Summer 2018 Workshop

Summer 2018 Workshop

HispanizArte and Centro de Artes do Papel

organize the

II International Workshop “From fibers to book”,

which will take place in Montemor-o-Velho (Portugal)

on August 6-13, 2018

In the beautiful setting of Montemor-o-Velho, very close to the city of Coimbra, we will enjoy a few days dedicated to the manufacture of craft paper from plant fibers collected in the area, oriental paper pulp, etc., and the various ways of working with it, from the multiple options of bookbinding to the techniques of decorating flyleaves, from cyanotype to paper folding (origami), etc.

To sum up, the objective will be to cover the entire process of book construction starting from its raw material.

Each participant will see how far his skills and creativity can take him … and he will be surprised!

In addition to learning and practicing interesting techniques, we will discover and taste the delicious cuisine of the area and participate in different cultural and leisure activities, which will include a tour of Coimbra (the University, the magnificent Joanina Library and its interesting Museum of Sacred Art ), a short trip to Oporto to visit the Museum of the paper of Santa Maria da Feira, the Museum of Porto printing house and a magnificent exhibition on the history of printing in Portugal … among many other things that you will discover in due time.


For the workshops to meet everyone’s expectations, the number of attendants has necessarily to be limited, so if you are interested, hurry to reserve a place.

No previous knowledge of bookbinding or any of the skills that we will be practicing in the course is needed. The small number of attendants will allow the activities to be adapted to everyone’s level and interests.

The minimum age to attend will be 15-16 years. If there are minors of that age interested, we ask you to make a particular consultation to


  • Attendant – € 975 (7 night hotel stay in a single room, all meals, all workshops and cultural activities, use of tools and materials included).
  • 2 attendants – € 1775 (7 night hotel stay in a double room, all meals, all workshops and cultural activities, use of tools and materials included).
  • Attendant + non-attendant companion – € 1395 (7-night hotel stay in a double room, all meals for both, cultural activities for both, workshops, use of tools and materials for the student).
  • Only workshops – € 520 (workshops, cultural activities, use of tools and materials included).


To book, just email us to, specifying if you come in a single room or with a companion (participant or not), or if you only want the courses and activities.

Once we answer you, you can formalize the reservation by entering 50% of the amount on behalf of the Cultural Association Hispanizarte, to the account:

Banco Sabadell, ES34 0081 0532 4500 0135 3943

Some pictures we took last summer:

As it is the second time we do the course, you can take a look at our Instagram accounts #hispanizarte and facebook  to see some images of what we did, although you will have to go down a bit until you find the photos of the summer 😉