Books, Paper, Lettering and Signwriting
The courses in this section cover a wide variety of materials and techniques and offer students the opportunity to gain satisfaction from learning traditional skills within a contemporary context.
Techniques include: Paper marbling/hand marbling on paper, Book arts, Bookbinding, Book repair, Paper engineering and pop-up books, Paper clay, Calligraphy, Italic calligraphy and a range of other calligraphic hands, Lettering, Letter cutting, Letter carving and Traditional signwriting.
Tutors include (click on their names for more information): Kathy Abbott, John Robinson, Susan Hufton, Cherrell Avery, Tom Perkins, Gary Breeze, Jemma Lewis, Tracey Bush and Gaynor Goffe. For Traditional signwriting courses Terry Smith.
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Workshops and equipment
Lettercutting, papermaking, paper marbling and some bookbinding courses are based in the Main Workshop on the ground floor, or in adjacent workshops. Other bookbinding courses and all calligraphy courses take place in Art Studios 1 or 2, both reached by stairs or a stair-lift. Specialist equipment, tools and materials are available at the College for all these crafts.
How to find us
West Dean College and Gardens are situated in South East England, six miles north of the historic city of Chichester and 12 miles from the south coast.