What you'll do
Trade the pixels for paper and go back to sketches and words on your travels! Learn from professional bookbinder and designer El Lanham, who will guide you through the stages of creating a lasting travel journal with beautiful tools and sustainably sourced quality materials. This mindfully curated 2 hour workshop combines leather work and bookbinding skills giving you an overview of a simple and versatile binding style. You will create your very own personalised pocket sized journal ready to be reused on any trip. This workshop gives you the chance to find your inner crafts person and meet local artisans in the heart of Lisbon's Baixa district, you’ll walk away with a handcrafted journal in your pocket ready to be filled with ideas and the skills to make more refill notebooks at home. Everyone welcome!
I'm a designer and bookbinder, after studying for a BA in Graphic Design I opted for a more hands-on vocation and apprenticed in traditional hand bookbinding at the Royal Bindery in Windsor Castle. I now works as a bookbinder for artists, designers and book lovers in Lisbon. I currently host a range of bookbinding workshops for passers-by and locals - they're all about discovering the possibilities of the book and making unique, handmade notebooks from scratch.
All materials and tools required for the workshop are provided, including paper, leather and a range of traditional tools.
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Where you'll be
The workshop will take place at a third floor atelier on Rua de Santa Justa in Baixa just seconds from the Elevator Santa Justa and offers a space of quietude from the bustling street below. Originally in an apartment, the atelier boasts all of its original features including its traditional Azulejos tiles. The building, constructed soon after the 1755 earthquake, is a beautiful example of the city's renovation under Marques de Pombal.
Things to keep in mind
Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 4 guests aged 15 and up can attend.
Unfortunately the atelier is located on the third floor and so there is no disabled access - if you are interested please contact me and we can find an alternate venue! Gender neutral toilet
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