Study day/Workshop Collage Book College

Entry year
Course code
Professional/Short Course
School of Arts
Two days
Course Director
Jeremy Dixon

Delivered by the Centre for Print Research

Page last updated 7 February 2024


The word 'collage' derives from the French 'to glue' and has an ancient history dating back to the invention of paper in China in about 200 BC. Look around and you will see collage everywhere and so perhaps it is a way of responding to, and trying to make sense of, a very fractured and disconnected world. In book arts, we can use collage to unite disparate elements to create something new and whole in it's own terms, in either very controlled or in free-flowing organic ways.

Over two days, we will try many different collage techniques relating to words, images, magazines, pictures, books, cutting, pasting, stitching, splicing and creating. This practical course will give you the time and space needed to make collages and collaged books that they may not have otherwise produced. Some projects may involve group collaborations. Some projects can be one-off pieces, others could be small editions.

View the Collage Book College flyer (PDF) for more information.

Who is it for?

This course is ideally suited to Book Arts practitioners, students, professional artists, amateur artists, and book-makers, seeking to learn completely new skills, or to brush up/develop existing ones and to then proceed to working on their own projects once the course has finished



The course will be structured but it will also be exciting and spontaneous, responding to the desires of the participants.

Day 1


  • Introduction
  • What do we want to get out of the course?
  • What Is collage?
  • Different types of collage and artists' books
  • Cutting out and sticking exercises: Names and rollages
  • Collage 1: Image
  • Collage 2: Text


  • Collage 3: Mapping
  • Collage 4: Book ideas
  • Review/Plenary

Day 2


  • Introduction
  • Collage: Book types
  • Collage: Book cover
  • Collage: Personal project


  • Collage: Personal
  • Project review/Plenary finish


Study facilities

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Prices and dates

Supplementary fee information

  • Full price registration: £249
  • *Concessionary price registration: £199

*Available to UWE Bristol staff and alumni (including previous CFPR CPD attendees), anyone reliant on state benefits for their income, anyone currently in full-time education (worldwide) or part-time higher education (UK), and those who are retired.

The course price includes all materials and PPE.

Please sign up early to secure your place.


Tuesday 16 April 2024 and Wednesday 17 April 2024 (10:00-16:00).

Please note the University terms and conditions of purchase for CPD.

How to apply

How to apply

To book your place, please apply online.

Please sign up early to secure your place.

Extra information

About the tutor

Jeremy Dixon is a prize-winning poet, performer, workshop leader and maker of Artist's Books. His poetry has appeared in Anti-Heroin Chic, Butcher's Dog, Found Poetry Review, HIV Here & Now, Impossible Archetype, Lighthouse Journal, Roundyhouse, Queerlings and other print and online magazines. He is the author of the pamphlet, In Retail (Arachne Press, 2019). His first full collection, A voice coming from then (Arachne Press, 2021) won the Wales Book of the Year Poetry Award 2022. He is also co-editor of the forthcoming LGBTQ+ poetry anthology JOY/US (Arachne Press, 2024).

Jeremy founded Hazard Press in 2010 to create Artist's Books combining poetry, photography, queerness, individuality, compassion and humour. He writes, designs, and makes all his books by hand, relishing the slight differences and imperfections that can result. Hazard Press has participated in many book fairs including BABE, Turn the Page, The Poetry Book Fair and the Small Publishers' Fair. Hazard Press books are in the collections of: the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Munich; the National Library of Wales; the Saison Poetry Library; Tate, London; and the University of Pennsylvania. Hazard Press books have been sold at Book Art Book Shop in London and the Minnesota Center for Book Art in Minneapolis. In January 2023, Hazard Press and Hormazd Narielwalla held a joint exhibition, Queering Connections: Narielwalla/Dixon at The Winchester Gallery at the University of Southampton.


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