Book of Hours: Pop-up Book Workshop


Paper Craft

Residential course

Paul Johnson

12 September 2023 to 14 September 2023

From £285 Non-residential fee

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Brightly coloured and decorated Books of Hours were popular in the Middle Ages and as a result, they are the most common type of surviving medieval illuminated manuscript. On this workshop we will make a pop-up version of one, imagining what it would be like if medieval scribes had paper engineering techniques available to them.

Ideal for anyone interested in paper craft, pop up paper engineering and paper sculpture.  A workshop for the experienced paper engineer and beginner alike.

Residential Fees From: £417.   Non Residential: £285

Course runs from Lunch on Tuesday to Lunch on Thursday.

Tutor information

Paul Johnson has an international reputation as an artist and teacher. Amongst his published books are A Book of One’s Own and Literacy Through the Book Arts. His unique pop-up books are in the V&A Museum in London, the Bodleain Library at Oxford and the Library of Congress, Washington DC. Amongst commissions was one from Ben Fogle to mark his climbing of Everest in 2018; amongst awards was the Movable Book Society’s Meggendorfer Prize in 2021.

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