Bookbinding In A Day with Bina Butcher (NEW!) with Bina Butcher

Learn the art of hand bookbinding in this new one-day workshop. You will be guided through the process of creating a fully hand bound artist book or diary. You will be encouraged to utilise recycled or found materials to incorporate into your book, such as found or old magazines, books, artworks, fabrics, and recycled papers. Learn how to curate old drawings, prints or artworks into an artist book or simply create your own unique diary from scratch. This is a great opportunity to utilise old artworks or tests that are just sitting in storage.


  •  A materials fee is included in the cost of the course

What to bring:-

  • Notebook & pen
  • Apron
  • Old drawings/paintings/prints/artworks, assorted recycled papers (magazines/books), scrap papers (paper doily/textured papers) – the more materials you have to work with the more exciting your book will be!
  • Fabric for book covers (approx. 1 square metre)
  • Students must wear appropriate clothing, closed-toe shoes and tie up long hair for safety reasons


Please note, COVID restrictions may apply at the time of this course. By enrolling, you agree to abide by the restrictions at all times while onsite. Please visit the COVID Safe page on our website to read the most up to date information or visit

Building Access:

FAC is a heritage listed building with access limitations. If you have any special access requirements, please contact reception on 9432 9555 before enrolling in a course.

Students with Special Requirements:

If you or the person you are wishing to enrol has special requirements, please contact Reception on 9432 9555 or email to discuss suitability and how we can help.

Roof Works:

FAC are currently in the final stages of a long-term project to refurbish, repair and protect one of the City’s best loved heritage buildings. For more information, please head to: Roof Restoration - Fremantle Arts Centre Heritage Building (, please direct any questions about the roof works to:

Tutor Bina Butcher

Bina Butcher is a practicing artist based in Perth WA who has a focus on printmaking practices. Her workshops cover everything from printmaking basics such as monoprint, dry point etching, screen printing, embossing and woodcut; to more in-depth processes that can include chine cole', paper lithography, cyanotype, bookbinding and much more.

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