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Continuing Professional Development courses at The Centre for Fine Print Research UWE Bristol


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We run courses in artists’ books and related processes with visiting experts and in-house staff. All of our CPD book arts courses are featured in the Book Arts Newsletter.

Book and Print Summer Festival 2020

Our Book and Print Summer Institute normally runs from June-August with physical classes here at the Centre for Fine Print Research. However, due to Covid-19 we have decided to instead offer a free online festival this year to keep artists and the public safe.

Please join us online for a festival of free talks and things to do or listen to and some creative challenges set by our CPD summer school artists and poets. CFPR staff will also be hosting some free talks to dip into. The festival runs from Monday 20th July – Monday 3rd August, download the programme here.

Some previous classes have included:

Guy Begbie


2D-3D Experimental book art structures with
Advanced Bookbinding for book artists
Altered Books
Architectural Book Structures
Wehmais pop-up box, Secret Belgian and Drum Leaf Binding
Collapsible Star Binding and The Coptic Stitch
Folded 3D Architectural Tableau Books
Book Cartography: Using the Map as an Artistic Strategy
Within Book Structures

Angie Butler


Advanced Letterpress
Contemporary Letterpress – Finding your form(e)
Contemporary Letterpress 2 – Making An Impression
Contemporary Letterpress 1 – Getting Type High!
Letterpress Printed Book Arts Intensive
Printing Without Picas: A Pressure Printing Masterclass
Slow Printing with Pochoir

Angie and Si Butler

Making Friends with Your Adana Press –
Adana Press maintenance and printing
Adana Press Workshop – a two-day course on press know-
how, maintenance and small press printing


Jeremy Dixon

Making Words: Found Poetry and Artists’ Books
Kickstart your creative book spark & make, make, make.
Collage College


Stephen Fowler

‘Artistamps’
Home Made Rubber Stamps and books
Primitive Printmaking in the City III
Primitive Printmaking
Roller printing
Broadside Ballads
Oversized Neoprene Foam Printing

Ben Goodman

Wood Engraving
Poetic letterpress printing

Jeff Rathermel

Boxes, Wraps and Portfolios
Decorative Japanese Techniques for Paper and Book Arts
Fluxus Lab Assembling Box
Miniature Books
Japanese Book, Print and Paper Arts

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