to two parts. In the first part of the workshop you will learn about making decorated paper and in the second part of the workshop we will teach you the skills of bookbinding.

In the first part of the workshop you will be guided through the processes of both traditional decorated paper making, and paper marbling.

You will experiment with historical patterns for marbling paper including: spotted, combed, waved, curl, peacock.

You will explore how to make paste and decorated papers (sprinkled, stained etc.) using your fingers and tools.

You will learn about historical recipes and colour preparation, and how to replicate these with modern materials when the original materials are no longer available.

You will create samples for each technique and learn how to make variations using tools, materials and patterns.

The second part of the workshop will be dedicated to bookbinding. You will learn about several bookbinding models including:

- pamphlets,
- wrappers,
- limp bindings, or
- rigid paper cases

You will have the opportunity to replicate some of these processes.

The workshop will include:

- 6 days of workshop taught in English on:
* Paper decoration techniques
* Paper Marbling
* Bookbinding techniques
- Materials included (recipe instructions, diagrams on [executive] techniques, bibliographical references)
- 7 night accommodation with breakfast in the picturesque village of Cisterna d’Asti, (double occupancy rooms, walking distance to the studio)
- 5 dinner; 7 lunch
- Wine-tasting and wine story telling in a historical winery
- 2 sightseeing afternoon around the beautiful UNESCO heritage area

More info on the website:

For more information and booking please contact Patricia Parpajola:

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06 Ottobre , Sabato 09:30

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