Paper Repairs, Pastes and Glues, Clamshell Boxes and Coptic Binding


All Things Paper: Paper Repairs, Pastes and Glues, Clamshell Boxes and Coptic Binding

This workshop will introduce participants to many facets of paper and book arts, with a strong emphasis on the importance of conservation techniques. On day one Anthony will talk about paper and demonstrate the repairing of paper tears and creases. He will also demonstrate how to flatten paper, how to line paper and fabric, and how to hinge works of art.

Days two and three will be about adhesives and their uses in relation to books and paper. Each participant will then make a clamshell box, with discussion on future designs. On day four you will make a simple coptic book with covered cardboard covers.

About the tutor: Anthony Zammit

A master bookbinder and conservator with extensive experience in teaching bookbinding. Anthony was a specialist paper conservator at Artlab in Adelaide for many years and is a passionate and highly skilled craftsperson. Participating in this workshop will give you the opportunity to learn from an expert in the field of books and papers.

Four-day workshop 10am-5pm. Workshop fee includes gst, vegetarian lunches and materials kit. Maximum 6 people.

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Class Schedule

Duration: Four-day Workshop (7 Hours per session)

What you will learn
  • Introduce participants to many facets of paper and book arts
  • Strong emphasis on the importance of conservation techniques.
  • Demonstrate the repairing of paper tears and creases.
What you will get
  • Includes vegetarian lunches and materials kit.

What to bring
  • Your interest to learn!
What to wear



Dianne Longley

Vendor since 2015

In 2014 Dianne moved from Adelaide to Trentham in the Central Highlands of Victoria. Her art-work includes printmaking; encaustic, oil and pokerwork on wooden panels; artist books; on-glaze porcelain; and small scale bronze casting.

In her current work Dianne combines a cast of characters with cloudscapes and plant forms to create various scenarios. Her characters live in a world where nothing is certain.

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Cancelation & Refund Policy

Full payment or a 50% deposit is made at the time of registration. Balance of workshop payments can be made during the workshop.

Full refunds will only be made if your selected workshop/s are cancelled. If you give 14 days notice of withdrawal from a workshop you may swap your payment to another workshop within a 12 month period. All workshop fees include GST.

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Terms & Conditions

Workshops usually have a maximum of 6 participants to ensure individual attention. A materials kit is provided as part of the workshop fee for most workshops at AGAVE PRINT STUDIO. Additional materials can be purchased during or after a workshop. At Spring, Autumn and Summer School workshops some materials are charged separately as they can vary between the individual projects of participants.

On full-day workshops morning tea and a vegetarian lunch are provided. During half-day classes morning or afternoon tea is provided.

Many AGAVE PRINT STUDIO workshops and classes are suitable for beginners; if prior experience is necessary it is noted on the workshop description. The workshops introduce participants to exciting new printmaking processes, and suit a range of practioners. The workshops are particularly valuable for teachers and artists wanting to upgrade or extend their range of printmaking skills.

AGAVE PRINT STUDIO promotes a safe working environment.

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